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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.
The issue I've had with a clamping system involves longer blades, the heel and tip angles change ever so slightly relative to the center. Also for maintaining an edge unless you clamp in exactly the same spot(basically impossible) your going to change the angle slightly.
A Sharpmaker takes all the guesswork out of the equation for maintaining an edge and even for fairly dull knives as long as you have the diamond hones, and the ultra fine stones for a final wicked edge. But for reprofiling forgetaboutit.
There was a kid on you tube, can't remember his name, who took a knife and purposely trashed the edge then put a shaving sharp edge back on with a Sharpmaker in about 30 seconds just using the course and fine stones. So it can work well with practice.
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