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How to take a knife from dull to Scary Sharp!

Learn knife shop owner Hank Gevedon's "secret sauce" for using basic knife sharpening tools to sharpen your dull knife blade to Scary Sharp.

Student Reviews

  • Great knives, great course!

    Dustin Barton

    Really enjoyed this class and Hanks teaching style! The pace is perfect for applying the skills as you go and there’s a huge amount of detail he shares from ...

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    Really enjoyed this class and Hanks teaching style! The pace is perfect for applying the skills as you go and there’s a huge amount of detail he shares from his knowledge and experience. Not only do you get the sharpening skills but you get a lot of extra tips and tricks for using materials that you might have laying around or are easy to find, building your own set up, or safe ways to practice. Also had a question about sharpening high carbon steel which Hank responded to right away. Definitely recommend this course if you are interested in building your sharpening skills! Also get yourself a whiskey knife if you like really cool, sharp knives.

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  • What a Great and Informative Course!

    Johan McElroy

    I thoroughly enjoyed this knife sharpening course. I've sharpened knives all different ways that I've seen my Grandfather and Father do but never really unde...

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    I thoroughly enjoyed this knife sharpening course. I've sharpened knives all different ways that I've seen my Grandfather and Father do but never really understood about the burr. I've watched many You tube videos on knife sharpening but nothing explained or showed it like this course does. I know I can bring any knife and even my machete's to a "scary sharp edge now that I understand exactly what I'm doing. Thank you so much!

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  • Your knife is worth it!

    Aaron/ Hutch Hutchings

    Whether you carry an inexpensive knife or something high end, your knife deserves this video. I have been sharpening knives for decades and never had a knife...

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    Whether you carry an inexpensive knife or something high end, your knife deserves this video. I have been sharpening knives for decades and never had a knife this sharp before. If you use a knife on a regular basis this course is worth its weight in gold.

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BONUS TUTORIALS!

Not only will Hank teach you how to use a whetstone, crock stick, and leather strop to sharpen your knife blade from dull to scary sharp, but you'll also receive these BONUS lessons!

  • How to make your own Portable & Inexpensive Abrasive Stick Sharpener.

  • How to sharpen serrated knife blades!

  • How to improvise your own powered knife sharpening grinders to sharpen knives like the pros!

  • How to properly test a knife's sharpness by using the Paper Keeness Test.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    WELCOME
    • Welcome to the Course!
  • 2
    Knife Nomenclature
    • Grind, Bevel, and Burr
  • 3
    STEP-BY-STEP: How to sharpen a knife to Scary Sharp.
    • Generating a Burr with a WHETSTONE
    • Refining Your Burr with a CROCK STICK (Hank's Secret Sauce)
    • Making Your Knife Scary Sharp with a LEATHER STROP
    • BONUS: How to Make Your Own Inexpensive & Portable Abrasive Sharpening Stick
    • How to Sharpen Serrated Knife Blades
  • 4
    DIY POWERED MECHANICAL GRINDERS
    • Power Drill Grinder
    • Improvised Belt Grinder
  • 5
    FINAL THOUGHTS
    • Final Thoughts & Next Steps

Meet Your Instructor

  • Hank Gevedon

    Hank Gevedon

    Hank Gevedon has a Bachelor’s of Science in technology education, secondary education, as well as a Master’s degree in technical education, and a principalship in vocational education. He currently operates Reptile Toolworks in Mt. Vernon, KY, which manufactures outdoors and survival items and is the home of Whiskey Knives and other small batch blades.