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Everything You Need to Know About Knife Sharpening

Updated: Jan 30, 2020

A dull knife is an accident waiting to happen. Hone your skills (and keep your fingers) with this handy sharpening guide for kitchen knives.

Most of us are guilty of using a dull knife more often than we’d like to admit. While you may not need a razor sharp blade to cut a cucumber, try to carve a whole roasted turkey and you’ll run into trouble. Contrary to what you might expect, a dull knife is far more dangerous to use than a sharp knife.

Keeping your knife sharp is the best way to ensure even slices—and prevent a trip to the ER for stitches. Learning this basic—but essential—culinary technique takes practice and perseverance, but it’s well-worth th