Yanagis are thick and inflexible. Also, his hand only wanders off the stone when he really isn't grinding much at all. The board contact happens near the tip, at the end of the cut and so that is where the damage is and that is also where the metal needs to be removed and the pressure applied. At that point, his hand is over the stone. The rest of the sharpening requires essentially no pressure....Also, is it not important to always keep your pushing hand in the middle of the stone? this dude is everywhere on the stone and with his hand...
Also, is it not important to always keep your pushing hand in the middle of the stone?
i've always done it that way. i just tried keeping my hand over the stone, and it felt weird.YI believe what I'm doing is focusing the applied pressure to the section of the knife that's on the stone by sort of aiming the knife down through the handle hand pressure and only using the off hand as a guide. Does that make sense?
Yeah, I touch up quite often on a 5k rika but then jump down to a bester 2k if it's been a awhile and the knife needs a bit of help.Also, I should say that I usually lay off the bevels during these touch up sessions. After a week or so of solid use, I'll sharpen with a 1k stone to bring the edge back to potential. This is usually the only time I work on flattening the blade road much. Most of the time I feel like I'm just honing on a 5k. Anybody else do this?