How to sharpen kitchen knives

Sharpness makes all the difference

How to keep your knives sharp

Regular knife maintenance is important to keep your knife sharp and safe. A sharp knife is safer to use than one that has gone dull as it requires less pressure to cut, meaning the knife is less likely to slip and is easier to control. A sharp knife is also less tiring to use than a dull knife and makes cleaner, more accurate cuts.

The two easiest ways to sharpen and maintain your knife are with a set of steels or a pull through sharpener. We'll show you how in the guides below.


SHARPENING WITH A SHARPENING STEEL

Traditional sharpening with a diamond and honing steel.

STEELS

SHARPENING WITH A PULL THROUGH SHARPENER

Simple yet effective sharpening.

PULL THROUGH


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