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 Post subject: Sharpening a hankotsu.
PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 12:58 pm 
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CKTG,
I've ordered a couple things from your site and have learned even more from the instructional videos. I'm a cook and I've become pretty proficient at sharpening knives of all shapes, sizes, and hardnesses. The one that I've had the most problems with is a hankotsu. Could you put out a video on the basics for sharpening one of these types of knives? The transitioning blade has posed a problem for me in the past and I'm looking for some tips and tricks.

Thanks and stay sharp,
David



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 Post subject: Re: Sharpening a hankotsu.
PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 5:57 pm 

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I match the angle of the bevel and then just don't bring the last inch or so to the stone. It's not bad at all. Are you sharpening on stones or what?


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 Post subject: Re: Sharpening a hankotsu.
PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 9:25 pm 
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Yeah, a hankotsu is not easy to sharpen. I got the one I have now from someone who didn't do the greatest job sharpening it. It took a while with a coarse stone to correct it.

I'm not sure what you mean by a "transitioning blade"?!?! Could you maybe let us know what you mean by that first?



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 Post subject: Re: Sharpening a hankotsu.
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 12:02 pm 
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I think he means the heel area where the edge is ground.



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 Post subject: Re: Sharpening a hankotsu.
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 3:48 pm 
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Oh.....okay!!

So that's just a matter of laying the knife perpendicular to the stone and resting that ridge against the corner of the stone and then moving the knife every so slightly back off the stone so that you're not grinding into your stone with that ridge.

A video would be nice here, I can see that now.



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