Sharpening differences between VG10, Swedish stainless, and white number 2

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Sharpening differences between VG10, Swedish stainless, and white number 2

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New to sharpening. Just sharpened my first knife on a Japanese water stone. Sharpened a Tojiro dp 210 gyuto on a Chosera 800, used the magic marker trick and it worked well, very pleased. Using this edge for this week (home cook) to see what an 800 edge feels like, will polish next week on a Suhero Rica 5000. My other knives are an Itto Ryu 210 Gyuoto with a w#2 core and a Gesshen Ginga gyuto 210 Swedish stainless. Wondering what to expect in differences while sharpening these different steels. Thanks for your suggestions and insights.
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Re: Sharpening differences between VG10, Swedish stainless, and white number 2

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The rest will be easier to sharpen, the IR the easiest.
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Re: Sharpening differences between VG10, Swedish stainless, and white number 2

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gladius wrote: Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:12 pm The rest will be easier to sharpen, the IR the easiest.
Thanks. The white number 2 is so nice and sharp.
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Re: Sharpening differences between VG10, Swedish stainless, and white number 2

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White #2, Swedish, vg-10

Thats the order of ease and fun in sharpening in my opinion lol
If your new to sharpening and you got a good edge on vg10 your gonna bust a nut when you try Swedish, and blow your mind on the white 2 lol.
Have fun brother
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Re: Sharpening differences between VG10, Swedish stainless, and white number 2

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yes. ashi does some outstanding ht on their knives, the ss gyuto I have is the easiest stainless to sharpen I've come across,
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Re: Sharpening differences between VG10, Swedish stainless, and white number 2

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Chefcallari wrote: Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:53 pm White #2, Swedish, vg-10

Thats the order of ease and fun in sharpening in my opinion lol
If your new to sharpening and you got a good edge on vg10 your gonna bust a nut when you try Swedish, and blow your mind on the white 2 lol.
Have fun brother
Perfect, thank you.
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Igalor wrote: Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:11 pm yes. ashi does some outstanding ht on their knives, the ss gyuto I have is the easiest stainless to sharpen I've come across,
Thanks, have you ever sharpened ginsan, ginsanko?
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Re: Sharpening differences between VG10, Swedish stainless, and white number 2

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dafox wrote: Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:24 pm Thanks, have you ever sharpened ginsan, ginsanko?
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Ginsan is a clone of Swedish steel 19C27.
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gladius wrote: Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:20 pm
dafox wrote: Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:24 pm Thanks, have you ever sharpened ginsan, ginsanko?
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Ginsan is a clone of Swedish steel 19C27.
Thanks
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Re: Sharpening differences between VG10, Swedish stainless, and white number 2

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dafox wrote: Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:24 pm
Igalor wrote: Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:11 pm yes. ashi does some outstanding ht on their knives, the ss gyuto I have is the easiest stainless to sharpen I've come across,
Thanks, have you ever sharpened ginsan, ginsanko?
the wife has a kaneshige santoku in g3 that is very easy to sharpen as well, the ginga is just a little easier, maybe because of its thinnes.
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Re: Sharpening differences between VG10, Swedish stainless, and white number 2

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Igalor wrote: Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:00 pm
dafox wrote: Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:24 pm
Igalor wrote: Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:11 pm yes. ashi does some outstanding ht on their knives, the ss gyuto I have is the easiest stainless to sharpen I've come across,
Thanks, have you ever sharpened ginsan, ginsanko?
the wife has a kaneshige santoku in g3 that is very easy to sharpen as well, the ginga is just a little easier, maybe because of its thinnes.
Thanks
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Re: Sharpening differences between VG10, Swedish stainless, and white number 2

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I also recently sharpened all my knives
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Re: Sharpening differences between VG10, Swedish stainless, and white number 2

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Chefcallari wrote: Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:53 pm White #2, Swedish, vg-10

Thats the order of ease and fun in sharpening in my opinion lol
If your new to sharpening and you got a good edge on vg10 your gonna bust a nut when you try Swedish, and blow your mind on the white 2 lol.
Have fun brother
Pretty much sums up my thoughts as well
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Re: Sharpening differences between VG10, Swedish stainless, and white number 2

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The big difference is that with VG-10, many heat treatments leave more stubborn burrs that you may be chasing.
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Re: Sharpening differences between VG10, Swedish stainless, and white number 2

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Welcome to the joy of the addiction to japanese knives! Isn't it the most relaxing thing in the world to sharpen your knives? I love it when you put a really keen edge on a blade and slide it across your thumbnail and feel the smooth ege of the steel, no drag, bumps or knicks at all. Just a sweet sliding sensation as it goes across the nail. There's your test, then you cut your paper. W#2, ginga, then vg-10. vg-10 just can[t best the other 2, they were made for sharpening. They say white #2 is a very pure steel and the powdered steels were engineered for this. almost like they cloned the white and blue steel. Rhc has a say in it too, just don't use too much force. With quality steel on a good stone just slide the blade across and let the stone do all the work. With Shapton Glass stones you move along the stone like a feather and the steel comes off on the first stroke. You can have a burr in less than 10 strokes sometimes. Enjoy!
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