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 Post subject: Re: Kohetsu HAP40 questions.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:13 pm 
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I don't have any Shaptons above the 5k, but I'm curious... Why would the Shapton pro or glass 8k be ineffective?


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 Post subject: Re: Kohetsu HAP40 questions.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:29 pm 

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This should stir lively debate. The Shapton abrasive is less hard than the V and Co carbides. Thinking of the steel as chocolate chip cookie dough, the Shaptons will eat the dough but leave the chips which will eventually fall out. Using diamond when you're in the high grit range actually helps shape the carbides.

At least that's the theory.


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 Post subject: Re: Kohetsu HAP40 questions.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:13 pm 
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Debate? :oops: ...Don't want to high jack the thread too much. Will post in sharpening Q&A for anyone interested.


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 Post subject: Re: Kohetsu HAP40 questions.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:35 pm 
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Yay! I have Shapton Pros in 1K 2K and 8K
I also have DMT diamond stone fine and extra fine.
Thanks for the heads up Tall Dark, and may the SWARF be with you!


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 Post subject: Re: Kohetsu HAP40 questions.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:52 pm 

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Check the thread in the sharpening subforum. Jason just gave me a reality check and it's all for the better. Your Shaptons will have no problem.


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 Post subject: Re: Kohetsu HAP40 questions.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:12 pm 

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HAP40 is best for people who doesn't know how to sharpen their knives. Nothing can beat whites #1 and #2


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 Post subject: Re: Kohetsu HAP40 questions.
PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:13 am 

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What experience do you have with HAP40 steel Vovas? Have you sharpened it?


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 Post subject: Re: Kohetsu HAP40 questions.
PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:37 am 
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Benuser wrote:Any information about the abrasion resistance of this steel? Can it be sharpened with normal stones?


I sharpened it withe shapton glass stones and it went well. I got a burr pretty quickly with my 500 stone and then used a 1K and 4K. I was worried about this before I sharpened it but it was a non issue.

I did not try it with some of the other stones yet.



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 Post subject: Re: Kohetsu HAP40 questions.
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vovaskitchen wrote:HAP40 is best for people who doesn't know how to sharpen their knives. Nothing can beat whites #1 and #2


I feel this might be a blanket statement.
I know how to sharpen

My interest in HAP40 for for long term edge retention while extremely busy at work.


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 Post subject: Re: Kohetsu HAP40 questions.
PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:24 pm 

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chefknivestogo wrote:
Benuser wrote:Any information about the abrasion resistance of this steel? Can it be sharpened with normal stones?


I sharpened it withe shapton glass stones and it went well. I got a burr pretty quickly with my 500 stone and then used a 1K and 4K. I was worried about this before I sharpened it but it was a non issue.

I did not try it with some of the other stones yet.


Thanks, Mark.


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