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Benuser
12-27-2012, 08:26 AM
Some time ago I watched a video with someone who kept the knife in the prolongation of his arm, making very short lateral movements, less than 1/4", going along the blade by moving the wrist but staying stationary on the stone. Any idea who uses this technique?

Cadillac J
12-27-2012, 11:15 AM
What have you been smokin man? :laugh:

Haha, I can't even picture what you are trying to describe...hope someone finds a vid, cause I have to see this.

NO ChoP!
12-27-2012, 12:15 PM
Puff, puff, pass....

tk59
12-27-2012, 03:08 PM
So you're saying somebody sharpens by putting the knife to the stone with one hand and making small wrist motions to rub the blade to the stone? :scratchhead:

Benuser
12-27-2012, 03:14 PM
No wrist movement for scratching, arm movement from the shoulder.

ecchef
12-27-2012, 06:49 PM
Contender for weirdest post ever? :eyebrow:

Blobby
12-27-2012, 09:56 PM
................staying stationary on the stone.............

If you're staying stationary on the stone you're not sharpening much!

EdipisReks
12-27-2012, 09:59 PM
If you're staying stationary on the stone you're not sharpening much!

that was my reaction, as well. sharpening by osmosis?

NO ChoP!
12-27-2012, 11:18 PM
Don't mess up the rotation....

mano
12-27-2012, 11:27 PM
If English isn't his first language that may be a problem. By stationary I think he means the knife moves slightly side to side on the same place on the stone.

Prolongation has me stumped though.

echerub
12-28-2012, 12:10 AM
Arms straight? Kinda the zombie method of knife sharpening?

chinacats
12-28-2012, 12:23 AM
I remember seeing a video somewhere of a guy sharpening by holding the knife steady and rotating his body--torso action left and right. Any chance this is the same movement?

WiscoNole
12-28-2012, 02:03 AM
what the hell is going on in here?

add
12-28-2012, 02:20 AM
what the hell is going on in here?

Apparently someone thinks they remember an individual, somewhere, trying to sharpen a knife with the same body motion used to simultaneously play the tambourine and make expresso...


The results of said technique remain inconclusive?

:moonwalk:

labor of love
12-28-2012, 02:27 AM
please find this video. I gotta see this!

add
12-28-2012, 02:37 AM
If this video is indeed tracked down and embedded here, the first 15 viewers shall develop carpal tunnel via visual osmosis.

ecchef
12-28-2012, 04:18 AM
I remember seeing a video somewhere of a guy sharpening by holding the knife steady and rotating his body--torso action left and right. Any chance this is the same movement?

Sorta like....How many (fill in the blank)s does it take to screw in a light bulb? :D

Patatas Bravas
12-28-2012, 05:16 AM
I remember seeing a video somewhere of a guy sharpening by holding the knife steady and rotating his body--torso action left and right. Any chance this is the same movement?

Actually, I think it's not so funny just difficult to understand ;) I also think maybe this video is the one what Benuser was trying to describe - rotating body. I have also seen this.

shaneg
12-28-2012, 06:49 AM
someone draw some mspaint stickmen diagrams to explain.

Benuser
12-28-2012, 10:20 AM
I remember seeing a video somewhere of a guy sharpening by holding the knife steady and rotating his body--torso action left and right. Any chance this is the same movement?

No, no torso movement involved, only an arm movement from the shoulder.

juhha
12-28-2012, 10:37 AM
Does it resemble what this guy is doing at 7.23s?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd9Y9urrQHo

NO ChoP!
12-28-2012, 11:09 AM
Benuser, thanks for being a good sport...

Hopefully this is figured out.

Benuser
12-28-2012, 11:15 AM
Benuser, thanks for being a good sport...

Hopefully this is figured out.
I hope so! Actually, I haven't seen yet the video Juhha linked to (no support on my cellphone...)

Benuser
12-28-2012, 12:12 PM
Does it resemble what this guy is doing at 7.23s?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd9Y9urrQHo
it were if his movement wasn't circular.

tk59
12-28-2012, 12:20 PM
Wow. That guy is really bad... :O


it were if his movement wasn't circular.Straight movements along the length of the edge kinda like a one-sided pull-through sharpener? I've seen a video of someone doing that. It seemed to work well. I haven't tried it though.

Benuser
12-28-2012, 12:24 PM
Wow. That guy is really bad... :O

Straight movements along the length of the edge kinda like a one-sided pull-through sharpener? I've seen a video of someone doing that. It seemed to work well. I haven't tried it though.
no, perpendicular to the edge. Along the edge would create a wire edge, I guess.

tk59
12-28-2012, 12:37 PM
no, perpendicular to the edge. Along the edge would create a wire edge, I guess.If I'm understanding correctly, then I do make short strokes (not necessarily perpendicular) to wear down high spots on my stone.

juhha
12-28-2012, 12:58 PM
Does this pic make some sense?

http://i.imgur.com/NRckK.jpg

Which way is it? 1 or 2?

It's not a kitchen knife, but here is another example of short strokes:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_geU7T2I7Q

2.37s

Benuser
12-28-2012, 01:18 PM
The first one! Thank you! Haven't seen the video yet.