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 Post subject: Re: Sharpen cheap knives=difficult
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:50 pm 

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It's definitely counter-intuitive. You don't want to practice on your good knives, but the cheap knives just don't get as sharp as you would like. I am still learning too and I find it pretty hard to get a cheap knife sharp enough to take hair off my arm. It will cut food just fine for a little while, but is just not a refined edge.

Like others said, it's more to learn to hold the same angle and get the general mechanics down.


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 Post subject: Re: Sharpen cheap knives=difficult
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:54 pm 

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You can also try alternating edge leading strokes one on each side. This will at least help keeping the edge from rolling while sharpening. You are still beholden to the steels ability to keep the edge you put on the knife but it might help you get the edge in the first place.


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