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Old 04-20-2005, 08:53 AM   #11
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Thanks everyone for the information! Elf - that's interesting... my Santoku has never lost it's razor edge. Maybe I just abuse my other knives and treat that one with extra TLC.
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Old 04-20-2005, 08:58 AM   #12
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velochic, how long have you owned your Santoku?
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Old 04-20-2005, 09:15 AM   #13
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HERE is the sharpening system I use. I love it. It takes all the guesswork out of sharpening and this system will even do serrated blades.
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Old 04-20-2005, 09:46 AM   #14
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Check:www.egullet.org ->knife sharpening & maintenance.More infos you need & then some.
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Old 04-20-2005, 05:16 PM   #15
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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.
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Old 04-20-2005, 05:29 PM   #16
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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!
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Old 04-20-2005, 06:37 PM   #17
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I use the stone (forgot name) that belonged to my father and sharpen my own. I am a walking accident if the knives are too sharp so I know just how sharp to make them.
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Old 04-21-2005, 02:58 AM   #18
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Seems that I heard that a dull knife is more dangerous and cause more accidental cuts than a sharp one!
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Old 04-21-2005, 06:32 AM   #19
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The Lansky system rocks.
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Old 04-21-2005, 09:23 AM   #20
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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.
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