How many knives do you own? For most of us, the answer is quite a few, whether they’re found in the kitchen, bug-out bag, or on your person. Now, a more important question: can you sharpen them correctly without relying on an electric grinder or your local cutlery store?

If you’re not 100% sure about your knife sharpening technique, do yourself a favor and watch this video from bushcraft expert Ray Mears. He goes over the basics of using a whetstone, a strop, and even the edge of a car window to get a blade perfectly sharp.

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