Sharpening advice for back of the knife

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gladius
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Re: Sharpening advice for back of the knife

Post by gladius » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:24 am

ken123 wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:32 am
gladius wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:28 am
ken123 wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:39 am
Can't complain about the stones used - 1k Nubatama gold and 5k Nubatama Bamboo. He demonstrates slice cutting, but the stones are capable of much better push cutting performance. Increased angular consistency would help a lot.

Sorry - sometimes I'm a bit too critical :)

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Ken
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His angular consistency looks good to me...I suppose one can say "Increased angular consistency would help a lot" to every sharpening video out there for there is always room for improvement.
True - we can all improve.

Look closely as he puts the knife to stone especially near the tip (~ 19 - 20 minutes into the video). He consistently falters a bit setting his angle near the tips.

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It looks like he positions to find the bevel and follow it.

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Re: Sharpening advice for back of the knife

Post by Jeff B » Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:17 pm

ken123 wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:39 am
Can't complain about the stones used - 1k Nubatama gold and 5k Nubatama Bamboo. He demonstrates slice cutting, but the stones are capable of much better push cutting performance. Increased angular consistency would help a lot.

Sorry - sometimes I'm a bit too critical :)

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Ken
I'll definitely give you that.

I'd be the last to criticize his technique, he's a damn good sharpener. He helped me a lot to develop my skills over the years.
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Re: Sharpening advice for back of the knife

Post by ken123 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:17 am

Jeff B wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:17 pm
ken123 wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:39 am
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Sorry - sometimes I'm a bit too critical :)

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Ken
I'll definitely give you that.

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Thanks!

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Re: Sharpening advice for back of the knife

Post by Thuja Magus » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:56 pm

From what I can see it’s maybe more of a burr that prevents push cutting with the amount of stropping strokes he did and it looked like he used a bit of pressure.

His angles look fine. Good video nonetheless.

I don’t think he uses those stones anymore preferring shaptons and naniwa gouken line.

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