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Japanese knife care

josephnl | | May 17, 2010 08:32 PM

I have recently purchased some beautiful Shun and Global knives. Unfortunately, I am totally inept at using a sharpening steel. I have used a Chantry sharpening steel device from England for many years with my somewhat lesser German knives, and it has worked like a charm. It is so easy to use, works perfectly on German knives, but I am worried about using it on my new knives. I believe that Japanese knives have a different edge profile, and am wondering if the Chantry is suitable for these knives. If so, great...if not, what would you recommend for restoring the edge on fine Japanese knives for someone who is not skilled at the use of a steel. Would love the recommendation of a professional who really knows knives.

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