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 Post subject: Micrograph bamboo 150, latte, green brick progression
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:36 pm 

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Here is a micrograph of a knife transformed by using bamboo 150, latte 400, green brick progression followed by 4 light passes on balsa loaded with .5 chromium oxide to remove any remaining burr, not to highly polish.

Before: this is a customers (sorry it's a cutco) :)
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 Post subject: Re: Micrograph bamboo 150, latte, green brick progression
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:13 pm 

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WOW! Looks great.


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 Post subject: Re: Micrograph bamboo 150, latte, green brick progression
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:00 am 
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Nice work!


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 Post subject: Re: Micrograph bamboo 150, latte, green brick progression
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:22 am 
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Yes very impressive, Cutco can be a challenge to sharpen.
I recently sold all the Cutco I had, inherited from my parents.


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 Post subject: Re: Micrograph bamboo 150, latte, green brick progression
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:44 pm 

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very nice


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 Post subject: Re: Micrograph bamboo 150, latte, green brick progression
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:17 pm 
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Oh Cutcos haha. Nice work. Were you changing stroke directions your last stone?



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 Post subject: Re: Micrograph bamboo 150, latte, green brick progression
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:56 pm 

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Yes, and no. Yes, you can see the cross hatch scratch pattern. This comes from my technique. I do a first pass in sections using finger pressure along the edge with the knife at an angle away from me. This is similar to how they show it in the korin videos. After I have completed this on both sides, I do the whole edge at once with sweeping strokes to blend it all together. I set the stone at an angle almost parallel to the counter edge. This gives the scratch pattern in the other direction. The sweeping strokes are done with lighter pressure, but done long enough to get an even bevel all the way and complete. I don't know if this is the very best way to do it, it's just how my technique has evolved and what motions seem the most natural to me at the moment. I've been doing it like this for quite some time, but I am constantly learning and trying new things.

Pretty cool you are looking closely enough to pick up on that.


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 Post subject: Re: Micrograph bamboo 150, latte, green brick progression
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:20 pm 

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Okay but inquiring minds do want to know...how does the Cutco cut with the new edge?


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 Post subject: Re: Micrograph bamboo 150, latte, green brick progression
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:49 pm 

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I know one thing: the handle is still painful to even look at.


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 Post subject: Re: Micrograph bamboo 150, latte, green brick progression
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:08 pm 

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This was for one of my customers. She buys a lot of stuff from me but this was her first sharpening. She freaked out when she inspected the edge. She brought back more.

I would much rather sharpen a cutco than the kitchenaids i did last week. I had been talking to a customer about knives and she was interested in upgrading. I sent her to CKTG to look at a few I had recommended. She said, "In the mean time you could sharpen the ones I have." I think her sharpening bill was more than the knives were worth. :roll: She came back in the week after she picked them up and she said, "Wow, those knives are fantastic. I don't need to get new ones now." :o


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