Sharpening Made Easy: A Primer on Sharpening Knives and Other Edged Tools
By Steve Bottorff
Copyright January 2002 Second Printing December 2005 Third Printing December 2009 Knife World Publications ISBN-13: 9780940362192 ISBN: 0940362198 Softcover, 96 pp. $9.95
You should read this book before you buy another sharpening gadget. It will teach you all about knife sharpening - how to select a sharpening system and how to sharpen a knife to a razor edge. There is also information about abrasives, knife steels, sharpening theory, honing & stropping, electric sharpening machines, using steels; and how to sharpen other cutlery - vegetable peelers, axes, chisels, plane irons and other common tools. Illustrated with over 80 new photographs and drawings.
Sharpening Made Easy is the best knife sharpening book on the market. In knife store displays where customers can compare them side-by-side, Sharpening Made Easy outsells the mass media knife sharpening book by 2 to 1.