I am a compulsive knife sharpener…I admit it; every time I use a knife, i wash it by hand, dry it and then use a ceramic knife steel to keep the blade maintained. But, even doing that constant maintenance, my knives are never as sharp as i would like. If you’ve come to this website for the food blog, then you’ll know that I cook…a lot. If you’ve come to this website for the upholstery then you’ll know I use high quality upholstery shears…a lot. So, it’s not a stretch of the imagination that I need and want sharp blades all the time.