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Here is a question, I was wanting to sharpen some knives on a sharpening stone and I didn't have any Honing oil so I used Olive oil. Is that OK ? It seemed to work. Thanks
Yep. My Grandfather taught me to spit on my wet stone! I wasn't nearly as good at sharpening as he was though,his edges were dangerous sharp!
 

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If it works then I'd say "Yes"! I usually just use WD-40 on my oil stones.
 

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I don't want your spit on the meat. I've seen lots folks do the spit thing, I'll stick with water for any knife that I'm using for cutting food, non food cutting fine. Also oil does soak into some stones then out so be careful how you store them.
I worked in a sausage kitchen 1 summer, learned how sharpen for different jobs and different types and cuts of meats.
 

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Just notice the stone soon absorbs the oil/ I wonder if that is good for the stone ?
My opinion … using oil on a stone just clogs it up. Water or nothing. A good STROP is the key to really fine edges. https://www.sharpeningsupplies.com/Understanding-Strops-W111.aspx That and a good steel to begin with. I strop my kitchen knives after every single use. Only use a stone if a guest abuses the blade. By the way, generally speaking; "a woman is a knife's worst enemy."...lol ;)
 
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I don't want your spit on the meat. I've seen lots folks do the spit thing, I'll stick with water for any knife that I'm using for cutting food, non food cutting fine. Also oil does soak into some stones then out so be careful how you store them.
I worked in a sausage kitchen 1 summer, learned how sharpen for different jobs and different types and cuts of meats.
Hmmm. I have always washed off my blades after sharpening them no matter if I was going to cut meat or cardboard.
 

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If my wife had a sharp knife she'd be in the emergency room!:eek::D
 

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Thanks I sent for a strop with some green sharpening agent. My Uncle I remember always had a strop. He was a knife sharpening fanatic. My knives are sharp but that stropping I know makes for a clean edge. Gonna try it.
 

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They aint all bad with knives. My wife does the final trimming and packaging of our deer. She's pretty good at it.
You are a lucky one, in this regard at least.
The average woman cuts on metal, or drops it carelessly to the dishes or the drawer ...
 

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Yep. My Grandfather taught me to spit on my wet stone! I wasn't nearly as good at sharpening as he was though,his edges were dangerous sharp!
Yup...I learned to sharpen a knife in boy scouts from my scoutmaster. He spit on the stone every time. My father was a master finish carpenter and used chisels for shaping every door hinge, cabinet hinge, latch, recess etc in the wood. He spit on his stone to sharpen and when I say his chisels were wicked sharp...I mean sharp!
I use spit and then wash the knife. I also just bought a strop a few months ago after reading an article that explained that last step that puts a fine edge on the blade. The strop is fantastic and I even use it on my G5 Montec fixed blade heads.
As far as the ladies go... at least in my household, my wife and mother-in-law treat knives like screw drivers!!! I had beautiful Henkel knives I bought when I first got married. Cost me a small fortune. Only I used them and sharpened them. Then my mother-in-law starts coming over for the weekend or a 3-5 day visit. Lucky me! I go to use one of the knives and the tip is broken off...squared off by at least an 1/8th of an inch! Mother Knocker I'm pissed! I ask what happened to my knife and I get " I opened a pop top soup can with it!" Used the tip of the knife to lift the tab and snapped it off! Now...to add insult to injury, a few days later another Henkel has a tip snapped off. I'm losing my mind now and am ready for a full out assault on anyone touching my knives. Turns out my wife fesses up and tells me she tried to pry open a lid with it. Within one weeks time, I have 2 knives damaged.
I sharpen my kitchen knives every few weeks because after 21 years of marriage I still can't figure out how I can make such nice edges on my blades and bingo they're dull in no time... just watch how the Mrs. uses them and I totally understand!
The old phrase " keep yer powder dry" is a good one. Someone should come up with one about knives!:D
 
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