Knife Sharpening Tips
- Knives made of the finest steel will hold an edge longer, but even the best knives dull with use-and the initial factory edge only lasts for the first few days or weeks of use.
- For more than 99% of the knife’s useful life, its edge performance depends entirely on how it’s re-sharpened. The replication of the initial factory edge is not particularly relevant, especially since modern day sharpeners can put a better than factory edge on every knife.
- Keeping your knife sharp is important-besides being easier and more enjoyable to use, sharp knives are safer. Dull cutlery requires excessive force to cut, increasing the risk of knife slippage and injury.
- Cutlery becomes dull when the edge begins to fold over or break off.
Choosing the Right Sharpener
There are two basic types of sharpeners, those that straighten and condition the edge (traditional sharpening steels) and those that use abrasives to create a new and sharper edge.