Put a ceramic bowl upside down.
And place and angle the knife blade at 30° on the unglazed rim.
After that, pull the knife twice from the heel of the blade to the tip..
Then do the same on the other side of the blade.
In the end, rub the edge of the blade on some paper.
1. Easy right?
7 years ago, I visited my cousin’s apartment.
My cousin and I finished grocery shopping at a supermarket called Summit because I wanted to make something for her.
When I used her kitchen knife, I noticed it was dull.
It was so uncomfortable to use.
And the apartment didn’t have a sharpener.
So I used this trick!
2. You can sharpen your knife without a whetstone
If you have experienced the feeling of a sharp knife, you don’t want to use a dull knife.
Using this trick can make your knife sharp again.
Fact: All knives get dull.
No matter if the knife is cheap or expensive.
This trick is temporary. It is like fixing the body of your car using duct tape.
If you can, I recommend using a whetstone to sharpen your knife.
3. A Knife gets dull because the blade edge gets smooth
Having a zigzag edge on your blade makes your knife sharp.
It is something like a saw like this picture below.
[picture of zigzag and smooth]
Using the unglazed rim of the bottom of a dish brings back this zigzag shape into your knife.
But there is more…
The sharpness also depends on the shape of the blade.
A dull blade has the shape of “U”.
And a keen knife has the shape of “V”.
LIke this picture below.
You can’t fix this shape using the unglazed rim of the bottom of the dish.
It is a job for a knife sharpening whetstone.
You might be thinking “How long does this sharpness last?”…
4. The sharpness lasts 1 week using this lazy trick
Yes, you heard it right.
I think this is a decent amount of time for this quick trick.
5. What you need is a mug, a dull kitchen knife, and some paper
Here are pictures of what you need…
[picture of a knife]
[picture of a mug]
[picture of a newspaper]
1. Put a ceramic bowl upside down.
2. Place and angle the knife blade at 30° on the unglazed rim.
3. Pull the knife twice from the heel of the blade to the tip..
4. Flip the knife and angle the knife blade at 30° on the unglazed rim.
5. Pull the knife twice from the heel of the blade to the tip..
6. Rub the edge of the blade on some paper.
6. This works because the back of the mug makes the blade zigzag
The unglazed rim of your mug can shave the knife blade zigzag.
It has the same principle of a knife sharpener.
You might be thinking “Why do I need to rub a knife with paper?”
7. The paper can get rid of burr
Burr is a bit of waste metal at the edge of the knife. It forms when you shave a knife .
It looks like a really thin thread.
You have to get rid of the burr, so your knife can cut things well.
You can get rid of it by rubbing the edge of the knife on denim cloth, leather, or piece of paper.
Use a piece of newspaper or cardboard
8. This lazy way works better if your knife blade has a relatively soft metal
Because the unglazed rim on the bottom of the mug can shave softer metals better.
That means it won’t work well on high end knives.
Because they are made of hard metals.
If you have these knives, get a whetstone to sharpen them.