This is my first instruct able so make suggestions but don't be too hard on me.
I have recently took up in a hobby of knife making my knifes were nice and good quality but didn't have that shave sharp edge that is a bragging point of a knife maker. The solution to my problem was when I showed my grandfather a knife I had made and pointed out that it was quite dull that's when he gave me a oil stone and showed me how to use it so I'm going to show you the basic of sharpening a knife
Step 1: Stones or Sharpening Tool of Choice
You could go out and buy an expensive but very handy electric sharpener like this work sharp knife sharpener but I understand that it's a big investment to just sharpen knifes so I'm going to use a $1 whetstone from harbor freight and an oil stone my grandfather gave me so let's get started.
Step 2: And the Work Begins
The steps I go through are simple but time consuming so grab you're stone a worthy knife and turn on some Netflix and get to work . I personally like to alternate between the two sides I think it makes for a sharper edge I start on the coarse grit stone and work to the finer stone which is around 1200 grit .
Step 3: Results
The result all depends on the amount of effort you put into sharpening the knife and if you take you're time you should be happy with the results if you follow the directions I have given so go get a knife and get at it