If you have a Shun Knife, then you know that it’s important to keep it sharp. A dull knife is more dangerous than a sharp one, because it requires more force to use and can easily slip off the material you’re cutting. In this blog post, we will provide a step-by-step guide on how to sharpen your Shun Knife. We’ll also discuss some of the best ways to maintain its sharpness over time. Keep reading for more information!
How to Sharpen a Shun Knife: The Step-by-Step Guide
First, you’ll need to gather the necessary supplies. This includes a sharpening stone, water, and a towel. Next, wet the sharpening stone and place it on a flat surface. Then, place your knife on the sharpening stone so
that the blade is facing down. Now, use your fingers to apply pressure to the knife’s spine while you slowly drag it towards you. Be sure to keep the angle consistent as you move the knife along the stone. Once you reach the end of the stone, turn the knife over and repeat on the other side.
After sharpening each side
Wipe off any moisture from the blade with a towel or paper towel.
Finally, repeat steps two through four until your knife is as sharp as you want it to be. Once finished, rinse off the stone and dry it with a towel before storing it away for next time.
Maintaining the Sharpness of Your Shun Knife
In order to maintain the sharpness of your Shun Knife, we recommend using a honing rod. The honing rod will help align the blade’s edge and remove any small burrs or imperfections. To use the honing rod, simply place it on a flat surface.
Then, hold the knife at a 22-degree angle (the same angle as when you sharpen it) and slowly drag it towards you. Be sure to keep the blade’s edge against the rod for an extended period of time in order to achieve maximum sharpness.
We hope this blog post helped you learn how to sharpen your Shun Knife. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thanks for reading!