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Knife Angle chart - Every type of knife blade has its own bevel angle. Paring and filleting knives that have to slice through delicate flesh, such as tomatoes or raw fish, have shallow bevels just 5 to 10 degrees. Their edges are very sharp but easily blunted. A camping knife or pocket knife should have a bevel of 10 to 15 degrees; its edge is less keen but will stay sharp longer. Cleavers and chopping knives that have to cut through bone have an even steeper bevel, usually between 15 and 25…

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from Lifehacker

Knife Sharpening Tip From a Master Bladesmith: Apply Adequate Pressure

There’s a big difference between running your knife along a sharpening stone and actually sharpening it. Here’s how much pressure a Master Bladesmith recommends you need when you’re sharpening a knife with a whetstone.

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Knife Blade Styles - Blade Grinds - Acknowledgements to Spyderco Inc. Golden, CO, USA P.s. simple quest for everyone) Why did Bill die? More

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How to Sharpen Knives With an Old Belt - If you are stranded somewhere and have no sharpening tool, your leather belt will have your knife sharp again in no time at all. Isn’t it weird to think leather actually works and can sharpen a blade!

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from The Family Handyman

How to Sharpen Knives

Learn how to pull the blade against the steel to sharpen the knife. How to Sharpen Knives: http://www.familyhandyman.com/kitchen/how-to-sharpen-knives/view-all

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from Pioneer Settler

DIY Knife Sharpening Kit

DIY Knife Sharpening Kit | Be ready anytime anywhere! Make your own Knife Sharpening, here is a quick and easy way to sharpen all of your knife with things you probably have in your garage. | http://pioneersettler.com/top-5-knife-making-tutorials/

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Ever heard of the "Sharpie Method" when it comes to knife sharpening? If you're starting out in knife sharpening and are wonder if you're doing it right, here's a simple trick to see if you're on the right track. http://www.blademag.com/blog/4-steps-to-perfect-freehand-sharpening

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