Member Since Feb 24th, 2010
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Feb 24th 2010 8:06PM i think a clarification needs to be made. there is a difference between straightening a blade and sharpening. when you use a honing stick (either metal or ceramic like the t.v. chefs use), you're not really sharpening, but straightening the blade. this does help the blade seem 'sharper'. but true sharpening is only done by actually removing material from the blade to redefine a new sharp edge. i use a ceramic 'sharpening' stick at home, but this is just for daily use.....when i need a blade sharpened (about once a year) i take my blades to an expert.