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 Post subject: Sharpening Cheap Knife
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:03 pm 

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This was my first attempt at a cheap knife. At work we wanted a knife to cut blocks of cheese, summer sausage etc. So I went to Foodlion and bought a cheap 4.5" Home 360 brand knife. From the factory of course it wouldn't shave hair, barely cut paper, so I decided to sharpen. Used Atoma 400 to start with and did the sharpie thing, made sure I was getting to the edge and raised a burr finished with the Atoma 1200. Angle was at 22 deg, since it was cheap steel. I still cant get it to shave hair, and still barely cuts paper. Has anyone else had this with cheap knives?

 Post subject: Re: Sharpening Cheap Knife
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:06 pm 
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Try an even less acute angle, but don't expect miracles. It is a cheap knife for a reason and spending a great deal of effort trying to make something of it will only discourage you from sharpening.Try stropping it on a piece of paper.


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