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 Post subject: Variable Grit Sharpening?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:43 pm 
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I just got a Masakage Yuki Nakiri in for Christmas (great knife btw, nice and thin & very tall for nakiri) and found this written in the little info pamphlet that accompanied the knife:

"After designing and selecting the knives, Hiroshima's top knife sharpener, Shibata san, sharpens them with his unique technique of using different grits on each side of the blade. This gives a smooth, sharp edge that stays sharp longer than standard sharpening."

Anyone ever sharpen a knife this way? Think there's any truth to the statement, or is it just a bunch of public relations hype? OOTB edge was very solid, but the idea just seemed kind of intriguing.

From what I know about sharpening and edge refinement, it doesn't seem to make much sense, but I'd love to hear any cogent reasoning for why you do, or do not, believe this claim.

So... thoughts?


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 Post subject: Re: Variable Grit Sharpening?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:50 am 
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Look at his edge with magnification and tell us what you see.

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 Post subject: Re: Variable Grit Sharpening?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:15 pm 
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Kamisori razors generally don't have the same level of refinement on each side of the blade because one side is honed more than the other. That's the only example I can come up with.

Sounds like marketing to me though.



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:47 pm 
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Yeah, that sounds like marketing hype.



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 Post subject: Re: Variable Grit Sharpening?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:06 pm 
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Maybe it's like using the J Nat stones where there is more tooth left because it's a natural abrasive and has different grit sizes in it? Maybe it's a way to get that type of edge w/o using a Natural stone? But it seems kinda odd to me, maybe it's a goof in the translation?


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 Post subject: Re: Variable Grit Sharpening?
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the grit sizes, the amount of slurry, water put onto the stone, stuff like that gives it that toothiness imho. =D


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