Sharpening stone is certainly the best choice to maintain the edge of your knives.
Halfway between a sharpening stone that only straightens a cutting edge - useless if the knife no longer cuts - and a grindstone that removes a lot of material and does little damage, the whetstone is an ideal compromise.
This attractive and mysterious steel has captured the imagination of many people. So I will do my best to explain what it is and how it is made.
The terms damascus steel, damascened steel or damascene steel refer to 2 types of steel that look similar :