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Whittle The Right Way : Beginner’s Guide Part 2

WITH GREAT POWER COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY: STAY SHARP   Keeping your knife blade sharp, regardless of whether it’s a pocket knife or a specialized whittling knife, is a critical point in success and safety. An obvious, but needs to be stated, is that the sharper your knife is, the easier it will be to whittle. You’ll quickly realize how dull your knife is by the amount of time and how hard it is to cut the same area of wood.   To sharpen your knife,…

Whittle The Right Way : Beginner’s Guide Part 1

A MODEST HISTORY OF WHITTLING   Many people have the desire. It sits deep down inside for some. For others, they express their joy by picking up a trusty knife, a piece of wood, and a chair. It’s not something incredibly difficult to do – although it can be as challenging as you’d like it to be. Quite frankly, it’s an easy way to get lost in your own thoughts. It’s an easy way to relieve the stress of the day or the weekend. You…

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How To Sharpen a Knife With a Stone

If electric sharpeners are not working to your satisfaction, learn how to sharpen a knife with a stone. Stones work because the user controls the amount of sharpness. Many professionals use these tools to sharpen knives. Keep the stone oiled well, as it will not work without moisture. Use a manufacturer recommended oil for your stone. Determine the angle Each knife is sharpened at a certain angle. If you don’t know what angle to use, ask the manufacturer or a professional knife store what angle…

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How To Sharpen A Knife Using Sharpen Tools

If you are sharpening a knife with an electric knife sharpener, it is best to follow the instructions that come with the sharpener. If you don’t have the instructions, call the manufacturer to see if you can get a new copy of the owner’s manual. If that is impossible, you might want to switch to a company that has better customer service. However, if you find that you need to sharpen your knife and you don’t have an electric knife sharpener, you can always use…

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Sushi Knives: Why Are Sushi Knives Different From Regular Knives?

Sushi knives may seem like a niche product that is only marketed towards aspiring culinary artists that lack the common sense to realize that the only thing that makes a blade a ‘sushi’ variant is in the title. While there may be some truth to this logic, there are also some minor variations in sushi knives that set them apart from standard filleting knives or other types of knives. Not all sushi knives are unique, however, and some sushi knives are simply other types of…