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    Stropping Query

    One other thing I've heard about chromium oxide is that it's genotoxic, meaning it can cause mutation. It's also carcinogenic.

    In the amounts

    droshi 08-30-2014, 06:59 PM Go to last post

    Starting freehand ?

    A very cheap stainless knife (or carbon if you have any carbon knives) would be good investments. The stones IMO are less important when beginning as

    droshi 08-30-2014, 06:55 PM Go to last post

    stones, why bother?

    I think sandpaper is cheap initially, but if you look at knife ownership long-term I think you'll find sandpaper to become expensive compared to quality

    droshi 08-30-2014, 06:51 PM Go to last post

    Best way to flatten stones?

    I like my dmt extra coarse, but I don't have the more expensive diamond plates to compare to. One thing is that a finer dmt is nice to lap finer stones

    droshi 08-30-2014, 06:45 PM Go to last post

    Removing scratches from sharpening.

    Depends on the knife...I have some finger stones that are pretty fine that would do well for traditional knives, and they are pretty cheap.

    droshi 08-30-2014, 06:40 PM Go to last post