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How to Sharpen Homesteading Knives

This step by step tutorial of how to sharpen homesteading knives will teach you a skill that you will repeatedly over the years. A sharp knife can make any task easier, a dull knife is actually dangerous.

If you have a good set of knives, you, no doubt, want to keep them as sharp and efficient as possible. After all, knives are expensive. Most people receive their first set of truly good quality knives as a wedding present, usually not being able to afford another quality set until later in life. This just makes it more important to keep knives sharp.

Many knife sets these days come with their own knife sharpeners. The problem is, the sets don’t usually come with instructions on how to properly sharpen the knives, so after a few uses they’re dull and inefficient.

Having dull knives is both annoying and dangerous. If your knives aren’t sharp enough, you’ll end up hacking at your fruits, veggies, and breads. And if you’ve ever tried to cut a tomato with a dull knife, you know you end up with juices and seeds all over your cutting board and tomato skins for your salad. Plus, working with dull knives means you’ll be putting more force into each slice and cut, which can result in serious injuries.

You can follow this tutorial to safely sharpen your knives, so that you’re getting the best use out of them. All you need for this project is

– A Sharpener ( Buy Here )

– A Steel  ( Buy Here )

– Dull Knives

Follow the instructions and your knives will be like new in no time!

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How to Sharpen Homesteading Knives
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Hone A Knife Sharp Enough To Shave

Keith McCafferty shares instructions for sharpening your knife so sharp you can shave with it. I would think this could be handy knowledge in a lot of scenarios and even right in the kitchen. This is something I used to watch my grandfather do. I have an electric sharpener but if you were in the…Continue Reading