Learn How To Sharpen And Fix Your Knives With Whetstones

Do you love preparing food carefully and, ergo, a good, sharp knife? Well then let me tell you, you are going to love this video from (my new favorite YouTube channel) Peaceful Cuisine with a handy demonstration on how to use whetstones to sharpen knives. I just watched the whole 12-minute thing, and I feel so refreshed and awake right now. It’s like food prep ASMR.

Anyway, here are the grains of whetstones Ryoya uses in the video, in case you’re interested in getting some for yourself:

Just as a note, the importance of sharp knives is horrifically undervalued. Dull knives are more dangerous than sharp knives, because they’re more likely to slip and gouge your hand. If you’ve ever wanted to chop food like a pro, the place to start is by getting even one of these handheld knife sharpeners – and then maybe working up to being able to grind and perfect your own knives.


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