Sharpen your blade with a coffee cup

Discussion in 'Knives & Edged Items' started by Juker, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. jlloyd73

    jlloyd73 Active Member

    Nov 28, 2010

  2. Hawg

    Hawg Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    All it does is straighten the edge where it rolled over. Just about anything will do that. Let it get truly dull and try it.:D
  3. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Central, Ohio
    Juker hits another winner. I just went to the kitchen and tried that on a couple Robeson scalloped edge kitchen knives I use all the time. Did the paper test before and after and it works. Neat, fast and the coffee mug is always at hand. Those scalloped edge blades a difficult to sharpen in the first place or so is the case for me an the rim of the mug got into the dips. Thanks Juker.
  4. joncutt87

    joncutt87 Active Member

    May 24, 2011
    Kannapolis, NC
    You could always just get a cutco hunting knife, love mine.
  5. H-D

    H-D Active Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    I use the top edge of my truck window ...
  6. bamajoey

    bamajoey Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    I use a knife sharpener.:D
  7. watsisname

    watsisname Member

    Jan 24, 2010
    That is a great idea!
  8. tim peterson

    tim peterson Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    Make that two for Cutco. Buy one and you well selldom think about sharping!!!!
  9. stede

    stede Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    The coffee cup thing is not new; I was doing it in the late 70s. It will restore a fine edge but won't do much for a thoroughly dulled blade.
    Neat thing to know, though.
  10. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Goodyear, Arizona
    :) There's very few advantages of getting old, however one of those is that I get to smile when ever someone " discovers " a very old trick.:D
  11. stede

    stede Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    Ain't it the truth, RJay?! I get a laugh from all the kids who think 'they' discovered alcohol/marijuana/ sex/ etc or any combination of them (and they do seem to combine)
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2011
  12. jstgsn

    jstgsn Well-Known Member

    Nov 1, 2009
    Milford, Delaware
    Great, I spilled coffee all over my counter. :D
  13. brad87

    brad87 Former Guest

    Jul 31, 2011
    Central Indiana
    *whips out his ceramic stick*

    you mean they can use other pieces of ceramic (like a coffee cup) to do the same thing that my stick does? who'd a thunk it?
  14. Mosin_Nagant_Fan

    Mosin_Nagant_Fan Active Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Montgomery, AL
    Tried it, wound up cutting my coffee cup in half. A complete waste of $0.50 from a yard sale pick. :p
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