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We always have one of these clamped to the kitchen bench (and also in the trailer).

Sharpen the knives before every use.....

https://www.amazon.com/Kleva-Sharp-W.../dp/B00839YILC

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This is my tool of choice:
https://www.amazon.ca/ChefsChoice-Sh...SIN=B001KZH3ZE
One at our house and one at theirs. Guess which one gets used more often...
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This little device has a powerful sucker that holds it firm on the kitchen bench and does a great job of keeping the knives sharp.
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This is my tool of choice:
https://www.amazon.ca/ChefsChoice-Sh...SIN=B001KZH3ZE
One at our house and one at theirs. Guess which one gets used more often...
They sharpen well as does Harry's but what they don't do is sharpen the last 1/2" near the handle. This results in a hook getting created there that makes chopping difficult. That's why I prefer a stone.

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Good point, Charles (no pun intended).
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They sharpen well as does Harry's but what they don't do is sharpen the last 1/2" near the handle. This results in a hook getting created there that makes chopping difficult. That's why I prefer a stone.
True, but who uses the last half inch of a knife?

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True, but who uses the last half inch of a knife?
You don't usually but that part winds up holding most of the rest of a blade up off the cutting board (it sits on that hook those sharpeners leave by the handle and somewhere near the curved part at the the tip) making chopping ineffective.
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I'm trying to picture a blade that I'd use for chopping that doesn't have the blade exposed it's whole length(?).
I usually use what I think is called a Chef's knife...about 1 1/2" across and maybe 8"-12" long.
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Place the flat side of the bit, not the edge, on the sharpener, and move the bit forward and back.
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