August 20, 2017

Oboe Bevel Reed Knife Sharpening

Knife sharpening can be a tricky business, but sharpening bevel knives can actually be easier than double hollow ground knives. The thing is, you have to keep the angles constant. Whatever you do, don’t change the angles by lifting up the knife.

  •     First, start with the larger flat part of the knife flat on the stone “rubbing” back and forth until you feel a small burr on the bevel side of the knife.
  •     Then turn the knife over and “rub” back and forth until the knife is sharp.

That’s about it. Not too difficult. Remember not to change the angles that are already built into the knife.

Comments

  1. Robert Argoe says:

    For the life of me, I do not possess the knack of sharpening a hollow ground knife. I just bought a deluxe reed making kit which contains a double hollow ground knife. 40 years ago I did decently with a beveled knife. I let them talk me into getting the kit with the hollow ground and I wish I had held my ground. Every time I use the sharpening blocks, the reed gets worse.

  2. Robert Argoe says:

    For the life of me, I cannot sharpen a hollow ground knife. 40 years ago I did fairly well with a bevel. I let them talk me into getting the kit with a hollow ground. Each time I use the sharpening blocks, the edge gets duller!

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