How to Prevent Rounding the Tip of Your Blade When Sharpening
It’s important to use the correct technique to prevent the rounding of your knife’s tip. The key is to ensure that the stones don’t rotate inward as you move them forward over the tip. They should continue to travel in the same plane as the straight portion of the blade. The easiest way to develop the proper technique is to observe the pressure you apply with your fingers and your thumbs when you hold the stones against the blade. You should apply equal pressure with your thumbs, which will prevent inward rotation as the stones come off the tip.
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I’ve heard that it’s proper to sharpen into the blade. Why do your videos show the stone moving away from the blade?
With the Wicked Edge, it is easy to sharpen in either direction and with any particular bias from either tip to heel or heel to tip. It is safer to use an “away” motion. We’ve tested the sharpening direction on literally thousands of blades and found ...
Sharpening is pretty straightforward. Begin on one side at the heel (back) of the knife, with the stone as low as it will go. Using light pressure, move the stone down the edge, at the same time going up the rod. Stop as you reach the tip. Be careful ...
Sharpening Small Knives in Your Wicked Edge
Wicked Edge sharpeners are calibrated so the angle measurements are accurate and the full capabilities of the sharpener are achievable when the edge of the knife rests ⅝” above the top of the vise when clamped. Many knives do not meet that size ...
Sharpening Fillet Knives and other Flexible Blades
Fillet knives and other flexible blades can be sharpened in any Wicked Edge sharpener, but they do require some different sharpening techniques. The challenge these types of blades present are: They are flexible They can be long The blade width from ...