Do you struggle to get a knife sharp?

It could be the quality of the knife that’s giving you trouble. Or it could be that you need some pointers.

T. Edward Nickens of Field & Stream has authored an informative and entertaining inside look at what it takes to get a knife sharp.

I hold the knife in my right hand, thumb on the blade spine. My left thumb guides the edge along a sharpening stone at as close to a 20-degree angle as possible. The screech of diamond dust biting steel is like a door creaking open in a slasher film. I haven’t broken such a nervous sweat since Mrs. Evans made me read a story about tarantulas to the entire third-grade class… [continued]

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