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Sharpening a pocketknife

Q. When and how should I sharpen my pocketknives?

— Dull Dale, Colts Neck, N.J.

A. How often you sharpen your pocketknife depends mostly on how often you use it. Basically when the blade feels dull to the touch or if it starts to feel awkward cutting with your knife, it’s time to do a little sharpening.

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10 Comments on Sharpening a pocketknife

  1. I will try it!

  2. That is a good way to sharpen a knife, what if Ido not have a sharpener?

  3. I usually use a kitchen sharpener

  4. Missingfingers // October 5, 2008 at 7:04 pm // Reply

    After you finish sharpening a knife place it blade down on your fingernail and gently try to move it back and forth, if it doesn’t move close it up and stow it.

  5. Cut Fingers in Round Valley // October 5, 2008 at 6:58 pm // Reply

    Porcelain can give you a fine edge.

  6. NOW I can sharpen my knife

  7. buckknives11 // September 8, 2008 at 4:44 pm // Reply

    good tip i will try it on all 3 of my knives

  8. i was wondering this myself. thanks

  9. Mother Nature in Las Vegas // August 31, 2008 at 8:39 am // Reply

    Nice video on knife and axe sharpening. I’ve recommended it to all of my new Scouts.

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