Choosing the sharpening stone

The first thing to do before sharpening your knife is the acquisition of a suitable sharpening stone. In general, avoid low-end sharpening stone that are admittedly cheaper, but also of lower quality. On the one hand, they will have a much shorter lifespan, so it is not certain that short-term gain will be profitable, but above all, they will be much less effective. The work will be longer and they can even be aggressive for your knife.

After investing in one of our handmade knives, it would be a shame to spoil it when sharpening. Then, and for the most upmarket knives we offer, prefer a fine sharpening stone, which will be much softer. Coarse-grained stones should be reserved for heavily blunt knives, and especially in order to make rough sharpening of your knife before refining the work afterwards.

 

Several techniques exist (and are equally effective) in knife sharpening. The most important thing to remember is that you will have to sharpen your knife on each side of the blade, alternately, and always going towards the cutting edge. The most common way is to keep the sharpening stone with your weak hand while sharpening with the other hand. For more safety, do not hesitate to fix the sharpening stone with suitable tools.