A knife is one of the useful tools people use in their everyday life. It could aid your spouse for cutting something in their work area. Knives are very useful in the kitchen and dining area.
We need a knife to chop and make delicious food to serve on our table. There are different kinds of knives, for chopping, slicing, mincing, cutting frozen foods, for fillets, breads etc.
Like any other tools many types of knife are developed for a certain tasks. Such as the serrated knife that has teeth along the edge of its blade. Its recesses augmented its cutting surface. Unlike a straight edge blade knife a serrated knife needs not be sharpened frequently for the teeth on the knife edge will be the one to penetrate whatever you'll be cutting and at the same time protects the recessed cutting edge from getting dull easily.
One example of a serrated knife is a bread knife; its edge helps in cutting the bread and not losing the bread forms. When people see that a serrated edge knife can almost cut through anything other than ordinary knives, knife makers decided to make many kinds of knife with a serrated edges on them.
This can include such things as Combat knives, hunting knives, pocket knives, utility knives etc. to name a few. Like other sharp object serrated knife also needs to be sharpened although not as frequently as straight blade knives.
But you can not sharpen it in an ordinary knife sharpener. You need a special sharpener for serrated knife. Listed below are few of the serrated knife sharpeners which you might be familiar with or can be of use to you.
- DMT Diafold Extra Fine Diamond Serrated Sharpener.
- Lansky Fine Serrated Sharpener.
- Chef's Choice Diamond Hone Two Stage Manual Sharpener.
- Chef's Choice Professional Sharpening Station.
The knife sharpeners above are only a few of the many sharpeners that can hone your serrated knives in perfect shape. Here are some tips and guide for you when you sharpen serrated knives.
The way you'll sharpen your knife will depend on the sharpening tool you have. If you have sharpening steel that is usually free when you purchase a set of knives then you could use that. You just run the knife, serrate by serrate down and up the steel to sharpen its valley and point. Make sure that you wipe the sharpening steel properly to make sure that not burns from your previous sharpening session remain on the steel.
If you do not like slow manual labor of sharpening your serrate knife you could always buy an electric knife sharpener. An electric knife sharpener today comes with the ability to sharpen both the straight blade and the serrate knife.
But when you sharpen your serrate knife make sure that the sharpener is set in the serrate setting, you just have to guide your knife when you sharpen it. If you do not know how to use the sharpener read the manual first it will teach you how to use the product you purchased.
When you sharpen your knife make sure to follow the right way of sharpening them.