Sharpening Made Easy: A Primer on Sharpening Knives and Other Edged Tools
by Steve Bottorff Copyright January 2002
Knife World Publications ISBN 0-940362-19-8 Softcover, 96 pp. $ 9.95
The Complete Guide to Sharpening by Leonard Lee
Taunton Books ISBN 1-56158-125-9 $ 22.95
Better than my book, but at more than twice the money! Mainly about sharpening woodworking tools. Great technical material with electron microscope photographs. Includes one chapter on knives. Also available in hard cover.
An Edge in the Kitchen by Chad Ward
All about knives from selecting to sharpening to using.
ISBN 978-0-06-118848-0 $34.95
ALSO OF INTEREST:
The Razor Edge Book of Sharpening by John Juranitch
Warner Books 1977 ISBN 0-446-38002-4 $ 19.95
Good information, but of date, and basically a manual for the sharpening system he sells.
Available from http://www.razoredgesystems.com/ and some knifemaking suppliers
Sharpening Basics by Patrick Spielman
Sterling Publishing ISBN 0-8069-7226-2 $ 9.95
Good chapter on knives, but way off on the angles involved.
Sharpening - The Complete Guide by Jim Kingshott
Guild of Master Craftsman Publications ISBN 0-946819-48-3 $ 17.95
Good theory, but very little on knives.
Step by Step Knifemaking by David Boye
covers sharpening with a belt grinder and buffer, as well as manual sharpening and stropping.
Water Cooled Grinding and Sharpening of Edge Tools by Torgny Jansson
The Tormek Manual
Sharpening - Techniques for Better Woodworking by Nick Engler
Rodale Press ISBN 0-87596-584-9 $ 19.95
Only 1 1/2 pages on knives.
Sharpening with Waterstones by Ian Kirby
Cambium Press ISBN 096439993-8 $14.95
Mostly for woodworkers with 3 pages on knives, but more on waterstones than I've found anywhere else.
Secret Trade Revealed by Graham Stuckey
A nicely detailed explanation of knife sharpening based on his home-made Grambo sharpener.
Sharpening Secrets of a Pro by John Juranitch
Popular Science February 1977
Woodworkers Supply catalog
The Japan Woodworker catalog
Blades 'N' stuff, Bob Engnath's catalog
Bob passed away and Blades 'N' stuff is no longer in business, but information is available on the WWW at Engnath.com An encyclopedia of knife making.
The Gun Digest Book of Knifemaking by Jack Lewis and Roger Combs
has a good chapter on sharpening.
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