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 Post subject: Cutting Paper
PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:02 pm 
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The last knife I sharpened(practicing on old stainless beater) when I pushed cut paper it seemed to do real well. When I sliced paper pulling the knife back it did real well. When I sliced paper pushing it forward it seamed to grab the paper but cut it. Did this several times and it acted the same way.
What would cause it to grab pushing forward only?



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 Post subject: Re: Cutting Paper
PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:22 pm 
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Just a guess but I would think the angle of the scratches may be the cause of that.



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 Post subject: Re: Cutting Paper
PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:19 pm 
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Michiel --> I was thinking the same thing but thought I'd ask the experts. I did sharpen with the knife more angled to the stone as apposed to perpendicular. Maybe that is the culprit. I need to get the 20x out and check the direction of the scratches.



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 Post subject: Re: Cutting Paper
PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:58 am 
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What grit did you finish it on? I could see the scratches catching the paper at lower grits, but at the higher grits it should work in any direction.



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 Post subject: Re: Cutting Paper
PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:15 am 
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I started on a 1k Arashiyama, I finished stropping on a 6k Arashiyama, but I didn't strop much. Maybe I should have given it more time on the 6k.



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 Post subject: Re: Cutting Paper
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:51 pm 
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For discussion purposes, do you abrade both sides of the knife with the same scratch pattern?

In other words, do the scratches in both side angle away from the edge the same?

To do this, you almost have to switch hands. If you use the same hand, and just flip the knife over the scratches don't match probably. I think, IMHO, this affects cutting performance on things like paper.

Practically, though, I don't think it matters much.



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:16 pm 

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i switch hands when i sharpen =D

i'm semi ambidextrous.


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 Post subject: Re: Cutting Paper
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:55 pm 

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You didn't polish with the Arashiyama enough and had a burr/debris on the edge.


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 Post subject: Re: Cutting Paper
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:09 pm 
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Adam->After looking through a loupe the scratch patterns were different directions. Still being as new as I am, I find myself switching hands sometimes and not others. I'm still kind of in between. I can't say I've found a common way or what is most comfortable yet. I've sharpened knives from 6 to 10"', fillets to chefs and I seem to change techniques with the size and type of knife. I assume as I do more I'll start to find a more common technique for all.
Jason-> The forward direction scratches and edge did not look as "refind" as the rear facing scratches. I guess I didn't do as good a job stropping on one side and didn't strop long enough on the 6k stone.
Thanks for the feedback everyone, you teach me a little more and make me pay better attention every day!



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 Post subject: Re: Cutting Paper
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It could be any number of things, I would place my money on a small burr, when you are pulling your angle on the knife is probably different than with pushing causing that edge to act up. Spend some time pulling the knife through a cork or deburring block and see what happens


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