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Take my sharpening to the next level.

Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:37 pm

Hey Mark,

I'm going nuts trying to figure out where to go next with my sharpening.

At work I am using a Norton Cryolon coarse / fine and am good at freehand, cutting forward, it works great.
The knives are all Forschners.

I own an Edgepro that I bought from you and while I like it, it is a bit clunky for me.

I have a sharp maker, but I am having a hard time putting a razor edge on my recurve Kershaw 350 with it
(I can get it sharp, but it doesn't want to get as sharp as my other folders).

I also own the leather strop set-up I bought from you and haven't used it yet.

Is there any point in looking into water stones or the Shapton set-up.

Or is it time to get busy with the strop?

I'm thinking that I can get the same results with the strop that I can get spending several
hundred dollars on new stones.

You're the expert, please tell me what you think.

Bill

Re: Take my sharpening to the next level.

Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:25 pm

Wait, so you don't get any better results with the edge pro than you do freehand? What progressions are you using?

Certainly try the strop; why not use it? You already own it!

Re: Take my sharpening to the next level.

Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:05 pm

I agree, break out the strop set and add this to your routine before you do anything else. I got a quantum leap in performance once I started stropping my knives.
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