NFR Sharpening a knife w/ serrated edge?

Big Tuna

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I have a number of knives with serrated edges that need sharpening. Will any knife sharpener work, or do I need one that is specific to serrated blades? Thanks.
 

gt

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you only hone the straight edge when they need sharpenning. not a big deal to do this.
 

Mark Moore

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So I have one of those knife sharpeners for dummies. It sounds like I need a stone?
You might want to get a quote locally with a sharpening service. They will have the equipment to do it right and it might not be that expensive.
 
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tkww

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So I have one of those knife sharpeners for dummies. It sounds like I need a stone?
Something flat, yes, because it's basically zero angle. And depending on the size of the serations and the size of a steel or ceramic rod you have available, you can also go through on the serated side one by one to try to help realign the edge.
 

Big Tuna

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Thanks for the replies. At the risk of pissing off OMJ, one of the things I love about this site is that you can ask a question about pretty much anything and someone can give you an intelligent answer or informed opinion.
 

David Loy

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I’ve never done it, but I do have the Spyderco Knife Sharpener and it comes with an excellent “how to” video by the creator. He shows how to do both straight and serrated blades.
 

Brian Miller

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I have a number of knives with serrated edges that need sharpening. Will any knife sharpener work, or do I need one that is specific to serrated blades? Thanks.
The blue triangular stone in this Smith's Standard kit is for sharpening serrated knives (serrated side only).
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If it’s not in bad shape, sharpening with the bottom of a coffee Ceramic coffee cup will make you able to shave with that knife
I'll have to try that!
 

newfydog

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You might be surprised how well it works to do it wrong. I can appreciate all the good advice on just doing the flat side, or having a proper shaped stone for the serrated side. I keep a 12 " diamond impregnated sharpening rod in the kitchen and it works great to keep all the regular knives sharp.. I recently tried some old cheap serrated knives and holy cow! Just a few passes and they became scary sharp. A quality serrated knife with a set of elegant serrations would eventually have deformed serrations from such abuse, but I'm old and deformed from the years as well, and this is really fast, easy and effective.

 

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