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Seb
05-27-2011, 03:15 AM
I was touching up various knives (in AEB-L, AS and White#2, mainly) with my Jinzo Renge Suita (synthetic Lotus Suita) #6000-grit, which is plenty fast enough to raise a burr even only after a few strokes...

... and I wasn't in the mood to break out the felt or the newspaper so I decided to try this out:

use the blue (gentle) side of a scourer/scrubbie with stropping strokes (spine to edge in downward motion). Got the idea from the thread about the Takeda handheld stone.

Works real good for me!

Lefty
05-27-2011, 10:10 AM
In a sort of polishing away from the edge type of motion?

Seb
05-27-2011, 06:39 PM
Yeah, like scrubbing but in one direction only.

Lefty
05-27-2011, 06:52 PM
I'll try it out tomorrow! Yay, Sharpenday!

Seb
05-27-2011, 07:10 PM
Btw, I flip the burr a few times to weaken it and then the (well worn) wet blue scrubbie comes out and 'scrubs' the remnant burr away. Same principle as newspaper, really.

Lefty
05-27-2011, 07:15 PM
Sounds almost too easy....
:D

On a side note, what the hell is this guy doing " :fishslap: " ...a fish? Really??? Haha

Seb
05-27-2011, 07:23 PM
Sounds almost too easy....
:D

On a side note, what the hell is this guy doing " :fishslap: " ...a fish? Really??? Haha

I think that one says 'better than a smack in the face with a we fish'. It's an older saying that I used to here in Australia: sorta means 'I'll take it, anyhow'.

Lefty
05-27-2011, 07:32 PM
Crazy Aussies ;)

Cnimativ
05-27-2011, 07:38 PM
do you mean by the sponge side of a scotch brite?

Seb
05-27-2011, 09:40 PM
do you mean by the sponge side of a scotch brite?

Not exactly. I mean the ones with a rough green scourer side and a gentler (non-scratch) blue side.

Waitasec, I'll get a pic up...

Seb
05-27-2011, 10:03 PM
Here we are, you can see how those fibers are for pulling/dragging off microscopic burrs and yet the surface is gentle enough to not degrade a fresh edge:

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h190/aurochs_2006/scourer003.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h190/aurochs_2006/scourer001.jpg

Cnimativ
05-28-2011, 02:33 AM
ahh got it. thx for the pix!

Seb
05-28-2011, 03:13 AM
Anytime!