Personally, I find nothing more frustrating in the kitchen than a dull knife. Not only does it make prep work a chore and your finished product less attractive, it's also downright dangerous. A dull blade requires more pressure to cut into a food, and can easily slip off of a tough onion skin and into your finger. Ouch. Here's a slideshow on how to sharpen a knife with a sharpening stone, with recommendations on what stones to buy.

Knife Skills: How to Sharpen a Knife

The best method by far for sharpening knives is to use a sharpening stone. Not only will it give you the best edge, it also removes the least amount of material. Here's how VIA Serious Eats.

Opinel Natural Sharpening Stone

Natural sharpening stone From Lombardi, Italy. The quarries of Lombardi are know to produce some of the world best natural sharpening stones. The natural Lombar

Knife Sharpening Tip From a Master Bladesmith: Apply Adequate Pressure

Knife Sharpening Tip From a Master Bladesmith: Apply Adequate Pressure

Knife Sharpener 20 of the Best Kitchen Gadgets for Food Lovers How to Sharpen Knives Knife Sharpener Learn how to pull the blade against the

5 Stone Naniwa Sharpening Stone Kit

The New Naniwa Super Stone in here.

3 Stone Knife Sharpening Set

3-Stone Knife Sharpening Set by Orvis

This Knife Sharpening Set from Orvis includes 3 stones each cut from natural rock, theyre mounted in a natural cedar stand and the kit.

Personalized Barber Grooming Set w/ Straight Razor & Sharpening Stone | Personalized Gifts and Party Favors

Personalized Barber Grooming Set w/ Straight Razor & Sharpening Stone

Personalized Barber Grooming Set w/ Straight Razor & Sharpening Stone | Personalized Gifts and Party Favors

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