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 Post subject: Sharpening ZDP189 knives with edge pro
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:45 pm 
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Hi Mark - I have a couple of ZDP-189 knives (Miyabi and Spyderco) that I have been sharpening with a Sharpmaker at 15 degrees and would like to reduce the Miyabi to it's original 12 degrees. Is the glass Shapton 220 adequate for this or do I need to bite the bullet and pick up the 140 diamond plate? I also thought that a 2/1 reduction in stone grit was ideal. Is the progression from 1000 to 4000 in the Essential set workable or do I need to get the 2000? Do I also need to get the DMT 120 plate to resurface the shaptons immediately or can that wait awhile? I'm attempting to keep the cost as reasonable as possible.
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 Post subject: Re: Sharpening ZDP189 knives with edge pro
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:24 am 
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Hi Ron,

The 220 glass stone will work fine for the steel you're sharpening and it's about half the price of the plate. It will take a little longer to do but it should be no problem.



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 Post subject: Re: Sharpening ZDP189 knives with edge pro
PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:43 pm 

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I sharpened my Miyabi to 12 degrees with original EP stones without any issue. I could never understand claims that ZDP189 is hard to sharpen...


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 Post subject: Re: Sharpening ZDP189 knives with edge pro
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:59 am 

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KRX;
I'm with you.
Bought a DragonFly in ZDP189 and my normal stones made quick work of it.
Disclaimer: It's for work so it went to 21dps and only to 600 grit.

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 Post subject: Re: Sharpening ZDP189 knives with edge pro
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:55 am 

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My Spyderco Stretch is in ZDP 189. While fairly hard, it is not in the same class as the Spydercos made from S110V or K390. Sharpening was consistent and fairly fast with the Aluminum Oxide Edge Pro stones. I used the Stretch in the test at the end of the thread on the Improved method of using the Edge Pro. It only took one very well placed stroke to bring it back to hair shaving sharp after several weeks of use. This steel is growing on my. It has been easy to sharpen, takes and holds a edge way better than S30V, S35V and similar steels, and clean looking too.

see the pictures here. improved-process-for-consistant-edge-pro-angle-set-t8437.html


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 Post subject: Re: Sharpening ZDP189 knives with edge pro
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:09 am 

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"Raymond: This steel is growing on my."

Same for me, I really like my Miyabi 7000MCD. The edge really lasts long and being stainless I do not need to wash it immediately.


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 Post subject: Re: Sharpening ZDP189 knives with edge pro
PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:16 pm 

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my stock EP stone would harly sratach my ZDP-189 spiderco..... the glass stones cut it like butter though

I have only flattened my glass stone one time and that was becuase i thought i needed to do it....... it really didn't have to be done could have waited a bit but i did all the stones.



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