Knife Sharpening Made Easy
by Stefan Steigerwald &
Peter Fronteddu

155 x 230mm

Published by Schiffer Publishing, West Chester, Pennsylvania USA


ISBN 978-0-7643-4306-3

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Extract from back cover of book:

The ideal guide for knifemakers, collectors, culinary professionals, and more, this book teaches multiple methods for making your blades as sharp as new - or even sharper. Starting with the theoretical foundations and mechanics of sharpening a blade, the authors then provide instructions for honing various types of knives with V-sharpeners, guided systems, rapid sharpeners, diamond files, sharpening steels, traditional stones, wet grinding, and belt sanders. Each process is illustrated with pictures and offers practical instruction, including methods suited for challenging blades like serrated blades and knives with wavy or convex cuts. Finally, there is a section on the proper ways to test the sharpness of a blade. Suitable for all skill levels, and complete with detailed diagrams, this is the sharpening guide for all knife owners and users.

Photos: Colour



Theoretical Part

What's the Goal?

What's the Meaning of "Sharp?"

How Sharp Does a Knife Become?
Blade Geometry
- Flat Grind
- Hollow Grind
- Convex Grind
- Chisel Grind
Influence of the Steel Types
Friction during Cutting

Practical Part

The Basics of Sharpening
The Burr
The Marker Method
Grinding Oil, Grinding Fluids
Grind to Zero
Taping the Blade
Visual Aids
The Right Pressure
Special Blade Shapes
Nicks and Dents

Sharpening with V-shaped Grinders

Sharpening with Lansky & Co.

Sharpening with Pocket Sharpeners

Sharpening with Diamond Files

Working with a Sharpening Steel

Sharpening with Sharpening Stones
Japanese Waterstones
European 0il- and Waterstones
Natural Stones
Diamond Sharpening Stones
Working with Sharpening Stones

Sharpening with Water-Cooled Sharpeners

Working with the Belt Sander

Stropping the Edge
Stropping with a Felt Wheel
Stropping with a Razor Strop
Stropping with Ceramic Rods

Special Case: Serrated Edge
Spyderco Sharpmaker
Honing Stone
Diamond Files

Special Case: Convex Grind
Belt Sander
Grinding Manually

Simple Aids
Grinding with Sandpaper
Stropping on a Plate’s Rim

Testing the Sharpness