5 Ways of Sharpening a Knife Without a Sharpener

A knife is an essential tool in the kitchen, but sooner or later, it will lose its sharpness and become dull. Most times you can just fix it using a knife sharpener, but in case you don’t have one at your disposal, you can always find a quick fix that will make a dull knife sharper.

5-Minute Crafts wants to reveal the easiest ways to sharpen a knife without a sharpener.

1. Use any ceramic object like a cup or a plate

What you’ll need

  • 1 ceramic cup or plate

Instructions

  • Turn your ceramic objects around to locate the rough and uneven edge that acts as a support on plates and cups.
  • To get the best result, make sure that the bottom part is not covered with paint.
  • Slide the blade of the knife against the ceramic object until the knife recovers its sharpness.

2. Build your own sharpener using 2 lighters

What you’ll need

  • 2 lighters with spark wheels
  • 2 small nails
  • 1 piece of wood

Instructions

  • Remove the upper part of the lighters to be able to extract the spark wheels.
  • Nail the wheels to a piece of wood, leaving a small space between them so that the blade of the knife can slide properly.
  • Once the piece of wood is securely fastened, pass the blade of the knife between the spark wheels until the knife is sharp again

3. Use sandpaper

What you’ll need

  • 1 piece of sandpaper
  • 1 piece of wood, 1 brick or other rectangular material

Instructions

  • Wrap the piece of wood with sandpaper.
  • Place the wrapped piece on a firm and comfortable surface, making sure the sandpaper is well attached.
  • Slide the knife blade against the sandpaper until it is sharp.

4. Use a stone, a piece of cement, or a piece of concrete

What you’ll need

  • A stone, a piece of cement, or a piece of concrete

Instructions

  • Find a piece of cement, a stone, or a piece of concrete.
  • Before sharpening, wet the stone to get a better result.
  • Slide the knife blade against the stone to sharpen it.

5. Use building walls or any other surface

What you’ll need

  • Any irregular surface of the walls of buildings or houses

Instructions

  • Find any brick wall, cement wall, or other irregular material on the wall of a building.
  • Slide the knife blade against the angle of the wall to sharpen it.
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