Why Steel At All? Knife edges get bent out of shape most as a result of impact — most often against the board, but also by cutting through bone or anything else hard. If the edge isn’t bent over too far, it can be trued by rubbing it along a hard, straight rod, commonly called […]
There’s a common belief that you can keep a knife sharp for a year or more by using a rod hone aka “knife steel.” WRONG-O! All knives get dull. There’s only so much you can do with a steel. This isn’t just about my standards of sharpness, but everyone’s. • A fine or polished steel […]
Some very important things to know about steels and steeling — but not the complete guide.