After explaining methods for safely testing the sharpness of a blade, Hanson demonstrated how to properly grip and angle a knife while using a sharpening stone.
Each participant then practiced sharpening techniques at their own stations, receiving tips and feedback from Hanson and Olkovetsy throughout.
The event concluded with a competition to determine which student demonstrated the best sharpening skills — congratulations to Nim Dhillon (MA ‘21), the winner of a new sharpening stone and Artisan Revere knife!
Photos courtesy of Paolo Verzani.
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