KEEPING Your Knife Sharp

KEEPING Your Knife Sharp
Pull your blade through the GATCO MCS five or six times and the edge is refurbished for the next time you use your knife.

KEEPING your knife sharp entails more than knowing how to sharpen it. If you maintain the knife’s edge on a regular basis, it will eliminate having to re-establish the edge each time the knife goes dull.

Maintaining the edge is easy. The hard part is getting in the habit of doing it. However, once you get tired of re-establishing the edge every time your knife goes dull, you will appreciate how important the habit is.

Fine tune your edge with a GATCO TRI-SEPS.
Edge touch-ups are a breeze on the GATCO TRI-SEPS.

First, get one of the easy to use pull-through or similarly easy to use sharpeners and store it by wherever you put your knife at the end of the day. When you go to put your knife up, simply grab the sharpener and pull the blade edge through it five or six times. This should be enough to fine tune the edge and get it back to a working sharpness for the following day.

Such sharpeners as the GATCO TRI-SEPS are ideal for the job because they are easy to use and store or even carry. The TRI-SEPS, for instance, includes a chain for keyring carry. It sharpens both plain and serrated edges.

For more information on the GATCO TRI-SEPS—ideal for end-of-day edge touch-ups—click here.

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