The ideal guide for knifemakers, collectors, culinary professionals, and more, this book teaches multiple methods for making your blades as sharp as new—or even sharper. Starting with the theoretical foundations and mechanics of sharpening a blade, the authors then provide step-by-step instructions for honing various types of knives with V-sharpeners, guided systems, rapid sharpeners, diamond files, sharpening steels, traditional stones, wet grinding, and belt sanders. Each process is illustrated with pictures and offers practical instruction, including methods suited for challenging blades like serrated blades and knives with wavy or convex cuts. Finally, there is a section on the proper ways to test the sharpness of a blade. Suitable for all skill levels, and complete with detailed diagrams, this is the sharpening guide for all knife owners and users.