Sharpen a Knife With Scissors (quick and Easy)

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Introduction: Sharpen a Knife With Scissors (quick and Easy)

Did you see all those instruct-ables which require sandpaper or some pottery? Me personally don't have those laying around alle the time (e.g. at work, at school)

Do you still want a quick and dirty way to sharpen you knife.

That's were scissors enter the scene.

During this proces; the scissors stay just as sharp as before.

Step 1: Finding Good Scissors

Good scissors have at the back an area with narrowing metal.

See that you can modify this angle to the size of your liking.

If you would like to chop wood with you knife you will probably need an angle of about 45°. If your going to cut wood, try to get your angle as small as possible...

Step 2: The Sharpening

put you knife like in the picture. Press it against the "spleet" (like we say in flemisch)

Close the scissors till you get the corner you want. (see previous step)

Move it back and forward a couple of times,(note this is not sex) pressing it hard against the scissors. See that the angle between scissors and and knife is not 90°. I would advice an angle of about 70°.

Step 3: Testing

Put you knife with the edge on the nail of you thumb.

It sticks => You're knife has just been sharpened...

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    This is not sexy this is ferocious. A killer's knife.

    READ THIS. I USED THIS METHOD TO SHARPEN MY KNIFE. I WORKS BUT IT IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS I WAS HOLDING THEM AND THE KNIFE WILL DROP DOWN AND CUT YOUR HAND. I SEVERED MY TENDON ON MY LEFT HAND POINTER FINGER. IT WORKS BUT IS A VERY DANGEROUS WAY TO SHARPEN IT. I NEEDED TO GET 5 STITCHES AND WILL NEED TO HAVE SURGERY TO REPAIR MY TENDON.

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    Good boy listen to the elder. You didn't, thats why this happened. And after this don't play with knives. Buy a toy knife it would be more safer. Got it ?

    You might not have access to what I have defined as "good scissors". Did you put your knife in the "spleet"?

    You do realize that scraping metal against another piece of metal at a 90 angle, does not count as sharpening.

    It's the same reason AccuSharp is garbage.

    If you adjust you scissors, you might actually be able to screw it down from 70 degrees to 45 degrees.

    But that depend on definition of up.

    Please also note I mentioned this is not about screwing.

    thats something i could try. but personaly i prefer the whetstone not because its easier or better but because it feels more um genuine..... u know if it will work on hand forged blades?

    wow this works very well, so well that wen i was sharpening it, it slippend and cut my finger XD

    It's a good thing he clarified that, I was worried for a minute.

    I've got my scissors over there

    You should *always* have a small knife on you.
    They're not exactly useful weapons for the untrained, but they're useful for everything from opening parcels, to cutting jammed safety straps in a workplace accident.

    This will only work on a crappy knife that is softer than the pair of scissors.

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    Scissors in general are quite 'hard'.

    oh so this IS about sex...