‘Old Time’ Religion

6 02 2007

Old Timer KnifeWhen I was young I remember watching my grandpa sharpen his pocket knife. He had one of those Old Timer pocket knives and a stone he used to sharpen the knife. It was always interesting to me to watch as he would take the stone and spit on it before he would begin sharpening the knife. I guess he didn’t want to buy oil or thought spit worked just as well.

He would carefully slide the knife at an angle across the wet stone over and over again. Then he would flip the knife over and do the same thing to the other side of the blade. He was making sure to sharpen the blade evenly, this brought the blade to it’s sharpest point. Read the rest of this entry »