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Sharpening report

Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:48 pm

Finally after some practice on my mom's calphalon and my own Wusthof knives I plunged into sharpening my New West knife; just wasn't feeling as sharp as it could be. I have the bester beston Rika kit with a Kitiyama 8k just added.

I noticed the s35vn steel the West is made with is much more wear resistant than the German steel. The beston 500 still made quick work of the knife, putting a great rough(ish) edge on the knife. Moving onto the beston 1.2k took a lot less time than I thought, this stone is great! The 5 k and 8k stones polished to an almost mirror edge. Took out paper like nothing.

I am impressed with the stones and steel of the knife, took a wicked edge. Cannot wait for work later today to breakdown some food and really test this knife out.

Re: Sharpening report

Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:35 pm

It is amazing how different high quality steels are from the steels used in major brand knives! The stones show the difference best.

Re: Sharpening report

Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:13 pm

Glad the practice has paid off with your stones. I have a gyuto with s35vn, love that knife!
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