Keep your knife sharp and clean. Clean knife carefully with the sharp edge away from you.
What is a chef knife and what is the purpose?
Don't catch a falling knife and don't leave knifes in a sink or in the pots and pans area. You could get hurt.
What is a paring knife and what is the purpose?
Hold it beside you point down, sharp edge back and away from you.
How do you hone a knife?
A chef knife is used for chopping fruits and vegetables, and slicing meats.
A paring knife is a knife used to peal, and chop fruits.
With your dominant hand hold the knife vertical to the steel with the heel of the blade touching the steel (the part nearest the handle) You are going to be pulling the knife backward toward you, tilt the knife so that its cutting edge meets the shaft of the sharpening steel at a 20 degree angle.