It is currently Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:05 pm



Welcome
Welcome to chefknivestogo

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content, and access many other special features. In addition, registered members also see less advertisements. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free, so please, join our community today!





 Page 1 of 1 [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Question on Stropping
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:00 am 

Joined: Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:37 pm
Posts: 68
Location: Arroyo Grande, California
So i really really want to get into stropping. Ive gotten pretty darn good with my stones putting an edge on my blades but i really want to get that burr gone off my Tojiro DP. That VG-10 lives up to its name when it comes to holding on to a burr/wire edge... So My highest stone is the Rika 5k. Can i go from the Rika to lets say a Chromium Oxide? Also, whats going to be the best setup for a nice toothy edge for good all around kitchen prep?

~~Gabe


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Question on Stropping
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:27 pm 
Forum Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:36 pm
Posts: 2823
I've seen a 1,000 grit edge improved by a CrO loaded strop. So, from the Rika you certainly could as well.

If you're wanting a toothy edge, but having problems removing the burr on your Tojiro's.....why not strop on a felt pad:

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/rohafepad113.html

Stropping on a leather pad with CrO is going to go against the toothy edge. A CrO edge is going to be highly refined as it's equivalent to a 60,000 grit stone.

Now, that's not to say you still can't have a toothy edge after stropping on leather and CrO, but why do it if you're not after a highly refined edge?!?!

If you want a toothy edge, stop at the Rika (which isn't even really toothy IMHO) and strop on a felt pad. Perhaps load the felt pad with a 1 Micron diamond spray. The diamond is more aggressive and leaves a toothier edge than CrO in my opinion.



_________________
Adam

Image
http://marrknives.com
http://facebook.com/marrknives
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Question on Stropping
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:41 pm 

Joined: Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:01 pm
Posts: 210
I recently picked up the 3K bamboo. Been experimenting by finishing the little lady's knives at different grits and getting her feedback after a few days in the kitchen. Since my current kitchen cutlery consists of softer steel, I stopped at 1K a few times, but it had too much bite and not enough slice. Experimented with 5k as well, which brought a refined edge but perhaps too refined for the steel. The 3K seems to have a great balance of bite and polish, and this has held true on a number of my blades of various steels. Expensive stone indeed, but glad its in my arsenal. -Josh


Offline
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1 [ 3 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  


suspicion-preferred