some insight into the creation and construction of knives.

What is the best angle to sharpen a kitchen knife?

 A 17 to 20 degree angle covers most kitchen knives. Some knives (typically Japanese manufacturers) will sharpen their knives to roughly 17 degrees. Most western knives are roughly 20 degrees. It is our experience that kitchen knives sharpened to 15 to 20 degrees cut very well and are still durable.

What angle do you sharpen a fillet knife?

Or, feel for the burr by pulling your fingertips away from the edge — across the back of the blade, not toward the point or the heel. Most kitchen knives have a 20-degree edge bevel. For filleting, an edge bevel of 12 to 15 degrees per side provides a clean, easy cut and reasonable resistance to dulling.

Type of Knife or Tool

Recommended Angle

  • Cleaver

  • Machete

30 - 35 Degrees

  • Hunting Knives

  • Pocket Knives

  • Survival Knives

  • Sport Knives

25 - 30 Degrees

  • Chef's Knives

  • Kitchen Knives

  • Smaller Knives

  • Boning Knives

  • Carving Knives

18 - 25 Degrees

  • Fillet Knives

  • Paring Knives

  • Razors

  • X-Acto Knives

12 - 18 Degrees

Goede Stainless Steel Forge/foundry Burner with 0-20 Propane Regulator

  • 100% stainless steel components for tube,adjustable air choke,and adjustable tip.
  • Made of the best corrosion resistant materials available.
  • Includes A 0-20 PSI adjustable propane regulator for standard 20# tanks
  • Fits inside A 1-1/2" opening forge/foundry opening or larger.
  • Tested to melt metals to 1990 F. with temps. in excess of 2400 F. in A 9x10 chamber

U.S. made. Gas burner, blacksmith forge, raku kiln, propane foundry, 150,000+BTU Industrial Tool

Made 100% here in the U.S.A. these burners work exceptionally well in a wide range of applications and pressure settings. These are the burners we use here in the forges at our blacksmithing school and they easily attain forge welding temperatures in a properly insulated forge