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As an aside, I have to thank you for linking that video. It's instructive and helpful, and I went down the rabbit hole on his channel and wound up subscribing. I quite like his delivery; he's educational while entertaining and he comes up with some pretty great stuff.
He's a really sweet guy (Tom Veff) and a Navy vet (Nam)
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Adequate if overdramatic video. I do note that he's using a relatively inexpensive King 1000/6000 grit stone. No mention of removing the wire edge with cork or soft wood if you want a sharp but toothy edge. No mention of ways to maintain a proper angle, which sometimes is 15 and sometimes will be other angles and why.
I still recommend the Murray Carter videos. More detailed using the same stones........
Remember, this is all supposed to be for fun...................
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the accent bothers me. . I may have to buy the king stone and watch the videos!! Still battling health issues. so time is a bit stretched
Here's most peoples problems with Stone Sharpening.
On many knives you don't have enough length on a stone for a smooth even and consistent Strop.
This result in an uneven edge or sharp spots/dull spots.
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Bump so this doesn’t get pruned. Good thread.
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Op, just get a Japanese whetstone, watch a YouTube video. Forget all the angle guide stuff and all the complication.
Use a stone and learn to hold an angle, let the blade naturally convex over time, and let the slurry polish it to a mirrored finish.
It’s really all you need.
Tip on achieving a "Mirror" edge.
800 grit wet dry sandpaper. (I keep it dry)
What are some recommended angles and what tasks are those angles useful for ?
I think someone mentioned 22 degrees and someone mentioned 15....
I was told years ago, 25° for "working knives
22° for edc 17° for extreme edge, but needs re-sharpening very frequently....
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I have used Benchmade sharpmaker then a lanskey system.
Now I used a smith diamond stone all those systems are largely bullshit.
But then of course I might be a 13 year old girl who reads alot of gun magazines, so feel free to disregard anything I post.
This set up interest me. I like how the guided system and program is being used for a precise angle.
Here's a link to sharpening a knife from Buck Knives
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Just received the blade grinding attachment for my Ken Onion Work Sharp yesterday and put it to use today.
All I can say is wow. A little bit of a learning curve, but it is a fantastic addition to my Work Sharp. I highly recommend it...for whatever that's worth as I'm no professional. But, my knives are sharper now with a better edge then they have ever been.
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Been a Wicked Sharp user for 10 years or so.
Never looked back.
Love it, works great.
I do wish it would accommodate very long thin knives better but other than that no complaints.
I bit the hook as well. Small knife I could shave your beard off!
Larger carving knife is more challenging and you're right, it's a learning curve. I find it kinda like reloading. When you are in a calm non distracted environment, it's kind of therapeutic.
Oh by the way, it leaves a lot of "grind dust"
Mental note do not do this on your kitchen island counter-top, Unless you live by yourself
I borrowed a tormek t-4 a few weeks back from my gunsmith. He used it to sharpen some drills and other items. I like the idea of the stone bathed in water, no dust. Plus no issue with altering the heat treatment of the blade with heat.
A learning curve, but easy to master.
Started with kitchen knives now moving to some fixed blades. Seems to work pretty well.
Kind of therapeutic...very calming. LOL.
I got one of these, it works great for very little cost.
Been using a Worksharp for past 9 years and it has been the best sharpener I have used.
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