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sharpening fujiwara

Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:28 pm

Mark,
i'm pretty sure i messed up the edge on my new fujiwara. what is the process to buy one of your sharpener's service's. do i just process the payment and mail it to you?

Re: sharpening fujiwara

Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:22 pm

Before sending out for sharpening.
1.)can you upload pictures?
2.)what makes you think it's ruined?
3.)what are you sharpening with?

Re: sharpening fujiwara

Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:59 am

4. Are you right handed?

Re: sharpening fujiwara

Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:52 pm

Hi Jill,

It's hard to mess up a sharpening job so much you can't fix it. Tell us what you did and I can help you.

If you want to have it done for you just email me and I'll put you in touch with someone who can fix it for you.

Re: sharpening fujiwara

Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:52 pm

okay
i think i messed it up because it is not a 50 50 bevel (right?) and i ran it over my shapton 6000 evenly on both sides before i remembered. then it started wedging in onions so i ran it over my nubatama 1200 bamboo in proportion to what i think is 80 20? mostly on the right side and it's still wedging onions. (i was slicing onions to break it in)
i am right handed. the only way i could figure to upload photos was to email you Mark. thanks guys.

Re: sharpening fujiwara

Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:37 pm

Sounds like the edge isn't lined up with the grinds anymore? Or it needs to be thinned out?

How does it cut other things? Onions can make lots of knives wedge!

Re: sharpening fujiwara

Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:36 pm

really it's not cutting anything all that well......

Re: sharpening fujiwara

Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:52 pm

I suspect it is not so much an issue of symmetry but that the edge has just been rounded off and is no longer a proper edge.It may also need a bit of thinning at this point depending on just how much grinding you've done. Even messed up asymmetry won't cause inability to cut.

What other stones / diamond plates do you have to work with? This will give me a better idea how to proceed.

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Ken

Re: sharpening fujiwara

Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:03 pm

i have dmt xxc
shapton glass 500 and 1000

thanks

Re: sharpening fujiwara

Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:00 pm

I agree with Ken.

Ignore the asymmetric edge on the knife and sharpen it evenly on both sides. It won't matter if you grind it properly.

What is going on I suspect is you're wobbling on the stone and that is making it impossible for you to get a good edge on the knife.

Use your 500 stone and grind on 1 side until you can feel a burr along the entire length of the edge. It should only take a few minutes. Then flip it over and do the other side. Then remove the burr. Then move up to the 1K stone and repeat. Then try cutting with your knife and it should be sharp. If you wobble on the stone you will not get a burr so that is the key when you are first learning to ensuring you are doing it correctly.
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