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Wrap your knife in a newspaper, and other tips from a master Japanese knife sharpener

"The traditional test to see whether a knife is sharp is to reach behind your head and cut into a hair," Jonathan Broida, owner of Japanese Knife Imports, explains at a knife sharpening demonstration at his Beverly Hills Shop. "Don't try it here," he cautions.<p>It's not every day that a …

Knives

How to sharpen knives like a professional chef

If you’ve never sliced something with a truly sharp knife, it’s a revelation, turning an arduous task into a pleasure. We called upon the nation’s expert knife makers, knife-store owners, and the ultimate knife evangelists—chefs—for their razor-sharp advice on caring for the most important tools in …

Paper and Salt

I didn’t mean for this to become obituary blog; I’ve actually had this post on the back burner for several months, long before learning of Philip …