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You will not be able to sharpen it with a steel as per Ching Chong's answer. You will be able to sharpen it with a couple of sharpening stones. If the blade is totally blunt you will need a reasonably coarse one to bring the edge back, and a finer one to refine the edge. Then you can strop it on the steel or the back of a leather belt to remove the burr. ...


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Do you mean by "sharpening steel" a honing steel? source: Wikipedia Commons; by Donovan Govan. A honing steel is not intended to sharpen a dull knife but only to straigten a skewed blade [1]. (Exception: a diamond honing "steel" but I think it it still not intended to be the only tool to sharpen a completely blunt knife, [2]) If you want so sharpen you ...


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Your very first set of knives should be steel knife. The reason is quite simple, whatever a ceramic knife can cut, a steel knife can cut. If I were you as you are moving for the first time, budget is probably your primary priority, I would buy a cheap set of knives with the promise of buying a real one when I have the budget for it later on in my life. Now, ...



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