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Understanding Knife Sharpening It’s an inimical assumption that a sharp knife is more perilous than a dull knife. On the contrary, it is much safe to handle a sharp knife because it is very predictable when you are cutting something, and the chances that it will slip towards your fingers is lessened, unlike with a dull knife. Aside from that, sharp knives cut well compared to their dull counterpart. This means that when you cut with a sharp knife, you don’t really exert much effort since is just gets through the food without great force. And with a sharp knife you are actually cutting the pieces and not ripping them apart which is best for delicate greens and herbs. When sharpening knives there are subjects that are misunderstood and this is about steeling and stropping. The reason for this is many take using a knife as a no brainer since however you sharpen things, the end result is simply the same. While they serve the same purpose, the process is entirely different. So, whenever you see someone who is a wanna be, or a seasoned cook and even including a celebrity chef who rubs their knives energetically against the grooved butcher’s steel indicating that this is the way to sharpen knifes, It only shows the absurdity of what they are doing. but to be able to come up with a greater sense out of this, we have to first determine what that part in the knife needs to be processed in order to sharpen it. When you are working with the steel, your intention is not actually to sharpen it but simply to thin out the metal part found at the actual cutting edge throughout the entire blade of the knife. Since the knife will have a deformed edge after a number of uses due to dents and metal flakes that have been peeled off, the purpose then of thinning it is to realign these deformed edges and smoothen them. The act of stopping on the other hand is also to make a knife sharp but what you do here is refining the edge of the knife on the micro level. In stropping you drag the edge backwards, while in steeling you push the edge of the blade in a forward stroke.
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Although there is truth to the fact that a knife edge gets dull because it loses some metal due to the constant rubbing across on the surface of a medium thus losing some atoms in the process but this actually has a minimal effect on the knife. What dulls a knife is found in the micro level where the thin edge can very easily chip off not because it is subjected to the significant amount of pressure that is applied when cutting, but that the tendency of our hands wobbles left and right that induce the very thin metal to chip, bend and fold.Lessons Learned from Years with Tools