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Sharpening with a whetstone

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Which stone should I start with?

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How to find the right sharpening angle?

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Naniwa vs Shapton

The differences

Whetstones for razor-sharp knives

You could, of course, have your knives sharpened for you. However, it is much cheaper and more fun to do it yourself. By sharpening your knives yourself you will have sharp knives, always! Within minutes you will be able to use your knife again. The best way to keep your knives in great condition is sharpening them with a whetstone. If you are looking for a whetstone this is where you will find all the information you need.

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Whetstone: grain sizes

In most cases a sharpening stone will be a combination of sharpening grains and a binding agent. However, in case of a Ardennes Coticule it is a completely natural product. The grains have cutting edges which enables them to sharpen your knife. As soon as a sharpening stone is used little pieces of the grains break off, revealing a new cut ing edge. The higher the number, the finer the grain. Stones with coarse grains (up to grain 400) can be used to shape the blade of a blunt knife. You can subsequently take care of the fine finish with a stone with a smaller grain.

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