How to Sharpen a Serrated Knife

Posted: June 5, 2015 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

  1. Chainsaw file is what I use.
    Cheap as chips which is good as they never last long, usually only a season. I’ve use the edges of a slate before now but never a plant pot. Must try that.


  2. Brittius says:

    Lost my serrated stone in the flood, so I run a thin rat-tail into the grooves, then hone with 300 grit stone like a regular blade, and then on an aluminum oxide rod at 45 degree angle. Did it just this morning, and as always, sharp as it could be.
    Started whittling at a young age, so learned to sharpen by feel.


    • gamegetterII says:

      I use a diamond hone similar to the one in the video after I’ve used whatever sized round file is required.
      I’ve found that chainsaw files work best for sharpening serrated blades.
      I carry a diamond stone in my hunting backpacking pack/BOB,along with a small sharpener that’s got carbide and ceramic “sticks”,along with a small tapered diamond hone.
      I did a post a while back about knife sharpening…

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      • Brittius says:

        If you run shy of a stone, what I do, is to find a broken terracotta flower pot or sometimes a chip of one can be found in the dirt. Simply wet it good, and it slurries to about 1000 grit. I had a few quarry bluestones about 3/4″, that weren’t too good, but good enough in a pinch. My biggest concern has always been field dressing a whitetail with dull blades. When I worked a slaughterhouse one year (long ago), I used a butcher steel but, my knives were honed almost every night. Lollygagging in a slaughterhouse will get wrong attention of the boss.


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