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1. WO2021111292 - KNIFE BLADE SHARPENING DEVICE AND METHOD

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I CLAIM:

1. A device for sharpening the cutting edge of a knife blade comprising a holder for retaining the knife blade in a fixed position with the cutting edge accessible from a position spaced from the cutting edge, a moveable abrasive part having first and second ends, and a retaining member supporting said first abrasive part end to set the angle of the abrasive part relative to said holder when said second end of said abrasive part contacts the cutting edge, as the abrasive part is moved along the length of the knife blade to sharpen the cutting edge.

2. The device of claim 1 wherein said holder retains the knife blade in a position in which the cutting edge is accessible from above.

3. The device of claim 1 wherein said abrasive part is situated above said holder.

4. The device of claim 1 wherein said retaining member part has a ring shape.

5. The device if claim 1 wherein said retaining member comprises a clamp.

6. The device of claim 5 wherein said clamp can be attached to said end of said abrasive part in more than one position.

7. The device of claim 1 wherein said holder have a generally triangular cross-sectional shape.

8. The device of claim 1 wherein said abrasive part comprises a stone.

9. The device of claim 1 wherein said abrasive part comprises a rod with an abrasive surface.

10. A method of sharpening the cutting edge of a knife blade comprising the steps of:

(a) attaching the knife blade to a holder in a fixed position with the cutting edge accessible from a position spaced from the cutting edge;

(b) aligning one end of an abrasive part with the cutting edge of the knife attached to the holder;

(c) retaining the other end of the abrasive part to set the angle of the abrasive part relative to the holder, when the surface of the abrasive part contacts the cutting edge; and

(d) moving the abrasive part along the length of the knife blade to sharpen the cutting edge.

11. The method of claim 10 wherein the step of attaching the knife to a holder comprises retaining the knife blade in a position in which the cutting edge is accessible from above.

12. The method of claim 10 further comprising the step of positioning the abrasive part above the holder.

13. The method of claim 10 further comprising the step of providing a retaining member to retain the other end of the abrasive part.

14. The method of claim 10 wherein the retaining member comprises a clamp.

15. The method of claim 14 wherein the clamp can be attached to the end of the abrasive part in more than one position.

16. The method of claim 10 further comprising the step of designing the holder to have a generally triangular cross-sectional shape.

17. The method of claim 10 wherein the abrasive part comprises a stone.

18. The method of claim 10 wherein the abrasive part comprises a rod with an abrasive surface.