GB - over a year, maybe 2 years? Back in the US, hubby sharpened our knives and he must have been doing something other than using the sharpening steel. I got the Santoku in Germany and haven't even used the sharpening steel on it.
You must have a magic knife My normal advice to people about knifes is to use the honing steel before EVERY use, but if your knife is the way you want it and it has been that long then I guess whatever you are doing is working for you!
Seems that I heard that a dull knife is more dangerous and cause more accidental cuts than a sharp one!
This is half correct. A dull knife is more dangerous than a sharp one, but it does not cause any more accidents. The reason a dull knife is more dangerous is that if you do get a cut from a dull blade it will not be as clean a cut as if it were sharp. The blade will rip the skin more than cut it and that encourages infection.