Sharpening Blog

Sailing Canoe Update

Dan - July 12, 2021

Dan S. June 22, 2022 So some time ago, I answered the question of what exactly it is that I do when I'm not answering sharpening questions, and the answer was that I build a boat of course. It has been a while, so an update is in orde...... Read More

July is Made in the USA Month

John - July 15, 2021

July 15, 2021 July is “Made in the USA” month at Sharpening Supplies. To celebrate, we have lowered prices on some of our most popular USA-made products. We have hundreds of sharpeners that are made in the USA. We've listed some ...... Read More

What I'm Building These Days - Sailing Canoe

Dan - July 12, 2021

Dan S. July 12, 2021 Sometimes we like to take a break from sharpening news and tell you a little bit about ourselves. After all, important as they are, there is more to life than sharp edges. And I know the question that is on the mi...... Read More

Individual Paper Sharpening Wheels Now Available

Dan - June 29, 2021

Dan S. June 29, 2021 Just Need A Wheel? The 8" Slotted Paper Sharpening Wheel Sometimes, you just need to replace a single component of a kit. For instance, with our popular 6" Paper Sharpening Wheel Kit and 8" Paper S...... Read More

What I'm Sharpening Today -Tim's Chinese Chef's Knife

Dan - April 28, 2021

Dan S. April 28, 2021 A Good Friend, A Favorite Knife My good friend, Tim, is a great cook. Visits to Tim's are always crowned with fantastic meals ranging from prime rib to homemade dumplings. Like many good cooks, Tim has a g...... Read More

What I'm Not Sharpening Today - Kalthoff Carving Axe

John - November 24, 2020

November 24, 2020 I was introduced to the Kalthoff Small Carving Axe by professional woodworker,Tom Bartlett. Tom uses his axe to skillfully turn a piece of green wood into spoon blank. I've been using a small axe that wasn't des...... Read More

What I'm Sharpening Today - Boggs Spokeshave

John - May 5, 2020

May 5, 2020 Spokeshaves can be wonderful tools. For those that don’t know, a spokeshave is basically a very short hand plane that allows you to make nice wood shavings on curved or irregular surfaces. Like all tools, there isn’t ...... Read More

Tormek US-430 Extended Universal Support for Long Blades

Dan - April 28, 2020

April 28, 2020 Sometimes You Need To Sharpen a Long Blade With 18" of sharpened blade length, this machete is a long blade. The US-430 Extended Universal Support makes it possible to sharpen a long blade like this without reposit...... Read More

What I'm Sharpening Today - Victorinox Chef's Knife

David - April, 22 2020

April 22, 2020 I brought the Wicked Edge Pro Pack 2 home to do some sharpening. Everybody needs to sharpen their chef’s knives and I thought that would be a good place to start. I decided to sharpen a 9” Victorinox Chef’s Knife. First, ...... Read More

What I'm Sharpening Today - Wood Chisel

Dan - April 15, 2020

April 15, 2020 Rust Happens Today I discovered that one of my wood chisels had developed a bit of rust. I'm not proud of that, I like to take care of my tools, but it happens sometimes. Rust is not good for edges so it is best t...... Read More

What I'm Sharpening Today - Wusthof Knife

Dan - April 8, 2020

April 8, 2020 Time to Sharpen my Chef's Knife Today I'm taking advantage of working from home to give some attention to my own kitchen knives. I started with my well used Wusthof Chef's Knife. Using the Edge-On-Up PT50A Tester, I me...... Read More

New Laser Edge Reader

John - January 10, 2020

January 10, 2020 Easy Way to Find the Angle on Your Knife I just tested the prototype of a new Laser Knife Edge Reader that is currently on Kickstarter. I really like it and want to see it succeed. This tool uses a laser to split the ...... Read More

Tormek Tip - Turning Tool Setter

Dan - December 19, 2019

December 19, 2019 Tormek's TTS-100 Turning Tool Setter is an invaluable aid when sharpening turning tools with the SVD-186 Gouge Jig or the SVS-50 Multi Jig. Here's a tip to ensure the most consistent results when using the Turning Tool ...... Read More

Tormek Tip - AngleMaster

Dan - December 11, 2019

December 11, 2019 Tormek is constantly improving their products, so new editions of their jigs and accessories are issued from time to time. That recently happened with the WM-200 AngleMaster and there is an important change to note. Here's a tip ...... Read More

Ultimate PLUS Oil Stone Kits

Dan - December 3, 2019

Dan - December 3, 2019 We Really Do Like the Value of Doubles I love packages that offer double-sided stones. They offer great value. One of our best double-sided stone values has long been our Ultimate Oil Stone Kit, two double-sided...... Read More

New Sharpening Supplies Double Sided Water Stones

Dan - November 29, 2019

Dan - November 29, 2019 We Like the Value Of Doubles Sharpening Supplies Double-Sided Water Stones are available in 8" x 2" and 8" x 3" sizes, each with 220/1000, 3000/8000 and 6000/10,000 grit stones. I'm really excited that our own...... Read More

New Shapton G7 Stones

John - November 14, 2018

John - November 14, 2018 The New Shapton G7 Now Comes in 9 Different Grits The new Shapton G7 (GlassStone Seven) Series of stones is now available in a wider variety of grits. Shapton uses a micron grading system for this series. The la...... Read More

Hard to Find Hard Translucent Arkansas Stones

John - July 11, 2018

John - July 11, 2018 Arkansas Stones are made by nature and quarried and cut by man. The hardest to find of these stones is the Hard Translucent Arkansas grade. Keeping Hard Translucent Arkansas Stone In Stock We try hard to keep all o...... Read More

How Sharp is an Obsidian Knife?

John - April 16, 2018

John - April 16, 2018 If you're anything like me, the thought of quantifying the sharpness of an obsidian knife is pretty exciting. If you're not familiar with obsidian, it is a glass like stone that was used historically for making arro...... Read More

Tormek Diamond Wheel

John - March 5, 2018

John - March 5, 2018 We've had customers asking for years if there is a diamond wheel for the Tormek. Soon the answer will be yes. We promise to post new information as it becomes available. What we know so far: Available in C...... Read More

It's Been a Busy Year!

Dan - November 24, 2017

Dan - November 24, 2017 2017 has been quite the year for us here at Sharpening Supplies. We have been keeping busy expanding our offerings so that we can be even more prepared to meet your sharpening needs. There are so many new sharpening mach...... Read More

The New Double-Time Flattening Stone

John - November 3, 2017

John - November 3, 2017 I'm very pleased with our newest product, the Double-Time Flattening Stone. It was designed to be the best flattening stone on the market. When we started designing it, we had a few goals in mind. Flattening St...... Read More

New Tormek T4 Bushcraft Edition

John - October 1, 2017

John - October 1, 2017 Tormek has come out with a couple of special edition sharpeners over the years. When they do, they really make it a great value. The T4 Bushcraft is no exception. The machine itself is a T4 painted hunter green, bu...... Read More

Antique Norton IM-313

John - June 16, 2017

John - June 16, 2017 I just had to show you my antique Norton IM-313 Norton has been making the Norton IM-313 for many decades. I didn't realize how many decades until I received this as a Father's Day gift a few years ago. With Father'...... Read More

Work Sharp's New Combo Knife Sharpener

Dan Splinter - November 3, 2016

Dan Splinter - November 3, 2016 Work Sharp Introduces a New Powered Knife Sharpener Fixed Guides and a Single Belt for Fast, Easy Sharpening We just received the new Work Sharp Combo Knife Sharpener, the latest edition to the Work Sha...... Read More

The Tormek T8's are Here!

Dan Splinter - August 10, 2016

Dan Splinter - August 10, 2016 We got our new Tormek T8, have you gotten yours? A Winner of a Machine The wait is over. The new Tormek T8 models have arrived, and we couldn't wait to get our hands on one to try all the new features for...... Read More

What's New With The Tormek T8

Dan Splinter - May 10, 2016

Dan Splinter - May 10, 2016 We are very excited about the new Tormek T8 and its new features. An Overview of the New Tormek T8 A quality obsessed company like Tormek doesn't make changes to their water cooled, slow speed sharpeners often...... Read More

Check a Stone with a Straight Edge

Dan Splinter - March 29, 2016

Dan Splinter - March 29, 2016 In my previous post about the 10x Magnifier I promised that I would point out more nifty items to help you get the most out of your sharpening. So this time I'm talking about our Premium Straight Edge. Gadgets don...... Read More

Get A Close Look With A Magnifier

Dan Splinter - February 17, 2016

Dan Splinter - February 17, 2016 In the last post, I talked about the Angle Cube and how cool it is for setting accurate angles when sharpening things like plane blades. But that's not the only useful tool we have to raise the level of your sh...... Read More

The Angle Cube, A Handy Angle Indicator

Dan Splinter - January 29, 2016

Dan Splinter - January 29, 2016 We're always investigating and testing new products to see what would be useful additions to our offerings. One of the latest to make the cut, is the Angle Cube. Having a background in woodworking, I have u...... Read More

Edge Pro Sharpeners

Dan Splinter - January 19, 2016

Dan Splinter - January 19, 2016 We are now carrying the Edge Pro line of products, and I recently took one for a test drive. I have a professional interest in sharpening and I like to keep my knives and tools in good condition. So when I ...... Read More

Strops for the Work Sharp Ken Onion Blade Grinding Attachment

Dan Splinter - January 11, 2016

Dan Splinter - January 11, 2016 I've been getting asked for some time if there is a stropping belt available for the Work Sharp Ken Onion, so I was excited to receive the sample of the WSKTS-KO Blade Grinder Stropping Kit they sent recently....... Read More

Precision 20 Degree Angle for Sharpening Knives

John Carmona - December 15, 2015

John Carmona - December 15, 2015 We recently launched a new product called the 20 Degree Knife Sharpening Setup Gauge. This product came about due to the literally thousands of conversations on knife sharpening angles we've had with our custom...... Read More

What Sharpener Should I Buy As a Gift?

John Carmona - December 12, 2015

John Carmona - December 12, 2015 What sharpener should I buy as a gift? That is one of the toughest questions that we get on on sales line this time of year. Not because we don't know sharpeners, but because we have so many options. When a ...... Read More

Shameless Plug for Our Warehouse

John Carmona - December 11, 2015

John Carmona - December 11, 2015 The warehouse is a busy place right now. This time of the year we ship many sharpening stones, tools and other sharpening supplies to customers. Some are gifts that need to get there before Christmas, but many ...... Read More
Thanks John! After we had our first round of emails, I told my wife how nice it was to deal with people who care. You can look forward to more business from me.
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