Did D.R. Barton make his draw knives from forged steel?

Answer Originally apprenticed to a blacksmith shop, D.R. Barton eventually partnered in many tool-making companies, where his blacksmith experience was invaluable. His tools, which included draw knives, a... Read More »

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Are KitchenAid-forged knives any good?

On One Hand: KitchenAid Forged Knives Will Last A Lifetime.The process of making a forged knife is meticulous and requires many cycles of heating and cooling steel, and then hammering it into a fin... Read More »

How do I sharpen knives with steel?

Sharpening with SteelPlace the sharpening steel in one hand and the knife in the other. Place the tip of the knife on the steel at a 20-degree angle. Pull the knife down and across the sharpening s... Read More »

Can you use sharpening steel on santoku knives?

How to sharpen a Santoku knife depends on the specifications given by the manufacturer. Generally, a Santoku knife can be sharpened using a whetstone, while other manufacturers recommend that the k... Read More »

How to Sharpen Knives by a Sharpening Steel?

A sharpening steel, also known as a kitchen steel or butcher's steel, is not used to sharpen knives, but rather to maintain a knife's already-sharp edge longer. Properly used, a steel keeps a knife... Read More »