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How to sharpen a knife with improvised means: a quick method

Yulia PoteriankoLife
An item that will help make the knife blade sharp again can always be found at hand

A sharp knife is not only convenient but also much safer than a dull one. It slips less, works faster and more efficiently, and is much easier to handle. That's why you need to sharpen your knives on time. But what if you don't have any special devices at hand to make the blade work again?

Sante Plus has collected several effective, albeit non-obvious, ways to do so. A tool for sharpening a knife can be made from improvised materials.

River stone

A small river pebble with an abrasive surface will replace a bar sharpener if you don't have one at hand. Rub the blade against it from the point to the back, and your knife will soon be sharp and efficient again.

Another knife

This is the method used by chefs when they need to quickly get their tools in shape. Hold the knife you are sharpening firmly with the blunt edge facing up. In your other hand, take the dull one and rub its blade against the blunt edge at a 30-degree angle. Rub the blade back and forth a few times, and your knife will be ready to go again.

Car glass

The edges of auto glass are abrasive enough to serve as a knife sharpener. This is why you can use this method when camping. Lower the glass and make a few strokes with the knife blade along its edge. It is often best not to do this, as the knife can nick the edge of the glass.

Nail file

A regular hard nail file can also be used as a sharpening abrasive. Place it on a flat surface and run a dull knife over it. Within a few minutes, it will become noticeably sharper. The main thing here is not to rub too hard because the file grain can be quite large for the knife and damage it if you use excessive force.

Ceramic dishes

Another option for a surface that can sharpen a knife is the edge on the back of ceramic dishes. It is rough to the touch and quite durable. Simply place the cup or bowl upside down and use this edge to sharpen your knife.

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