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  • Writer's pictureRochelle Van Der Merwe

I'm Not Saying You're Doing it Wrong, But... (Honing a Knife)

Updated: Feb 23, 2021

Most people have one - that funny stick thingie that came with your knife set that you use to sharpen your knife on a rare occasion. Problem is, it doesn't actually sharpen your knife. It only straightens the blade. This does make it feel sharper, but did you know you should do it every time you use your knife? This video shows you exactly how to use your honing steel (what the stick thingie is actually called) to keep your knife in shape. Because I'm not saying you've been doing it wrong, but...

If you don't have a honing steel, they are inexpensive to pick up. Here is a basic one that will do the trick and is by a credible manufacturer:

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