How to Sharpen a Knife With a Nail Clipper? :2)

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Introduction: How to Sharpen a Knife With a Nail Clipper? :2)

First I want two say that I DO NOT ACCEPT ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGE OR INJURY .
(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!!!

:2) 

Step 1: What Sharpness???

-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).

Step 2: How to Sharpen.

-Step 2.

Now that you have decided what sharpness to make you knife you need to sharpen it. Insert the knife where it shows in the picture then rub backwards and forwards, all the time either squeeze the clipper shut or leave it open. 

Step 3: Done!!!

Now I guess you are done. It realy is that simple to sharpen a knife.

comment and post your work so that we can all see it.

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    24 Discussions

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    Volkivich
    Volkivich

    3 years ago

    Great instructable mate! Very professional not to mention the brilliant concept it delivers. Awesome! ?

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    KacperZ5
    KacperZ5

    3 years ago

    Used a bigger nail clipper and it was really hard to push it forth and back..

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    Anandb27
    Anandb27

    4 years ago

    Tried it works well got a bit adventures and ran my knife through scisors work good

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    StephanieR4
    StephanieR4

    5 years ago on Introduction

    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/

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    Master Wasi
    Master Wasi

    5 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Mr.1911
    Mr.1911

    8 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    soldeir 9
    soldeir 9

    7 years ago on Introduction

    this works well with pocket knives, but is hard on your hands if youre not used to itt.. 4.5*

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    Kinkhoss
    Kinkhoss

    8 years ago on Introduction

    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?

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    azdesertrat
    azdesertrat

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    fandr
    fandr

    9 years ago on Introduction

    WOW!!!
    This is so good that I am speechless!!!

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    knife maker
    knife maker

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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!!!

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    henster22
    henster22

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    ThanX i am planning on making alot more like it!!!

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    Crabby
    Crabby

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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.