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Bought a Sharpening Stone. How Do I Use It?

taos | Feb 25, 2014 09:13 AM

Just purchased a sharpening stone. I'm tired of paying to have someone sharpen my knives and I don't want an electric device to do it. Sharpening on a stone is also a skill I want to acquire.

Now I need instructions on how to use it. The person at the store said to watch YouTube videos. There are about a billion of these. Can any of the knife experts here recommend or provide some good instruction, video or otherwise?

The stone is:
Shun 300/1000
http://www.amazon.com/Shun-300-1000-C...

My main knives are:

Henckels Twin Four Star 8-inch Chef's Knife (my baby)
http://www.amazon.com/Zwillilng-J-A-H...

Generic Version of Victorinox Utility Knife
http://www.victorinox.com/us/product/...

Kuhn Rikon Non-Stick Paring Knife
http://www.amazon.com/Kuhn-Rikon-4-In...

Plus a serrated utility knife and a cleaver that I inherited and is as dull as a baseball bat right now.

I'd also like to use the stone to sharpen my Swiss Army Knife (http://www.amazon.com/Victorinox-Swis...) and Multi Tool (http://www.leatherman.com/10.html)

Thank you in advance for your help.

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