Over the years we’ve heard dozens of ways to sharpen a knife ranging from leather to stones — even to numerous crazy contraptions. And clearly the exact method will vary based upon what type of knife you’re sharpening.
But let’s assume for a moment that you’re sharpening a simple medium-sized drop-point pocket knife blade. What’s your favorite method? Let us know in comments, and be sure to explain why you do it the way you do.
(Thanks, pate, for the great CC-licensed photo.)