Introduction to Sharpening

Introduction to Sharpening

Your knife is only as good as your sharpening skills. On this course we’ll explain the importance of different whetstones and teach the basic technique to get a razor sharp edge on any blade using Japanese whetstones. We’ll advise on how to maintain the knives after they’ve been sharpened, show you around the workshop and explain a bit about the knife making process.

  • Basic sharpening technique
  • Introduction to Japanese whetstones – choosing the right stone for the job
  • Care and maintenance tips

*You can bring your favourite knife with you, or we’ll provide one for you
*6 people per class
*Lessons typically run for about 1.5 – 2 hours
*£50pp

Advanced Sharpening Course

This class is designed for people who have already taken our introductory class or are confident in sharpening with a Japanese whetstones. This smaller, more intimate class will cover a variety of specialist techniques and will be tailored to suit the blades you bring in. Areas that can be covered:

  • Thinning and bevel refinement
  • Chip repair
  • Single bevel sharpening
  • Other edged tool sharpening and maintenance (excluding scissors!).
  • Polishing using natural and finger stones

*4 people per class
*Lessons run for about 2 hours
*£75pp

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