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How To: Sharpen A Knife

When to Sharpen Your Hunting Knife
You should sharpen your hunting knife whenever you see or feel a difference in the knife’ ability to cut. One way people test for sharpness is to run the pad of the thumb over the edge of the knife; this works but is dangerous. A better method is to try to cut a piece of paper, if the blade glides through the paper with out crumpling it the knife is sharp. So you have a frame of reference, try cutting a piece of paper with your new knife, before you cut anything else. When you sharpen your knife, this is what you are looking for, can you do better, sure, but only with practice. Continue reading How To: Sharpen A Knife