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Heels aren't sharp.
Funny, the first thing I do with a peeler is freeing the heel.
You may consider automotive sandpaper as well. Works well with a hard rubber or soft wooden backing. Edge trailing only to avoid overgrinding....
I'm afraid I can't confirm. Have seen quite some Tojiros and Shuns, and some sharpen very easily, while other ones are very difficult. Just...
The properties of VG-10 will greatly depend on the heat treatment is has got. Have seen ones that were very difficult to sharpen, with clusters of...
I would suggest the 440-series instead. Quite a difference in edge retention.
Still very easy sharpening.
Monosteel carbons feel less damped than San mai or most stainless. To me at least.
Just a few factors for edge retention come to mind: produce, if it is sandy; board contact: nature of the board; kind of contact, depending on the...
... all depending on the heat treatment it got. And even then, AEB-L isn't exactly well-known for its spectacular edge retention.
Welcome aboard, Sergey!
Please remember a single bevel has to get 'opened'. Unless your friend is familiar with single bevels, look for a retailer who is prepared to do it.
Welcome aboard, Paul!
Soyez le bienvenu parmi nous, Zeno !
Sharpened a brand new Misono suji (hey @pjotr!) yesterday and using a loupe I noticed a curved upswing at the heel that is hardly seen with the...
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