The Out Guide to Chopping
By Scott Hocker
A sharpening steel is the best way to keep your knife’s edge from dulling. Be warned: Learning to sharpen good knives at home requires lessons and regular practice. Draw each side of your Western-style knife at a 20-degree angle across the steel each time you go to use it. This hones the blade, realigning the edge so it cuts well and prevents you from having to sharpen your knives too often.
Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Profection Sharpening Steel, $100; Amazon.com
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