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Knife Sharpening

Sharpening My First Knife
It probably comes as no surprise that as part of my job training, my boss wanted me to find a dull knife and sharpen it. This task would be made more difficult by the fact that my boss and other sharpening specialists in the shop have easy access to ......
Why is my knife not getting sharp?
I’ve been sharpening for hours but my knife still isn’t getting sharp. What can I be doing wrong? We often get this call or email from customers. It can be very frustrating and may even force you to give up sharpening. But as frustrating as spendi......
Knife Sharpener Budget Buying Guide
9 Ways to Sharpen a Knife - Starting at $29.99 Looking for a knife sharpener that doesn’t break the bank? We’ve assembled nine budget-friendly options that are guaranteed to give you a sharp edge. Our list below provides options for differe......
Detailed Discussion on Knife Sharpening Angles
We have found that many customers really want to know more about selecting the angle for their knife. In this article we will discuss in more detail why you may want to choose one angle over another. Before getting into the detail, we’d like to ma......
Step-by-Step Knife Sharpening
This step-by-step guide will walk you through how to sharpen your knives using sharpening stones. We recommend you read our article Selecting a Sharpening Stone to help you determine the best stone for your application. One more thing to consider ......
Sharpening 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 ......
How Do I Know If My Knife or Tool is Sharp?
To understand sharpness you must first understand the definition of an edge. An edge is the line of intersection of two surfaces. A highly sharpened edge is one where the two surfaces are highly polished to form a very fine edge. Sharpening is the......
Sharpening a Hollow Ground Knife
Whether you call it a hollow ground or a hollow grind, you can sharpen these knives with ease. A hollow grind is produced when you use a wheel to sharpen the edge of a knife. Because there is less material directly behind the edge, this type of ed......
Guided Knife Sharpening System Features
Which Guided Knife Sharpening System should I get? At Sharpening Supplies, we offer guided knife sharpening systems from three manufacturers: DMT, Lansky and Gatco. Each company's system offers different features and options, and all are availabl......
Guided Knife Sharpening System Angles
What angles can I sharpen to with each Guided Sharpening System? At Sharpening Supplies, we carry guided knife sharpening systems from three manufacturers: DMT, Lansky and Gatco. While similar, there are differences in the capabilities of each. Th......
Which Work Sharp Sharpener Should I get?
What's the difference between the three Work Sharp Power Sharpeners? Work Sharp now has three power sharpeners to choose from, the original Work Sharp Knife Sharpener, The Ken Onion Edition Work Sharp Knife Sharpener, and now the Work Sharp Combo......
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