Taking care of your knife is a vital part of ensuring that your knife will take care of you, for many years to come.
Knife sharpening is a skill that can take years to perfect but can also be very rewarding. However, there can be some instances when you may be working with steel that is hard to sharpen (like a stainless steel) or have a really dull edge that will need a lot of work.
In times like these, using a regular bench stone can take a very long time and be very tedious, because you really have to pay attention to your angle with every single stroke. Angle guided sharpening systems help take the stress out of reprofiling, working tough steel or fixing a really dull edge.I will not be going into sharpening basics in this article, but if you would like more information on that or other types of sharpening systems, check out my article from last summer on knife sharpening.
With angle guided sharpening systems you simply lock your blade into the clamp, find your angle (see the article on sharpening basics) and let the angle guide hold your angle for you.
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