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August 29, 2016

The Importance Of Understanding The Properties of Knife Steel

For a novice sharpener, a person considering purchasing a Japanese Water Stone or

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June 15, 2016

The Importance Of Pressure: Make The Most Of Your Water...

This is not a trick or anything, what I am going to describe is an element of my

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April 11, 2016

How To Sharpen a Fujiwara Santoku Knife on Water Stones

There are too many knife sharpening videos to count and if watching a video in order

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March 21, 2016

The 3-Step “Sharp Routine” To Keep Your Knives Sharp

Can knives stay sharp forever? When I hear someone say that their knives are still

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March 3, 2016

A Professional Guide To Choosing The Best Knife Sharpener

Guide updated in January 2017. I’m Peter Nowlan, a professional knife

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February 12, 2016

From Dull To Sharp: A Video Guide To Sharpen Your...

The purpose of this article and video is for me to describe not just how I sharpen

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February 3, 2016

The Riddle of Steel: Understanding Edge Retention

KEEPING KNIVES SHARP. THAT’S THE PROBLEM. How to get a knife to stay sharp

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December 1, 2015

The Essence of Knife Sharpening: The Passion behind the Art

For those of us who sharpen knives on a regular basis, we know that it is a journey,

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October 23, 2015

How To Sharpen a Knife on a Japanese Water Stone

My name is Peter Nowlan, a retired Naval Officer. I became interested in Knife

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September 21, 2015

Knife Sharpening: The Stepping Stones

At some point in a person life, the desire to sharpen a knife takes root, especially

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