Knife Sharpening

The Coticule Whetstone is the perfect knife sharpener and straight razor hone. It can be used in a variety of ways. If you have a blunt knife or razor you can rub the small whetstone (slurry stone) against the larger whetstone to create a coarse milky slurry. This coarse slurry will make the stone behave like a Read More

Knife Sharpening

Fishing is a very popular sport here in New Zealand. A filleting knife is an essential item if you are wanting to harvest some fish for the table. How to sharpen a filleting knife is a skill that is lacking with most fishermen. A filleting knife works best with a very sharp blade. This requires a shallow bevel angle of Read More

Knife Sharpening

Here at Cutler Road we think that anyone who owns a knife should know how to look after it. The technique of sharpening a knife using a knife sharpener is very easy to learn and is a skill you will have for the rest of your life. Cutting implements were some of the first tools that man invented all Read More

Knife Sharpening

The most important thing to concentrate on when sharpening a knife, is to hold the blade angle steady. This will give a bevel edge that is the same angle along the entire blade.                   15-25 degrees is the range you need to aim for. A low angle of 15 Read More

Knife Sharpening

Sharpening a knife with a steel is an excellent way to maintain you knives. It will prolong the time needed between sharpening your knife on a sharpening stone. A sharpening steel, butchers steel, sharpening rod or honing steel are all different names for the same tool. A grooved rod of steel approximately 30cm long, round or Read More

Knife Sharpening

There are a mind boggling array of gadgets and machines to sharpen your knives. The majority of these sharpeners have very coarse stones that tear through the steel, leaving a rough damaged edge behind. It may feel sharp and the rough edge will cut the skin of a soft tomato, but this will quickly dull Read More

Knife Sharpening

The Belgian Blue Whetstone is a natural stone used for sharpening knives and razors; it is a great knife sharpener. This whetstone contains very small, hard garnet particles that are held inside a softer base stone. You use this stone with a layer of water on top. You rub the slurry stone against the whetstone Read More

Knife Sharpening

Fishing is one of the most popular sports in New Zealand and a filleting knife is the next essential item after the fishing rod. How to sharpen a filleting knife is something people struggle with. A filleting knife needs to have a flexible blade. This allows the edge to move over the bones of the Read More