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

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

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…

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…

Infographic- I asked 55 knife sharpeners their no.1 recommendation to beginner knife sharpeners... here are the results!

Infographic- I asked 55 knife sharpeners their no.1 recommendation to beginner knife sharpeners... here are the results!

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