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Just bought a Shun knive, what do I need to do honing/sharpening-wise?

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Just bought a Shun knive, what do I need to do honing/sharpening-wise?

wholeinone04 | Jul 5, 2010 02:58 PM

Hi,

I just bought my first good knive! A Shun 8" Chef's knife. Haven't used it yet, but it looks awesome, haha! One salesperson, told me I only need to sharpen it once a month, another told me I need to hone it after every use and sharpen it once a month. I think the latter was just trying to sell me a bunch of excess honing steels/sharpeners. Either way, I only bought the knife, and figured I could find something cheaper online. Do I need to hone it after every use? I will probably use it 2-3 times a week.

I have no idea how to hone, but I'm assuming it is pretty simple, I'm sure there is a video on youtube that describes how to do it. Any suggestions???

Thanks!

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