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Old 06-29-2014, 12:50 PM   #1
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Sharpen a serrated knife?

I have a fairly thin flexible serrated vegetable knife that I would like to sharpen up. It is of high quality and after a couple of years it has lost its scalpel-like edge. Can you effectively sharpen up a small thin serrated knife?

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Old 06-29-2014, 01:26 PM   #2
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Yes, but you only sharpen one side, the side that does not have the serrations. Look close and you will see which side is which. This means you can not use one of those 'pull-through' hand held sharpeners. You either use a whet stone, or an electric sharpener that sharpens one side at a time, such as an Edgecraft Chef's Choice sharpener.
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Old 06-29-2014, 01:28 PM   #3
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Yes, but you only sharpen one side, the side that does not have the serrations. Look close and you will see which side is which.

A lot depends on what the serrations look like. Any chance you can post a photo?
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Old 06-29-2014, 03:56 PM   #4
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I was considering using my Dremel which has an assortment of little miniature cylindrical whet stones to sharpen the serrated side but that thing has such power that one minor slip would ruin the knife. Will try what y'all advise and forget the former idea. Thanks.....
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Old 06-29-2014, 04:04 PM   #5
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I have a couple of knives with this type of serration. I use a lansky system with a stone for serrated edges. The instruction is to use the stone to follow the curve of the serration.

If you have a fine stone that fits the serration, I'd try it.
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Old 12-29-2014, 06:14 PM   #6
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Old 01-04-2016, 04:55 PM   #7
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I'm new here and hate to repeat myself but you really can't beat a Sharpmaker for serrated knife.
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Old 01-04-2016, 06:48 PM   #8
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I just saw this thread and I too would love it get some advice... I have two Henkel serrated knives, a bread knife and a tomato knife... I also own a Henkel "pull through" sharpener, but no stones nor steel... advice?
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Old 01-04-2016, 07:25 PM   #9
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I just saw this thread and I too would love it get some advice... I have two Henkel serrated knives, a bread knife and a tomato knife... I also own a Henkel "pull through" sharpener, but no stones nor steel... advice?
Did you read my previous post?
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Old 01-05-2016, 02:26 PM   #10
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Have a look at this Edgemaker video. It shows him sharpening a serrated knife with it.
I've moved on to using a Zwilling J.A. Henckels Stainless Steel Duo Knife Sharpener, but I still have the Edgemaker to sharpen my serrated knife. It sharpens it well.

You can slide ahead to 2:33 of that video to see him sharpening a serrated blade.

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