How to Hone and Sharpen your Knife Blade

To Hone Blade: once weekly if knife is used daily

Fill up the reservoir under the ceramic wheel, get knife wet. Place sharpener on a flat surface and set the knife in the slot on the knife guard. Using the weight of the blade only, draw the whole knife blade straight towards you through the gap between the ceramic wheel. Do not bear down hard, three or four pulls is usually sufficient. Lift the knife after each pull and repeat. Do not push the blade back through the ceramic wheel. Unclip knife guard and dump out water.

To Sharpen Blade: Once a year

Fill up the reservoir under the ceramic wheel, get knife wet. Place sharpener on a flat surface and set the knife in the slot on the knife guard. Apply enough pressure that you hear a friction sound, so that it feels like the blade is being gripped. Draw the whole knife blade straight towards you through the gap between the ceramic wheel and then push blade back through. Doing this five to six times is usually sufficient. Then follow directions on honing the blade.