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Knife Honing Question

ahack | Jan 25, 201111:09 AM

Which direction should I slide the knife along the honing steel -- drawing the working side of the blade TOWARD the steel, or AWAY from the steel? I've seen it done both ways.

See this picture: http://www.125west.com/blog/wp-conten...
and then this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syvvxx...

Maybe more importantly, since you're not removing any metal in this process, does it matter?

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