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Old 03-26-2006, 06:50 PM   #1
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Can Steak Knives Be Sharpened?

I just bought this knife sharpener. So far I really like it. I was wondering though, can I use it to sharpen my steak knives? They are not the serrated kind. Can these be sharpened or can you not do that to this kind if knife?

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Old 03-26-2006, 08:15 PM   #2
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If they aren't serrated I say go for it.
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Old 03-26-2006, 09:22 PM   #3
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That is what I am leaning towards Alix, at least with one to start.
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GB, glad to hear you like the sharpening unit!
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Old 03-27-2006, 07:33 AM   #5
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Yeah so far I do, but I have yet to put it to a real test. I have sharpened one knife that really needed it, but I have not had time to do any cooking and there was nothing in the house to slice so I can not be sure of how sharp it really got the knife. I usually like to test with a tomato so maybe tonight after work I can stop at the store and pick on up.
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My brother the knife freak always tests on a piece of paper first, then moves to the tomatoes if the knife passes the paper test. Not sure of the rationale behind that though.
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I used to test on paper too, but have found that I can slice paper with a knife that is not super sharp.
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A dull knife is useless, so what have you got to lose?

Usually use a hone, actually a couple of them.

Also all knifes do not sharpen well, depends upon what they were make with.

Try one and see if it works.

Again, a dull knife is useless, so give it a try.
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Old 03-27-2006, 09:42 PM   #9
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Well they are not dull so I don't want to try it unless it will work. They could be sharper, but they certainly are not dull.
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