Knife Sharpening Made Easy
by Stefan Steigerwald & Peter Fronteddu
Part Number: BOOK-KSME
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The ideal guide for knifemakers, collectors, culinary professionals, and more, this book teaches multiple methods for making your blades as sharp as new -- or even sharper. Starting with the theoretical foundations and mechanics of sharpening a blade, the authors then provide step-by-step instructions for honing various types of knives with V-sharpeners, guided systems, rapid sharpeners, diamond file, sharpening steels, traditional stones, wet grinding, and belt sanders. Each process is illustrated with pictures and offers practical instruction, including methods suited for challenging blades like serrated blades and knives with wavy or convex cuts. Finally, there is a section on the proper ways to test the sharpness of a blade. Suitable for all skill levels, and complete with detailed diagrams, this the sharpening guide for all knife owners and users. Soft bound 106 pages, color photos & illustrations, 6 x 9" format.

The Table of Contents includes the following:
  • Forward
  • Theoretical Part
  • Whats the Goal?
  • Whats the Meaning of "Sharp?"
  • How Sharp Does and Knife Become?
    • Blade Geometry
      • Flat Grind
      • Hollow Grind
      • Convex Grind
      • Chisel Grind
    • Influence of the Steel Types
    • Friction During Cutting
  • Practical Part
  • The Basics of Sharpening
    • The Burr
    • The Marker Method
    • Grinding Oil, Grinding Fluids
    • Grind to Zero
    • Taping the Blade
    • Temperatures
    • Visual Aids
    • The Right Pressure
    • Special Blade Shapes
    • Nicks and Dents
  • Sharpening with V-shaped Grinders
  • Sharpening with Lansky & Co
  • Sharping with Pocket Sharpeners
  • Sharpening with Diamond Files
  • Working with a Sharpening Steel
  • Sharpening with Sharpening Stones
    • Japanese Waterstones
    • European Oil and Waterstones
    • Natural Stones
    • Diamond Sharpening Stones
    • Working with Sharpening Stones
  • Sharpening with Water-Cooled Sharpeners
  • Working with the Belt Sander
  • Stropping the Edge
    • Stopiing with a Felt Wheel
    • Stropping with a Razor Strop
    • Stroping with Ceramic Rods
  • Special Case: Serrated Edge
    • Spyderco Sharpmaker
    • Honing Stone
    • Diamond Files
    • Sandpaper
    • Stropping
  • Special Case: Convex Grind
    • Belt Sander
    • Grinding Manually
  • Simple Aids
    • Grinding with Sandpaper
    • Stopping on a Plate's Rim
  • Testing the Sharpness
  • Sources
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4306-3
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