RV_ Posted March 31, 2016 Report Share Posted March 31, 2016 If your knife isn't honed and you don't have a sharpener, you can easily make do by sharpening the blades on the bottom rim of a ceramic coffee mug. Excerpt: "Too many of us toss our knives in the dish washer, rarely sharpen them and continue hacking away at food as the edges of their expensive cutlery dull to near butter knife status. If there's ever a time when a knife is too dull to work with, and you don't have a dedicated sharpener handy, all you need is a coffee mug. Choosing your mug Obviously, you will need a knife or two, so gather any you will be working with. You will also need a ceramic cup or bowl. Most ceramic dishes have an unglazed rim along the bottom. This is the most crucial part. Just about any unglazed ceramic will do, but the larger the edge, the more room you will have to work with. How to sharpen a knife with a mug Keep in mind that this isn't exactly a standard way to sharpen a knife, and you probably shouldn't rely on it as a long-term method of sharpening. However, it will certainly do if you have no other sharpener on hand." The rest of the article tells how to sharpen them using your ceramic mug or plate here: http://www.cnet.com/how-to/in-a-pinch-you-can-sharpen-a-knife-on-the-bottom-of-a-coffee-mug/ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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