Sharpening Knife Survival

How To : Sharpen a knife with a Japanese water stone

When you're out camping in the woods one of the best survival tools you can have in your kit is a sharp knife. Handy for cutting plants, vines, and skinning animals if it's nosh time, a knife must be kept in tip top condition to work efficiently. Watch this video to learn how ...more

How To : Sharpen a hunting or fishing knife

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to sharpen a knife. The materials required are: water or oil, stone and the knife. Begin by dipping the blade into the water and start grinding with a rolling movement on the rough side of the stone. If it gets dry, add some water. Gri ...more

How To : Know the basic rules of knife sharpening

Corey Millligan takes you through the instruction needed for knife sharpening. He explains that all knives, regardless of cost, needs to be sharpened. He shows you the diamond steel sharpener. He explains the positions you can hold the sharpener and which one is best for begin ...more

How To : Make a neck knife survival kit

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a neck knife survival kit. This is good to have so you can use it for eating and making shelter as well as protect against wild animals. The neck knife should be a small kit and able to hide underneath a shirt. It should be adjustable wit ...more

How To : Maintain a knife by sharpening it monthly

This video demonstrates how to sharpen a carbon steel knife using a whet stone. Depending on how much you use the knife and how you use it, the knife might need to be sharpened once a month or every other week. First the whet stone should be lubricated using water. Then place ...more

How To : Sharpen a knife using a sharpening stone

How to sharpen a knife using a sharpening stoneIn this video we are about to see how to sharpen a knife using a sharpening stone. First of all we need to know the faults and the damages on the edges of the knife where it is to be repaired. Then get a sharpening stone to make a ...more

How To : Sharpen a kitchen knife with a sharpening steel

This video goes through the steps needed to sharpen a kitchen knife using a sharpening steel. The presenter goes through sharpening various knives, using two different sharpening steels. He shows the proper technique of how to use the steel, how to hold it and how to move the ...more

How To : Sharpening a lead knife

Watch this video to learn how to sharpen a lead knife. This is a good tip for people interested in making glass projects, such as stained glass, lampworking, etc.

How To : Use a sharpening steel to sharpen a knife

Are your knives starting to look a little dull? This how to video demonstrates the proper way to use a sharpening steel to sharpen all your knives. If 15 or 20 passes over the steel doesn't work, it means you need to get your knife ground. Steels don't wear out! Unless perhaps ...more

How To : Make a fishing spear for use in the wild

This video shows you how to make a fishing spear for catching fish or small wildlife in survival situation.To start, you need a sapling about 5 feet long and a knife. Make a raw sharpening of the stick. Then split the log at the tip for a length of 6-8 inches. To split, put th ...more

How To : Safely use a knife, saw and ax as a Boy Scout

Second Class Boy Scouts work on building their outdoor survival and camping skills. Compass work, nature observation, camp tools, and swimming are areas where new skills are mastered and demonstrated. A second class scout, having completed all the requirements, should be able ...more

How To : Sharpen knives with a sharpening steel

Every true chef knows that with every use of a knife the edge begins to curl. This how-to video demonstrates how to use a sharpening steel to keep your knives sharp all the time. Sharpen the knife with a steel after every use to re-align and remove the curled edge from the knife.

How To : Sharpen an axe or knife with the Boy Scouts

You never know when you may need to sharpen an axe... and who better to learn from than the Boy Scouts? Brace the axe head on the ground between a log about 6" in diameter and two woooden pegs or tent stakes. Sharpen your axe with an 8-10 inch mill bastard file. Be sure to wea ...more

How To : Sharpen a bushcraft knife in the bush

This video tutorial will show you how to make your bushcraft knife as sharp as possible by using the Japanese Water Stone. This Bushman how-to video will give you full instructions on how to use the stone plus an introduction to a lighter method. So, get out your water stone ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

How To : Ignite a piece of charcloth with a knife and flint

Building a fire in the wild is key to survival. A simple way to get the job done is with a piece of charcloth (carbonized cotton fiber). Charcloth makes for a highly effective piece of tinder to ensure you'll have a warm fire tonight. You'll need your hardened steel, your spar ...more

How To : Make a fork and spoon in the bush

In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to make utensils in the wilderness. You'll see how to make a wooden fork, spoon, pot hanger and support when out in the woods. Also, learn how to clean your knife using moss. A nice piece of hazel wood is what you'll want for this survi ...more

How To : Make a tin can survival cook stove

This is a how-to on how to make a survival cook stove instead of spending $25 to buy one online. It is a simple projecting that requires an old can, a pair of scissors, and a knife. Be careful and pay attention to his excellent instructions! Watch this video survival training ...more

How To : Make a survival bush bow and arrow

Watch this how-to on making a survival bow and arrow using material you can find in any wooded area. Start with a branch and avoid dulling the knife by going around the piece and making cuts and grooves. For the arrow, use a hardwood. To learn more, check out the video! NOTE: ...more

How To : Build a fire in the snow

What to do if you're lost & freezing in Antarctica? Build a fire to keep warm! Yes, fires can be built successfully in cold and wet conditions with the right tools & preparation. In this eight-part series of short videos, Fitclimb survival instructor Ali teaches how to build a ...more

How To : Sharpen kitchen knives

Kirkwood Community College's Chef David shows you how to sharpen knives in this episode of gazetteonline presented by Gazette Food Editor Anne Kapler. Chef David takes you through the process of sharpening a knife using a whet stone highlighting common misconceptions associate ...more

How To : Sharpen knives with serrated edges

Having trouble with sharpening your serrated knives? Wayne Dolik, an expert sharpener from www.sandiegocutlery.com tells you how. In this video tutorial, Wayne explains the essential tools of serrated knife sharpening and where to get them. Wayne also offers great tips and adv ...more

How To : Sharpen knives with a steel

This video demonstrates the proper way to sharpen knives with a steel. First, the blade of the knife should be held at about at 22 degree angle to the steel, Second, the knife should be slid along the steel in a sharpening motion. The steel should run along the blade of the kn ...more

How To : Sharpen a jack knife or wood carving knife

This video shows you how to sharpen a jack knife or wood-carving knife using coarse, medium, and fine stones and cooking oil. Use the coarse stone, applying oil to the stone first then pushing the knife down on the stone in each direction, matching the bevel to the stone. Next ...more

How To : Sharpen a knife from base to end

This how-to video is about how to sharpen a knife from base to end. Many points have to be considered while sharpening a knife, a knife needs to sharpened from the tip to the bottom, that is from the tip to the portion near the handle. Many of us are concerned about the middl ...more

How To : Sharpen a knife in a few minutes

In this video Nonkel Rogv© from Belgium shows how to sharpen a knife in a few minutes. He starts by stating the requirements which is a sharpening stone which he says is a cheap one. He explains about the crude and soft sides of the stone. Now he takes some organic cooking oil ...more

How To : Sharpen a convex wood carving knife

This video teaches the secrets to sharpen a convex wood carving knife in simple steps. First find out how dull your knife is by cutting a paper or shaving hair on you hands. Now take a sand paper attached to a pad and start sharpening the ends by applying less pressure. Now tr ...more

How To : Sharpen a kitchen knife

Wondering how to sharpen a kitchen knife? You need a sharpening stone having a course side and a fine side and some sharpening oil. You also need another stone which is finer than the first one. Keep the blade of the knife on the stone at an angle of 45 degree. Then keep at a ...more

How To : Sharpen a knife using a whetstone

Sharpening a knife can bring a dull edge back to life. This video tutorial shows how to sharpen a knife using a whetstone. Soak the whetstone in cold water for about 5-10 minutes and set it on a clean towel. Starting with the coarser side, push the knife against the stone whil ...more

How To : Sharpen a knife with a fine & coarse stone

This video by Slokkro shows how to sharpen a knife using multiple wet sharpening stones. The video has no spoken words, choosing instead to have English subtitles, pointing out the various items and techniques for sharpening a blade. Following the directions should enable the ...more

How To : Sharpen a knife

One of the best parts about cooking is feeling the cold, hard steel of your cooking knife in your hand. The sleek skillful edge doesn't stand a change against any delicacy, unless it's dull. A dull knife takes the fun out of cooking and is actually more dangerous than a sharp ...more

How To : Properly sharpen the blade of a knife

In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to properly sharpen the blade of a knife. You will need a sharpening stone with two sides; coarse and smooth. You will use the coarse side if the knife has dents. You can use any oil, but Rem oil is the best for this. Spr ...more

How To : Sharpen a knife like Gordon Ramsay

Chef Gordon Ramsay teaches a customer how to sharpen a kitchen knife. The lesson he gives here is little more than giving the knife an edge with a filing tool which is a short metallic rod the size of a knife. We frequently see chefs using sharpening knives this way although t ...more

How To : Sharpen a swiss army knife

Learning how to maintain and sharpen your Swiss army knife is an important skill for campers and backpackers. You will need to have a sharpening stone that can be dry or wet. To use a wet stone simply add a little bit of water or homing oil. Keep the blade at an angle of 5 to ...more

How To : Sharpen a fillet knife

Believe it or not, you are more likely to hurt yourself or others with a dull knife. Not only are sharp knives better to cut with, they are much safer to use. When you are fishing, the fillet knife is one of your most important instruments. In this tutorial, you will learn how ...more

How To : Use stone to sharpen a knife

In this instructional video, the host will give you detailed instructions on how to sharpen your blades primarily using coarse, medium, and fine Arkansas sharpening stones. How to oil your stones, how many strokes on either side, and the different angles that can be used are j ...more

How To : Keep a knife sharp

Learn how to keep a knife sharp with this video. Just follow a few steps. When your knife is not sharp it poses some problems so follow the steps. First step is sharpening the knife with sharp-rod. Second step is sharpening the knife with sharpening stone. Third step is sha ...more

How To : Maintain a sharp edge on your knife

When you use your knife, you want it to be sharp. When you first buy your knife it has a factory edge, which is the sharpest it will ever be. To maintain a sharp edge on the knife you are going to need to invest in a sharpening steel. To sharpen the knife, take the sharpening ...more

How To : Sharpen your machete in the bush

This video explains the Machete field sharpening. This sharpening method is very easy for sharpening the knives and blades. The man in the video is explaining a sharpening method using a new machine which uses microwave for sharpening thick and hard knives. By using a dynogram ...more

How To : Make a lantern or torch out of a beer bottle

Learn how to turn a beer bottle into a reliable and inexpensive lantern or torch in less than 1 min! You will need: a beer bottle scissors cooking oil old cotton cloth (t-shirt, anything) funnel lighter a knife Easy & quick outdoor survival mechanism to make. Reliable lantern ...more

How To : Sharpen a blade

Kitchen knives not cutting right anymore? Check out this how-to video; it'll show a way to sharpen up those knives. You'll see how to use a knife steel, a wetstone, and a sharpening machine. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to sharpen any blade easily and effectively.

How To : Split wood using an axe or a knife

Videojug and Simon Eller of Bushcraft And Survival Skills Magazine team up in this informative video to demonstrate how to split wood with a knife or axe. Place your knife where you want to split the wood and use another reasonably heave piece of wood to strike the knife. Good ...more

How To : Dice an Onion Properly & Without Tears

Michael Andrew, from Meals Americana, gives us some interesting tips on dicing an onion without tears. When working with raw onion, always remember to breathe through your mouth. This will cut back on the tears. And always use a sharp knife. Use a hand sharpener to sharpen th ...more

How To : Build a bivouac shelter

Bushcraft and Survival Skills Magazine and video jug team up to demonstrate how to build a bivouac shelter. Materials you will need are: a bivouac, a ground sheet and a knife. Choose right spot for camp. Is there a fuel source or water nearby? Is there a water source? These an ...more

How To : Pack a backpack the best way

Backpacks are handy for camping, hiking, school and travel, but they can be difficult to pack properly. In this tutorial, learn how to pack your bag so that its light and efficient. You Will Need • A backpack • Items to be packed • Color-coded stuff bags • A survival kit ...more

How To : Sharpen Kitchen Knives with a Newspaper

Just like skinning a cat, there's more than one way to sharpen a knife (disclaimer: while I advocate sharpening your knives daily, please don't ever even consider skinning a cat). There's a stone, for an uber-sharp finish; the underside of a mug, for an awesome makeshift sharp ...more

How To : Cut Tomatoes the Right Way

Tomatoes are the perfect barometer for kitchen knives and knife skills. If you've ever watched an infomercial for a set of knives, you've surely seen the enthusiastic host waxing about how well the knives cut tomatoes. And if you've ever had your knives sharpened, you've most ...more

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