I am not kidding! There are also myths about knives around the world. Here I am talking about the top 5 common kitchen knife myths. These myths are not true but people believe them.
This is the oldest myth I have ever heard.
A knife is an essential tool for daily use. Japanese are very serious about knives. Each of their knives represents art and culture.
It is true that a hard blade can hold a sharp edge.
So it is necessary to a blade be harder to be sharper. But this extra hardness property leads them to brittleness. A brittle material can easily break down. So there is a risk of breaking down the edge.
It can lose its original edge and become dull. So we can say that it is not necessary to be very hard. Necessary is to be resilient. Many Japanese softer blade can hold good sharpness and provides really long lasting durability.
The logic behind this myth is very clear. We think sharp knives are risky because of their sharpness. Dull knives are safe because they can’t cut well.
But we are wrong. Sharp knife reduces human efforts. It is safe. When you cut something with a dull knife you need to provide more pressure and here comes the risk of displacement. And displacement may occur accident.
People always complain about the softness of stainless steel knives. The chromium alloy makes the steel resistance to stain. But it can not hold a sharp edge.
Edge gets dull very easily and it is not easy to re-sharpen a stainless steel blade. But nowadays the proportion of chromium is less used. So before purchasing a stainless steel knife check the date of manufacturing.
Some knife manufacturing company says that their knives do not need sharpening. Their offer looks very good. But when they say it the knife is serrated.
They always say it with serrated knives. Serrated knives can cut while they are dull. But not like the new one. And after re-sharpen, their performance gets better.
Its kitchen knife myths or something else, Myths are myths. Don’t always go after them. This is the age of modern technology. Day by day new things are coming. Knives are not same like they are before. So these old kitchen knife myths are getting outdated. Don’t get bothered to that.