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Re: Free Giveaway. How do you sharpen?

Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:16 am

Depends on knife and such. Quick bevel reset 220 shapton pro. If carbon and feeling like a go getter: natural 400, 800 or 1k nat, aoto, 6k unknown nat, then pick between 5 polishing stone :) if SS then all pro from the 220, 2k and 5k and if once again feeling like a go getter kitayama.

Re: Free Giveaway. How do you sharpen?

Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:52 pm

Arashiyama 1000 and 6000, and an Imanishi 10k. On harder Japanese steel (AS, especially), I strop on newspaper. German stuff I stop at 6k, and finish on a loaded leather strop.

Re: Free Giveaway. How do you sharpen?

Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:49 pm

Hello,

I have a few blades that use daily, and a shun ken onion I cherish. I have my friend Aaron Gibson sharpen my knives for when when ever the blades need it.

honesuki blade would be perfect my daily use. Pick me please.

Re: Free Giveaway. How do you sharpen?

Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:05 am

Currently don't sharpen, just use a MAC ceramic hone daily. Looking into ordering some stones in the near future so that I can change that.

Re: Free Giveaway. How do you sharpen?

Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:18 am

I've used an edge pro for years but have recently purchased a 1000 numbatama and was given a 1000/4000 combo stone that has encouraged me to take the plunge into hand sharpening. I also made a balsa strop loaded with .5 CO that I use regularly. Count me in! :D

Re: Free Giveaway. How do you sharpen?

Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:45 am

Bester 800
King 1k/6k w/10k nagura
remove the wire edge on the end grain of a cutting board.

Getting a knockoff edge pro with some sharpton glass stones and the anglecube to try for better precision.

Re: Free Giveaway. How do you sharpen?

Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:45 am

I sharpen my knives beginning with thinning the front (right) side with the cutting edge facing me and applying pressure on edge trailing strokes (pushing away from me). I then proceed to thin the back (left) side of the blade. I sharpen the back side differently by placing the stone horizontally and sweep left to right.

My current progression is a #600 diamond plate followed by a #1000 nubatama hard. At this point I will start to blend the newly thinned angle to the cutting edge. This makes a slightly concave blade face. The back edge I keep at almost zero degree grind.

Normally I would strop a micro-bevel on a #6000 but l sold the stone.

Re: Free Giveaway. How do you sharpen?

Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:44 am

I don't know how to sharpen yet but I would love to learn :-)

Re: Free Giveaway. How do you sharpen?

Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:45 pm

Cheap Tokio Kitchenware Combo Stone with 240 and 800 grit.
Cheap Sun Tiger Combo Stone with 1000 and 6000 grit.
Selfmade leather strop with 1 micron german straight razor sharpening paste.
Selfmade leather strop with .3 micron PG 17 chromium oxyde pigment.

Depending on condition of the blade i might start further down.

And for my grandmother's cheap-ass knives that she never takes care of: The rough bottom of a coffemug followed by her approx. 70 years old honing steel do nicely. :-)

Re: Free Giveaway. How do you sharpen?

Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:03 pm

I use a 1000/6000 king stone. I also have a 220 diamond plate for repairs and a felt strop and a leather strop for finishing. Next step will be a progression with either an 8 or 10k stone for finishing.
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