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    Thinning right?

    I see the scratches get a little high but I used one stone on one side of the knife so far but is this what it should look like. I'm ok at sharpening but never dipped onto thinning before. Thanks Click image for larger version

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    keep doing that, and you're thinning.

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    Pretty much, yes although it's hard to tell how far up the blade you're going with that. I'd take something like a 10 deg angle and try to hold it as though you are establishing a secondary bevel. Your natural wobble will do the blending. Once you have that secondary bevel in, then you can purposfully blend more. Otherwise, you will tend to merely round the shoulder, as opposed to significantly thin the blade where it counts.

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    Looks good to me though any time I do it, it's way farther up the blade

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenStefano View Post
    Looks good to me though any time I do it, it's way farther up the blade
    really depends on how thick the edge is vs. how thin the blade is vs. how tall the blade is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbochef422 View Post
    I see the scratches get a little high but I used one stone on one side of the knife so far but is this what it should look like. I'm ok at sharpening but never dipped onto thinning before. Thanks Attachment 11967Attachment 11968
    I can't see how far you went because I don't know the size of this Misono. As far as I can see, you're right to maintain the left side as flat as possible, excepted for the very edge.

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    It's about that high the whole blade and you can actually see the original bevel for comparison of size
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    I don't know if I'm going high enough
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    How high you go is purely a function of whether or not you like the cutting performance. If your knife wasn't all that thick near the edge to begin with, you might not need to go too high. Then again, if you blend your bevel into the face of the blade, it might appear that you have a huge bevel but really, very little metal is removed on the higher part of the blade.

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    Still find it hard to see the dimensions, as long as I don't have any reference. It may have to do with my crappy screen, though.
    What you may do, is to start at some 10 degree, til you near the very edge by 2mm, go on with 8 degree, till you near it again, and so on.
    An other indication may be given by measuring the thickness behind the edge at some 5mm with a micrometer. Values between .5 and 1mm are reasonable.

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