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How Do Knife Sharpeners Work?

Knife sharpeners are a way of preserving
knives and other such tools that have become blunt with use and therefore less
effective.


Sharpeners work by grinding the knife
against a hard, rough surface. Usually stone is the most common type of
sharpener but sandpaper (which has a soft surface but is hard), can also be
used.



You can take your knives to a knife shop
where they will sharpen them for you (on average once a year), but if you are a
keen knife user and want to keep your knives sharp and in excellent condition,
it might be worth buying a sharpener of your own.



To sharpen your own knives you’ll need to invest in a good whetstone. These are
stones that are available in fine, medium and coarse grits.


The sharpener will come with
instructions about the angle you need to place the knife at in order to sharpen
it.


You can also buy stones for polishing
and to complete the job properly, after you have sharpened your knife, you
should polish it.

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