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Choosing the Right Grit for the Current State of your Knife

When considering which grit to use when sharpening your knife, remember that the higher the grit number the finer. Lower grit numbers are coarser and more aggressive.
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Sharpening Angles & Grit Selection

A quick reference guide to sharpening angles, grit selection and sharpening materials.
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How to Use the Lansky QuadSharp

Maintain your knives in the field to the exact angle you set with your legendary Lansky Controlled-Angle System, or use as a fully functional, stand-alone sharpening solution. The carbide V-groove sharpens in 3 to 4 strokes. Next, freehand polish your new…
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Commonly Used Knife Sharpening Terms

When you first enter the world of knife sharpening, it can seem like there's a whole new language to learn. In this post you'll find some of the most commonly used terms in sharpening.
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How to Use the Lansky Controlled-Angle Sharpening System

Originally designed in 1979, the Lansky Controlled-Angle Sharpening System was created with one thought in mind; to make a knife sharpener anyone could use to obtain a razor-sharp edge.
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Which Sharpening Abrasive Should I Use?

There are various sharpening abrasives available today and they each have their own strengths and weaknesses. Which abrasive you choose will ultimately depend on your personal preference. Let’s take a look at the six main categories.
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When To Use Honing Oil With Your Lansky Sharpening System

Nathan’s Honing Oil is a specially formulated lubricant for use with Lansky Sharpeners and Natural Arkansas Bench stones. The oil comes included with all Lansky controlled-angle sharpening kits.
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History of Knife Sharpening

Western style knife-sharpening can be traced back to the “moletas” of Northern Italy. The moletas were knife-grinders who traveled from village to village offering their knife-sharpening services.
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