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by Peter Nowlan
Wed May 20, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: More sharpening or change of stone?
Replies: 47
Views: 1537

Re: More sharpening or change of stone?

You’re a nice man Jeff thank you. Mastering the low grit starts with gaining the courage to use it. Do disregard those who tell us we only need to start at 400 or 500 grit if the knife is damaged. The stones does a lot of our work for us.
by Peter Nowlan
Tue May 19, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: More sharpening or change of stone?
Replies: 47
Views: 1537

Re: More sharpening or change of stone?

No I don’t think I’ve ever provided my solutions to be honest.
by Peter Nowlan
Tue May 19, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: More sharpening or change of stone?
Replies: 47
Views: 1537

Re: More sharpening or change of stone?

Why would you go with the 400 over the 600 for example? Don't know why but I am just a little nervous about going really low grit. Maybe it's just a thing until I try it out and see results. Over the past decade I’ve run into a host of uncertainties in my quest to be a good knife sharpener 1. Shoul...
by Peter Nowlan
Fri May 01, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: More sharpening or change of stone?
Replies: 47
Views: 1537

Re: More sharpening or change of stone?

Once you learn to manipulate sharpening pressure you’ll unlock the gate to sharpening paradise. The concept is easy, it takes practice to get it down. Step 1: use whatever amount of pressure is required to form the initial burr. You need to be able to feel the edge and decide how much pressure is ne...
by Peter Nowlan
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Reaching the core
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: Reaching the core

Yesterday I contacted a Japanese sharpener to confirm how that wavy line was produced. My initial thoughts were wrong, I figured it came out during the sharpening process on the big wheels but he told me just what is illustrated in the video. It appears during the hammering process. Thanks Ken As I ...
by Peter Nowlan
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Reaching the core
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: Reaching the core

That’s how I remember as well. Yes that’s what I did and I’ve gone through it before. Just took ba very long time to get through the cladding to the hard steel. Someday I’m
Going to go and watch how they make a knife and create that cladding line, undoubtedly on a big grinding wheel.
by Peter Nowlan
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Reaching the core
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: Reaching the core

Ken the damage to the knife was near the tip. Repairing it meant removing the Hagane right up to the cladding line. There was only about 2mm of Hagane visible at that area of the knife to behin with and the nick in the edge was also 2mm. I know it’s hard to visualize, it’s all good now anyway. I sho...
by Peter Nowlan
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Reaching the core
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Reaching the core

Hi folks. I’m curious if anyone has had a problem after thinning a clad knife in restoring the cladding line. It typically takes me a long time to reach the Hagane and get the wavy line visible again. Has anyone had a knife where they just couldn’t reach the inner core? I’ve spent hours at times get...
by Peter Nowlan
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: At what grit should I finish?
Replies: 19
Views: 869

Re: At what grit should I finish?

Hey there, thank you for watching my videos, that’s why you’re an awesome sharpener 😃 You’ve asked a great question with impressive replies. I used to agonize over what stone I should finish at. I used to believe that the finishing stone greatly influenced edge retention, a 1,000 grit finish would s...
by Peter Nowlan
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: New Edge Sharpening - Peter Nowlan
Topic: Capitalizing on my mistakes
Replies: 1
Views: 1439

Capitalizing on my mistakes

Hey there, I hope you’re all staying safe. I created a new article on my Blog but I have a hard time inserting links. I think my Blog is easy to find anyway. I was asked to talk about some of the sharpening mistakes I’ve made and I decided to write about that and what I did about them. It’s importan...
by Peter Nowlan
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: New Edge Sharpening - Peter Nowlan
Topic: Takeda Sharpening
Replies: 15
Views: 6758

Re: Takeda Sharpening

Hi there and thanks. Yes it was a zero grind and that’s the experience with every Takeda that I’ve sharpened. If it wasn’t like you mention I’d have to choose a sharpening angle and sharpen it. So the blade would not be totally flat on the stone. Like any other knife.
by Peter Nowlan
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: New Edge Sharpening - Peter Nowlan
Topic: Takeda Sharpening
Replies: 15
Views: 6758

Re: Takeda Sharpening

I always enjoy your replies Adrian thanks. As for micro bevels, I’m the type of guy that just doesn’t believe everything I read about sharpening or follow something because it’s popular. I’m Not suggesting that everyone else does of course. Perhaps it’s a lack of understanding on my part but I’m not...
by Peter Nowlan
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Cheaper stones
Replies: 9
Views: 1064

Re: Cheaper stones

If you’ve been looking around on this forum At all you’ll realize that there are certain favourite and proven stones. Naniwa, Shapton, Nubatama, Suehiro, Kityama to make some and I know I’m missing a few. You won’t find Pebble stones talked about. While technique is more important than the brand of ...
by Peter Nowlan
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: New Edge Sharpening - Peter Nowlan
Topic: Takeda Sharpening
Replies: 15
Views: 6758

Re: Takeda Sharpening

Actually what I do is increase angle by about 2-4 deg at the edge. I form a burr and remove it. Then I drop the angle to zero and do the polishing work including the edge area. I Do this on every stone. At the end I can’t see a secondary bevel. I don’t see it as a micro bevel but perhaps it is. I se...
by Peter Nowlan
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: New Edge Sharpening - Peter Nowlan
Topic: Takeda Sharpening
Replies: 15
Views: 6758

Re: Takeda Sharpening

Okay I’ll do a video only if you Follow me 😅

Seriously though I’ll do one.
Thanks.
by Peter Nowlan
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: New Edge Sharpening - Peter Nowlan
Topic: Takeda Sharpening
Replies: 15
Views: 6758

Re: Takeda Sharpening

I tried something slightly different today on my Takeda. I put the info on my Instagram where I’m “peternowlan” if you want to read it. Very minor change with a noticeable improvement, for me that is.
by Peter Nowlan
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: New Edge Sharpening - Peter Nowlan
Topic: Takeda Sharpening
Replies: 15
Views: 6758

Re: Takeda Sharpening

You’re very welcome. Something else I do now and I can’t remember if I mentioned this before. With the Takeda and it’s wide bevels, matching the two sides was difficult for me. I’m strictly talking cosmetics here. Sharpening with one hand left one side not as uniformly polished as the other. This go...
by Peter Nowlan
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Austin knife sharpening service?
Replies: 22
Views: 1838

Re: Austin knife sharpening service?

Lol. Good one Ken. I know the Spartacus movie you speak of.
by Peter Nowlan
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Austin knife sharpening service?
Replies: 22
Views: 1838

Re: Austin knife sharpening service?

And never forget the six secret words that guarantee a happy marriage:

“You’re right, I’m wrong, I’m sorry”
by Peter Nowlan
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Austin knife sharpening service?
Replies: 22
Views: 1838

Re: Austin knife sharpening service?

I am consistently amazed by the extremely limited number of sharpeners. I feel this way because at some point in a males life they get The Calling, the primal urge to sharpen something. Yet here we are without a sharpener in Texas. I’ve had folks wanting to mail me knives from Africa and Ireland bec...