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Offline the_almighty

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Knife sharpening
« on: February 07, 2018, 12:46:39 PM »
There was a previous topic about knives in the forum.  I'm sure that if it's a part of a collection it doesn't see much use, thus it probably remains fairly sharp.  However, those of you who do use your knives; how do you keep them sharp?  That is, how do you sharpen them?  After all, there is no point if having a dull but flawless looking knife.   Do you use a belt sander?  Scratches?

I use a sharpening stone.  I love my Shun sharpening stone, but I learned quickly that knife sharpening is a skill.  On top of that, it's a skill I don't have.  I end up dulling the blade or changing the profile. '

How do you keep your knives sharp?  Share your tips and tricks?

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Re: Knife sharpening
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 06:51:59 PM »
Any sharpening stone should be good enough. You just need to angle/tilt the knife slightly and gently sharpen it with patience.

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Re: Knife sharpening
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2018, 09:40:22 PM »
 It the $19.99 infomercial one.  It looks like two triangle stone being held by a black band.  You slide your knife down n in between the two stones.   It will sharpen even a credit card to slice tomato. 

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Re: Knife sharpening
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2018, 03:51:36 AM »
If there's a serious chip in the edge of the knife...a belt sander would be the best way to rework and good edge into the blade.

Of course you're gonna have to go with coarse to fine process.

Then eventually down to the fine stone touch up.

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