First time sharpening help (scratched blade)

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  1. Aug 21, 2019 #1

    lumen

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    First time sharpening following instructions from here: https://imgur.com/gallery/3pfYK

    Sharpener is a edgepro copy

    The advice is to tape the blade to avoid scratches but it is basically impossible to tape right the way to the edge and still move it easily in the jig.

    How do I avoid this and can I get these scratches out? :( I tried I a cheap knife first but the finish hid any issues like this.

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  2. Aug 21, 2019 #2

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    Are those scratches from the slurry? Do you have those poor Chinese stones?
     
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    Yes and how did you guess?

    I planned to use them a few times and replace with better ones if I could find any here that fitted (UK)
     
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    Because I've tested most systems and stones.

    If you really want to use this system with as little money as possible, my advice is to let them go and buy the diamond ones. Use only the 1200/2000 from what you already have and they also sell a few better ones that are natural stones (red, green, white). And a leather strop.

    There are better stones for it, but also more expensive.

    Have you tried free hand sharpening?
     
  5. Aug 22, 2019 #5

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    Thanks, do you know where to look to buy over here?

    Yes, I just couldn't keep the knife at the right angle with a cheap knife and sold them. I just want something fairly idiot proof and cheap, knives are a tool rather than a hobby for me!
     
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    I'll have a look and send you some links.

    LE. Done.
     
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    At first sorry for my english. I can´t speak it very good.

    I also have the china edge pro too. Always tape the blade with ductape and never use this cheap chinese stones! I bought the original stones from edge pro. They are very great and not so expensive. The cheap china stones produces a lot`s of mud! The next problem with this cheap stones is, that you can´t get the knife very charp with them.
    My original Edge Pro 120 Stone makes the knife shaper then the 6000 china stone. You also can buy Shapton, Suehiro, Naniwa, Imanishi Bester,King stones ...... for EdgePro from a ebay seller called "idstones". I think he will ship worldwide.

    Ebay Link:
    https://www.ebay.de/str/SharpeningStones?_trksid=p2047675.l2563
     
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  8. Aug 22, 2019 #8

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    The area where the scratches occurred is where you normally thin when hand sharpening.
    If you see your knives as tools I would certainly avoid a jig system that surely produces nice edges, but — due to the thickening behind the edge — poor cutters.
     
  9. Aug 23, 2019 #9

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    They are tools but I did also buy these for their looks and I would like to keep them that way given the cost.

    For any thinning I think I'd take them somewhere, until then I've just been after being able to put an edge back on them. These are just used for home use 3-4 times a week. I'd prefer low hassle/risk of screwing up to the last word in cutting performance
     
  10. Aug 23, 2019 #10

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    Even with only light home use and only a few sharpenings expect the thickness behind the edge to double within the year.
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