How to Sharpen a Knife



- How to Sharpen a Knife -


After using for some period, the knife edge will be rounded.


To maintain enough function, it is recommended to sharpen constantly.
At the beginning it is difficult to sharpen , but if you get the hang this work is very fun.
Learn and find your best way to sharpen.

Preparation

  1. Soak the stone in water for about 3 minutes before using.


  2. Set the sharpening stone on stable place. for example put on wet towel to not move.


  3. Placing the knife at an angle of 45 degrees from the stone.


  4. Lift up 15 degrees. 15 degrees = there is a space for 2 or 3 coins.


    Important! While sharpening , should keep the same angle (15 degrees).

    We have a support product to maintain same angle.

    It can sharpen more correctly and faster.

  5. Holding knife with right hand, and push the point you want to sharpen with 2 or 3 fingers of left hand.
    Fingers should be placed on where you want to sharpen.



    In case of sharpening yanagiba or deba,
    Push the blade with your finger, you can know its own angle for sharpening.

    (How to Sharpen a Knife yabagiba or deba)


Start to sharpen

Start with medium grit stone #1000.
Sharpen face side of the blade
Until you accustom, it is recommended sharpen 3 parts separately. (Base, center and tip)
  1. At first sharpen the base part.
    Push forward with a little force and return softly.


    Use the whole of the stone.


    Repeat this process back and forth about 30 times or more, until the edge rises up (burr) as the following picture.


    The burr is very small and not seen. So check with your finger.

    If you feel something rough, already well sharpened.


    Importante : if the stone dry, add water.


    Importante : Mud is useful to sharpen. do not clean.


  2. Sharpen center of the blade.
    Repeat same work until rising burr.


  3. Sharpen the tip.
    Repeat same work until rising burr.


Sharpen other side of the blade

Same as above, sharpen 3 parts separately. (Base, center and tip)
Important! It is not necessary to sharpen so much this side. Sharpen until remove the burr(raised portion) of the edge.

  1. Pull toward you with a little force and return softly.

    Repeat this process until remove the burr(raised portion) .

  2. Also you can move the blade across the stone to the other side to remove all the burr.


  3. Confirm that there is no burr.



    In case of sharpening other side of yanagiba or deba,
    Sharpening this side just to remove the burr(raised portion).
    not sharpening too much.


    (How to Sharpen a Knife yabagiba or deba)


Final process with the finer grit stone #3000


Important! While sharpening , should keep the same angle (15 degrees).



It is not necessary to sharpen until the edge rises up (burr) , But sharpen face side enough. (and otherside do not much)
After sharpening with stone #3000 , can get better blade, more sharp and long lasting.

Recovered the function.




After sharpening

wash with water and keep it out of direct sunlight.



Recommendations about shapening stones

  • Sharpening Stone #500 - 700 / Between rough and medium
  • Sharpening Stone #1000 / medium
  • Sharpening Stone #3000 / finer grit
On this page we have explained how to sharpen with stone # 1000 (medium) and # 3000 (finer grain).

(Photo : Sharpening Stone Suehiro grain #1000 + #3000)
It is enough with this stone, you can sharpen without problem.

But if you have knife very hard and if you want to sharpen faster , it is recommended to sharpen with the stone #500 or #700 , before using #1000.
First, sharpen only one side of a knife with the stone #500 o #700 until the edge rises up (burr) ,

and continue with the stone #1000.
You can finish faster.


We have good quality # 700 stone.
(If you want to buy, please ask us.)


(Photo : Suehiro Cerax grano #700)
We can ship this stone, but it is very heavy so shipping cost is expensive.
For Europe : A stone + shipping cost = US$ 75.00
For Canada , USA , Australia : A stone + shipping cost = US$ 65.00
For Asia : A stone + shipping cost = US$ 60.00

If possible, it is recommended to get a stone of #500 o 700 in your country.

Anyway stone # 500 - # 700 is just to sharpen faster,
most important thing is to sharpen with stone #1000 + #3000.

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