You need sharp knives to achieve any level of culinary prowess in the kitchen. But, the more you use your knives, the more you’ll need to sharpen them. Now, you can have this done at a butchery or, sometimes, local craft stores, but you can do this relatively easily at home.
There are a few different knife sharpeners on the market. You might like this one. But, you may want to do it the way your grandfather did. That involves a combination stone with a coarse and a fine side.
Begin by wetting the stone with mineral oil or water. Push the blade of your knife across the coarse side in a sweeping motion as if you’re trying to slice off the edge of it. Flip the stone and repeat the action with more lift in the blade to create a bevel.
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