The knife sharpener has a PowerGrip suction pad which securely attaches to the work surface without any potential damage. All you have to do is place the knife sharpener on the work surface, and pull the lever down to secure. During the sharpening process, your fingers do not need to be anywhere near the knife blade. Place the knife into the sharpener, starting near the handle and gently draw the knife back, repeat this several times as required to produce a very sharp edge.
The photograph shows the cutting edge of a gentle scalloped edged bread knife which is severely blunt.
This shows the sharpened edge - when examining a sharpened edge there should be no reflected light. A sharp knife is safer to use because there is less chance the knife will slip whilst you are using it. Of course, the golden rule is to keep all fingers behind the cutting edge and it will be impossible to cut them.
The AnySharp Pro comes in a stainless steel tin, is priced at £29.99 and can be bought direct from www.anysharp.com where you can see an online demonstration.
Thank you Eleanor and AnySharp Pro for this brilliant kitchen gadget.