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 Post subject: Bevel Q's About Sharpening a Richmond Honesuki
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:12 pm 

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I purchased this wonderful knife in September and it has been amazing, going through chicken and inside round like nothing I have ever used. However, the time has finally come to sharpen the knife. The factory bevel on the knife is an 80-20. That being said, when sharpening the knife, how do I go about maintaining this bevel. Is it as simple as doing one side more than the other and grinding that side of the edge further? I have searched for videos about sharpening a honesuki and keeping the bevel but no luck and any help would be greatly appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Bevel Q's About Sharpening a Richmond Honesuki
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:21 pm 

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I would start on the 80 side until you raise a burr then only sharpen the 20 side until you have removed the burr. If you want to even be more sure, count strokes and do 8, 16, 24 or some multiple of eight on the 80 side and count 2, 4, 6 on the other.



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 Post subject: Re: Bevel Q's About Sharpening a Richmond Honesuki
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:51 pm 
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Use a magic marker to paint the edge and then sharpen to remove the mark. Do it on both sides and focus more of your sharpening work on the face side (right) and it should come out good. Let us know how it comes out and we can help more if you need it.



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 Post subject: Re: Bevel Q's About Sharpening a Richmond Honesuki
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:52 pm 
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I should do a sharpening video using this knife. I'll work on it.



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 Post subject: Re: Bevel Q's About Sharpening a Richmond Honesuki
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:03 pm 

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Here's how I do it using a 220, 1k, and 6k. If the edge is not bad then 1k is probably all you need to start. I start on the back side (20) with no lower than a 1k and set the small bevel. I then work the front side (80) until a good size burr has been formed AND the scratch pattern is uniform. I will then make one or two quick strokes on the backside to knock down the burr before moving to my 6k stone. Again starting on the back side (20) I will polish with the 6k then move to the front side (80) and polish until the scratch pattern is even and a small burr is present on the backside. Once the polishing has been completed I will alternate a few strokes front and back to minimize the burr before going to a bare strop.


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 Post subject: Re: Bevel Q's About Sharpening a Richmond Honesuki
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:18 am 
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Good post Jason, that's going to help me in the future.



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 Post subject: Re: Bevel Q's About Sharpening a Richmond Honesuki
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:16 am 

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I used my 500, 1000 and 5000 and finished with a bare horse strop. Turned out really good once I figured out I was thinning the blade instead of sharpening the beveled side.


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