how to sharpen chefs knife
Although it may seem like a simple act, if we want to cut effectively and, in turn, not mistreat the knives. For this reason, Hideki tells us his secret trick from him to get a perfect sharpening.Before starting sharpening with the stone, the stone must be wet and allowed to absorb the water.In addition, the stone with which we will sharpen the knife must always be slightly inclined. This inclination should be at the same angle as the bevel of the knife. Calculate the approximate angle we will achieve by placing the bevel parallel to the stone.
Sharpening a knife correctly has a significant difficulty
The ultimate secret trick to get an optimal cut when sharpening the knife is to first test with a piece of wood to find the right angle with which to sharpen and then replicate it on the stone.
When sharpening the knife we manage to scratch the wood, it means that we have found the perfect angle. Next, we just need to move to the sharpening stone and replicate that angle.
If you want to know which stone you should use for each type of metal according to the knife or the different cutting techniques and advice for cleaning fish and the different preparations of sushi and sashimi, you will be able to learn all this knowledge and more in the new course The keys of sushi and sashimi with Hideki Matsuhisa , renowned oriental chef with a Michelin star.