Sharpening Kitchen Knives

Part butcher’s tricks and part bushcraft tricks! here is how we sharpened the kitchen knives the other day.

Dad was over (retired Family Butcher) so asked him to give my knives a quick wizz with the butchers steel but he thought they were past sharpening with just the steel so big brother decided to have a go with my Japanese water stone (available from Bushcraft suppliers) and really put an edge on them.  Then finished off with Dad’s handy steel work.  Note the Water Stone has 2 faces a medium and fine side, you start with the medium then finish off with the fine., the stone should be submerged in water for a couple of minutes before you use it.  Tools we used in photo below…  and all knives now razor sharp.

Link to YouTube video showing how to use a Japanese water stone

Butchers Steel and Japanese Water Stone

Butchers Steel and Japanese Water Stone

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About cwildman

Local Food Evangelist, 5th Generation Butcher based in the Yorkshire Dales, England. Town End Farm Shop, Artisan Butchery & Charcuterie, Home of The Yorkshire Chorizo.
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One Response to Sharpening Kitchen Knives

  1. Small Kitchen Appliances says:

    All the kitchen items needs to be maintained properly, Especially knives they need to be well maintained.

    Thanks
    Kate

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