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japanese vs western style knives

Western vs Japanese Style Knives

Western Style Knives The fundamental difference between Western style knives and their Japanese counterparts, is the fact that the Western knife is sharpened on both sides of the blade. They therefore have what is called a symmetrical bevel. This obviously has an impact on the

knife sharpening angles and bevels explained

Knife Sharpening Angles – What Does it all mean?

If you are relatively knew to the world of knives and sharpening, jargon surrounding the various angles for a knife can end up being a little confusing.Especially when it comes to purchasing a knife sharpener – how do you know which sharpening angles are catered

Knife Sharpening Services – Should you use one?

Here at sharpen-up, we have provided a vast number of reviews on knife sharpening tools, so that you can take care of your knives in the home, out in the field or in the work place. However, what if you wish to utilise the many

kitchen knives ultimate guide

Kitchen Knives – The Ultimate Guide

There are many styles of kitchen knives available. However, which knives can be used with a particular sharpener? What is all this 15, 25-degree angle business? In our next few article posts, we will attempts to explain all of this and more. First, let us look

How to Sharpen a Knife

How to Sharpen a Knife

As I am sure you are aware, there are a number of ways to sharpen a knife. However, the methods and tools you will use vary depending on the type of knife you wish to sharpen, and the time you wish to invest in doing