Anonymous asked in Home & GardenDo It Yourself (DIY) · 4 months ago

I have a pocketknife that came with a mirror-smooth cutting edge. How do I preserve this when sharpening?

When I sharpen other knives with a sharpening stone, the edge does not have a nice smooth mirror finish.  The blade on this knife has a mirror finish edge from the factory but I have been using it a couple of years and it needs to be sharpened.

How can I sharpen it without having an ugly rough cutting edge?

3 Answers

  • Steve
    Lv 7
    4 months ago
    Favourite answer

    I suggest the Lansky sharpening system below.  It is reasonably priced (around $50).  If you afford it, get the diamond hone version (around $80) but the stones work just as well.  The diamond hones are less messy and easier to clean, in my opinion..

    Then, watch videos on YouTube on "how to do it".  I love the system I have and use it on my pocket knives, sheath knives and kitchen knives.  Get the stropping kit also; it will put that mirror-finish that you desire.  Good Luck - You Can Do This!

  • 4 months ago

    Have someone SHOW you how to properly sharpen a knife and WATCH you practice so they can point out what you are doing wrong.

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    Practice on other knives until your experienced enough 

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