- Apr 7, 2008
Yes, I'd go to the coarse SiC first. And they don't have to be told every detail about what your doing at first. Just enough about where your going. DM
What do you do that is new lately? New stone? Sharpen a new knife? Or...?
I rarely have opportunity to use big stone & two hands scrubbing.
Most of my sharpening nowadays (including reprofiling) is by stone in one hand and blade on another method, switching hand. I use mostly plated diamond and finishing on Spyderco UF rod.
Recently picking up again my old Endura ZDP and gave it another go at removing a small chip. Probably I have improved somewhat that what used to be frustrating now is easy.
My most recent change is following belly with raising the handle ( HeavyHanded technique) rather than rotating the edge to be 90° always to the blade plane (@unit or Ken Schwarz) technique. I found I can get it more consistent.
So Chris, are you saying you sharpen like Michael Christy (YouTube)? I don't think I could ever get comfortable with that but it is impressive and I can see the advantages.
It's really interesting to me that you hold it sideways. In my mind I could see me pushing it straight away from me. It makes sense though when you see it and think about it.