Sharpening Stone for Knife Edge Scissors
Sharpening Stone for Knife Edge Scissors, by Gingher, keeps the knife-edge of shears sharp and effective. A sharp knife-edge is important for performance and longevity of scissors. The knife-edge is a sharply beveled edge, which looks quite different from the normal edge on the opposite blade. Only the knife-edge blade should be sharpened.
Knife Edge Sharpening Stone comes with a fitted leather sheath.
Please Note: Not all scissors and shears are ground with a knife-edge and those items cannot be sharpened with the Sharpening Stone. Embroidery scissors and pinking shears cannot be honed, nor can the blade bearing the Gingher trademark on the knife-edge shears.
- Grasp the scissors or shears firmly with the blades in the open position, avoiding contact with the knife-edge.
- Hold the sharpening stone against the outside bevel surface of the knife-edge at the steepest angle that permits contact with the extreme edge.
- With firm, upward strokes, in one direction only, hone the edge, working from the shank (near the assembly point) all the way to the tip.
- Proper honing will create a continuous burr along the inside cutting edge which can be removed simply by slowly closing the blades.
- After removing this burr, carefully wipe the blades clean before use.