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    A question for lefties

    If you deal with a "normal", asymmetric blade, and want to convert it to a neutral, I understand that you recenter the edge, and convex the left face somewhat by thinning.
    Do you flatten the right face?
    Just curious.

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    i haven't had to. only if i experience asymmetric blade problems then i'll be able to chime in. hope someone else other than me would help. i'd like to know as well.

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    Well, despite reading through the "real deal assymetric" thread, i still basically just sharpen it closer to 50/50. when thinning i try to flatten it a bit more lefty style, but it's really not much.

    I realize i might not get the full potential out of the knife, but that's what i am used to. Now all this may change as i will soon get a Tilman Leder with a 90/10 lefty assymetric....

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    I think it depends on the knife and how asymmetric it is. I have a Kono HD and it cuts awesome for me now, I thinned the left side a lot and the right a little, but there was a lot of steel to play with, it was fairly close to 50/50 so there was enough steel on the left side to make it convex. I also only ever sharpen the left side. I got a Carbonext recently however, and it is a lot more asymmetric, so I plan on just thinning/flattening the right side, because there isn't enough steel on the left side to make it convex

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    If you have room to play I the left side, I take the bevel up (think wider), and add some convexing. On the right hand side, I flatten/thin the face and minimize the bevel. Hope that makes sense.
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    when you guys say "flatten the right side" are you refering to thinning it behind the edge? or are you doing something else?

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    That's what I mean. My post was partly gibberish. I apologize. Ha
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    Quote Originally Posted by labor of love View Post
    when you guys say "flatten the right side" are you refering to thinning it behind the edge? or are you doing something else?
    I mean flattening the entire right face to reduce its convexity, and not thinning behind the edge, which would enhance it.

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    benuser, you achieve this with a low grit stone right? i like this idea.

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    I would use automotive sandpaper, starting with grit P120.

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