Knife Sharpener or Sharpening Stone

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Knife Sharpener or Sharpening Stone

Postby Jennifer » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:31 pm

Anyone using a knife sharpener or sharpening stone?

Any brand to recommend?

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Re: Knife Sharpener or Sharpening Stone

Postby Imami » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:04 pm

No need la, just use the bottom of those clay bowls....

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Re: Knife Sharpener or Sharpening Stone

Postby Jennifer » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:49 am

Imami wrote:No need la, just use the bottom of those clay bowls....


"Use the bottom of those clay bowl" how to? Pls advise. Many thanks in advance.

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Re: Knife Sharpener or Sharpening Stone

Postby ammonite » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:59 am

On the base, there is a rim that is sticking out rite? Use that rim as you would a sharpening stone. I prefer a knife sharpener if I have to be the one doing it to keep the sharpened edge straight and balanced. I am a bit clumsy and have sliced off many fingernails in the past. It is hard for me to control a knife where the sharpened edge slants (due to uneven sharpening) ever so slightly. My husband likes to use the sharpening stone though.

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Re: Knife Sharpener or Sharpening Stone

Postby Kool » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:11 am

I use this to sharpen my knives and it works well for me. I have 3 extras to let go at $5 each with postage. Please pm if interested.

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You can see this video on how this works.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAhUS8DoT5U

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Re: Knife Sharpener or Sharpening Stone

Postby Jennifer » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:36 am

ammonite wrote:On the base, there is a rim that is sticking out rite? Use that rim as you would a sharpening stone. I prefer a knife sharpener if I have to be the one doing it to keep the sharpened edge straight and balanced. I am a bit clumsy and have sliced off many fingernails in the past. It is hard for me to control a knife where the sharpened edge slants (due to uneven sharpening) ever so slightly. My husband likes to use the sharpening stone though.


I hv never sharpened a knife.

Before marriage, there was a man who came shouting "sharpen knife , scissors" in our neighbourhood.

After marriage, mother-in-law is in charge of the kitchen.

When I moved out n started cooking, I got a good knife which is now not sharp anymore.

I saw a stall in Jelita that offers knife sharpening svc, dunno how much.

Is sharpening knife a not easy task?

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Re: Knife Sharpener or Sharpening Stone

Postby Imami » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:25 pm

Jennifer wrote:
Imami wrote:No need la, just use the bottom of those clay bowls....


"Use the bottom of those clay bowl" how to? Pls advise. Many thanks in advance.


Jennifer take a look here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQAiyanQ ... ata_player

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Re: Knife Sharpener or Sharpening Stone

Postby Jennifer » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:01 am

Imami wrote:
Jennifer wrote:
Imami wrote:No need la, just use the bottom of those clay bowls....


"Use the bottom of those clay bowl" how to? Pls advise. Many thanks in advance.


Jennifer take a look here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQAiyanQ ... ata_player


looks so easy.

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Re: Knife Sharpener or Sharpening Stone

Postby Imami » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:28 am

It is, and Cost free. I have been using this method for a few years. Knife sharper seems too sophisticated for me... :oops: no idea how to use one when I see it...

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Re: Knife Sharpener or Sharpening Stone

Postby Lynn1967 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:05 pm

Imami wrote:No need la, just use the bottom of those clay bowls....


:shrug: later the bowl bottom become crocked :shrug:

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