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Thread: What causes the profile of a knife to flatten after multiple sharpenings?

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    What causes the profile of a knife to flatten after multiple sharpenings?

    Today when I was leaving work I noticed a coworker had a suisin that was completely flattened along the edge. This was obviously due to his sharpening technique but what is he doing to cause that to happen to his knife?

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    I've had this happen when I used (1) too coarse of a stone when I was just learning how to sharpen and ground out/flattened the curve of the edge, and (2) put too much pressure on that part of the edge.

    Then again, maybe he wanted it that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBroida View Post
    not adjusting for the tip or curve... thats about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBroida View Post
    not adjusting for the tip or curve... thats about it.
    That too.
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    Sometimes people only sharpen the part of the blade that's dull...usually the middle of the blade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBroida View Post
    not adjusting for the tip or curve... thats about it.
    What is the best way to adjust for the tip or curve?

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    trace the edge profile of the knife onto a piece of paper, then match it to the paper silhouette after you sharpen.
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    And what does that do? I have seen numerous techniques when sharpening the tip and i want to get an opinion on which ones are the most effective. Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by El Pescador View Post
    trace the edge profile of the knife onto a piece of paper, then match it to the paper silhouette after you sharpen.

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    This is the technique I use.



    It's a little awkward at first, but it's easy to develop a rhythm after a bit of practice.
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