It’s unfair. Something so simple and basic should not be able to leave a lasting impact on me like this. The act of sharpening a knife, though absolutely a skill, is a chore of maintenance, not something that can be this satisfying to watch. But just take in this video below, hear the knife on the whetstone, see the spray of the water bottle and never feel about a dull knife the same again.
Peaceful Cuisine’s Ryoya shows how to sharpen a knife while making a video so heavy with the ASMR.