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A webpage with new material is available for book buyers.
Our new video takes you through the essentials of our sharpening school. Professionally photographed and edited, you can watch straight through or use the menu to jump directly to any one of the 22 chapters.
The Sharpening School package also includes a set of annotated notes from the class, a copy of our How to Start Your Own Knife Sharpening booklet, and a copy of our book Sharpening Made Easy.
Finally, over $280 in student discounts can more than offset the cost of the package
I am retired from regular sharpening except for Zagara's Marketplace, Lee Road, Cleveland Heights Usually the third Sat 1:00 - 4:00
Friends and Family, you know how to reach me.
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
Chapters 1, 2 and 3 were printed in the June and July 1999 issues of Knife World as A PRIMER ON KNIFE SHARPENING.
For Links to Over 100 More Pages of Knife Sharpening Information, click Links.
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 January 12, 2016
- 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,