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How to Use a Knife Sharpener Rod

How To Use A Knife Sharpener Rod

Want to learn how to use a knife sharpener rod (or honing rod for those who play Jeopardy) so you can keep a razor’s edge on all your knives? Boy, we really do love the way you think because that’s what we wanted to know too, so we did a bit of professional research on this very topic and now you get it handed to you on a silver platter. You’re pretty awesome, huh?

How to Use a Knife Sharpener Rod

Step #1 – Watch this video as Chef Gordon Ramsay shows you better than what 1,000 of our words could ever do…

Step #2 – Don’t like Gordon Ramsay? Here’s another guy with a British accent basically saying the same thing.


Step #3 – Don’t like that guy either? Sheesh! Here’s somebody with an American accent if that makes you feel more comfortable.


Step #4 – Okay, at this point we may have to accept that you are not a visual learner.

But that’s all good, we at Survival Checkpoint cater to survivalists and enthusiast from all educational backgrounds.

So, let’s write some of these steps out so the words themselves and not the ideas they represent will sink into your consciousness.

Nah, I got other articles to get to. Watch the videos or go buy a book.

Step #5 – Go Buy a Sharpening Stone. This How to Use a Knife Sharpener Rod post cannot help you.

Well we tried, but we just can’t get through to you. Sharpening rods aren’t for everyone and that’s just the way it is.

fool proof knife sharpener

Better yet, get one of these. It’s impossible to mess up using this. It sharpens straight edged knives, serrated knives, scissors, and probably s samurai sword if you put it in here.


How to Use a Knife Sharpener Rod Conclusion:

Learning how to use a knife sharpener rod may not be something everyone should take the time and add to their toolbox of survival skills because there are many other convenient forms of knife sharpeners available besides the rod form. However. make no mistake using a rod sharpener is just as effective as whetstones, handheld sharpeners, and even electric sharpeners – chefs prove this every day in their kitchens and restaurants. Thanks Gordon Ramsay!

If you’re a rod sharpener purist and nothing else will do, then you can certainly find the highest quality products at or at most fine cutlery and home supplies stores.





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What started out as a commitment to protect my family from the dangers of the world has turned into a mission to share my research with as many people as possible. Despite the ever-increasing threats of today, there are ways to keep ourselves protected. Knowledge is Power.

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