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Is It Bad If I Don't Sharpen My Kitchen Knives? [VIDEO]

Watch Hannah explain how to take care of knives—plus, learn how to get your kitchen knives sharp (and safe) again with our favorite gear.
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Published Sept. 13, 2018.

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Feed your knife inspiration with our editors' picks.

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Knife Sharpeners, 20-Degree (Conventional Western)

We tested nine sharpeners designed to maintain 20-degree (Western style) knives.
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Manual Knife Sharpeners

Can a compact, inexpensive tool keep your kitchen knives in top shape?
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Best Chef's Knives

One chef’s knife has been a champ in our kitchen for nearly two decades. Can any other blade come close to offering what it does—and at a bargain price?
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The Best Carbon-Steel Knives

Carbon-steel enthusiasts have long considered these knives sharper and more durable than stainless. But do they really perform better—and are they worth the upkeep?
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The Best Santoku Knives

With its petite build and curved tip, this friendly-looking Japanese blade is giving Western-style chef’s knives a run for their money. But does it offer something unique?
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