GERMANY SOLINGEN – How to sharpen a knife

On this page we would like to show you how to sharpen a knife. Simply follow the instructions below:


  • Germany Solingen. How to sharpen a knife - Step #1

    Step #1

    Hold the sharpening steel vertically over a non-slip base. The tip of the blade should point upward.

  • Germany Solingen. How to sharpen a knife - Step #2

    Step #2

    Move the blade from bolster to point at an angle of about 22 with slight pressure over the steel. Move the arm but not the wrist.

  • Germany Solingen. How to sharpen a knife - Step #3

    Step #3

    Hold the sharpening steel at arm's length in front of you. The blade is drawn at an angle of approximately 22 against the steel.

  • Germany Solingen. How to sharpen a knife - Step #4

    Step #4

    The sharpening is done perfectly when both sides of the blade from bolster to tip alternatingly glide over the full length of the steel.

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