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Sharpening the Richmond Scimitar

Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:14 pm

Given the sweep of the blade and the length,is there any trick to sharpening this knife?

Re: Sharpening the Richmond Scimitar

Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:20 pm

Have steady arms!! :)

Sorry for the smartass comment.....but it's kind of true.

Re: Sharpening the Richmond Scimitar

Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:46 pm

I would use Takeda's hand held sharpener. It's easier to do big sweeping curves using his method.

Re: Sharpening the Richmond Scimitar

Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:27 am

Move from your hips.

Just keep the edge perpendicular to the stone's run, and your motions fluid. It should be fine.

Re: Sharpening the Richmond Scimitar

Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:39 am

"Move from your hips.

Just keep the edge perpendicular to the stone's run, and your motions fluid. It should be fine.
"

+1

Keeping the edge motion perpendicular to a curve is the same issue whether the blade is straight or curved.

Check out the second video here:

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/keadshvi.html

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Ken

Re: Sharpening the Richmond Scimitar

Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:54 pm

Mark,
Thanks for the heads up about the hand-held sharpener. I didn't even know it existed. Any idea what the grit sizes are for the two sides. All it says is Med and Fine. Hard to justify a device to sharpen one knife,though since I have wet stones and diamond ones for my other knives. Might be better to learn to do it on what I have or get it done professionally when needed.

Re: Sharpening the Richmond Scimitar

Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:33 pm

One side is 800 and the other is 1200. I agree it might be overkill if you have some stones that you enjoy using. But it's fun to use and pretty easy.
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