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There’s a BIG difference between a sharp knife AND a Scary Sharp Knife!

If you’re around wood carvers for very long, the question will come up, “How do you sharpen your knife?”

…followed by more questions..

“Should I use a stone?  What kind? Japanese water stone, Arkansas, ceramic, diamond?”

“A guy on YouTube sharpened a knife on his car window. Should I try that?”

When it comes to answering the question, “What’s the best way to sharpen a knife?”, you’ll get lots and lots of suggestions.


Most sharpening systems are:

  • Expensive $$$
  • Hard to use
  • Difficult to maintain
  • useless when it comes to producing a Scary Sharp edge! 

I used to sharpen with ceramic stones. Now I sharpen differently and I get a MUCH BETTER edge!


This is how I sharpen my knives 😲

When I first started sharpening my carving knives, I used ceramic stones, just like I was taught.
The edge I was getting was sharp, but after teaching sharpening to my students for several years, I knew there had to be a better, more affordable way to get a better edge.
Sharpening is really not that complicated. I explain the process in one of the most popular articles I’ve ever written,

“10 Minutes to Scary Sharp!” 



It’s all about the abrasive grit size!

A white ceramic stone like I was using to hone the edge (after sharpening), is about 2000 grit. 
Increasing the grit during the sharpening process will make finer “scratches” and create a sharper edge. That’s pretty much all there is to it!
Instead of FINISHING the sharpening process at 2000 grit, I wanted to use finer and finer abrasives to get a mirror, shiny sharp edge.
The search for high grit abrasive strips wasn’t easy, but I located a supplier with sheets of 1200, 1800, 4500 and 8000 grit silicon carbide paper. 


Follow the Directions

When you follow the countdown method explained in the article,
“10 Minutes to Scary Sharp!”  , and in the video
“How to Sharpen Your Knife From Dangerously Dull to Scary Sharp”,
I PROMISE that you will get a sharp edge like nothing you’ve ever known before.
And…the Scary Sharp Sharpening Kit COSTS LESS than one single ceramic stone!

If you’ve done woodworking or wood carving for any length of time, I don’t have to convince you of the importance of sharp tools.

With a Scary Sharp tool it takes less effort to make a cut AND the results are superior when compared to dull or moderately sharp tools.

When someone watches me carve or has seen one of my chip carving videos, often they will comment, “You make it look so easy.”

My reply is always the same. “With good technique AND a sharp knife, it’s not as hard as it looks.”

  • Would you like to experience what it’s like to carve with a knife that’s really sharp?
  • Are you ready to see your results improve dramatically?
  • Now’s the time to create a glassy smooth cross grain cut

The Scary Sharp Sharpening Kit will do it!

Don’t take my word for it. 

Hugh O said, “I am not good at sharpening knives. Not until I received this sharpening kit. I was able to get my knife scary sharp the first time I used the kit. I am very pleased with the way this worked.”

Bill L commented, ” I have been carving for many years and I am always looking for ways to sharpen my tools, knives, gouges, …I find that your sharpening kit works just as described and really does gives you a scary sharp edge, on the first try.”

Liz wrote, “This is awesome! I can’t believe the difference a scary sharp edge makes. Thank you for providing such great tools in our hands and the instructions to use them properly.”

Scary Sharp! Guaranteed!