How to sharpen knives?

All knives needs sharpening every once in a while, to maintain excellent cutting performance and joy of cooking. It is enough to either sharpen them at regular intervals or simply when they need it. To be efficient and safe in your kitchen learn about different knife sharpening techniques. Read our tips and choose the best Fiskars knife sharpening tool for You.

Sharpening techniques


Sharpening refers to actually removing material from the blade's edge. For knife sharpening use a Fiskars Whetstone™ or Roll-Sharp™.

Honing with sharpening steel

Honing is the process to smooth out the roughness. Honing is maintaining an edge that is already sharp. Sharpening steel pushes the edge of the blade back into alignment and makes the edge even. Fiskars Functional Form™ Sharpening steel is perfect for honing.


Stropping essentially takes the honing process a step further by precisely polishing and removing any leftover scratches or irregularities in order to make the knife's edge as sharp as possible.

Use a proper cutting board

A knife stays sharp longer if you make sure to always cut on a suitable surface such as a chopping board made of wood or plastic. You should never use the knife directly on hard kitchen surfaces as this will blunt the edge.

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How to clean knives properly?

Knives are the most used items in any kitchen. Keeping your favorite knives clean and sharp is important for enjoyable and safe cooking experience. Read our tips on how to clean and maintain Fiskars knives correctly and give your favorite kitchen knives a longer life.

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