At Silky Store NZ, we recommend that high quality knives should always be sharpened on stones rather than steels. Steels will put tiny micro grooves along the blade that act like teeth to give it some traction during cutting and will also realign any burrs that have formed, however if you're after a long lasting sharp edge, stones are the way to go every time.

Holding a consistent edge is the most important and difficult part of knife sharpening, but we have a tool that makes it pretty easy to sharpen your knife on a stone - the Super Togeru Knife Sharpening Guide from Samurai Edge.

This guide is a clip that snaps on to the back of your knife so you can work with a constant angle. The angle chosen with the guide is 15° which gives most kitchen knives a very good cut.

The guide works with great success on knives from around 10cm to 20cm long, but it can be used on longer knives if you move the guide along the blade (or use multiple guides). The clip is made of plastic so that it doesn't scratch the knife, and the part that runs along the sharpening stone is a smooth hard ceramic that won't wear easily or gouge a hollow in your stone.

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