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Good bang for the buck sharpening method

Thu May 16, 2013 3:53 pm

I'm looking for a way to sharpen my knives on a regular basis without destroying my knives in the process by losing too much metal......(I own Wusthof Classic Ikons and a Shun Classic set.)

I'm looking for a good bang/buck type of method for sharpening (I currently only own a cheap Accusharp).

I was looking at the $90 strop kit you offer (http://www.chefknivestogo.com/haamstkit.html), but I really don't know what to get.

Any recommendations would be great!.....


Re: Good bang for the buck sharpening method

Thu May 16, 2013 4:12 pm

DAVID <> The cheapest way to sharpen is with bench stones, and when done regularly & properly - you're not going to eat that much steel as you won't have to. If you keep your knives sharp by keeping them true with your steel (on the Ikons) and maintaining/touching up your edges on the strops, the time between sharpenings will grow. And when you do, it will not take long nor will you remove much metal... you won't have to.

That strop kit is awesome http://www.chefknivestogo.com/haamstkit.html, and the basic sharpeners set gives you really everything you need and can grow into, as well. http://www.chefknivestogo.com/knshcoset.html

You can watch these videos to learn, and you have us for tips, tricks, & advice.


Re: Good bang for the buck sharpening method

Thu May 16, 2013 4:58 pm

One point of view would go like....

Your best chance to keep your knives in great
shape economically would be to learn as much as you can about them and one of the best ways to do that would be to learn to fee hand sharpening.

I started with a King 1000/6000 combination wet stone. I think I spent $40.00 on it and it will definitely put a whicked edge on your knives. If you where to go to your local restraunt supply store, you could buy a $10.00 chef knife. So for $50 ish you would have everything you need to practice.

Chef Knives To Go has some great free video tutorials on sharpening. Googling blade smiths like Murray Carter will also turn up some great instructional vids.

Re: Good bang for the buck sharpening method

Fri May 17, 2013 10:11 am

The best way would be to get a double sided stone:


And learn to use it.


These video's will get you started.
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