How to sharpen a knife

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I want to show you how to sharpen a knife, I think the most important thing to remember is to try and sharpen your knives regularly if you pick a knife up to do a job give it a quick sharpen before you start it's more about keeping and edge on a knife than putting an edge on a knife, every now and again I do think you will need to get your knives sharpened professionally or invest in a Knife sharpener to do it.

So were going to hold a knife as you would for cutting with it if you're right handed obviously in your right hand, finger and thumb fingers around the handle, the steel and were going to put the heel of the knife onto the steel and it's a fairly flat angle 18-20 degrees is the angle you're looking for and were going to stroke from the heel to the tip and then on the other side the same heel to tip just working slowly from side to side and you don't have to press hard and just repeat running the knife along like this and that 18-20 degree angle is really important that's quite flat it's not up here it's down here somewhere so that's how you keep a knife sharp.

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 1st June 2017

How to sharpen a knife