Today I had the opportunity to sharpen my first Tanto, I was a little apprehensive but confident that the EP Pro would deliver as long as I did my part.
I found that the angle was 23 degrees on both the main primary bevel and the front bevel so I got lucky there. I used the sharpie to confirm the angle, and set it all up with the angle cube.
I had to experiment a little to find the best way to reach the front of the blade but it wasn't hard, basically it is like sharpening the tip of a knife. I repeatedly painted the target area of the bevels to make sure I was hitting the right spots.
This first picture is just to show where I positioned the knife to reach the front of the knife.
The blade took a nice edge, extremely sharp and nicely polished.
My apologies for the picture quality, I really find it difficult to get good edge shots, I always have.
My progression was:
All EP stock stones by the way:
220/400/600/1,000/3k tape/6k tape.
To be honest, it was pretty easy. The owner did try to sharpen it himself on a stone and I had to work around that a little but all in all it was quite a rewarding project.
I no longer fear this style of knife.