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Old 04-18-2012, 02:11 PM   #1
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Can I sharpen a knife with "teeth" ?

I looked around this site before I asked; I'm not sure what to do with my knives that are not that sharp anymore. Can I sharpen them or do they need to be replaced?

They are the kind that are serrated.

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Old 04-18-2012, 02:24 PM   #2
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Yes, they can be sharpened, but you only sharpen one side. Look closely at the balde and you'll easily determine which side has the serrations and which is solid, so you sharpen the solid side ONLY!
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:27 PM   #3
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There are special sharpeners you can buy for sureded blade knives.
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:27 PM   #4
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I've used Spyderco's profiling stones to sharpen the peaks and valleys of serrated blades
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:29 PM   #5
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I wouldn't sharpen any knife with my teeth. It wold simply wear down the protective enamel too fast.

If your serated knives are so dull as to be ineffective, then by all means, run them accross a sharpening steel first, since it doesn't remove metal. That may be all they need. If they actually need to be sharpened, go ahead and put then against a wet stone, as to have them professionally sharpened would probably cost you more than the knife is worth. They may not be as serrated, but they will be sharper.

Others may disagree with me, but that's my advise.

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Old 04-18-2012, 02:36 PM   #6
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i have a sharpener. but yeah, the knives are 25 years old and it's time to do something with them.

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Old 04-18-2012, 05:14 PM   #7
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I use the Edgemaker to sharpen my serrated knives. Here's a YouTube video about it.

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Old 04-19-2012, 01:46 AM   #8
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The Edgemaker Pro really does work well on most serrated knives. Otherwise you can sharpen on just the backside. True masochists can use files to do each individual serration!
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:40 PM   #9
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Serrated knofe sharpener

Chef's Choice makes a manual sharpener for serrated knives. It does a good job and costs around $35 (I think). I have one and it gets the job done.
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:07 PM   #10
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. Otherwise you can sharpen on just the backside.
This is as funny as the title of the thread! good one! After so many years of EVOO, though, my backside is too soft. I prefer the Edgemaster! It does a phenominal job!
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