Picture of How to sharpen a knife with a nail clipper? :2)
(also sorry for any spelling mistakes or punctuation as I am only 13 years old)

so you have a blunt or dull knife but you cant find a knife sharpener. Go no further, this is the instructible for you!!!.

All you need is:
-A blunt knife that needs sharpening. 
-A nail clipper. (it wont get broken or blunted)
-A strong steady hand.

Now if you have all of those you are ready to get started!!!


Step 1: What sharpness???

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-Step 1

Now you need to decide what sharpness to make your knife. This can be decided by pressing the front of your clipper down(for a sharper finish that would be for whittling) or leaving it up(for a more blunt finish that would be for chopping wood).
StephanieR45 months ago

Holy cow, the concept that I can sharpen a knife using my nail clippers is genius. It's so simple and easy to run a blade through the handle of the clippers where they connect. I have to go try this right now. How in the world did someone ever think to try this? http://www.alnbobs.com/fishing-products/

Emperor Towhid10 months ago

Kool idea. thank yo very much

Master Wasi10 months ago

Its very easy and better than wet stone . Thank you very very much!

rickyg11 year ago

Razor sharp in minutes! Thank you very much!

Mr.19113 years ago
This is Instructables at it's best. Taking a common item and using it for less than obvious reasons. Wonderful idea, clear pics, concise wording, absolutely five star(or better). Like I said, the pics are very steady, look pro.
Jamman012 years ago
soldeir 93 years ago
this works well with pocket knives, but is hard on your hands if youre not used to itt.. 4.5*
Kinkhoss3 years ago
Good method but it doesn't work on thick spined knives like the S&W ExtremeOps
Does this method scratch the side of the blade as my Leatherman has an engraving on it?
azdesertrat4 years ago
WOW! and to think that I have been carrying around a pair of fingernail clippers on my key chain for the last 20 years without thinking of this. Awesome job.
fandr4 years ago
This is so good that I am speechless!!!
henster22 (author)  fandr4 years ago
knife maker4 years ago
Wow i really didn't think that this would work but i had a ver dull knife lying around so I gave it a go and it has made my knife the sharpest one that i have!!! I can't even get one like this on the wet stone!!!

My fav sharpening teqniqe!!!
henster22 (author)  knife maker4 years ago
ThanX i am planning on making alot more like it!!!
Crabby4 years ago
At first I wouldn't believe this was possible, but I had a rather dull knife sitting in front of me and said, "why not." Wow, that was easy, not a great edge but much better then it was. Your instructions are vary clear and easy to follow. keep up the good work.
henster22 (author)  Crabby4 years ago
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ac1D4 years ago
Finally, a 13years old who can actually take good pictures and make something else than a Knex knife!
Good idea, btw:)
henster22 (author)  ac1D4 years ago

My camera is really good and it was also cheap.
Also i dont see the point on a knex knife
Void Schism4 years ago
Great and simple idea, MacGyver would be proud!
henster22 (author)  Void Schism4 years ago
Thanx for your comment.
I only put this instructble on an hour ago and i have all ready had 33 views 4 ratings and your comment!!!