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How To Use A Wet Tile Saw

No matter the household, or how handy you think you are, there’s always another home improvement project to take up your time. The problem is, many of these tasks require specific kinds of tools. Tiling is no different. Whether you are tiling a new floor, or redoing

How To Shuck Oysters With A Knife

Oysters are a treat for many of us. This usually means we do not have them very often, especially at home. Because of this you may not know how to shuck (i.e open) an oyster the right way. Well rest assured, we are here to

Best Way to Clean a Chef’s Knife

Whether you’re a professional chef or handy in the kitchen at home, your chef’s knife is going to see regular action. As the workhorse of the kitchen it is very important that you keep your knife clean. This of course is vital for hygiene reasons,

How To Get A Smooth Black Patina On A Carbon Steel Blade

We have all seen a black finish on blades before. It has become more and more popular over recent years from everything to a quality flipper knife, to titanium dive knives. One of the major reasons being it looks damn cool. (From a practical perspective,

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

how to sharpen a ceramic knife

How to Sharpen a Ceramic Knife

So how exactly does one go about sharpening a ceramic knife? Many people have ceramic knives in their kitchen, the reason for buying one in the first place is that ceramic is such a hard material. These knives last a long time. However, although ceramic

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