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 Post subject: My mom is pretty cool because...
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:27 pm 

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When I offered to sharpen her knives, she exclaimed that knives were a lot different now and questioned me if stainless knives could even be sharpened. Well of course I replied that any knife could be sharpened. Ironically even using DMT plates there was one knife that remained dull and made a hideous "fingernail on chalk board" sound when I ran it through anything. It never took a good edge. It looked like a normal department store quality stainless steel knife.

Is there some garbage alloy out there that really just can't be honed into a decent cutting piece?

All her other knives came out fantastic. Thanks CKTG and all the to people on this forum with so much knowledge to spare.


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 Post subject: Re: My mom is pretty cool because...
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:33 pm 
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So long as you're talking about a hardenable steel....none that I know of any way. How good of an edge they take, and whether they're hold it cutting butter is a whole different question though. :)



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 Post subject: Re: My mom is pretty cool because...
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:42 am 

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I too have tried to take really crappy knives and have failed to get the blade as sharp as some of my nicer Japanese knives. I think it boils down to grind and thickness of the blade... a lot of crappy department store knives with Rachel Ray and Guy whatever his name are just really crappy blade profiles that are made cheap for the home novice... Adam or anyone else care to comment? They can be sharpened but their ability to cut compared to a well made knife are not apples to apples.. IMHO...


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 Post subject: Re: My mom is pretty cool because...
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:46 am 

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softer steel will never be as sharp as knives like j type knives =D


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 Post subject: Re: My mom is pretty cool because...
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:09 pm 
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Sometimes a much lower grit, and a higher angle is required; counter to what we are all used to...



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 Post subject: Re: My mom is pretty cool because...
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:01 pm 
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No Chop wrote:"Sometimes a much lower grit, and a higher angle is required; counter to what we are all used to..."


Hard pill to swallow, for me, but totally true. I have had my share of battles w/friends' cheap shiite. :x



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