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How to sharpen with an Arkansas Stone

1) Apply a small amount of honing oil on the stone. Tilt your knife at an approximate 20° angle with the cutting edge facing away from you.

2) Push the knife away from you, maintaining the 20° angle. Repeat that stroke two or three times.

3) Turn the knife over so the cutting edge faces you. Tilt the knife again at approximately 20° and draw the blade toward you. Repeat that stroke two or three times.

IMPORTANT: Take the same number of strokes on each side of the knife. Push and draw blade as though you were trying to shave a thin slice off the stone. Clean the stone under running water or wipe off the oil with a cloth.