How to Hone a Knife in 6 Simple Steps

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Nov 9, 2021 • 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.