Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:37 pm
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.
Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:25 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!
Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:05 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.