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    OOTB edges?

    noob question: I just decided to add a carter and a masamoto into rotation, and took them out of their boxes.

    The odd this is the final edges seem really tiny - 1mm give or take. Even on the carters. Are these microbevels?

    After sharpening my edge bevels broaden out significantly. Whilst I can't achieve levels of sharpness that allows the knife to pass through thermal paper standing on its own without a slicing action, I am wondering if there is something to the whole tiny edge thing.

    Does anyone here sharpen to only the tiniest edge as well? Or leave much wider bevels?

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    tiny edges have to do a lot not only with how you sharpen but how the knife geometry is. For example a very thin knife will have a very tiny edge compared to a thick one. Usually, however, tiny edges mean a larger angle used to sharpen it, larger ones mean larger angles. I wouldn't worry to much about the size of the edge but rather how it performs and if it suits your needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by memorael View Post
    tiny edges have to do a lot not only with how you sharpen but how the knife geometry is. For example a very thin knife will have a very tiny edge compared to a thick one. Usually, however, tiny edges mean a larger angle used to sharpen it, larger ones mean larger angles. I wouldn't worry to much about the size of the edge but rather how it performs and if it suits your needs.
    +1. My DTITK has a fairly wide bevel on one side while my DT proto has tiny bevels (maybe 0.5 mm).

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    A broad bevel is an indication the knife hasn't been thinned enough behind the edge.

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