having a heck of a time sharpening my Hiromoto AS Santoku
I've had no problem sharpening my Tojiro's, or even my Moritaka AS Gyuto, but I just can't get this knife to sing.
Anyone out there have a favorite combination of stones on their Hiromoto?
Hi Josh, what's the coarsest stone that you're using?
I love that dancing guy smilie!
I have found that Hiromoto AS knives are best attacked with a coarse stone to bring up a burr. You'll never get anything done with the 1200x stone alone on this knife.
Good luck and please report back.
Thanks for the great advice Dave - I changed the stones I was using.
400 (spent some time creating a better angle than factory)
she's great. I'm not creating perfect looking (not sure what the word is - shiny sharp part of knife) but they are killer sharp. Did the same on a few other knives. hopefully I can touch them up with the 4k and 6k for the rest of the year now.
I was deep in thought sharpening 5 knifes... and I think we need a burr chaser icon. anyone know how to make icons?
PS - I just bought a bunch of knives and am cash strapped for your strop kit until next month (I hope you have some left!) - I stropped on card stock paper - would it make a difference, or is it pointless to use card stock?
I'm glad to hear of your success.
I say if the cardstock works then it works. :smile1:
Which angles would you suggest?