Introducing Hazaki's

Knife Use & Care Guide

The Hazaki Ultimate Guide on How to Use & Care for your Japanese Knives

At Hazaki, we are on a mission to get everyone sharpening their own knives. There really is no point in having a great knife if you don’t keep it sharp.

Learn how to keep your Japanese knvies sharp with a whetstone and a honing rod, how to use your knife in hand and much more with the following articles

1. Introduction to knife sharpening

Not sure if you need a whetstone, a honing rod or both?

Learn which tools you need to keep your knives sharp in this article.

learn the knife sharpening basics

Sharpening your knives

2. How to sharpen your Japanese knives with a whetstone

Very simple and easy for anyone to do it at home, this article describes step by step how to use a whetstone to sharpen your Japanese knives.

Learn how to sharpen your knives

3. How to keep your knives sharp with a honing rod

A high quality honing rod is the perfect tool to maintain your edge between whetstone sharpenings.

Learn how to use a honing rod

How to Use & Care for your knives

4. How to use and hold your Japanese knife

Holding your knife is like driving a car : you want to be comfortable and have a firm grip.

Learn how to use your Japanese knife

5. How to care for your Japanese knife

A Japanese knife will literally last you a lifetime, but you have to take care of it so it can last through the years. Learn the basics in this article.

Learn how to care for your Japanese knife

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