Tool and Knife Sharpeners
Knife Sharpening 101
The mistakes that are most commonly made when trying to sharpen a knife are:
Uncontrolled edge angles.
It is very, very difficult to maintain a constant angle between the sharpening stone and the knife edge. This results in the edge angles being inconsistent and a poor sharpening job.
Failure to establish a new edge before starting to sharpen.
If not enough metal is removed from the knife to create a new edge, some of the dull or damaged edge will be left in place. This will leave an edge that is not consistent.
If the edge is badly damaged, start with a coarse, fast cutting stone. When you have raised a small even burr along the entire length of the blade you have the foundation to build on.
Remove the burr during the honing process.
Remember that if you routinely sharpen your knife before any major damage happens, the sharpening process will be much quicker and easier.
The successful Knife Sharpener
The keys to successfully sharpening your knife is to always use an angle guide to control the edge angle, sharpen until you raise a burr and then hone the edge smooth.
Sounds easy when said, but is actually difficult to do well every time.
The Lansky Knife Sharpener System Kit allows anyone to address all of the inherent problems of maintaining a good cutting edge and produce an excellent edge the first time and every time.
This unique knife sharpener system utilizes a knife clamp and guide rod to insure an exact stone-to-knife angle with each pass of the stone over the knife edge. By selecting the appropriate guide rod hole on the knife clamp, you can choose between a 30, 25, 20 or 17 degree angle. Maintaining a consistent angle is just one of the many features that have won such wide acceptance for the Lansky Sharpener System.
When using this system you know your blade is being sharpened with the same perfect angle on both sides of the blade. As you draw the hone across the stationary blade, the hone stays at exactly the angle you choose.
You can't make a mistake with this knife sharpening system.