How Do You Use a Cutting Knife? A Brief Guide
Have you ever wanted to know how to use a knife in the most efficient and effective way? If the answer is yes, then read on. We have all been in a situation where we had to quickly and efficiently take care of some small but crucial details that could make or break the success of a project. The job at hand could be making cookies or making a skirt for a little girl’s party. The point I am trying to make here is to show you that by taking small steps in the right direction, any task can become easy.
In order to answer the question, “How do you use a cutting knife?” the first step is understanding how to sharpen a knife properly. As with many mechanical tools, knives need to be sharpened on a regular basis to maintain their effectiveness and reduce the chance of injury. It is recommended to sharpen the knives using an automatic knife sharpener, which are available at most major retailers.
If you have purchased a manual knife sharpener, you will need to follow the same steps. First, you should place the blade into a vise-grip. Make sure the blade is completely raised and straight. You would then place the sharpening stone over the blade. You would need to apply pressure over the stone to move it down the blade, but be careful not to apply too much pressure so as to damage the blade.
A traditional knife sharpener would require you to remove the whole knife from the handle. Once this has been done, you would roll the knife blade up in a towel and then flatten it out. Next, the blade should be placed inside of the vise-grip. You should hold the knife in the appropriate manner, and you need to apply pressure until the blade grabs and cuts. Again, be careful not to apply too much pressure so as to damage the knife.
Another common knife sharpener is the clip knife sharpening system. This works by inserting the blade into a clip which is either made of plastic or metal. The clips are connected to the handle via a series of screws. To sharpen the knife, you would insert another clip into the first one and then push the blade into it. When you release pressure on the blade, it will cut onto the second clip. This is how you would sharpen two knives at a time.
The third type of knife sharpener is the multi-purpose tool sharpener. This is similar to the clip knife sharpener, except that the blade is able to be inserted into more than one clip. The blades can be used to cut through different materials, such as wood, metal or ceramic tiles. The multi-purpose knife sharpener allows you to sharpen different blades at the same time.
The fourth type of knife sharpener is the fixed blade knife sharpener. The handle of this type of knife is usually ergonomic with the flat part touching the table edge. To sharpen the blade, you would first remove the whole blade and cut it crosswise until the very edge. Then, put the blade back in its slot and reassemble the handle, keeping the blade assembly in place.
How do you use a knife with these types of knife sharpeners? It would be very hard to use a sharpened knife without damage to itself. After sharpening, always wipe the knives with soft cloths dipped in rubbing alcohol. Some people like to leave the knives sharpened for a day or two on an open drawer so that the blade does not dull. This way, you can use the knife without worrying about damaging the sharpener.