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Sharpening serrated knives
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Bkeepr    Posted 01-01-2005 at 04:43:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm very good at sharpening "regular" knives and blades...can shave with 'em when I'm done.

But between me and the kids, we've got quite a few serrated knives that are dull and I'd like to try to sharpen them, too. (Son paid good money to sharpen a serrated pocketknife at some specialty knife store, and says its duller than when he brought it in!).

What's the secret? What do I need?

thanks, and Happy New Year to all!

Tom A


deadcarp    Posted 01-01-2005 at 08:55:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
probly wrong but it worked - we had a serrated bread knife that had cut miracles but seen better days -one day i was using the angle grinder on the chainsaw and spied the knife too soon. i took 1 pass down the backside (smooth side) of the blade at a slight angle and it'll cut like a new ginsu.
couse you can get a whole set of new miracle blades for $40. that's $5 in grit paper money. :)


George in TX    Posted 01-01-2005 at 06:51:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you want to spend a good bit of money and a great bit of time Lansky makes sharpening systems for just about anything. Their products do a very precise job but do require a lot of time.

I'll put the link at the bottom but this page will guide you to the serrated aharpening systems.

http://www.lansky.com/products/systems.html



Vic in Kenefick    Posted 01-01-2005 at 05:15:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just got off the phone with Dad, in Kerrville. He said he sharpens his(the few he has) with one of those V shaped ceramic, Arkansas Sharpeners. I remembered as soon as he said it. For an 80 year old man with CSR he comes through at the strangest times. I sure do like him.


Bkeepr    Posted 01-01-2005 at 05:52:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks, Vic. Glad you appreciate him while he's still around. Mines been gone a decade, and I think about him every day...wish I could call him and shoot the bull like the old days.

Tom A


Doc    Posted 01-01-2005 at 05:00:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
How to Sharpen Serrated Blades

A serrated blade should seldom need sharpening. However, if it does, sharpen only the back side of the blade. [Serrations should be facing up.]





Vic in Kenefick    Posted 01-01-2005 at 04:51:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ah the ol Ginsu knife collection. My buddy, Jimmy Jimmy once said if it takes a knife that can cut through copper tubing to cut your stake then it is probably time to get another stake.....

I will ask my Dad and get back to you soon. He learned from Pops(his dad) and Dad passed knife sharpening on to me. I have made them so sharp that you could split hairs with them.


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