Sharpening Knives

Sharpening knives—or cutting edges of any kind—was among the most fundamental of technologies humans invented and one we can least afford to lose.



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A good stone and lubricant are the main tools you'll need when sharpening knives. 
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A keen edge will serve you well in the kitchen.
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Start the sharpening process with a course washita stone, moving to a medium grade.
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A stack of pennies can help you determine the correct angle to hold a blade.
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Use a fine stone for a fine edge.
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Working the blade.
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