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Mar 15th 2017

Knife Sharpening: How to Get a Razor Sharp Edge on an Old Knife

Step 1: Fixturing the knife for consistency There are many people out there who can sharpen a knife free-hand and achieve a beautiful edge. I am not one of them. Consistency is the key to any sharp blade, so I...

Step 2: Choose the right blade angle The blade angle, or how narrow the knife edge is, has a large impact on how the knife performs. Shallow angles provide sharper edges, but less durability. Steeper angles provide more durability, but...

Step 3: Begin sharpening Begin sharpening with the coarsest stone. Place a few drops of oil on the stone, set the stone at the correct angle and place the stone on the blade. Begin sharpening with light pressure in a...

Step 4: Progress to finer grits – 80 Grit When you have achieved a smooth grind on both sides and a healthy bur has formed, step down to the next stone. Repeat the sharpening of both sides. You can use...

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