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Old 09-24-2008, 05:23 AM   #1
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Help me sharpen my Knives

Hi all,

I have a full set of global knives but cannot get them to be properly sharp, like when they were new. I have tried a stone one which you fill with water but wasn't impressed by it at all.

I got an e-mail from this site I had ordered a bluetooth kit from about this new knife sharpener but was wondering what you use and what you recommend.

The one they sent was called Anysharp (don't know if you have heard of it - it is on a website called itjustworks)

Help!!! I am dying to get my knives properly sharp again


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Old 09-24-2008, 06:04 AM   #2
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You can get a special Global pull through sharpener.

I have one of these and it keeps my knives in great shape, and no expertise required, just pull it through.

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Old 09-24-2008, 09:40 AM   #3
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The Global knives must be able to keep and hold an edge to some degree because Cat Cora states she uses a Global santuko. However, in the episodes of "The Iron Chef" I have not as yet seen her actually use one. (I will admit that viewing that show is sporadic.)

If you google "knife sharpening" numerous references can be discovered. It sounds as if you need something simple and repeatable to repair those knives. Without seeing them it's hard to recommend which method might be of help.

There must be a kitchen supply store in your area. If there's a "knife guy" at that store, let him examine the problem and recommend a system for the skill-set you have. In that manner you will be assured that you can use and hone the knives you own anytime you wish. If you're worrying about your edges you don't enjoy using them.
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:21 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by healthyeater View Post
but was wondering what you use and what you recommend.
I use lots of stuff -pic available but it's scary.

For you I recommend a King 1000/6000 grit combination water stone.

A stone like this will get your knives back to their original edge or better.


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Old 09-27-2008, 01:55 PM   #5
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what about those ceramic sharpeners like the one from spyderco?
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Old 09-27-2008, 03:41 PM   #6
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Just kidding ---- But I have been known to do it
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Old 09-27-2008, 08:51 PM   #7
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Just kidding ---- But I have been known to do it
My Dad has been known to use a belt sander!

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