How to Sharpen Wusthof Kitchen Knives

There are a number of great videos on how to sharpen wusthof kitchen knives available on the Internet. You can learn about these videos in this article. This article will provide some links to those videos and some methods that you can use. In the end, you'll be able to sharpen your Wusthof knives at home, with a great blade that will last for a long time.


Wusthof knives are known for their durability and are a great investment in any home kitchen or commercial kitchen. This is one of the reasons why you should make sure to take care of them properly and sharpen them regularly. But there are some common mistakes that you should avoid, as this will reduce the life of the blades. To prevent this, you can follow a simple guide to sharpening Wusthof knives.

First, it's important to understand the difference between honing and sharpening. While many people make the mistake of thinking that honing is the same as sharpening, they are two different processes. The former should be performed after each use of the knife, while the latter should be done only occasionally. Regular honing and sharpening will ensure that your Wusthof knives stay razor-sharp and slicing your food will be effortless.

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One of the most important things that you can do to extend the life of your Wusthof knives is to sharpen them regularly. A dull knife is harder to cut with and can cause injury. Sharpening your Wusthof knives is not difficult and can be done at home. Just make sure that you use the right equipment and practice safe habits while doing so.

The first step in sharpening a knife is to choose the right sharpening stone. There are several different kinds available for different blades. Different types of stones have different abrasion levels, so make sure to choose the correct one. Once you have chosen the stone, you should hold it steady in a proper angle while using a stroke motion. Depending on the type of knife you have, this process may take five to twenty minutes per blade.

A sharpening stone is a useful tool. It will help you achieve a factory-sharp edge at home. However, you should make sure that you choose a high-quality one that will last for a long time. If you do not, you may have a hard time maintaining the perfect edge.


The edges of Wusthof knives can be sharpened using different methods. One method is to use a whetstone. WUSTHOF makes several whetstones in various grits. The coarse grit is used for pre-sharpening and to remove small nicks, while the fine grit is used for final polishing of the edge. The fine grit produces a smoother, more razor-sharp edge.

When sharpening Wusthof knives, be sure to use the correct technique for the type of knife you have. The knife should be in your dominant hand and held horizontally. When sharpening, you should be very careful not to cut yourself while sharpening. Also, swing the knife slowly. Another method is using the Wusthof Whetstone, which is a slab of fine grain that can be soaked in water for about seven minutes.

After you have selected the proper sharpening stone, place the knife on a slip-resistant base. After placing the blade on the sharpening stone, you should wipe the knife with hot water. Repeat the process until the edge of the knife is as sharp as you want it.

If you are unsure about the sharpening technique, you can send the knife to a professional for sharpening. However, you must be aware that using a sharpening stone may ruin the knife if not done properly. Moreover, it can be quite expensive, as most knife sharpeners use a grinding stone, which removes a lot of material from the blade and reduces its lifespan.

The next step is to use a honing steel. This tool looks like a metal lightsaber and helps you align the metallic ions in the knife edge. This will help you get precise cuts without damaging the knife. You can use this tool once every hour for an even sharpening.

A honing rod will also sharpen a knife. It is a faster way to sharpen a knife, but it will not remove as much metal as sharpening. The rod should be placed on a dry cutting board. Use your left hand to hold the honing rod and press the heel of the knife against the rod.

Another method is by using an electric knife sharpener. An electric knife sharpener will make it easier to sharpen a knife with the cutting edge inside. It doesn't require you to press hard on the knife, and its spring-loaded guide will allow you to control the movements of the knife. The machine also features multiple grinding slots for precision and control.

Keeping a knife sharp is essential to its quality. After all, a sharp blade makes it easier to use.