It is no secret that most survivalists feel as if their knife is the MOST important tool to have in their kit. I 100% agree with this mindset. Furthermore, we all know that a dull knife is the most dangerous knife you can have. It is much more important to have an extremely sharp knife and carry and utilize it properly than to have a dull one. A dull knife will require you to use more pressure or effort with it, which also increases the chances for risk.
What is the best method to sharpen a knife? I would submit that whatever way works for you to get your knife sharp. Some tools you will use to help sharpen a knife are stupid proof (perfect for me). Others require a bit of finesse. All joking aside I use some of each.
In the following video I show you how to use three common knife sharpeners. Also included in these brief descriptions are amazon links so you can get your own. These range in price from about $8 up to about $25. I have used one of these three styles of sharpening devices for nearly 40 years now. The stones have lasted that entire time. The others have been replaced over the years.
I certainly hope it helps. There are many different methods out there that work for sharpening, you should try them and see what works best for you. The ones I demonstrated and utilized in this video are the ones that work best for those that are new to it. (We sometimes do some knife sharpening in our survival classes) However you might find out something else works for you.
As always, come on, join in, let’s learn together!