5 Things You Don’t Have to Do While You Want to Sharpen Your Knife

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5 Things You Don't Have to Do While You Want to Sharpen Your Knife5 things you don’t have to do while you want to sharpen your knife and the ancient art of roasting.

Once upon a time it was easy to find itinerant characters or along the markets that sharpened the knives, the famous roast.

Today, often when knives do not cut they are abandoned in the drawer and only the most experienced or those who have valuable knives leads them to re-sharpen giving life to the blade.

Actually in your city many knife-wielding people have a sharpening service and not just knives at prices ranging from knife to knife. Continue reading “5 Things You Don’t Have to Do While You Want to Sharpen Your Knife”

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Tormek T-4 professional sharper

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Tormek T-4Tormek T-4 is a high-quality knife sharpening machine and is ideal in both home and hobby and professional.

It is compatible with the wide range of Tormek devices and is able to sharpen virtually all types of knives but not only.

It is an intermediate version because the Top of the range is the T-8 that has wheels with a diameter of 250 mm but that is fine for a knife maker and sharpen their knives at a high level. Continue reading “Tormek T-4 professional sharper”

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The stones to sharpen and their “grains”

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These days I’m doing a search to change the sharpening stones that I have because they are not of quality and I realized that it was money not spent well so I decided to share with you my ratings.

Let’s see what the abrasives commonly used to sharpen and their grains are based on.

This technical topic is very important for a maker because the last stage, that ofsharpening is complex and it is not easy to achieve satisfactory results at 100.

Grain is the degree of roughness ofthe stone, and is an indication of greater or lesser aggression and as for the abrasive tapes of the sander or the common sandpaper that you use in finishing, the lower the indicated number and the more abrade. Continue reading “The stones to sharpen and their “grains””

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How to sharpen a knife with sharpening stone

SharpenOn coltellimania.com we know that having a knife with a blade that doesn’t cut is like having cutlery and not having food!

You don’t do anything about it!

Today’s knives made with high-end stainless steels and are typically sharp for general use and many will remain sharp for years but this depends on how and how much you use the knife.

But regardless of this at some point each knife will need to be sharpened if you want it to remain effective. Continue reading “How to sharpen a knife with sharpening stone”

The sharpening angles of a knife

Sharpening angles

Knowing the sharpening angles of a knife is essential to make the correct choices of the angle of the wire based on the type and destination of the knife.

Working and using a sharp knife is the best way to do a clean job and give a nice feeling in using it.

When you first try a quality knife and sharpen this feeling is established in your memory and you will never go back, you will only look for more quality and sharp knives.

As soon as you feel that after a certain period of use the knife no longer cuts as before and this is inevitable if you use it, you will be forced to sharpen it again because you will be annoyed to hear your knife in those conditions.

At this point you can decide to sharpen it yourself or bring it to sharpen but if sharpening a knife needs knowledge and to develop a certain dexterity it is an operation that I recommend to learn how to do. Continue reading “The sharpening angles of a knife”

5 ways to see if your knife is sharp

Now your blade must always be sharp, but how do you know if your knife that you bought on amazon after watching a movie is really sharp?.

A sharp knife is safer than in your hands than a knife that is not sharp.

Does that sound strange to you?

Sharp blades are easier to use and are more reliable for cutting operations and to control what you’re doing because they require less force to achieve the same effect so they gain in sensitivity and accuracy.

They do what you want and do it well most of the time.

Continue reading “5 ways to see if your knife is sharp”