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Sharpening a $1 Knife (Video)

woodlore style bushcraft knife and sheath


If you spend time outdoors, you come to appreciate the value of a good cutting tool. 

I’ve written in the past about the importance of keeping your knife sharp.    Yet, many people look to buy the next shiny knife and forget to take care of the ones they already have.  That’s why I want to share this video with you.

This inspirational video shows how sharp you can get a $1 knife.  I hope it encourages you to spend some time learning to sharpen your own knives.  If Jun can get a $1 knife that sharp, imagine what you can do with yours!

You shouldn’t be surprised to see a chef’s sharpening video on a bushcraft website.  Some really terrific knife-care tips come from the kitchen.



As a bonus, here’s the sharpening video from Master Bladesmith Bob Kramer that Jun loves so much.  Mr. Kramer is selling a kit, but his advice works for any equipment.



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  • Tommy says:

    Hi Steve
    Great video on sharpening! Besides lantern collecting, I also sharpen knives for a few people. I was told over 50 years ago that IF I ever charged for this service, I would SURLEY loose the talent!

    • Steve says:

      Tommy, thanks for your comment! I also sharpen blades for friends from time to time. I don’t want them carrying unsafe knives! Sharpening is definitely a skill. And it’s nice that you share your skill with others.

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