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 Post subject: sharpening
PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:54 am 

Joined: Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:14 am
Posts: 42
Would you guys recommend I send my knife to Josh McEachen after I order it. Is it worth the extra 20

 Post subject: Re: sharpening
PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:17 am 

Joined: Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:44 am
Posts: 161
Location: Northern Virginia
Some knives come pretty sharp, some less so. I think it would be good to send it to Josh from the point of view of having a great reference point. After that, I am thinking getting some water stones and learning to freehand would be the way to go.

 Post subject: Re: sharpening
PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:06 pm 

Joined: Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:01 pm
Posts: 246
If you're curious enough about it to frequent a forum like this you should consider getting a set of stones and learning the skill. I couldn't imagine paying another man to sharpen my steel, it's a very personal thing. Then again, I wouldn't pay another man to shave my face or polish my shoes either. To each their own, I'm sure Josh would do a fine job for you. If everyone had the same opinion life would be dull, so there's mine.

 Post subject: Re: sharpening
PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:23 pm 

Joined: Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:22 am
Posts: 980
Depending upon where you live you may be better off putting that money towards a sharpening lesson from a forumite or a vendor. No matter how sharp Josh gets an edge, it will eventually dull. And sharpening your own knives brings its own rewards. A little bit theraputic, if you ask me, with a big dose of self-reliance and a touch of Zen.

 Post subject: Re: sharpening
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:12 am 
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Location: Derby City, Kentucky
I would rather put that money toward a stone.

If at first you don't succeed, pay someone that knows what they're doing.
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