Having said this, still watch it, and make a note of what contacts you might want to send it to.
If the video is removed from here, send me an email and I will send you an mp4.
"Can anyone recommend a knife sharpener for this?"Zelites answer was very comprehensive and I thought my readers would like to read it. There are so many different ideas for knife honing and sharpening, I thought my readers would like to see the expert's answer to the above question:
Firstly, Honing and Sharpening perform different functions. You should hone your knife regular – maybe every 6-8hrs worth of use and this will ensure it keeps its sharp edge.
Honing only removes the microscopic burr that it put on your edge after general use – it does not remove metal, only removes the burr and realigns the edge.
For honing steels, you will want one with a 10” or longer rod and with a hardness greater than the knife which is 56 Rockwell. Ceramic Honing rods are popular as here you don’t need to worry about hardness. I don’t have a specific one to recommend as the choice is so vast on Amazon.
Sharpening depends upon your skill level with using a whetstone. If you are confident using a whetstone, then we recommend the King 1000/6000 whetstone – this is very popular. A lot of our customers prefer to send their knives to a local sharpener if they are not as confident using a whetstone.
I actually found it difficult to use the whetstone at first, so I recommend practicing on an old knife if you choose this route. I found the technique in the below link to be the best and easiest to use for consistent results:
https://www.chefsteps.com/classes/knife-sharpeningThe Chefsteps link above will help to understand about knife sharpening and honing.
Amazon is a great place to make these purchases as they have a great selection to choose from. Some customers choose the rotary water sharpeners like the Yaxell Knife Sharpener Gousharp Pro - here sharpening is simpler but you are then restricted to a fixed angle on your knife, which will be what ever the fixed wheel sharpening system you chose. We suggest the whetstones as you can make the blade angle to suit your specific needs. An example of a whetstone here.
General good tips are to cut on blade friendly materials such as wood, bamboo or plastic. Surfaces such as stone, glass or ceramic would quicken the dulling process.
I use Android, and although Tasker and Locale could well be available on the iPhone, Macrodroid, by the nature of its name, might not.The easiest of the three apps is Locale, and the most difficult is Tasker. And like many things in the electronics umbrella, the more an item can do equates directly to being a little more complex to use.
There could easily be other apps which handle automation on the smartphone, both in Android and iPhone stores and, if you know of them, please mention them in the comments section below.
At night, after 11pm, everything turns off except wifi as I have a lot of routines which back up during the night. At 7am the phone reverts to normal.Both under Locale and Tasker, there are many routines on offer in the Android Store. These range from free to around 95p each.
When I leave home, based on my WiFi SSID, sound is turned up on the ringer so I can hear it when I am in traffic. It reduces when I arrive home again.
When I flip face down, everything is quiet and the phone ringer changes from my loud "De La Rey" ringtone to a single quiet beep.
There are other routines such as low battery and an auto SMS – I go for a long walk each morning and if I meet a friend and go for coffee, when I log into the SSID at the coffee house, an SMS is automatically sent to my wife stating I am having coffee with a friend and will be delayed.
1. We get rid of him, at least for many years.
2. If he ever returns, we would have got our costs back, and he’ll not want to go through all that again.
3. Our prisons will be less crowded.