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Josh
04-20-2011, 11:27 PM
I've had no problem sharpening my Tojiro's, or even my Moritaka AS Gyuto, but I just can't get this knife to sing.

Anyone out there have a favorite combination of stones on their Hiromoto?

Dave Martell
04-20-2011, 11:31 PM
Hi Josh, what's the coarsest stone that you're using?

Josh
04-21-2011, 08:46 AM
It's a 1200 grit stone from JCK
I should also mention I use the 1200, then 3000 then 6000

:pullhair:

I'm guessing I need to buy more stones - that's fine - just want to get the right ones. Thanks so much Dave!

:danke:

PS I am so happy you replied, so in your honor, here he is...

:dance:

Dave Martell
04-21-2011, 10:53 AM
I love that dancing guy smilie! :D

I have found that Hiromoto AS knives are best attacked with a coarse stone to bring up a burr. You'll never get anything done with the 1200x stone alone on this knife.

Good luck and please report back. :)

Dave

Josh
04-22-2011, 12:36 AM
Thanks for the great advice Dave - I changed the stones I was using.

400 (spent some time creating a better angle than factory)
800
1200
4000
6000

she's great. I'm not creating perfect looking (not sure what the word is - shiny sharp part of knife) but they are killer sharp. Did the same on a few other knives. hopefully I can touch them up with the 4k and 6k for the rest of the year now.

I was deep in thought sharpening 5 knifes... and I think we need a burr chaser icon. anyone know how to make icons?:moonwalk:

Josh
04-22-2011, 12:37 AM
PS - I just bought a bunch of knives and am cash strapped for your strop kit until next month (I hope you have some left!) - I stropped on card stock paper - would it make a difference, or is it pointless to use card stock?

Dave Martell
04-22-2011, 01:54 AM
I'm glad to hear of your success. :thumbsup:

I say if the cardstock works then it works. :smile1:

Benuser
06-14-2011, 03:01 PM
Which angles would you suggest?