Cheap Knife Sharpening Guide

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Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:57 am

For as long as I can remember I have been terrible at sharpening knives. I know the theory but I just can't hold the knife at a consistent/accurate angle. I've previously used one of those pull through sharpeners, which aren't that effective.

Then, I spotted one of these at Mitre 10 on Saturday.

https://www.thescullery.co.nz/shop/prod ... ning-guide

It's a little wedge that slides onto the back edge of the blade and maintains a much more constant angle to the whetstone than I can achieve by myself.

Now all my knives and cleavers are sharp.
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Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:47 am

Thanks, I have been looking for something like this. Very useful!
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Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:59 am

Me too, thanks MikeAqua

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Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:08 pm

I could shave with my knives, its worth sticking at it to be able to get an edge from a steel... once mastered just dont let anyone else touch them, or the wife and daughter cutting stuff on a plates :|

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Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:17 pm

awondering wrote:I could shave with my knives, its worth sticking at it to be able to get an edge from a steel... once mastered just dont let anyone else touch them, or the wife and daughter cutting stuff on a plates :|
..or let KLB borrow them to hack at a fish attempting to try and take the fillets off


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Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:19 pm

I'm not flash at sharpening knives so have a Smiths sharpening stone system, and an Edgemaster Pro which is what I use the majority of the time


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Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:42 pm

awondering wrote:I could shave with my knives, its worth sticking at it to be able to get an edge from a steel... once mastered just dont let anyone else touch them, or the wife and daughter cutting stuff on a plates :|
I can shave with mine now too!
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Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:21 pm

That looks pretty good. Nice and simple. I have a Lansky which gives good results, but find it a bit frustrating to use.
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Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:28 pm

AndrewRawlingson wrote:That looks pretty good. Nice and simple. I have a Lansky which gives good results, but find it a bit frustrating to use.
Yeah I had a Lansky for a while. I found it OK some days, but other days I just didn't have the knack. Eventually got rid of it to a mate.
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Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:28 am

I have got some sort of fancy knife sharpening tool that's supposed to hold the blade just right, but I've never used it. I take my knives to the Mad Butcher where they do free knife sharpening. Just drop them off and pick them up a few days later.
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