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Blade Knowledge

This page is about sharing some knowledge I've learned along the way. There's nothing revolutionary in the information provided, and some of it may seem like common sense. Hopefully it is helpful to some. Oh, and please feel free to ask questions or reach out to us for information you'd like to see added on here.


Improper use of the knife can lead to a dull edge or a damaged blade. The uses mentioned in the section above are only a few of the common improper uses. However, cutting on the wrong surface can also cause damage to your knife. Hard surfaces such as a metal table, glass, marble or stone can quickly dull a sharp blade and should never be used as a cutting surface. It is always better to use a proper cutting board (wood or plastic) or to choose a soft surface to cut on.