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Angle Guides set for sharpening on stones:
10°, 11°, 12°, 13°, 14°, 15°, 16°, 17°, 18°, 19°, 20°

Angle Guides set for honing on rods: 14°, 16°, 18°, 20°


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To select guide please see if sides of knife are inclined.
Actual sharpening angle will be a sum of knife side angle and guide angle.

Please look at knife's sides. Cross-section:
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If sides are parallel to center line (Fig. 1), the guide angle will be the actual sharpening angle.

But most often knife's sides are inclined to center line at some degree (Fig. 2). In this case add side angle to guide angle to calculate the total actual sharpening angle per side.


Side angle in DPS (Degrees Per Side)

Henckels∼ 2 DPS
Wusthof∼ 1 DPS
Global∼ 1 DPS
Japanese∼ 1 DPS
Buck 110∼ 5 DPS
Spiderco Delica 4∼ 3.5 DPS
Kershaw Cryo∼ 6 DPS


You can use Angle Cube to measure knife side angle.
Or measure knife with caliper and use Angle Calculator.

Most kitchen and Chef knives have incline 2° per side. Very thin and Japanese knives have 1° per side. Folders, hunter and EDC knives are all different.



Example 1. Henckels Chef knife.
Bevel: 15°
Micro-Bevel: 20°

On stones use 13° blue flat angle guide. The knife's side is angled 2° from center line. To calculate bevel angle add side angle to guide angle. Actual bevel angle will be: 13° + 2° = 15°.
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On sharpening steel use 18° orange conical guide. With 2° incline of knife's side the actual honing angle of micro bevel will be 18° + 2° = 20°.

Sharpen on stones to establish main bevel first. Then hone on sharpening rod for micro bevel. You will have very sharp knife. It is easy to maintain sharpness. You can hone it 100 times before need to sharpen again.


Bevel vs. Micro Bevel  |   Sharpening Tutorial


Example 2. Japanese knife or Wusthof knife.
Bevel: 11°
Micro-Bevel: 15°

On stones use 10° blue flat angle guide. With 1° incline of knife's side the actual sharpening main bevel angle will be 10° + 1° = 11°.

On sharpening steel use 14° orange conical guide. With 1° incline of knife's side the actual honing angle of micro bevel will be 14° + 1° = 15°.

Sharpen on stones to establish main bevel first. Then hone on sharpening rod for micro bevel. You will have very sharp knife. It is easy to maintain sharpness. You can hone it 100 times before need to sharpen again.


Sharpening vs. Honing  |   Sharpening Tutorial


Example 3. Zyliss knife.
Bevel: 16°
Micro-Bevel: 20°

On stones use 16° blue flat angle guide. Knife's sides are parallel, so the actual sharpening main bevel angle will be 16°.

On sharpening steel use 20° orange conical guide. Actual honing angle of micro bevel will be 20°.


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Example 4. Buck 110 knife.
Bevel: 15°
Micro-Bevel: 19°

On stones use 11° blue flat angle guide. With 5° incline of knife's side the actual sharpening main bevel angle will be 10° + 5° = 15°.

On sharpening steel use 14° orange conical guide. With 5° incline of knife's side the actual honing angle of micro bevel will be 14° + 5° = 19°.


Sharpenig progression  |   Sharpening Tutorial




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