To achieve that fine cut of meat, it’s important to work with the sharpest cutting product. Whether the meat cutting work is taking place at a butcher’s store or a home kitchen, only high quality, sharp blades offer the level of precision for the perfect cut. This means it’s important to review the many techniques for keeping meat cutting knives at their absolute sharpest over the long-term. The team here at Saw Blade Express has significant experience in this area and in this article, we’ll offer three tips for sharpening meat cutting knives.

  1. Learn To Test Knife Sharpness

Despite having many years experience in using kitchen knives, many chefs have little experience in testing knife sharpness. During day-to-day cutting activities, it may not be obvious that the knife is becoming dull. Chefs may wish to use the paper test to determine the sharpness of their knife supplies. This test involves holding a piece of paper vertically and then trying to cut it. If the paper crumples without the knife slicing through, the blade is likely dull. A sharp knife will cut cleanly through the paper with ease.

  1. Choose Sharpening Products from a Renowned Specialist

There are a complete range of knife sharpening tools available across the marketplace, from sharpening stones to honing tools. Both home users and professionals should have a full understanding on the benefits of each product. This will help ensure they find the right tool for their unique knife sharpening needs. Products such as Arkansas sharpening stones, available now at Saw Blade Express, could offer the ideal solution. These products are designed so that they don’t cut the knife as aggressively or rapidly as man-made sharpening systems. This ensures users gain a greater degree of control over the sharpening process. And while some experience is helpful when using a sharpening stone, a simple search online can yield many helpful articles and videos on the proper technique to use the type of stone you have or want. If you do have limited experience in sharpening meat cutting knives with a sharpening stone, I invite you to email us here at Saw Blade Express, and we will be more than happy to help.

  1. The Angle is Critical

No matter what type of sharpening tool a person is using, the angle of the sharpening work is a critical consideration. The angle will dictate the level of sharpness a person achieves and how much time the process takes. A 20-degree angle to the surface of the blade is the optimum angle for maximum sharpness. Consistency of the angle is also important during this process, and so users must also keep the angle the same throughout their sharpening work. This will help ensure a smooth cut when cutting meat over time.

To discuss knife sharpening processes with a leading expert in the marketplace, contact the team at Saw Blade Express today via