How to sharpen a knife on the stone
We sharpen a knife on a stone
The sharpening process requires a little skill, but if you have absolutely no experience, it doesn't matter, the knife will be sharpened anyway, though not so correctly and skillfully.
Imagine that you need to cut a thin layer of oil from a piece. Similarly, the movement is sharpening. Put the knife at a small angle closer to the handle. And the longitudinal movement of the blade is carried out on the stone with the departure of the blade to the tip.
In contrast to the cutting of oil, you need to walk a stone over all the surfaces of the knife: from the handle to the shaft.
It was one move. Now turn the knife on the other side and go to the other side of the stone. Similarly, we are trying to cut an imaginary thin layer of oil with the knife leaving to us, in order to sharpen the entire plane.
We repeat the process many times: one movement is one side, one movement is another. There are lovers who make three movements in one direction, three in another. This is wrong, since the center of the cutting chamfer can then go to the side.
Pressure on the knife when sharpening is not worth much, the efforts are distributed evenly, without excessive pressure.
Next, turn the stone on the smooth side.
Here things are the same as with the rough side.Except that the time for polishing is given a little less.
As you can see, the method is very simple, but skill is required. And over time, when you, what is called “put your hand in,” the knives you sharpened will cut no worse than a razor blade.