How to Hone a Knife in 6 Simple Steps

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 24, 2022 • 3 min read

Home cooks and professional chefs alike benefit from knowing how to hone a knife blade. No matter which type of cutlery you use—whether Japanese knives like santoku blades or a traditional Western chef’s knife—you can use a honing steel rod to make a dull knife look razor-sharp and brand-new again. Learn more about this essential knife skill.