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maxim
03-09-2011, 05:43 PM
Sharpening video with cors Aoto, this Aoto is approx. 1k,
2X Nartuaki Karasu and Moritaka 240 mm gyuto.

Last video for today :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBEAc9mlXVE

Cadillac J
03-09-2011, 07:03 PM
Wish I lived in Denmark so I could try all your j-nats and maybe you could give me one of your yanagis. Need a new best friend?

Darkhoek
03-09-2011, 07:06 PM
Looking like very nice rocks, Max :) Nice vid!

Darkhoek

maxim
03-09-2011, 07:53 PM
Wish I lived in Denmark so I could try all your j-nats and maybe you could give me one of your yanagis. Need a new best friend?

No one understands me in Denmark :(
They think i am crazy ! buy expensive rocks from Japan and wired knifes with cheap wooden handle :rolleyes:

THOR
03-09-2011, 08:09 PM
No one understands me in Denmark :(
They think i am crazy ! buy expensive rocks from Japan and wired knifes with cheap wooden handle :rolleyes:

Cheer up - you are not all alone:cool: (well regarding the stones you are waaaayy ahead of me though - haven't tried a natural yet. .)

Pensacola Tiger
03-09-2011, 08:13 PM
Cheer up - you are not all alone:cool: (well regarding the stones you are waaaayy ahead of me though - haven't tried a natural yet. .)

When you're ready, let Maksim help you. I did, and my naturals are great.

Tristan
03-09-2011, 11:58 PM
Videos like this cheer me up, because there is still so much left on the learning curve, I know I can't tire of the hobby easily

Paco.McGraw
03-10-2011, 12:23 AM
Maxim,

You seem to put a lot of pressure when sharpening, at least more than I do. Is this to make mud or is that how much pressure you use on all stones?

-Sam

Vladimir
03-10-2011, 05:32 AM
Good video.


No one understands me in Denmark :(
They think i am crazy ! buy expensive rocks from Japan and wired knifes with cheap wooden handle :rolleyes:
+1
Better not to say the cost of the stones to people who do not understand, take for a madman)
P.S I like your black AOTO

Darkhoek
03-10-2011, 06:14 AM
Maxim,

You seem to put a lot of pressure when sharpening, at least more than I do. Is this to make mud or is that how much pressure you use on all stones?

-Sam

The pressure to use on the knife when sharpening is very varying depending on the stone and the knife and how much metal you have to remove and what part of the sharpening process you are in. I tend to use more pressure early in the process on the coarser stones and go lighter and lighter as I move to finer stones. Same within one single stone. I use more pressure when starting on a stone to build slurry and go lighter as slurry builds as I want to refine the scratch pattern from that one specific stone in transition to the next finer stone. The pressure used will thus graphically look like a decreasing saw tooth graph.

That said, experience will provide you with a feel for the contact between steel and stone that tells you exactly how much pressure is appropriate. It is all about feel. It's like music. In the beginning it's good to use notes to play to avoid mistakes. After a while you will get better music and results by improvising. :)

DarkHOeK

JBroida
03-10-2011, 07:04 AM
The pressure to use on the knife when sharpening is very varying depending on the stone and the knife and how much metal you have to remove and what part of the sharpening process you are in. I tend to use more pressure early in the process on the coarser stones and go lighter and lighter as I move to finer stones. Same within one single stone. I use more pressure when starting on a stone to build slurry and go lighter as slurry builds as I want to refine the scratch pattern from that one specific stone in transition to the next finer stone. The pressure used will thus graphically look like a decreasing saw tooth graph.

That said, experience will provide you with a feel for the contact between steel and stone that tells you exactly how much pressure is appropriate. It is all about feel. It's like music. In the beginning it's good to use notes to play to avoid mistakes. After a while you will get better music and results by improvising. :)

DarkHOeK

couldnt have said it better myself

these new videos made me want to sharpen, which is what i've been doing for the last few hours now ;)

Testing out stone combos on different steels or the same steels by different makers... woo hoo

Paco.McGraw
03-10-2011, 10:16 AM
That's a good explanation.

I have only been sharpening by hand for about a year and can get impressive results (I think), but seeing more of these videos of others sharpening makes me realize that I need to work on my technique quite a bit.

-Sam

maxim
03-10-2011, 10:22 AM
The pressure to use on the knife when sharpening is very varying depending on the stone and the knife and how much metal you have to remove and what part of the sharpening process you are in. I tend to use more pressure early in the process on the coarser stones and go lighter and lighter as I move to finer stones. Same within one single stone. I use more pressure when starting on a stone to build slurry and go lighter as slurry builds as I want to refine the scratch pattern from that one specific stone in transition to the next finer stone. The pressure used will thus graphically look like a decreasing saw tooth graph.

That said, experience will provide you with a feel for the contact between steel and stone that tells you exactly how much pressure is appropriate. It is all about feel. It's like music. In the beginning it's good to use notes to play to avoid mistakes. After a while you will get better music and results by improvising. :)

DarkHOeK

+1 yes i use a lot of pressure at start. I feel i get better control of my angel with more pressure.