Sharpening Made Easy
Published by Schiffer Publishing, West Chester, Pennsylvania USA
Extract from back cover of book:
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 instructions for honing various types of knives with V-sharpeners, guided systems, rapid sharpeners, diamond files, 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 is the sharpening guide for all knife owners and users.
What's the Goal?
What's the Meaning of "Sharp?"
Sharp Does a Knife Become?
Basics of Sharpening
Sharpening with V-shaped Grinders
Sharpening with Lansky & Co.
Sharpening with Pocket Sharpeners
Sharpening with Diamond Files
Working with a Sharpening Steel
with Sharpening Stones
Sharpening with Water-Cooled Sharpeners
Working with the Belt Sander
Case: Serrated Edge
Case: Convex Grind
Testing the Sharpness