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  • Thumbnail for article "How to fix a broken knife tip". Picture of a knife resting on a sheath
    May 17, 2024

    How To Fix A Broken Knife Tip

    1. Why does a knife tip break Why can a knife edge break at all and what leads to this? Quite understandable, but not always an obvious reason - under different circumstances, the knife tip, which is quite thin due...

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  • Wet stones for sharpening knives
    April 15, 2024

    Wet stones for sharpening knives

    Sometimes admirers of kitchen, hunting and camping knives, as well as edged weapons, confuse the terms «whetstone» and «wet (water) stone». They do not know the difference between these concepts, and not everyone knows how to use the whetstone or...

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  • Stropping compound
    April 4, 2024

    Stropping compound

    1. Abrasive stropping compound purpose and function To comprehend the function and significance of the abrasive stropping compound, it is imperative to have a clear understanding of the stropping process and its objectives. Stropping serves as the concluding stage in...

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  • Ceramic Honing Rod
    March 29, 2024

    Ceramic Honing Rod

    How often should you sharpen a knife? The answer is not too often: during the sharpening process, the abrasive stone removes some of the metal from the blade, which accelerates blade wear. You can use techniques such as honing or stropping...

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  • Sharpening knife blade pressure
    March 15, 2024

    Sharpening knife blade pressure

    The general concept of pressure Some might remember the definition of pressure from a Physics course. Pressure is a numerical expression of the effect of a body on a square meter of surface, which is expressed in units of "p"...

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  • Micro-edge drive when sharpening a knife
    January 4, 2024

    Micro-edge drive when sharpening a knife

    1. The latest buzz in sharpening Nowadays in the knife world, there are many knife sharpening techniques that you can learn about from books or find on the internet. At the same time, each of the methods has its followers...

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  • Whetstone Grit
    November 6, 2023

    Whetstone Grit

    You can use natural or synthetic stones, grinding discs, special plates, and even sandpaper to sharpen knives. All of these tools have one important specification: grit (mesh, in some sources).  The impact on the steel of the blade depends on...

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  • Natural whetstone
    October 31, 2023

    What Are Whetstones Made Of

    Hunting and pocket knife lovers, as well as professional chefs, know that the best way to sharpen a blade is with a sharpening stone. But not everyone has a clear understanding of what this tool is, how to choose it...

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  • How To Sharpen A Knife At Home
    October 25, 2023

    How To Sharpen A Knife At Home

    Some manufacturers assure that their kitchen knives sharpen on their own while in use, this is just a marketing trick. Even the highest quality and most expensive chef's knives lose their sharpness during use. But that does not mean that...

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  • Knife sharpener for Japanese knives
    October 20, 2023

    Knife sharpener for Japanese knives

    Japanese knives stand out for their strength, sharpness and durability. However, even these cutting tools need to be sharpened from time to time. Knifemakers use sharpening whetstones and specialized devices for this purpose. To keep your Japanese knife blade edge...

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  • How to maintain a sharp knife
    October 16, 2023

    How to maintain a sharp knife

    The sharpness of the cutting edge of the blade will inevitably decrease while in use. This is due to the contact with hard materials. That is why it is necessary to maintain the sharpness of the knife at all times....

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  • How to sharpen your knife with a knife
    October 11, 2023

    How to sharpen your knife with a knife

    Sometimes you need to hone the cutting edge of your knife and you do not have a sharpening rod or a knife sharpener at hand. It happens with work in the kitchen, camping, fishing, and in other cases. Below is...

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