How to sharpen a knife?


How to Sharpen a Knife

Even a good knife will lose some of its sharpness with time. However, sharpening a knife is easy if you have the right tool and know how to use it.

How to sharpen knives properly:

1. Place the knife blade against the tip of the sharpening steel at an angle of approximately 20 degrees.

2. Pull the knife down and across the steel, describing a slight arc.

3. Repeat this action on the back of the steel to sharpen the other side of the blade.4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 five to ten times, alternating the left and right side of the blade.

It is very important to maintain the angle of 20 degrees and to run the full length of the cutting edge along the steel from the hilt to the tip of the knife. Speed of movement plays no part in this process.


The J.A. HENCKELS INTERNATIONAL hand-held knife sharpener can also quickly and easily restore the edge of all your fine edge knives.� The sharpener will regrind and hone the edge of the knife, just as a professional sharpener would do.� To use, grasp the curved bar and draw the blade through the V slot 4-5 times. Use only moderate force.