For the novice, we strongly recommend the pre-set “V” style sharpeners. These are sold in many department and sporting good stores. We carry one of the best "V" sharpeners in our web store. The beauty of this sharpener’s design is that the angle is pre-set for the novice. Obviously, if you are well-versed in the use of the classic whetstone... use the whetstone.
When using the “V” style sharpener, be certain to hold the blade straight up and down (perpendicular to the sharpening base). Carefully draw the blade over the rods... alternating from one side of the blade to the other. (See the manufacturer’s instructions and watch the short film for additional information.
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Sharpening the Serrated (Pro Blade) Blade.
For the novice, we recommend that they take their knife to a place that does professional sharpening. For periodic “touch-ups” to the blade, we recommend the following:
Using one of the rods from a “V” style sharpener (or a tapered fine file for a chainsaw) proceed as follows:
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Things you should “never” do to your blade: