Not long ago my wife was in the kitchen complaining that the serrated knife, actually a bread knife, she was using just wasn’t as sharp as it once was. So being the thoughtful husband that I am I simply suggest she should use another knife like one of the straight edge knives that I kept razor-sharp. She didn’t like the idea. Apparently this was one of her favorite knives and she wanted it sharpened.
I’m not a big fan of serrated knives and honestly I don’t have much patience when it comes to sharpening them or any other serrated blade. So I was less than thrilled at the idea of sharpening hers. But eventually I tackled the task.
What you need to know about serrated edges
First off forget about using that old flat sharpening stone you have lying around. You’ll need to get yourself a sharpening tool designed specifically to Sharpen serrated knives. There are plenty on the market. The one I use I picked up at Amazon for less than 30 bucks. It’s a DMT serrated knife sharpener they are one of the top manufacturers for these type of tools I’ve been well pleased with its usefulness. I like that it folds up and can be placed for storage in the same drawer we keep our knives.
I will place a video at the bottom of the page showing how to use one of the sharpeners.
Tips to keep in mind:
1. Take your time. This is a time consuming task. Getting in a hurry will only damage the knife or yourself.
2. Don’t use a flat sharpening stone.
3. Pull the sharpener away from the knife never push it toward the blade.
4. Be sure to use a good strop or honing rod to knock off the burrs.