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Convex Egde

Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:50 pm

Hello
I just watched this Murray Carter Vid.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lxBVDAoqHM

I will like to try his way of making convex egde, but I see that he hold the knife almost 90 deg relative to the stone. I myself tend to keep the stone more like 45 degree relative to the stone. Is that a bad way to hold the knife when doing this rocking motion?

Re: Convex Egde

Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:17 pm

Let us know how it works out. I usually don't try and convex my edges but as Murray points out if you free hand it's inevitable.

Re: Convex Egde

Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:04 pm

Murrey never flattens his stones and freehands. So he'll always have a convex edge.

Re: Convex Egde

Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:20 pm

Nearly all hand sharpened edges are somewhat convex. The human hand just isn't that steady.

You can do what Murray is doing with the knife at a 45 and not 90.

p.s. Michiel....that's hilarious.

Re: Convex Egde

Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:50 pm

I'm just happy when they're sharp when I'm finished.....much less TRYING to convex the cutting edge. :)

Re: Convex Egde

Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:24 pm

Haha, +1 for Jeff.
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