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Sharpening Angles

Find Knife Sharpening Angle With Quarters - Video
You may have heard that you can stack quarters under your knife to find the correct sharpening angle. While true, the type of knife, or more specifically the width of the blade and the desired angle dictate how many quarters you should use. The chart......
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......
Tips for Selecting the Right Bevel Angle
Selecting an angle for your knife edge is an important first step in sharpening. Selecting an angle is probably one of the easiest steps in sharpening, once you know the basics. To make it easy, a 20 degree bevel angle is a good starting point. If......
Finding 20 Degree Angle to Sharpen Knives - Video
A 20 degree angle is the most common angle to sharpen a knife. However, sometimes you just need a quick and easy way to find that angle. When nothing else is available, we've found that folding a piece of paper twice can serve as a good guide to find......
Maintaining an Angle
Other than constant practice, how do you maintain a consistent angle while sharpening a knife or tool? Almost daily, sharpeners ask us what they can do to keep their knife or tool at a constant angle as they sharpen it. This is probably the most com......
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......
Using the Naniwa Japanese Sharpening Guide
How do I use the Naniwa Japanese Knife Sharpening Guide? Most knife sharpeners find maintaining a consistent angle to be the hardest part of putting a good edge on their knives. The Naniwa Japanese Knife Sharpening Guide is a simple, easy to use gui......
Sharpening Degrees Per Side or Inclusive Angle
When you sharpen your knife, you need to first select an angle. However, it can be confusing if you don't understand the terminology used to describe the angles. There are two main ways to describe an angle when sharpening a knife. Degrees Per......
Received my Sharpening System today,(Norton IM83) and I've got to tell you that I am excited about using this product. I've been in the meat cutting business for 45 years, and as you can imagine, I've used allot of different types and styles of sharpening equipment. I have had 3 Norton Multi-Oil Stone units in my lifetime, and then I see this IM83 and I think that this is what I need to carry with me when and wherever I go. I just LOVE this little box full of expertise equipment to keep me sharp and at a razors edge. Thank you for the service, it was fast and easy, and I received it within 3 days of ordering. I know knives and how they work, and I can't wait to start putting that edge on my "other" knives I own.
Karl L, Omaha, NE