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MadMel
10-09-2011, 11:44 PM
Does anyone still use them?? And how the heck do you sharpen them??

tk59
10-09-2011, 11:46 PM
Haha. I just asked this a few months ago. I use a ceramic rod and hope it never has a chip...

UglyJoe
10-09-2011, 11:49 PM
I've sharpened one before on the edges of my stones. Actually not all that hard, but still annoying.

SpikeC
10-09-2011, 11:49 PM
Now where did I put that.........

MadMel
10-10-2011, 12:14 AM
Lol.. I'm asking cause I've just been asked to sharpen a co-workers bird's beak and have no idea where to begin lol

Eamon Burke
10-10-2011, 12:32 AM
On a belt. Doy.

sachem allison
10-10-2011, 12:50 AM
Does anyone still use them?? And how the heck do you sharpen them??

haha! I was thinking of posting this exact question earlier today. I have a paring knife that I have used for years. I use it for peeling potatoes to carving wooden spoons. I can never easily sharpen the damn thing. there is always a section you miss. has anyone ever come up with a better way to sharpen them? Thanks for asking this question.

Citizen Snips
10-10-2011, 12:53 AM
who is still turning veggies these days??

just kidding, the last place i worked we had to turn some stuff and i hated it. i just would buy a $3 piece of junk and throw it out after a month or two and just buy another. i feel the same way about serrated knives, just buy cheap and throw them out when they get dull

the good thing about the birds beaks is that because they dont touch the cutting board, they dont dull quickly

AFKitchenknivesguy
10-10-2011, 02:14 AM
I love them, but hate sharpening them. Such a cruel irony.

mc2442
10-10-2011, 02:16 AM
The only one I have is a cheap ceramic one....seems like a good mix of edge life and value.

JohnnyChance
10-10-2011, 02:20 AM
How about some sandpaper wrapped around a dowel? Dont need a full grit progression. Clamp the handle to the edge of table, then hold the dowel on each end and pull it along the edge.

ecchef
10-10-2011, 03:24 AM
http://www.rps.org/images/portfolios/153/sheffield_knife_grinder.jpg

Messy Jesse
10-10-2011, 09:44 AM
I love birdsbeaks. One of my most used knives. I just buy cheap Victorinox ones and throw them once they dull... why would you try to sharpen one?

MadMel
10-10-2011, 11:06 AM
I love birdsbeaks. One of my most used knives. I just buy cheap Victorinox ones and throw them once they dull... why would you try to sharpen one?

Cause they do not come sharp ootb?? I don't know cause I don't use them..

SpikeC
10-10-2011, 02:46 PM
The second item down here is what you need:

http://thebestthings.com/newtools/norton_slips.htm

Cadillac J
10-10-2011, 04:33 PM
I received a Tojiro bird's beak for free with a purchase long ago, and I use it to open up packaging, etc.

To sharpen, I taped wet/dry sandpaper to a rounded surface (I use a wide coffee can) and it works pretty well.