By Melanie Pinola, Lifehacker – August 08, 2012 at 11:30AM
If you find your knives are too dull after you’ve tested if they’re sharp enough, it’s time to hone those blades or use a whetstone. Master Bladesmith Bob Kramer demonstrates how to properly hone and stone your knives—with some clever tricks to get started.
In the video above, he’s showing how to hone your knife with steel to straighten out the knife. We’ve shown you how to do this before, but Kramer’s video demonstrates the technique very quickly and he offers two useful tips: find the correct angle to hold your knife by using a matchbook and use a kitchen scale to figure out the right amount of pressure to use.
If after honing, your knife still isn’t sharp enough, here’s Kramer’s instructions on stoning—using a whetstone to form a sharp edge on your blade.
Bob Kramer: “Honing Your Knife” presented by Zwilling JA Henckels and Sur La Table | YouTube
Bob Kramer: “Stoning Your Knife” presented by Zwilling JA Henckels and Sur La Table | YouTube
[via The Kitchn]