Been working out my Bester 1200 grit and 5000 grit Japanese brand stone (from Dave's core kit). I have a flattening plate from Jon at JKI, and it's almost getting time to put it to use. Do I do this on a wet or dry stone?
When stopping, I have a kit from some guy in Virginia. How often do I need to put the spray on the bamboo strop? Is it every use?
Still haven't touched my Carter 7.5 HG Gyuto. Was thinking of stropping it tonight and using it for knife skills in class tomorrow. It's still pretty sharp, but I can tell it's lost a little. Still don't want to touch it on a stone, as it's OOTB edge is almost like it doesn't even have a bevel. Don't wont to screw it up.
Also, I did learn that you can screw up an edge that you've worked on without propper stropping. I had a nasty edge on my Shun Asian cooks knife, but after stropping the bottom half of the blade was all of the sudden not sharp to the touch. I think I must have folded the burr over the edge. Any tips?