We recommend the use of Japanese water stones to sharpen all cutlery (especially ours). Sharpening your knife is an essential part of owning high-performance cutlery and will truly make the knife “yours.” In theory, sharpening is quite simple. However, in practice, it requires patience and experience to become proficient. For those that would like to learn freehand sharpening, we hope you will consider our award-winning Sharpening Instruction Videos. You can also sign up for our Free Knife Care and Maintenance Tips in which we cover the 7-step knife sharpening procedure and give you one free knife sharpening.