Learn to Sharpen
Sharpening is easy, and fun! Learn how below.
Medium Grit Stone
Togiharu or King 1000-Grit Stones
Fine Grit Stone
King 6000-Grit Stones
Flattening Stone (Fixer)
Norton or Korin Fixers
Sharpening Stone Holder
We use the Steelex Version
How to Sharpen at Home
Below we’ve provided a few pointers on how to sharpen your knife. While there are several different sharpening techniques, we focused on the one we use most often ourselves. Whatever technique you choose, the most important thing when learning to sharpen is to just get started!
Step Two - Begin Sharpening
Grip the handle of the knife firmly with one hand, and with your opposite hand spread your fingers across the the blade in a way that enables you to apply even pressure. Maintaining a consistent angle, and applying even pressure, drag your knife across the stone with slow, deliberate passes. Over time, you will see a build up of dark sludge called a slurry. This is good! It will help remove metal from your knife and make the edge sharp. Once you finish running the blade along one side you should be able to feel a small hook or ‘burr’ along the other. After you successfully form a burr, turn the knife over and start again on the other side.
Step Three - Finishing
After sharpening properly with a medium grit stone, your knife will be very sharp! If you want an extra sharp razor edge, we recommend finishing with a higher grit stone. The sharpening process is the same, but the stone will remove much less steel, and form a less noticeable burr. Be sure to clean your knife and stone thoroughly after using to wash away all the steel you removed from the blade. Lastly, be sure to let your stones dry completely after use before storage.
Misen Sharpening Service
If sharpening by hand isn’t for you (but it should be!), we’ve got you covered. Follow the below steps, and we'll get a sharp knife back in your hands.
Complete the below form to request knife sharpening service and purchase shipping and return labels.
Wrap your knife protectively and box carefully! Make sure to include your return label in the box.
Mail it out! Our professional sharpening partners will get your knife sharp again and sent back ready for action.