How to Sharpen a Knife to Razor Sharp Using Whetstones

27 thoughts on “How to Sharpen a Knife to Razor Sharp Using Whetstones

  1. riolo12 says:

    great video! i was planning on buyng a whetstone with 400-1000 grits, do you think that the resoult that you achived with the 5000 grit could be obtained with stropping the knife after the 1000 grit with a buffing compound on leather?

  2. mrkiky says:

    It's actually whetstone not wetstone. The word is unrelated to the word "wet" and has nothing to do with the fact that you have to soak the stone in water. The related word is "whet" which means "to sharpen". Just throwing that out there.

  3. metallitech says:

    Great video. That wasn't very sharp for all that effort, time and expense. In a sense the video was very helpful; your other method is probably better. I would like to know what you think of diamond "stones". I love them; no messing about soaking whetstones or leveling them. And they work really really fast as you might expect. After using my finest diamond stone I still need to use a good sharpening steel to get the knife fully sharp. I imagine that using a leather strop was get the knife shaving sharp.

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