Perfect Your Knife Technique With A Matchbook And A Scale

If your knives are dull after you've tested to see if they're sharp enough, it's time to hone those blades or use a whetstone. Master bladesmith Bob Kramer has some clever tricks on properly honing and stoning your knives.

In the video above, Kramer demonstrates how to hone your knife with steel to straighten out the blade. We've shown you how to do this before, but Kramer's video demonstrates the technique very quickly. He also offers two useful tips: find the correct angle to hold your knife by using a matchbookm and use a kitchen scale to figure out the right amount of pressure to use.

If your knife still isn't sharp enough after honing, Kramer's instructions on stoning involve 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]


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