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 Post subject: Trust the Sharpie!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:42 pm 
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Hi, I'm new to sharpening. I just bought an EdgePro system from you guys to sharpen some knives I bought from you a while back:
- Tojiro DP Nakiri 165
- Tojiro DP Gyuto 240
- Tojiro DP Petty 90

I was wondering if you could tell me the factory bevel angle on these knives to help get me started?

Thanks!
- Mario



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 Post subject: Re: Trust the Sharpie!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:45 pm 
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Hi Mario,

Most knives are sharpened by humans on a belt or spinning stone and the angle they use is usually pretty consistent for each person but can vary from person to person. So, for instance the Tojiros are supposed to be sharpened at about 15 degrees on each side, but I've seen differences from knife to knife and side to side. I recommend you set your machine at the desired angle and grind a new edge the way you like it. Or, if you want to copy the edge on the knife the first few times you sharpen it, use a sharpie and paint the edge, and then sharpen at the angle that removes the entire mark on the edge. This is the sure way to nail the same angle.



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 Post subject: Re: Trust the Sharpie!
PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:06 pm 

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Yes, I agree using a sharpie is the best way to see consistent results with the Edge Pro. I use them and machinist markers when I'm setting bevels on knives I am making. This way you can reference both the top and the edge of you bevel easier. This is important in retaining or establishing a bevel evenly and precisely. Too high of an angle just the edge of maker edge at the apex will be gone. Too low just the starting of the edge of the primary grind will be gone. Now that you find what angle is right, you can play around..


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