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 Post subject: 140 Grit Atoma Edge :)
PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 7:19 pm 

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I offered to fix the tip of a knife for my boss with one of his crappy steel knives. I got the tip fixed in about five minutes. I was naive to think I could simply work it a few minutes on the 1k stone. I labored far too long trying to get something decent, since I don't have a 400-500 stone or anything coarser, I just said screw it I'll give it a 140 grit edge. It cut paper, it has bite, it works.

As much as I wanted to refine the edge, it just seems silly considering the knife was mutilated with a pull through sharpener. It also seemed silly to me to waste more stone than necessary. I'm pretty sure he'll be perfectly content banging it away on a diamond steel rod. The tip looks sweet. Now I'm thinking of getting a middle grit Atoma for more refinement of cheap crappy steel knives.


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 Post subject: Re: 140 Grit Atoma Edge :)
PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 8:59 pm 

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Marko Tsourkan uses a set of DMT diamond plates for his sharpening, all the way to 8000 grit.

Get a couple more Atomas, a 400 or 600 and a 1200, and you'll be good to go.


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 Post subject: Re: 140 Grit Atoma Edge :)
PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 11:40 pm 
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You should.be able.to scrape off some armhair straight off the 140 with no stropping. The rest just get better and better....



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 Post subject: Re: 140 Grit Atoma Edge :)
PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 4:46 am 
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You can get the 140 Atoma scratches out very quickly with the 150 Nubatama Bamboo. From there especially with crap knives jumping to a 1k is easy to do. Much easier than grinding down a 1k stone to do coarse work. If you didn't have the 1k already, I'd suggest the new Nubatama combo stone 150/1200 is PERFECT for this. Get one for your boss :) Your sharpening time goes down dramatically.

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 Post subject: Re: 140 Grit Atoma Edge :)
PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 8:20 am 
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Atoma 140 wire edge: ;)

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 Post subject: Re: 140 Grit Atoma Edge :)
PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 12:57 pm 

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Holy crap! What steel is that, Mel?

I think I've only ever got shavings like that with a bastard file :D


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 Post subject: Re: 140 Grit Atoma Edge :)
PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 3:02 pm 
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CEDAR <> You may have seen that box of knives I was handed off to sharpen... one of those.

    Top picture is a 20cm Wusthof Grand Prix I.
    Next is a 165mm Damco deba.

I don't know you've ever had to grind a knife as aggressively I am on these. Major chips, require massive metal removal. All this work is frustrating w/o a grinder & all for shit knives, but whatever... it's for a friend. :roll:



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 Post subject: Re: 140 Grit Atoma Edge :)
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It's a good thing you wore gloves.


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 Post subject: Re: 140 Grit Atoma Edge :)
PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 6:32 pm 

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Only major chip repair I had to do was on a Fujiwara FKM. Did it on a EC DMT, did not get burr formation like that though. That's pretty amazing.


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 Post subject: Re: 140 Grit Atoma Edge :)
PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 7:16 pm 
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Wow!......never seen a burr like that ever......

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