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    It says ALUMINA in the ingredient, when I...

    It says ALUMINA in the ingredient, when I searched the net, it's aluminium oxide's trade name. I don't know how fine it is, but I can only maximum go 3 passes on the strop, it cuts into metal like...
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    You know, I've totally lost all my arm hairs, on...

    You know, I've totally lost all my arm hairs, on both hands. I've no where to shave except for my ugly legs. Have you ever used metal polish compound like chromium oxide / aluminium oxide?

    About...
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    Budget, yes, the only stones I actually have are...

    Budget, yes, the only stones I actually have are cheap silicon carbide rough/medium and a very fine unknown-grit oil stone(said to be the finest sand available in Japan), and then strop with...
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    It's actually nice to see a professional chef who...

    It's actually nice to see a professional chef who knows how and also likes to sharpen knives.
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    Sometimes they need to be used dry in certain...

    Sometimes they need to be used dry in certain situations where you cannot afford to wet the object you're sanding, but for honing blades, sure it MUST be wet or it will be clogged in no time. Use...
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    Let us know your sharpening gears!

    Let us know your sharpening gears!
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    You gave me an idea of using fine silicon paper...

    You gave me an idea of using fine silicon paper for honing box-cutter blades at my workplace where I can't afford to bring out my precious made-in-japan oil stone. The silicon papers available here...
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    So what I said is correct, it's only good for...

    So what I said is correct, it's only good for finishing or touch-ups.

    I remember seeing a similar product by this https://www.razoredgesystems.com which you peel off the sheets and stick somewhere...
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    Sharpened another stainless scissors, this is how...

    Sharpened another stainless scissors, this is how I do it, no need to take apart the blades. It's getting fun to sharpen scissors, just not barber's shears, that's too delicate for freehand...
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    Never shot a real powerful bow, but highly...

    Never shot a real powerful bow, but highly interested in projectile weaponry. This is a good article about sharpening broadheads and the killing mechanics.
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    A good quality fine oil stone is a better choice...

    A good quality fine oil stone is a better choice when you don't want waterstones. I use that with soapy water and wipe off the particles with a sponge wet with soap. I personally don't like...
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    Only the finest grit of silicon carbide paper is...

    Only the finest grit of silicon carbide paper is something good for the final honing/ finishing. When you need to sharpen a totally dull blade, sandpaper is crap, you will destroy the sandpaper in no...
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    As I said, this scissors needs that thinning...

    As I said, this scissors needs that thinning really seriously. It has been used for more than 10 years, sharpened on grinding machines for countless of times, ground until the bevel become like this,...
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    @psfred, Chromium/aluminium oxide are both very...

    @psfred, Chromium/aluminium oxide are both very hard stuff, use with extreme care on soft metals like brass, copper or gold! Product like BRASSO is more suitable for delicate metals.
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    A few years ago, I experimented with aluminium...

    A few years ago, I experimented with aluminium foil cutting, it did improve the the edge, my colleagues did notice that scissors cutting improvement when they used it, they even asked how did I...
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    Sharpening Scissors

    I just sharpened this old cheap carbon scissors. It has a hollow ground on the back, very similar to Japanese single bevel knives, it's from Taiwan, a country with a lot of Japanese influence.
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    And so? It's my money.

    And so? It's my money.
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    After seeing such painful experience from a real...

    After seeing such painful experience from a real victim here, do you think I'll gamble my hard-earned money on him?
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    Getting a reply with "it's just a kitchen...

    Getting a reply with "it's just a kitchen knife..." already sickened me, how can a globally reputable craftsman say something like that? @Ruso, did he even offer you a tutorial on how to fix that...
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    If anything happens to your goods, you won't get...

    If anything happens to your goods, you won't get a replacement. Extremely pricy but bad customer service. His knives are one of the most expensive stuff around. Overrated & overpriced.
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    Doublebevel..., easy, then use this, recommended...

    Doublebevel..., easy, then use this, recommended by me.
    http://sharpeningmadeeasy.com/Juranitch1977Feb.htm

    My special jig. This will give your knife a very precise micro-bevel within a short...
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    For traditional Japanese knives, you got no other...

    For traditional Japanese knives, you got no other choice but to freehand. For the usual double-bevel knives, I sharpen by clamping a bamboo dowel onto the spine of the blade, and finally hold the...
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    Why not try Cold Steel products?

    Why not try Cold Steel products?
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    That's what I've been thinking. Some people even...

    That's what I've been thinking. Some people even say if the folding is done poorly, that will even ruin the good modern steel(air gaps in-between the welds)
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    I always think damascus as the core steel itself...

    I always think damascus as the core steel itself is no longer necessary with modern steel?
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