How I sharpen a knife. (Video Tutorials)

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Re: How I sharpen a knife. (Video Tutorials)

Post by ChefKnivesToGo » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:07 pm

My pleasure guys. I enjoy sharpening so it's not much of a burden to turn on my phone and chat while I do it.

Here is my next victim.

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Re: How I sharpen a knife. (Video Tutorials)

Post by Peter Nowlan » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:38 am

Mark,
I always use the pinky to teach novices to quickly achieve a sharpening angle, a great angle to achieve muscle memory. That pinky creates a space between the spine of the knife and the surface of the stone. Once you learn to control that space, sharpness follows, it's inevitable.

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Re: How I sharpen a knife. (Video Tutorials)

Post by cherrick » Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:51 pm

Any chance you could do a video on sharpening an Usuba? Mine has come back from your repair service to Japan, the edge is fresh but it needs sharpening and a great edge. Do you work both sides or just the "edge side"?
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Re: How I sharpen a knife. (Video Tutorials)

Post by cherrick » Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:32 pm

What/Who makes a good flattening stone for Shapton water stones? Do you sell them?
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Re: How I sharpen a knife. (Video Tutorials)

Post by ChefKnivesToGo » Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:09 pm

Diamond plates work well for flattening and we sell several of them. Try the Atoma 140: https://www.chefknivestogo.com/at14dipl.html
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Re: How I sharpen a knife. (Video Tutorials)

Post by cherrick » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:52 am

cherrick wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:51 pm
Any chance you could do a video on sharpening an Usuba? Mine has come back from your repair service to Japan, the edge is fresh but it needs sharpening and a great edge. Do you work both sides or just the "edge side"?
Or just chat on about how you do the Usuba?
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Re: How I sharpen a knife. (Video Tutorials)

Post by cherrick » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:56 am

Another request for info - you use several interesting devices for sharpening. Examples: bed or frame/platform on which you put your stone. Also it looks like a sand bed in a frame? Also, that neat pressurized water spray bottle.

Can you itemize these and where they were purchased or if built by hand, how?
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Re: How I sharpen a knife. (Video Tutorials)

Post by ChefKnivesToGo » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:35 pm

cherrick wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:56 am
Another request for info - you use several interesting devices for sharpening. Examples: bed or frame/platform on which you put your stone. Also it looks like a sand bed in a frame? Also, that neat pressurized water spray bottle.

Can you itemize these and where they were purchased or if built by hand, how?
The spray bottles I buy on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/stores/node/9299 ... 9299244011

The shapton holders and pond you can find here: https://www.chefknivestogo.com/shapton.html
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Re: How I sharpen a knife. (Video Tutorials)

Post by ChefKnivesToGo » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:01 pm

Here is a discussion and demo of removing a chip.

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Re: How I sharpen a knife. (Video Tutorials)

Post by Jeff B » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:32 pm

After removing that much steel to do away with the chip, wouldn't it need a little thinning now too?
If God wanted me to be a vegetarian he wouldn't have made animals taste so good.

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Re: How I sharpen a knife. (Video Tutorials)

Post by ChefKnivesToGo » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:32 am

Yes indeed. I thought I would do a thinning video next.
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Re: How I sharpen a knife. (Video Tutorials)

Post by Jeff B » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:02 am

Awesome Mark, I'm enjoying this thread!
If God wanted me to be a vegetarian he wouldn't have made animals taste so good.

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Re: How I sharpen a knife. (Video Tutorials)

Post by Jason H » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:11 pm

This is a great thread! I’d love to see a tutorial on sharpening a large cleaver.

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