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• Last updated: December 15, 2022

How to Sharpen a Pocket Knife: An Illustrated Guide

A knife’s functionality is only as good as its maintenance. Although there are dozens of ways to sharpen knives, this basic technique goes a long way toward keeping your blade keen enough to do most jobs with ease. Sharp blades mean smoother cuts, which are safer because they require less force. You can find more details on knife sharpening here.

Illustration by Ted Slampyak

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