Stones and Sharpening
It is very important to keep you knife in top condition, and using a steel or honing rod regularly, even if you just swipe 10 times on each side, will help to keep your knife sharp. Stones are fantastic for returning a dull knife to it's former sharpness, or for keeping your knife as sharp as it can possible be.
Sharpening stones can appear complex, but are really quite simple. Stones have a grit number, with the lower numbers being rougher stones and removing more material.
We have a guide below which explains these grit numbers and how they match up against sharpening and repair needs.
You may also find this guide on caring for your knife useful: