Stones & Storage
A good set of whetstones will be really all you need to maintain your kitchen knives, but there are a few other bits and pieces that can help keep them in top performance condition. A good quality sink bridge to hold your whetstones will make your life much easier and if you own high carbon knives, like those forged in Aogami Super or Shirogami steel, then a bottle of Tsubaki Camelia Oil is almost a requirement.
Correctly storing your knives is also important to keeping them in top condition, keep yourself and your family safe and with regard to hygiene. A good quality knife storage system and a selection of whetstones and sharpening accessories are an important addition to any collection of good quality Kitchen knives.