Stay Sharp, Kid

Stay Sharp, Kid

Protect Your Knife Series.  1.0.

Average knives may come and go. But excellent quality knives are here to stay. Once you have made the life-changing decision to buy high-quality, modern knives, you want to make sure you (and your knives) stay sharp. Sharpening your knives is an essential part of taking care of them and is a fairly simple task. 

Although there are various ways to sharpen your knives, be it with an electric knife sharpener, a whetstone, or a steel, today we are going to cover how to use a two stage knife sharpener.

2 Stage Sharpener

A knife sharpener has two slots: a coarse sharpener on one slot (outside slot) and a fine ceramic sharpener on the other (inside slot). If your knife needs a small glow up, you can just use the fine side. However, if you think your knife needs a full-on makeover, use both slots as follows:

  1. Make sure that the sharpener is on a flat surface. 
  2. Use one hand to apply pressure to the handle to keep the sharpener from moving.
  3. Draw your knife blade through the coarse slot, keeping the blade leveled, starting at the heel of your knife and pulling it through the slot. Maintain an even pace with even pressure, keeping contact with the sharpener blades at all times. 
  4. Stroke through the coarse slot 2-3 times and then do the same on the fine slot.
  5. Wash and wipe the blade.
  6. You’re ready to cut!

Want to learn more? On our next Protect Your Knife post, we’ll go over how to store your knives correctly. Yes, there is a right and wrong way to do it. Until then, remember to stay sharp and #CarveJoy.

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