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A Guide to Knife Sharpening The assumption that a sharp knife is more dangerous than a dull knife is a wrong assumption. On the contrary, a sharp knife is safer and more predictable since when one is cutting something with a sharp knife, the chance that it will slip towards your finger is lessened; this is not the case with a dull knife. Aside from that, sharp knives cut well compared to their dull counterpart. Meaning that it requires less force to get through food and thus making the work less laborious. So when you are cutting something you are not ripping it but slicing through which is something good for delicate greens and herbs. Steeling and stropping are misunderstood subjects when one talks about sharpening knives. These things are taken for granted by many people since they will serve the same purpose ultimately. But while that may be true, the matter remains that each of them is there to serve a completely different processes. So if you see a wannabe, a seasoned cook or a celebrity chef rubbing their knives against a grooved butcher’s steel indicating that they are sharpening their knives, it is actually something absurd. 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. When you do stropping, you are actually also sharpening the knife but you are simply refining the edge on a micro level to make it smooth. 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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It is the common belief that a knife’s edge gets dull because it loses some metal due to constant rubbing across on the surface of a medium so that it loses some atoms in the process, but this is not the real case although that wear happens too, but this type of wear has a very minimal effect. The actual dulling of the knife occurs on a micro level where the thin edge easily chips off and it is not because of being subjected to the significant amount of pressure that is applied when cutting, but it is actually the tendency of our hands to wobble left and right when we are cutting food that makes the very thin metal to chip, bend, and fold.The Essential Laws of Utensils Explained