Keep your knives sharp.

This may seem like a very obvious thing say, but it is surprising just how many people will invest in good quality knives and fail to keep them sharp.

It is true to say that good knives stay sharper for longer, but no knife will stay sharp forever (regardless of what you may be told!). Every time you use them they will lose a bit of sharpness, and as this is such a gradual process you may not even notice the loss of edge until you compare them to some new, or newly sharpened, knives!

It is very important to try to keep a sharp knife sharp, rather than have to re-sharpen it. If you have to put a new edge on a blunt or very dull knife it is a much more time consuming and difficult process and will also wear the knife blade away much quicker.