One of the most vital tools you use in the kitchen are your knives. When using knives, it is important to make sure they stay sharp…the sharper the knife the easier it will be to use. When you have a dull knife you are forced to apply more pressure which allows more room for error. You really want to let your knife do the work when cutting so that you stay as safe as possible. This is a short video on how to use a sharpening rod to keep your knives crisp. Sharpening your knife improperly will only dull it.
Click this link for tutorial: Knife Sharpening Tutorial