Hey, I'm wondering if people sharpen their own Benriner blades. I've seen at least one post in the forum about sharpening these guys. I wonder if everyone does it. I also wonder if there are any tips or suggestions of what or what not to do. The bevel looks concave and the back actually looks slightly concave too. It looks like the blade comes to a very weak edge being that both sides concave in shape.. but i guess this doesn't matter so much because the edge never comes into contact with things like a cutting board.
Also I saw an interest in someone making their own Benriner blades out of a better steel, this sounds awesome *hint hint* -- with a homemade blade for these I wonder if a chisel ground and convex edge would be better, like usuba.
We have both the smaller and the bigger Benriners in the house. I just learned that Japanese Knife Imports (jbroida) sells these suckers!! I love that there is a forum that these guys participate in.
Much love, thanks!