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    Senior Member Baby Huey's Avatar
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    Would you recommend that I get an angle cube for freehand sharpening? At least to start and get the hang of the proper angles?

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    I just started to freehand and found the angle cube very handy
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    I don't think you will need it and if you do then only for the first few tries. That said, whatever works and in the video recently posted of Kramer sharpening he used a matchbook to show a decent angle...seemed to be a nice trick.

    Good luck, it's easier than you think and you'll get pretty good faster than you think...just pick a method (this one works pretty well) and stick with it.

    Cheers
    once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinacats View Post
    I don't think you will need it and if you do then only for the first few tries. That said, whatever works and in the video recently posted of Kramer sharpening he used a matchbook to show a decent angle...seemed to be a nice trick.

    Good luck, it's easier than you think and you'll get pretty good faster than you think...just pick a method (this one works pretty well) and stick with it.

    Cheers
    A matchbook, two quarters, turning the spine in descending halves from 90°...lots of tricks out there.

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    There's nothing wrong with using an angle cube, I have one, but unless your really changing the angle or profile of a knife, it pretty much tells you what angle it wants to be sharpened at. If the edge starts to "catch" as you're gently pushing the blade on the stone , lower your angle a bit. Go slow and easy.

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    Will give that a shot, but as an old Pipefitter/Fabricator turned Inspector I am a little OCD about details....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baby Huey View Post
    Will give that a shot, but as an old Pipefitter/Fabricator turned Inspector I am a little OCD about details....
    Then you'll have no problems sharpening.
    once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right

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    Senior Member Baby Huey's Avatar
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    Til I get the materials to practice and get the hang of it, does anyone know any good professional sharpeners in the Houston, Tx area? I just ordered a Konosuke HD2 270mm Funayuki/Gyuto. I heard they were acceptable out of the box, but also heard they do not show their true potential til sharpening. I am excited about my first J knife.

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    Welcome to the Deep end BH. You will never look at a kitchen knife the same.
    Chewie's the man.

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    I appreciate it.
    Looks like I need to learn to swim quickly.

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