Blades of Glory: How to Make Your Knives the Sharpest in the Drawer

August 29, 2015

If you’ve never sliced something with a truly sharp knife, it’s a revelation, turning an arduous task into a pleasure. We called upon the nation’s expert knife makers, knife-store owners, and the ultimate knife evangelists—chefs—for their razor-sharp advice on caring for the most important tools in your kitchen. Here’s what you need to start living on the edge.

Learn to Hone

Honing aligns the knife’s edge between sharpenings, straightening the “teeth” of the blade. It’s like flossing: an annoying preventive measure that you nonetheless should be doing regularly. How often do you need to hone? Pretty much after every…