Hi,Thank you.... A newbie, I haven't found a burr.... arkansas stones ... It's taking me too long; ... Blind mouse asking seeing mice for comments , recommendations.
' Cause next up is a batch of six Sabitier knives (ebay purchase) that are in rugged condition with a badly worn chef's knife that might need re-shaping and an extradorinary long (12"s or better) blade.
How do you recondition your arkansas stones, when is the last time you did that?
If you want faster grinding, get a coarser stone than soft arkansas,
something 100-300 grit range
local ace hardware ought to have 8in stone..,
online town or winco 12 inch crystolon stones for around $11ish
... and many more choices...
If you want to learn what a burr is,
grab something short/easy to grind like a paring knife from your kitchen drawer,
and put 100-300 scrubbing passes on one side only,
preferably one handed,
that should raise a burr on opposite side,
even if you're wobbling all over the place ,
if it doesn't work, do another 100-300 passes but speed up a little (let the wobble work for you)