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  1. #1
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    Default How to sharpen a knife

    Here is a really good article and slideshow that I stumbled upon today.
    How to sharpen a knife

    I was thinking about buying a countertop sharpener, but after reading this, I might look into the wet-stones.

    How do you sharpen your knives?
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    I'm not saying he is wrong, but that runs the opposite of everything that I have ever learned about sharpening a knife.

    I always learned that you should run the knife the other direction, as if trying yo remove a thin slice of the stone.

    I will say this though, if you compare the hassle and opportunity for failure shown in the slide show with the ease and consistency of the right Chef's choice sharpener and hone, you would prolly consider dropping the bux on one.

    the biggest prollem I have with a steel or stone is that you must not vary the angle of the knife at any point in the stroke or from one stroke to the other. This will put you right back to square one.

    I sue the model 120

    If I were to buy a new one, I would likely try the model 1520.

    The only prollem I have ever had is the they will leave light marks on the blades over time from sliding through th guides. I don't really care about that.

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    intresting read brian thanks,
    tim you got me thinking always wanted to buy one but never thought they would be any good
    now to decide
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    For all rookies , McGowan DiamondStone 2-Stage Sharpener in Blue Steel - 1332 is a must . It creates the angle perfection for you . http://www.cookware.com/asp/superbro...d=BR75-MCG1008

    My own choice is a device I made out of Arkansas stone . I do two stage sharpening . Then I finish them with a old fashioned razor strap . I will not lone any of my knives to anybody as they go beyond shaving , they will cut you like a razor blade before you know what happened . A older gentleman from Arkansas taught me how to sharpen knives some 30 years ago .

    You want to almost ruin a kinfe ? Grab a stone and go trying to put an edge on it with no experience . Keep it simple and start with the device I showed or something likewise .

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripleBQ View Post
    For all rookies , McGowan DiamondStone 2-Stage Sharpener in Blue Steel - 1332 is a must . It creates the angle perfection for you . http://www.cookware.com/asp/superbro...d=BR75-MCG1008

    My own choice is a device I made out of Arkansas stone . I do two stage sharpening . Then I finish them with a old fashioned razor strap . I will not lone any of my knives to anybody as they go beyond shaving , they will cut you like a razor blade before you know what happened . A older gentleman from Arkansas taught me how to sharpen knives some 30 years ago .

    You want to almost ruin a kinfe ? Grab a stone and go trying to put an edge on it with no experience . Keep it simple and start with the device I showed or something likewise .
    how the heck do u use it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake View Post
    how the heck do u use it?
    You simply pull the knife through the center of the rollers smoothly and semi slowly without bouncing . It will put a nice edge on a lot of knives . many light reps will produce the best edge .

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    lol i just didnt think it really was as simple as it looked, so many choices
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    I have a chef's choice model 312. I love it! Quick easy, and as sharp as i ever need a knife.
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    Yeah, the nice thing is that if you notice that a knife is dull when you go to use it, 2 minutes later, it isn't.

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