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Home > Sharpening Articles > Sharpening a Knife Using the Aligner

How to Sharpen a Knife Using the Aligner

The Aligner maintains a consistent sharpening angle, taking the guesswork out of sharpening. Choose from seven different settings to get your perfect edge. You can set the bevel guide closer to the clamp for a sharper edge, or you can set it farther away for a more durable edge. Follow these step-by-step instructions to take advantage of your Aligner kit:

Step 1: Loosen the thumb screw on the clamp.

Step 2: While holding the knife handle, place the clamp over the middle of the knife blade's back edge.

Step 3: Rest the back of the clamp on a table and tighten the thumb screw until the knife is secure within the clamp.

Step 4: Adjust the bevel guides to one of seven settings. Now you're ready to sharpen...

Step 5: Pick up the clamp and your preferred stone and gently glide stone from point A to point B. Lift the stone to point C and gently glide the stone to point D. Continue this stroke along the length of the knife's edge.

Step 6: Turn the knife over to sharpen the other side. (Make sure your bevel guides are on the same settings)

Step 7: Finish the edge with one long stroke on each side of the blade.

Step 8: If desired, switch to a finer stone to continue the sharpening process.

Step 9: When done, carefully loosen the thumb screw and remove your sharpened knife from the clamp.

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