This website will teach you how to select knife sharpening equipment and sharpen any knife or edged tool to a shaving sharp edge. Five chapter tutorial on knife sharpening, plus 65 additional pages of sharpening information
Table of contents is below.
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Chapter 1 - INTRODUCTION, SHARPNESS TESTING, KNIFE SHARPENING EQUIPMENT;
Stones, Guides and Rod-Guided Systems; Recommended Books on Knife Sharpening
Chapter 2 - KNIFE SHARPENING EQUIPMENT continued;
Crock Sticks. Slot Gadgets, Electric Sharpening Machines
Chapter 3 - THE KNIFE SHARPENING PROCESS, HOW TO SHARPEN A KNIFE;
Common Mistakes, Conventional and Multi-bevel Methods, Honing, Using Oil or Water
Chapter 4 - ADVANCED STUFF - Knife Steels, Knife Sharpening Theory, Stropping,
Using Steels, Electric Machines, Sharpening Ceramic Knives
Tables: Mohs Hardness Scale, Abrasive Grit Comparison, Suppliers
Chapter 5 - MISCELLANEOUS STUFF - Knife Sharpening Methods, Professional Knife
Sharpening machines, Miscellaneous Sharpening Information
"Sharpening Made Easy by Steve Bottorff. Steve has tried just about every knife sharpening system available. This slim book is a good starting point if you're just getting into knife sharpening. Give it as a gift ... to the sharpening-challenged." Chad Ward, eGullet
"RAZOR EDGE BOOK OF SHARPENING" Why should we carry this title, when we already sell the world's greatest knife sharpening book "SHARPENING MADE EASY"? I wondered the same thing, so after a good many years, we are finally going to drop the old book. If you have other books on knife sharpening, or if you don't but have never been happy with your efforts, may we suggest Steve Bottorff's $9.95 masterpiece SHARPENING MADE EASY. It's a gem! Mark D. Zalesky, Editor, KNIFE WORLD
Updated June 4, 2014
- professional sharpeners, very active, largely about beauty shears and clipper blades
- like it says, for Tormek users.
- for people with general sharpening questions.
- discuss knife sharpening with the author and readers of Sharpening Made Easy.
- general sharpening,