What's the best way to sharpen a kitchen knife?
January 8, 2007 8:54 PM Subscribe
I would like to learn to sharpen my own kitchen knives. Any advice on where to get good information and supplies?
posted by cubby to Food & Drink (27 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
I have several low quality stainless knives (for practice, maybe), and three nice Japanese steel knives - a santoku, a petty, and a single bevel paring. Given the different angles that each knife needs to be sharpened to, I am leaning away from an electric sharpener -- but there are many hand sharpening methods to choose from.
Any ideas about a sharpening method that will allow me to maintain these knives myself? Whetstones? Electric sharpener? Honing steel? Also- where might I obtain any recommended sharpening supplies?