It’s the Most Important Tool in your kitchen… while hiking or traveling… and on your homestead.
Stay Sharp. Hone Your Blade.
Knives are mankind’s oldest tool. It’s hard to think of any object more versatile and necessary in the home, in the shop, on the homestead, or even out camping in the woods… than a knife.
How much time do you waste trying to use a dull blade?
How much money do you lose (especially on expensive sharpening services or gadgets that do more harm than good)?
Do you ruin your kitchen knives opening boxes? Or your sewing scissors cutting paper? Do you use the right knives for the right jobs in the kitchen?
And what about sharpening stones? What kind should you use? Do they have to be expensive?
Knife sharpening might be shrouded in mystery, but it is not complicated or expensive.
And once you learn how to choose the right knife… sharpen it properly… wield it well… and use it safely, you’ll never look back.
You’ll be able to avoid situations like these:
… You’re cutting up a slippery whole chicken with a dull knife. You use tremendous force. The knife slips…
… You’re leaving the campsite… and are blocked in by a downed tree. There’s no cell service and no one around. You have an ax in the car, but it’s so dull that it takes you several hours to clear the road.
… You’re building a chicken coop. Your drill bit is dull. Again. Now you have to stop the momentum, head to the hardware store, and purchase a new one… all because you don’t know how to sharpen what you have.
… You’re at the sewing machine, making your kid’s costume. Your scissors are ripping the fabric, not cutting it properly. It’s 9 o’clock at night, and the performance is tomorrow. Now what?
… The goats are hungry. You’re trying really hard to break that impermeable plastic feed bag with your keys… and then with a dull knife. You spend an extra 15 minutes looking around for something – anything – sharp enough to get it done. (And you still have to cut baling twine on the hay!)
… You’re chopping vegetables for dinner. It’s slow, loud – thunk, thunk –, tedious work. You hate this knife. It always gives you a callus from pushing down so hard. Why can’t dinner prep be more pleasant? you think.
These are just a few of the scenarios where basic knowledge about effective knife sharpening and usage could save you time, money, and frustration.
Learn the basics of SAFE, Proper Knife Care and Usage in just a few hours…
Do you deliberately keep your knives dull?
Perhaps that’s a silly question, but lots of people are genuinely terrified of a sharp knife.
So they use a dull one. And in the kitchen or especially when butchering animals… that can lead to an ER visit.
If you want your chores to be more pleasant, safer, and to go more quickly, then you need a sharp knife.
But first, you need the right knife.
As a homesteader, professional knifemaker, and father of 12, Patrick Roehrman understands the needs for both knife safety and knife effectiveness.
That’s why he starts his class by teaching you how to pick the right tool for the right job (including his favorite knife for the kitchen).
You might think you need a really expensive, high-end knife to do certain jobs well.
But whether you’re fileting a fish or opening a box, the quality of the blade itself isn’t as important as your ability to keep it sharp. And that’s what Patrick teaches you next.
He shows you how to sharpen your knives using items you probably have lying around your house or workshop.
For those wanting more advanced techniques and tools, he goes over the exact setup he has used to sharpen thousands of blades. You won’t believe how sharp you can get a knife! (Although you can stop where you’re comfortable.)
The other super important Traditional Skill here, of course, is using that sharp blade safely.
For this, Patrick gives you the same tutorial on kitchen knife safety that he gives all of his children… showing you exactly how to break down a chicken. (Trust us, you’ve been doing it all wrong.)
After taking this step-by-step knife sharpening class, you’ll:
- Know what to look for in a good knife
- Pick the right tool for the right job
- Sharpen with confidence and ease
- Safe time and money on your tasks
- Extend the life of your knives, scissors, axes, saws, shovels, drill bits, and other tools
- Know how to let the knife – not your force – do the work, especially in the kitchen
- Store your knives properly
- And want to sharpen everything in sight!
You’ll know exactly what supplies to get. You’ll learn exactly how to figure out the correct angles for sharpening, how to get the strokes right, and how many to perform.
You’ll learn how to properly hold a knife, how to store a knife (especially in the kitchen), and how to maintain a knife so that it lasts for years and years.
And you won’t believe how affordable and simple it all is.
Once you start using a properly sharpened knife correctly and safely, you’ll wonder how you ever made do with dull ones.
Your Traditional Skills Lesson Plan.
Learn the Ancient Art of Knife Sharpening, Safe Usage, and Care
- Lesson 1: You Can Confidently Use and Sharpen Knives
- Lesson 2: Meet Patrick
- Lesson 3: Get Your Supplies
- Lesson 4: How to Select the Right Knife
- Lesson 5: How to Select the Right Sharpening Stone
- Lesson 6: Basic Knife Terminology and Care
- Lesson 7: Knife Sharpening Skills: Introduction
- Lesson 8: Knife Sharpening Skills: Basic
- Lesson 9: Knife Sharpening Skills: Advanced
- Lesson 10: Care and Maintenance of Knives
- Lesson 11: Care and Maintenance of Sharpening Stones
- Lesson 12: Knife Safety
- Lesson 13: Knife Skills: Fruits and Vegetables
- Lesson 14: Knife Skills: Bone-In Meat
- Lesson 15: Your Next Steps
- BONUS: FAQ Video Section…your answers to top questions on different types of steel, on sharpening angles, on grit, on applying sharpening techniques to drill bits, saws, and axes… and more!!
Your Skill Instructor: Patrick Roehrman of MT Knives
Patrick Roehrman is a knife maker and bladesmith from Missouri whose handmade knives include highly collectible neck knives, custom hunting knives, custom survival knives, bushcraft knives, and other hand-forged knives. For over a decade, Patrick has been sharpening and making knives. In 2013, he launched the Stakeholder Program, which crashed his website and sold out in under 7 minutes. Patrick had jumped into the deep end and knew he had found a way to meet a need.
As a young boy, he was fascinated by ads for knives that “never get dull” or could saw through bricks and still slice a tomato cleanly. But he came to discover that there is no holy grail knife that never gets dull.
The solution was simple, yet would require years of knowledge and practice to master. His first attempts at sharpening a knife were disappointing and disheartening. But now he’ll save you the burden of those mistakes and teach you the right techniques from the start!
Join Patrick in his workshop as he walks you through what you need to know to select, sharpen, safely use, and maintain a variety of knives on your homestead.
Knife sharpening is one of mankind’s oldest skills. It’s your heritage. Claim it!
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