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There are many ways to sharpen a knife. This method produces a good general purpose edge. Safety note: As my Granddad used to say: "Don't cut toward ...
Get under a bright light such as the sun, and hold up the edge. You'll see reflections on flat spots and nicks. On this blade the inch near the tip is...
Touch it to your thumbnail and see if it slides around or if it catches. If it slides that means it's dull, as in not sharp, at least in this area. Sa...
Buy yourself a sharpening stone for a dollar in Chinatown. If your city doesn't have a Chinatown, get one or move somewhere civilized. This is a "wa...
Splash some water on the sidewalk and rub the stone on it til the stone is flat. Use plenty of pressure. Listen to "The Great War for Civilization" by...
Rub the knife on the coarse side of the stone at a 5 degree angle as shown. It doesn't matter what stroke you use or what direction. You're just thinn...
Flip the stone over and stroke the blade edge forward at a 6 degree angle. First one side of the knife, then the other. You are cutting toward the sto...
You've already endangered your friends by putting on an edge on a knife they're expecting to be dull. Now it's going to get even sharper. Get a piece ...
Not. This step is a totally unnecessary way to show off. You can impress people this way, especially if you rip your leg open, blood gushes everywhere...
His style of fingernail testing involves resting the edge on his nail to see if it slides off or catches.
There you are in your friend's kitchen trying to cut a tomato with a blunt knife. You're mashing it and smearing the skin around and not feeling sexy ...
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