Sharpening Cutting Tools

It seems like I can never get a good edge on my cutting tools.

It’s frustrating┬áto spend a lot of time trying to get a sharp edge when it seems it was all for nothing a short time later.

Well, it doesn’t have to be that way anymore.

Field & Stream has a good guide that will walk you though the steps you need to take to get your equipment sharp. You’ll also know how to keep them sharp.

Use after every few cuts to restore a knife to sharpness. Use: Place the tip of the knife against the tip of the steel and push down and forward. At the end of the stroke, the base of the knife should touch the base of the steel. Do the same thing on the opposite side of the steel. Repeat six or eight times… [continued]

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SOURCEField & Stream
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Jason Houser is an avid traditional bowhunter from Central Illinois who killed his first deer when he was nine years old. A full-time freelance writer since 2008, he has written for numerous national hunting magazines. Jason has hunted big game in 12 states with his bow, but his love will always be white-tailed deer and turkeys. He considers himself lucky to have a job he loves and a family who shares his passion for the outdoors. Jason writes full time and is on the pro staff of two archery companies; in his free time, he fishes and traps as much as possible.