from the website,
"Honing with the 30,000-grit stone goes quickly when the edge has been properly prepared using a series of progressively finer stones. Normally one starts with the 1,000-grit stone (orange), and then works up through the 2,000 (green), the 5,000 (wine or "burgundy"), the 8,000 (melon) and then gives the blade a final honing with the 30,000-grit (purple) stone"
there is a ton more to read about it here too.
Pretty much I went after my kitayama then I tried a couple of blades back to the kitayama.
Chewie's the man.
As fast as as it cut for a ultra fine stone I would think that once a 30k edge is established it would be really easy and quick to maintain simply by touching up on a daily basis. I don't believe it would need the full progression if done very regularly. It would also stand to reason that if done more frequently, that in the long run, less metal would be lost over the life of the knife. This is only speculation on my part as I have not invested alot of time doing frequent maintenance, but I was really impressed by how fast it cut. I can say that once I get a 8 or 10k edge set it is very easily touched up on the last grit used if done once some resistance is felt.
What say some of you high volume knife users...is this true for your routine as well.
This is just an FYI for the other members who have messaged me about joining the passaround. We have a few additions.
After Pensacola Tiger, it'll go to EdipisReks, then to the following members:
And, I just wanted to thank you guys for being really good about keeping the stone moving. I'm glad you're all getting a good opportunity to use it.
If there are any issues with the order above, please PM me. Thanks.
"Don't you know who he is?"
The Shapton and the Harner left to Pensacola Tiger this morning. Should get to him by Thursday.
THANK YOU again, very much, for this opportunity.