Today, I’m writing an answer for a difficult question — How to re-sharpen a bread knife?
Some might recommend to use a stick-type sharpener, but it does not seem easy to sharpen properly all the waves at the knife blade by such a stick…
Therefore it is better to use whetstone (flat grinding stone) rather than the sharpener as follows,
(1) Hone only the back side of blade.
(2) Put the back side of the knife flat on a whetstone, and grind the face until some burr appears in the edge of the blade.
When the burr comes out, grind the blade on a finishing whetstone several times lightly so that sharpness will come back to some extent.
The movie might help you understand how to re-sharpen a bread knife though a grinding machine is used in the video instead of a whetstone.
We hope the above would assist you.
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