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Lubricating A Sharpening Stone: The 12 Do’s & Don’ts

Using a lubricant with a whetstone is a topic that receives much debate in the knife industry, firstly which stones require a lubricant, and secondly, which lubricant is best. This can result in much confusion about the lubrication of a whetstone and lead to some problems for you if you don’t follow a few guidelines …

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Do Sharpening Stones Need To Be Wet? Complete Breakdown

Sharpening stones are a great way to put an excellent edge on your knife once you have learned the skill and developed your technique. If you are new to sharpening with stones, there are many questions that arise during your journey to become competent with this sharpening equipment. One of the most frequently asked beginner …

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Do Knife Sharpeners Wear Out? Answer for Various Sharpeners

There are many styles and varieties of knife sharpeners available to the knife owner or knife maker. These can be in the form of stones, pull sharpeners, or honers such as a knife-steel. As a knife owner, you most probably already own such a sharpening device, and you may wonder how long these gadgets last. …

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5 Ways To Ruin A Whetstone (Avoid These Mistakes)

A whetstone is a fairly popular means to get a razor-sharp edge on your knife blade, but a whetstone can take some time to become accomplished with using this tool. While many people may be aware that they can ruin the knife if the whetstone is used incorrectly, but have you thought about whether the …

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Can You Leave A Whetstone In Water? All You Need To Know

Sharpening a knife is a very controversial subject, and each person has their favorite method. For some, this is a whetstone. Some of these whetstones are sometimes referred to as water stones. Because water is used in conjunction with some whetstone to sharpen the knife, you may wonder if you could leave your whetstone in …

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