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Who does not want a sharp knife? If it does not come from the factory that way, or if your knifemaker only put a "safety" edge on it...you want it sharp...right? Join us as we explore ways to do just that!

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Sharpening Convex Edge Knives

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Straight Razors

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I'll sharpen your knife for free (except return shipping)

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Time for Specifics...Edge Pro Apex vs Wicked Edge

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My free-hand sharpening technique

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Does anyone want to buy leather to make strops?

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Ceramic Knives...A Sharpening Dilemma

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Comment by Howard P Reynolds on September 10, 2014 at 11:33

Hey guys, I went back to the abletotech.com site, through a google search for the "Multi Systems Belt Sander" cause I forgot to write the site down, and found that they are having a sale on stuff.  The angle finding belt sander is now selling for $145.

Comment by Steve Hanner on September 5, 2014 at 20:11

That is a good point Howard I am sure I could find a recommended angle/ And I do have that digital angle finder somewhere as in my spare time(I have none) I like to do woodwork of some kind.

I currently am using stones(water stones) but have looked at ease of use in some type of device.(quick sharpening)

Comment by Howard P Reynolds on September 4, 2014 at 18:31

Steve,

Don't know if they give you angle suggestions for tools, but I'm thinkin that for chisels you could probably use a magnetic digital angle finder - the ones they use for table saw blade angles (about 2" x 2" x 3/4" thick) - set the chisel on a flat surface, and the magnetic angle finder on the chisel face & read the angle.  Knives, your own experience should do - shallow angle somewhere between 10 & 18 degrees, for kitchen cutlery that does all the slicing work, and 20-25 degrees for work knives that do some chopping.  Whatever angle you pick within the range is probably as good as any other, so pick an "expert" and follow his suggestions.  I think it is really personal preference in picking a specific angle for various knife jobs.  They say, because every "expert" knife sharpener has his favorite angle for knives or knife jobs, that the most important thing is to maintain whatever angle you choose, on both sides of the knife during sharpening, which this new machine should guarantee.

Comment by Steve Hanner on September 4, 2014 at 17:41

Well it looks like it works pretty good. Wonder if they tell you exactly what angle you need for every knife, utensil and tool?

Comment by Michael O. West on September 4, 2014 at 16:49

Thanks for the post, Howard. It looks pretty capable and versatile compared to my Worksharp, however a lot more expensive also.

Comment by Howard P Reynolds on September 4, 2014 at 15:27

I came across this belt sharpener recently on YouTube so I thought I would post it here.  Must be new because only the manufacturer seems to have it (not on Amazon yet).  Looks like a great idea.  There is an adjustable floor plate with degree marks on the side so you get the exact angle you want.  Lay the blade flat on the plate and the belt sander sharpens it at the angle you set.  Oddly, to me, the belt turns toward the blade, as if you were hand sharpening on a bench stone.  I would think that going away from the edge would be a better option.  So, for a convex edge you'll have to strop the knife.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zcrl_ZJ1V9c

Price I saw on the manufacturers site (abletotech.com) is $250.

Comment by Steve Hanner on August 24, 2014 at 21:28

a good video you may have seen from the American Bladesmith Society and Master Smith JR Cook : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW26uMi5ojw

Comment by Steve Hanner on May 5, 2014 at 19:52

And some breaking news for Wicked Edge:

Happy Spring from Wicked Edge! It’s been a while since our last newsletter, so we have a lot of announcements, new products, and features.

First and foremost, we are delighted to announce that Wicked Edge has been awarded the coveted Kitchen Innovations Award by the National Restaurant Association for our newest model, the Wicked Edge Professional. The KI Award is given for exceptional products that focus specifically on the back-of-house challenges a food service establishment can face. In the case of the Wicked Edge Professional, this fantastic new sharpener helps to solve the issue of keeping knives sharp in an industrial setting without having to resort to costly knife sharpening services or constantly replacing knives.

With this prestigious award in hand, we will be attending the National Restaurant Association show in Chicago, May 17-20. We are very excited as this will be our first NRA show and our first major foray into the food service industry. The NRA show has over 2000 exhibitors representing over 900 product categories; everything from food to furniture to equipment will be there. We will be presenting the Professional Series Sharpener in the Kitchen Innovations Pavilion as well as a separate booth just for Wicked Edge.

Alongside the Wicked Edge Professional we are excited to introduce our newest accessory, the Variable Stone Thickness Adapter. For more information on both these additions to the Wicked Edge line, keep reading below.

Comment by Steve Hanner on April 14, 2014 at 9:25

Just a note! If you want to know more about sharpening, Join this Group and participate in the discussions. Yes I think there is a lot more to learn, let's have some fun and get some sharp knives!

Comment by Steve Hanner on March 12, 2014 at 19:57
Thank you Jack, I would,love one day to get a straight razor and sharpen it for myself to actually use!
 
 
 

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