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FAQ: Can I sharpen my knives on a bench grinder or an electric knife sharpener?

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In a word... NO!

Sure, it takes friction to sharpen steel, and an abrasive wheel spun by an electric motor will definitely produce friction -- but at a speed that also generates excessive heat and quickly chews away that precious steel you paid for. It doesn't take long to turn a fine knife into a brittle stick of overheated steel.

Don't do it.

To learn more, visit our Knife Sharpening page.

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