The Secret of Domestic Bliss:

Two products which will ensure you always have sharp kitchen knives and a happy marriage:

First: ‘Smith’s 2-Step Knife Sharpener features two tungsten carbide blades with pre-set angles to ensure the perfect edge every time. Three or four strokes through the carbide sharpening slots will restore the edge on a very dull knife. The two crossed ceramic rods also have pre-set angles and provide a smooth finished edge to already sharp knives. It is lightweight, portable, comes with a lanyard hole, and has non-slip rubber feet for added safety. Excellent for use on all types of knives, especially filet knives.’ Available at a variety of stores from $10: 45.5 grams.

And especially from my friends: Carol & Alan Green: C & A Outdoors, 61 Tramway Rd, Morwell, Victoria (61) 03 5134 8038:

Smith's 2-Step Knife Sharpener

Smith’s 2-Step Knife Sharpener

Second: Victorinox’s 10/15cm vegetable/paring knife (24.5 grams) from $6, just the best preparation knife I have ever found – and back to razor sharpness with a couple of quick strops on the Smiths 2-Step:;jsessionid=316228109C695A50923596CF087DD817

Victorinox 10cm Paring/Vegetable Knife.
Victorinox 10cm Paring/Vegetable Knife.


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