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.

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.

5 Stone Naniwa Sharpening Stone Kit

The New Naniwa Super Stone in here.

Opinel Natural Sharpening Stone

Sharpening steel

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

The Best Sharpening Stones: My Picks After Sharpening 1000s of Knives

The Best Sharpening Stones: My Picks After Sharpening of Knives

Japanese Whetstone Waterstone Sharpening Stone Suehiro 1000/3000 Sharpener A031

Japanese Whetstone Waterstone Sharpening Stone Suehiro 1000/3000 Sharpener A031

Diamond Whetstone Sharpening Stones 3pcs/set Whetstone Sharpening System Diamond Sharpening Stone Knife Sharpening Stone Set. #Affiliate

Diamond Whetstone Sharpening Stones 3pcs/set Whetstone Sharpening System Diamond Sharpening Stone Knife Sharpening Stone Set. #Affiliate

Knives 90872: Cutco The Fisherman S Solution Fishing Knife With Sheath And Sharpening Stone -> BUY IT NOW ONLY: $60 on eBay!

Knives 90872: Cutco The Fisherman S Solution Fishing Knife With Sheath And Sharpening Stone -> BUY IT NOW ONLY: $60 on eBay!

Knife Sharpeners - Pin It :-)  Follow US :-))  zCamping.com is your Camping Product Gallery ;) CLICK IMAGE TWICE for Pricing and Info :) SEE A LARGER SELECTION of knife sharpeners  at   http://zcamping.com/category/camping-categories/camping-knives-and-tools/knife-sharpeners/ - hunting, camping,knife, sharpening stone, camping gear,  camping accessories - Wenger Grand Maitre 7.9-Inch Butcher Steel « zCamping.com

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Ruixin Pro iii Knife Sharpener Stainless 1 Set Sharpening Stone Set  Professional Kitchen Knife Sharpener Kitchen Accessories #Affiliate

Ruixin Pro iii Knife Sharpener Stainless 1 Set Sharpening Stone Set Professional Kitchen Knife Sharpener Kitchen Accessories #Affiliate

Premium Knife Sharpening Stone, 2-Sided 400/1000 Grit Whetstone, Best Home Sharpener Stones with Rubber Holder, Best for Kitchen & Outdoor Knives etc.  Multi-Use: Suitable for most grinding operations at home, such as Kitchen knife, outdoor knife and all types of steel tools, but except serrated blades and ceramic knife etc. (Note?Please soak the stone in water for 10 min prior to use.)  2-in-1 Whetstone: One knife sharpening stone does it all - Coarse side (400 grit) quickly sharpen d...

Premium Knife Sharpening Stone, 2-Sided 400/1000 Grit Whetstone, Best Home Sharpener Stones with Rubber Holder, Best for Kitchen & Outdoor Knives etc. Multi-Use: Suitable for most grinding operations at home, such as Kitchen knife, outdoor knife and all types of steel tools, but except serrated blades and ceramic knife etc. (Note?Please soak the stone in water for 10 min prior to use.) 2-in-1 Whetstone: One knife sharpening stone does it all - Coarse side (400 grit) quickly sharpen d...

Baryonyx Knife Co. -- 2011 Bushlore With Wood Handle by Condor Tool & Knife

Baryonyx Knife Co. -- 2011 Bushlore With Wood Handle by Condor Tool & Knife

A personal favorite from my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/listing/554568683/4-vintage-sharpening-stones-case

4 Vintage Sharpening Stones (Case, Craftsman, International Harvester Hone And No Name)

A personal favorite from my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/listing/554568683/4-vintage-sharpening-stones-case

Japanese Sharpening Stone on Food52

Japanese Sharpening Stone

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Sharpening Tools and Accessories 66826: Extra Hard Sharpening Stone -> BUY IT NOW ONLY: $36.5 on eBay!

Sharpening Tools and Accessories 66826: Extra Hard Sharpening Stone -> BUY IT NOW ONLY: $36.5 on eBay!

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