Roll Over Image to Zoom
Share Your Style   |   #mywilliamssonoma Add a Photo

Chef'sChoice 1520 Angle Select Electric Knife Sharpener

  • Only at Williams Sonoma
Sugg. Price $260 Our Price $199.95
  • Exclusive

Easy, hassle-free returns online and in-store for eligible items.

Learn More

Earn 5% Back in rewards4 plus free standard shipping3every day when you shop with your Williams Sonoma credit card at Williams Sonoma.

Apply Now Learn More

Sharpen your German and Asian cutlery with a single easy-to-use appliance. Exclusive to Williams Sonoma, this versatile sharpener sets a razor-sharp edge on any knife, including santoku, straight-edged, serrated and single-bevel blades as well as cleavers and pocket knives.

  • Sharpens any knife, including santoku, straight-edged, serrated and single-bevel blades as well as cleavers and pocket knives.
  • Two separate diamond-abrasive slots sharpen and hone German knives at a
  • 20-degree angle, Asian knives at a 15-degree angle.
  • Third slot holds a polishing disk that smooths and sharpens the edge.
  • Durable brushed-stainless-steel exterior.
  • A Williams Sonoma exclusive.
Dimensions & More Info
  • Brushed-stainless-steel housing.
  • 12" x 6 1/2" x 6 1/4" high.
  • 125W.
  • This product is intended for use in the United States and Canada and is built to United States electrical standards.
  • Assembled in USA.
Use & Care


  • Do not use with honing oil or water.
  • Use only on clean knives.
  • Do not use for scissors or any blades that do not fit freely in the slots.
  • Serrated blades should only be used in stage three.


  • Wipe exterior with a damp cloth.

Shipping Information

UPS can deliver most in-stock items within 3–5 business days. UPS is unable to deliver to P.O. boxes.

Shipping Rates

The shipping rate varies depending on your order total and shipping destination. View Shipping Options and Charges.

Next Day Delivery

For an additional charge of $26 per address, we can expedite delivery to most destinations. This service is not available for some oversize items, items shipped directly from the supplier (including perishable and custom-manufactured items), out-of-stock items and items to be shipped outside the contiguous 48 states.

Orders received by 9:00 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday will arrive the next business day; orders placed Friday through Sunday will arrive on the following Tuesday.

Return Policy

At Williams Sonoma, we take great pride in the quality and craftsmanship of our products. Attention to design, materials, safety and construction are our priority. Upon receipt, please inspect your purchase and notify us of any damage; we will arrange for a prompt replacement.

If within 30 days, you are dissatisfied for any reason, you may return your purchase for a refund of the merchandise value. An original receipt or gift receipt is required for all returns and exchanges. Returns with a gift receipt will be refunded in the form of a Merchandise Credit for the amount indicated on the gift receipt. Returns with original receipt will be refunded in the original form of payment, cash and check refunds over $100 will be issued as a company check (may take 14 business days from time of request).

For all cutlery returns (knife sets, single knives, cutting boards, knife sharpeners and knife storage), please contact us at 888.922.4108 to initiate the return.

We cannot accept returns on monogrammed, personalized, special-order items, custom upholstery, food, items shipped direct from the vendor or on items damaged through normal wear and tear. Final sale items ending in .97 or .99 cannot be returned.

Made to Order and Final Sale Furniture items are non-returnable and cannot be cancelled once the order is placed.

For returns of items purchased from your Williams Sonoma Gift Registry, we will gladly provide a refund or exchange for the merchandise within 90 days of your event or within 90 days of purchase, whichever date is later. View Full Returns Policy.

Price Match Guarantee

Williams Sonoma Price Match Guarantee

At Williams Sonoma, we're committed to bringing you the best quality at the best prices.
If you find a lower price on any of our products, we'll match it—guaranteed. Click here for details.

  • Rated 5 out of 5 by from Watch your fingers! Upon receiving my sharpener, I used it on all the knives in the house. Sharp knives improve the way you cook. I get the cut I am looking for without the struggle to get a somewhat expected result. Easy to use sharpener with excellent results.
    Date published: 2016-03-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Knife Sharpener The sharpener does a great job; even my old knives, which I had considered pitching, have been sharpened to a point where they seem like new. It takes some practice to learn how to use it properly, but once that has been done, it is smooth sailing.
    Date published: 2015-07-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Two thumbs up! I've used this to sharpen all my knives, from a small paring knife to a large chef's knife. Super easy to use, and I think my knives are even sharper than when they were brand new! Highly recommend this product.
    Date published: 2013-02-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Sharpener.. I hate to admit it, but with the few knives I've tried it has been amazing. I have top quality knives. I am a chef. This is Fast.. Simple,.. and the knives emerge sharp. I never wanted to admit to using an electric sharpener. But sometimes time is of the essence and the wetstone just takes too long. I have never been able to get such a sharp edge just with my stone itself in such a short amount of time. Its quick and it does a great job. I haven't tried my japanese knives on it yet, but I expect it will work out well. So far it has been a great investment.
    Date published: 2013-02-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A present for my knives I recently made an investment in some very expensive knives. I want to keep these knives as sharp as possible and Lo and behold, I found the Chef's Choice 1520. Not only does the knife sharpener keep my new knives sharp, but it also puts a 'like new' sharp edge on my old knives. The great thing about this piece of equipment, is that the sharpener can sharpen both Asian and Europen knives, as well as serrated knives. What more can I ask for? This is a great piece of equipment that belongs in every kitchen. Make sure to read the instructions and follow them carefully. You will be amazed!
    Date published: 2012-08-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Do It Yourself Perfection I bought one of these at WS when they were first introduced more than 25 years ago. I used it weekly up to last week when I traded up to this one so I could also keep my Asian knives in top condition also. I never had a moment's trouble with the original one and this one sharpens as well, but with the versatility to sharpen both European and Asian knives. This eliminates the need to send my knives out for sharpening. This will pay for itself quickly by allowing you to sharpen your knives yourself.
    Date published: 2012-05-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Necessary Piece of Equipment for Every Kitchen I own a set of European and Japanese knives that cost several thousand dollars each set. After a few years of normal use with regular honing, they just were not as sharp anymore. I was very nervous about tackling a whetstone, knowing the importance of maintaining the proper angle and patience required. After buying the Chef'sChoice 1520 sharpener, I wonder how any kitchen can function without it. I did a ton of research and wanted a sharpener that could sharpen both Eastern and Western style knives, but was wary about using an electric sharpener on my very expensive knives, thinking it may sharpen too aggressively. Not so. I read the earlier review about scratches on the side of the knives after sharpening, and I did not encounter that problem. I also wanted to see how well it worked on cheap knives that were retired and used to open boxes; this sharpener brought them back to life, creating a new, exquisite edge. Buy this, you won't be disappointed. It's worth every penny.
    Date published: 2012-01-15
    • y_2020, m_1, d_26, h_14
    • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.4
    • cp_1, bvpage1
    • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_7
    • loc_en_US, sid_chefs-choice-1520-electric-knife-sharpener, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
    • clientName_williamssonoma
    • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-4.0.0
    • CLOUD, getReviews, 11ms
  • Does this sharpener work on Wusthof brand?

    Asked by: Laney19
    Hi Laney19, You can use this knife sharpener for German and Asian cutlery.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-12-29

    Can this be used on Cutco knives?

    Asked by: Penny07
    Hi Penny07, For knives with Cutco's Double-D recessed edge, you don't need to sharpen as often. That edge is designed to stay sharp for years, thanks to its geometry. There is a series of cutting edges that are recessed (or indented) along the length of the blade creating points that keep the sharp part of the blade from coming into contact with surfaces that can dull Cutco offers a blade sharpening service under The Forever Guarantee at its factory in Olean, New York. For more information on getting Cutco knives sharpened, please visit their website.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-12-26

    Can this be used to hone a Global Santoku on a daily basis instead of using a honing steel?  Or, is this only for periodic sharpening (not daily honing) once the knife is dull?  

    Asked by: learn2excel
    Hi Anonymous, It is not recommended to use an electric sharpener on a daily basis. This will prematurely wear away the metal of the blade.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-04-28
    • y_2020, m_1, d_26, h_14CST
    • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_3.0.4
    • cp_1, bvpage1
    • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_3
    • loc_en_US, sid_chefs-choice-1520-electric-knife-sharpener, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
    • clientName_williamssonoma
    • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-4.0.0
    • CLOUD, getContent, 31ms

Find & Pick a Store

Tap here to close

The location you specified seems to be incorrect. Please enter a valid address or ZIP code.

Stores Nearby:

  • Populating store list please wait.

There are no stores within miles of you.

Try entering a new location or adjusting the distance.

Prices and promotions may vary in stores. We make every effort to give you current product availability information, but our store inventory is always changing so an item's availability cannot be guaranteed.