His OTB edges are nothing to write home about.
I was there for a Kramer presentation, not to listen to peoples conversations. Overall Kramer gave a super great demo. He said that his 52100 has a grain structure that is at 2microns, and that his Kramer Zweilling line, with the particle steel, is almost as small. His personal attention and heat treat is obviously the difference.
Yes, but don't let my opinion affect what you believe.
I did sweep method before I learned Japan style.Using fingerpads near the edge.pressure on trailing stroke.Moving along the edge heel to tip.It did not take long to master & I never had to use a dull knife again.
I watched Kramer's honing video,he made some good points until he said most people don't put enough pressure on the steel,my experience is that most people put too much press. on the steel.If you use a steel lite measured strokes on smooth steels or ceramics works best.
Not saying that his tech. sharpening not good.If you get the blade sharp thats what counts.I am a little biased though,feel that Japan style works best.