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Can My Serrated Knives Be Sharpened?

September 14, 2019

Serrated knives seem to stay sharp forever—which is part of their appeal. In fact, they can go years without needing to be sharpened, thanks to their pointy teeth: the teeth do most of the work, which reduces the friction on the blade. Basically, the teeth rip into hard surfaces, which keeps the finer scooped portion of the blade protected. This enables serrated knives to stay sharp so long, unlike chef’s knives and other smooth blades. On the other hand, this makes them more difficult and/or time-consuming to sharpen. It can be done, though—it just requires special equipment. You’ll know it’s... View Article

How Often Should You Sharpen Your Knife Blades?

August 31, 2019

A freshly sharpened knife isn’t just a pleasure to use—it’s also safer. The less force you need to use to cut something, the less likely you’ll slip and injure yourself. Unless you’re a dedicated cook or chef, though, a knife-sharpening schedule probably isn’t on your to-do list next to “pick up the kids from school” and “pay the electricity bill.” It’s not as pressing as taking out the trash, maybe, but having your knives regularly sharpened will make your cooking process easier. When you take your knives to a professional for blade sharpening in San Diego, CA, you won’t even... View Article

Keep Knives Sharp: Five Recommendations from a Sharpening Service

August 15, 2019

Hiring a sharpening service can add up if you do not take proper care of your knives. Fortunately, it is easy to avoid dulling them too quickly. It just takes extra care and attention, in addition to learning some techniques. Here are five ways to keep your kitchen knives sharp in San Diego, CA: Learn to hone: The “sharpening” steel with your knife set is actually a honing steel. It works by realigning damaged blades and restoring their cutting power. While you only need to sharpen kitchen knives a few times a year (assuming you take care of them otherwise),... View Article

What’s the Difference Between Knife Sharpening and Honing?

August 1, 2019

Customers often visit our storefront stating they need knife sharpening when they actually require knife honing in San Diego, CA, and vice versa. It is apparent that there is some confusion on the differences here, and it does not help that many knife sets come with a “sharpening steel” when, in fact, that tool is used for honing. Here is an overview of these differences and how to tell when your kitchen knives could use some maintenance. Honing vs. Sharpening The tool that many amateur chefs call a sharpening steel is actually a honing steel. Knives become dull because the... View Article

Types of Surgical Blades You’ll Find on the Market

July 16, 2019

If you’re looking to outfit your hospital or surgical center with brand-new surgical blades, you might find yourself overwhelmed by the sheer number of options available on the market. There are a number of different shapes and sizes of surgical blades, some of which are designed for specific surgical purposes and others of which are designed for more general use. At Larson Sharpening, Inc., our team specializes in surgical instrument sharpening in San Diego, CA and has a good understanding of the various types of surgical instruments and their purposes. Here’s a brief overview of some of the most common... View Article

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