FAQ: Why should I learn to sharpen my own knives?

26th Mar 2015

Before we answer that question, let's start with why it's important to have a knife that's actually sharp.

Obviously, a sharp knife is better at doing what it's designed to do -- cut. It's more efficient and more effective. What may not be apparent, especially to the novice, is that a sharp knife is safer than a dull one.

When a knife loses its edge, more force must be applied behind the blade to do the work. Pushing hard on a knife can cause it to slip, and that's a quick ticket to injury -- even a dull knife can hurt you.

A keen edge does the work almost by itself, cutting with far less effort.

It's your knife. You will be the first person to sense that its edge is getting dull -- not a sharpening service, not your buddy, you.

It only makes sense for you to make the commitment to keeping your knife effective and safe.

To learn more, visit our Knife Sharpening page.