This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com
Having a knife available at all times is handy for unforeseen chores and other small emergencies. That’s why I keep two. But if the knife is dull, it is not only useless, but can be dangerous. You have more risk of cutting yourself if your knife is dull. You can carry a knife sharpener too, but what if you don’t have one available? Here is a way to sharpen your knife without one.
- Turn the cup upside down on a stable surface. I used a chopping board. (Make sure kids and pets are away from you when you do this.)
- Using your right (or left if you are left handed) hand, hold the knife at about a 30 degree angle against the unglazed bottom of the cup. Make sure the blade is facing away from you. Hold down the coffee cup by the handle with your opposite hand.
- Run the blade back and forth across the bottom of the cup several times.
- Test the blade by cutting a piece of paper downward. The blade should cut right through. If it is not sharp enough, repeat the process.
Here is a video I made when I tried this.
Your results may vary. It is best to have a knife sharpener, but this hack does the job if you don’t have one.
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