thanks for the tips everyone
Hope everyone had a happy turkey day.
LOL, I know that this search for a perfect edge is never ending. I don't know if I want to get into actual knife sharpening but would it be a bad idea just to have my knife sharpened by a professional every now and then? I don't actually have a budget set especially since I was lucky enough to receive this as a gift. I noticed that the website has knife sharpening services, I assume I just mail out my blade and in a couple of days it gets mailed back to me?
i have a bamboo cutting board so i guess thats good. in the past, I've cleaned my knives with a green scouring pad, is that a really bad idea? my sister actually came to visit for this Thanksgiving and she didn't follow my specific instruction of drying off the knife after using it and left in lying on my dish rack wet for a couple of hours.... The knife still seems fine but maybe the color of the edge was slightly different, I hope that didn't damage it, the color seems fine now after a couple of days use.
if i don't hone my blade, how often does a person normally get their blade sharpened?