How To Sharpen A Serrated Knife Blade

How To Sharpen A Serrated Knife Blade
May 29, 2021 Mamun

If you are wanting to learn how to sharpen a serrated knife properly, there are a few things you will first need to take into consideration. This type of knife is not one that you want to try to sharpen yourself, so make sure that you have a sharpening tool. It is always advisable to seek professional help for this matter, as attempting to sharpen one of these knives without the proper equipment can seriously damage your knife. Serrated knives are not typically the easiest knives to sharpen, as they have many grooves along their length. If you are unfamiliar with how to sharpen a serrated knife properly, the first thing you will need to do is take a look at the blade and decide if it will be easier to remove the spent pieces by hand or if you need to purchase a special device for that purpose.

 

If you have not already done so, you should also take a look at your Serrated Knives and decide if there are any sharpening devices on them. Some of these devices include but are not limited to a serration plate, a bolster, and a cylindrical shaped knob or other type of support. You should make sure that whatever support you use that it does not move while you are sharpening your knife, so that your cutting angle remains constant. If the material from which your knife is made is soft, you will want to use a heavy duty steel or carbon steel cutting rod to sharpen your knife, as it will be easier to control the speed at which it cuts.

One of the most common methods of sharpening is known as “burr”. This method is commonly used by kitchen knives as it is very simple to learn and simple to execute. In this method, you use a knife that has an indented area in the handle, but does not contain the blade itself. What you do is place a very thin metal strip (or burrs) into the indented portion of the knife, which cuts the edge of the knife and a nice straight line is left. A good technique for honing your knife quickly and getting a good sharp edge is to perform several passes with the burr tool without stopping, which will insure you get a nice straight line every time.

The third step is to place the burr end of the rod into the handle of your knife and start turning the handle in a clockwise direction. As you turn the handle, the blade is gradually ground against the burr end of the rod. You should pay attention to the size of the grinded edge that you see, as it will determine how much the knife will take to get a clean, sharp edge. This is important because it will determine how quickly you can complete the task.

The fourth step is to take a small bowl or plastic container, fill it with warm water and place the plastic container on a table where you will be working. Next, remove your steak knife from its sheath, but keep the sheath attached to your bread knife. You will then want to soak your bread knife in the warm water for a few minutes, so that any moisture will be removed before beginning the second step.

The fifth step is to stand upright in a comfortable chair and hold the knife at a 45 degree angle to it. You will want to gently begin to move the knife’s indented side along the grain of the wood until the point is reached, then flip the blade over and sharpen the other side. After the second side has been sharpened, flip the knife over and do the opposite. It is very important to continue to do this procedure until you have achieved the desired level of sharpness.

The sixth step involves using coffee mugs. Place a medium sized ceramic rod in one of the coffee mugs, place the mug in the water for a couple of minutes, allow the water to sit and get warm. Once the mug is hot, place the stainless steel blade in the center of the mug and begin rotating the rod in a counterclockwise fashion. Continue in this fashion until the desired level of sedation has been achieved.

When your knife is completely sharpened, replace the dull blade with a brand new one and enjoy your serrated bread knives with pride. This is truly the best way to sharpen a dull blade. For more information about sharpening your own knife, be sure to check out the Serrated-Bread-Finder website.

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