What is the Old timer pocket knife sharpening angle?

Knives are a crucial part of any home and kitchen. In order to keep your knives in good condition, you need to know how to sharpen them properly. There is an angle that is used for sharpening pocket knives called the pocket ‘knife sharpening angle’. This article will teach you about this specific angle so that you can always have a sharp knife at hand!

Old timer pocket knife sharpening angle

pocket knife sharpening angle

The best sharpening angle to use for knives is determined by the width of the blade. The wider the blade, the more acute you need to sharpen it at a sharper angle. For pocket knives with blades that are less than two inches wide, you only need an 11-degree sharpening angle on each side (22 degrees total). This will give your knife a durable cutting edge without causing any damage or chipping in most cases.

The old timer’s suggested “pocket knife sharpening angle” is 17 degrees per side (34 degrees total), but this may cause some wear and tear over time depending on what type of material you cut through.

Paul Goral

Paul Goral

I am the founder of Brooklyn Grill and I have a master’s degree in Engineering Acoustics. I love cooking, grilling, and trying new recipes. I also love camping and high-quality knives. I wanted to start this blog and share my passion with others.