Thursday, February 5, 2015

How to sharpen a Wushtof panini knife / super slicer / scallop edged knife

I'm not sure if I have ever mentioned, but I love my knives. I'm a huge fan of having a really good knife for the purpose that it was designed to be used in order to maximize your cutting experience.

I have a rather large collection of knives, though I do not think it is excessive. A 6-piece set of Global knives, some Wushtoff knives, The Boy has his favorite 3-piece set of Henckel knives and most recently added to the collection some Ken Onion "Rain" knives.

Out of all the knives I have, the most specialized knife I own is my Wushtoff Panini knife. This is a scallop edged knife, sort of like a reverse serrated edged knife.

I bought this knife from Eversharp Knives in Minesotta when we visited the US about 3 years ago.

This knife is perfect for slicing slightly frozen meat, hard meats like salami and pepperoni, and even hard cheeses. It slices through those suckers like they were butter.

The problem though, that I have with this knife is that it is very hard to sharpen because of the scallop edge. In fact, I went three years without sharpening the knife and fortunately, the knife held it's edge and I was able to continue to use it quite effectively, even though I knew it needed to be sharpened.

We traveled to the US recently for a vacation to visit family and I completely forgot to take my knife with me to get it sharpened at Eversharp.

When we got to Eversharp, I mentioned sharpening the knife to Joe who is the knife sharpening guru there (he sharpens betweenn 150 and 300 knives a day!). Joe recommended a small, thin diamond sharpener to me and demonstrated how I could sharpen the knife myself.

I filmed a short video of the demo so that I would remember it.

I'm so glad that I have this video and the knife sharpener because it means I am now able to sharpen one of my favorite knives and I do love my knives sharp!

If you have a Wushtoff Panini Knife or any other type of scallop edged knife, like the Wushtoff Super Slicer (a long version of the Panini Knife). this is how you sharpen it yourself, if you can't find someone who knows how to sharpen them.

If you do do this, be sure to post pictures for me to see either on Instagram - be sure to tag me with @langshipley or on my Daz In The Kitchen Facebook page.

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