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Sharpening stone vs honing rod

Sharpening stone vs honing rod

 What is the difference and when to use them?

There is a lot of misunderstanding around the use of a honing rod.

One of the misconceptions is that a honing rod will sharpen a blade.

The honing rod will realign the edge of the blade while a sharpening stone will remove steel and create a new edge out freshly exposed steel.

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Share a knife donation project


I found this honourable project recently on social media and i feel that it needs your attention.

Please help ambassador William and NZ chefs association to donate and make a difference for young chefs so they can achieve their goals.

I want to share the email he send out.


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