Sharpening Books

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gloucesterjohn
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Sharpening Books

Post by gloucesterjohn » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:30 am

The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know ...

Looking for a book to read about Japanese Knives and Sharpening Techniques ...

Perhaps https://www.amazon.com/Japanese-Sharpen ... 45&sr=8-11

Or you might have a better recommendation ?

Thanks

John

My Knives

Kajiwara Kurouchi Deba 180 mm
Shun Elite Santoku Knife 7"

Older cira 1960 Japan

Sujihikis or Yanagibas 270 mm
Deba 140 mm
Bunka 225 mm

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ken123
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Re: Sharpening Books

Post by ken123 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:39 pm

Well, not too shockingly, I would recommend focusing on practice, practice, practice as a more useful approach than trying to learn sharpening from a book. Not that books are useless, but EXPECT, much like learning from the net, to get both useful and misleading or shallow levels of information from books. Nothing is a substitute for getting some mud under your OWN fingernails.

Books are targeted to their audience, so expect some technical info from some and some really basic info from others.

Feel free to ask questions here. There are lots of good sharpeners here to help you on your journey.

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Ken
Good luck!

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