View Full Version : Sharpening a forgecraft chef

05-30-2013, 08:47 AM
I recently bought 8 and 10 forgecraft chef on ebay and boy do they need sharpening (otherwise in good shape). What angles and grits do people use for them?? Should they be microbeveled?

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05-30-2013, 08:53 AM
I've had a few, and they were all very dull. I removed quite a bit of steel on the belt, and then cleaned it up on the stones. I would go 20 degrees/ no microbevel, after some good thinning. Also, I'd stop in the 1k to 2k range. Good thing is, they are very responsive to a few light passes on a ceramic rod.

05-30-2013, 01:55 PM
On my ODC knives, I leave it at a 1k edge. And like said above, no micro bevels.

05-30-2013, 03:12 PM
No experience with Forgecraft. With other soft 1095, I add a single microbevel la Jon Broida @35 degree on a 3k. It's important to really cut the microbevel, and not round towards it. It should allow you to stay beneath an inclusive 30 degree edge.