Knife Sharpening Made Easy

Knife Sharpening Information and Equipment



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LINKS

Suppliers

INTRODUCTION

STONES

Table comparing grits of stones, grinding wheels and abrasives 

Chart of Abrasive cutting speed vs. sharpness 

USING OIL AND WATER ON STONES

GUIDES

ROD-GUIDED SYSTEMS

EdgePal

EdgePro

SKARB

CROCK STICKS

SLOT GADGETS

Henckels Twinsharp 

FireStone 1302 Knife Sharpener

Chef'sChoice Model 450

Global Shinkansen Sharpener

Meyerco Sharpen-It

Furi Tech Edge Pro

Edgemaker 4-step Sharpening System

MINI SHARPENERS

ELECTRIC SHARPENING MACHINES

FireStone / Diamond Stone

Chef'sChoice

Wet Wheels

Tormek

Paper Wheels

How to use paper wheels

Belt Sanders

Professional Sharpeners

USING STEELS

CONVEX EDGES

SHARPENING SERRATED KNIVES

SHARPENING AN AX

SHARPENING SYSTEMS WE HAVE USED

RECOMMENDATIONS

SHARPENING AS A BUSINESS

Prices

Sharpening at Farmer's Markets

Produce harvesting in California

The 12V portable field sharpener


LINKS and TABLES

A list of Automatic Knife Dealers

Updated LINKS to other WWW sites on knives and knife sharpening

Arkansas Whetstone and Oilstone Suppliers

Updated SUPPLIERS LIST 

Updated Mohs table

Bibliography

Scissor and shear bevel angles

HISTORICAL SHARPENERS

Blankner's Knife Sharpener - Cleveland, OH 1930s

Loray Knife Sharpeners - Grafton, OH 1980 - 2009

ARTICLES BY OTHER AUTHORS

Print your own knife sheaths by Michael Haines

Sharpening Knives on the Tormek by Curtis Womack

The original Sharpening Secrets of a Pro article by John Juranitch

TORMEK: Why a blade needs to be re-ground to maintain the proper angle*

Chad Ward's eGullet Tutorial

Wayne Goddard's Edge Holding Tests.

Steels used by Knife makers by Bob Engnath

Build your own low-speed belt sander/sharpener back home magazine 62_article3.pdf

Dave Martell's excellent article on sharpening serrated knives
http://www.knifeforums.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/760830/

Kosher Knife Sharpening

PUBLICITY

Cleveland Magazine September 2002
Knoxville News Sept 2, 2007
Sun Press October 18, 2007
Esquire Magazine June 2012
Huatulco Eye August 2014

MISCELLANEOUS

Mail Order - I no longer accept mail order sharpening, but here is a list of those who do.

Photos of knife sharpeners around the world

If your sharpening interests include beauty shears and clippers, consider subscribing to
On The Edge newsletter by Jim O'Donnell http://www.otenewsletter.com
If your interest also includes saws, router blades, etc., check out the
Sharpeners Report monthly newsletter by Judy Brenner at Sharpeners-Report.com or email: sharpenersreport@comcast.net 
Both newsletters advertise new and used equipment. 

There are several interesting discussion groups about sharpening on Yahoo Groups

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sharpnet/ - a group of professional sharpeners, very active, largely about beauty shears and clipper blades http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tormekusers/ - like it says, Tormek users.  Moderately active
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/howtosharpen/
- a group for people with general sharpening questions.  Low activity
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sharpeningmadeeasy/
- a group to discuss Sharpening Made Easy. Low activity
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sharpening/ - a general sharpening group, low activity

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