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How to Sharpen & Hone Knives

How to Sharpen & Hone Knives

The Culinary Institute of America

The key to the proper and efficient use of any knife is making sure that it is sharp. A knife with a sharp blade always works better and more safely because it cuts easily. Knife blades are given an edge on a sharpening stone and maintained between sharpenings by honing them with a steel.



1. Stones
2. Guidelines to Using Stones
3. Sharpening Methods with Stones
4. Steels
4. Sharpening Methods with Steel


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