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Cookware & More's Wusthof Knife Sharpening Event
Posted by Kristin :-) on 7th Oct 2016
Thanks to all of our fabulous customers and our amazing Wusthof representative, Joe Gosch, our Wusthof Knife Sharpening Event on Tuesday was a success! Our customers got their knives sharpened and learned more about their knives and how to care for them.
We would also like to thank our generous customers for the donations that we received for the Shriner's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia at the event. As our flyers mention, we ask for a $2 donation for the Shriner's Hospital for every non-Wusthof knife sharpened. For more information about the Shriner's Hospital and how your donations are helping a good cause you can visit their website.
Being the paparazzi that I am, I got some good shots of Joe during the sharpening, but I tried to allow our customers their privacy by keeping them out of the pictures.
At the end of the sharpening, we even got a shot of all the metal that was taken off of the knives at the sharpening. This is a good visual representation of the importance of understanding Honing vs. Sharpening! You should hone your knives after every use, or couple of uses, but only sharpen your knives once every year or two. This is because sharpening your knife actually takes some steel off the blade of your knife.
Here is some more information from Wusthof about the difference between Honing and Sharpening:
After our event was over, we got our own special training from our Wusthof Representative. We pride ourselves on our knowledge of our products and we always try to learn as much as we can so that we can help our customers to the best of our abilities. During this training, we practiced the pinch grip and rocking technique. Here is Wusthof's video on this grip:
Overall, Tuesday was a fantastic day! We hope to see you at our next knife sharpening event!