In order to maintain your home kitchen knives effectively, it’s important to understand the differences between the main maintenance techniques. Our team here at Saw Blade Express has significant experience in maintaining the latest knife products from brands such as Giesser, and so in this latest post we’ll explain the differences between honing and sharpening a knife.

Honing

Honing a knife involves straightening the edge of an already sharp blade. The honing process helps assure the nice straight edge that keeps your Giesser knife performing effectively when slicing and chopping food. It will also prevent your knife from becoming dull quickly by keeping the edge in alignment so the sides of the blade aren’t impacted. It’s also important to remember that honing helps keep the knife safe, by preventing the need to push down hard when cutting, which can lead to kitchen accidents.

Sharpening

The sharpening process helps remove pieces of the knife blade to keep the edge in optimal condition for long-term use. Blunt knives can be brought back to ultimate cutting performance through the sharpening process. But if you’re new to knife sharpening and want to ensure your Giesser knife retains its performance, it’s important to speak with a sharpening expert before you begin the process. The specialist will help you find the right abrasive product for your particular knife.

By understanding the differences between the honing and sharpening process, you can now ensure your knives retain their optimal level of performance in the kitchen for the years to come! To discover more on honing and sharpening applications, speak with the team here at Saw Blade Express directly at sales@SawBladeExpress.com.