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    Senior Member ThEoRy's Avatar
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    Sharpening Hankotsu

    Abridged for time but I think I hit all of the important aspects I hope. Not to disappointed with the first sharpening video I've uploaded. Let me know what y'all think.

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    Thanks! I will try some of your tips there as I have struggled sharpening mine. Since I have never been happy with the edge, I have never been happy using the knife. Good incentive for me to pull it out of the drawer and try again.

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    That was hugely informative, and will give me a fair boost of confidence when I go to sharpen my hankotsu for the first time. Thanks so much!

    We're you stropping with the same level of micron paste the whole time?

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    Great vid man. Thanks for sharing, not to many of those video's on Hankotsu sharpening out there.

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    Questions;

    Since the hankotsu doesn't have a heel, does the bevel width change along the length of the balde?
    You strop on charged felt to debur after each stone, even after running the edge thru the felt block - do you feel it is really that effective? Is your intention only to debur by doing this?

    Nice vid - thanks for making it! Cheers! mpp
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    Yeah, you can see it pretty good at 4:05, it kind of tapers down. That's just the way the knife is. I suppose the bevel is cut deeper into the steel near the tip and tapers out near the "heel".

    Yup, just de-burring on .25 poly diamond. I feel it helps. Stropping between and after really took my game up another level. Dave's class was really informative on this subject.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpukas View Post
    You strop on charged felt to debur after each stone, even after running the edge thru the felt block - do you feel it is really that effective?
    I do this too, always with great results.

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