The unit automates the process of manual knife sharpening to eliminate unevenness of the surface and ensures an equal bevel angle by moving the knife to and fro and automatically reverses the same at regular intervals. The unit consists of sturdy housing having a synchronous motor coupled with a gear system to achieve the task. The unit is also provided with a transparent hinged cover to prevent deposition of dust etc. on the glass plate or moving parts. The knife holder along with knife comes in contact with the ground glass honing plate smoothly to prevent any damage to its surface while reversing it. An adjustable 0-60 minutes timer to do sharpening for a preset duration is a standard feature. Knives of length upto 170 mm and thickness 12 mm can be accommodated on the unit. The entire unit comes in an attractively powder coated finish. The unit is supplied complete with, two honing plates, cord and plug, but without micro abrasive. Suitable to work on 220 V, single phase, 50 Hz, AC supply.