- Aug 29, 2017
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- Pacific Northwest
The Hoover Dam was completed on 01 March 1936. It was a monumental effort using yet unproven techniques. The dam now provides power for much of Arizona, Nevada and Southern California.
In honor of achievement bought with persistence, get out your stones and your finest kitchen knife, and let's get to HHT sharpness together by March 1st.
I've gotten to HHT sharpness on my razor recently, and I know it should be possible even on a mid-grit benchstone, around 1-2k. I've heard @stringer and @Kippington talk about it. Recently, @Deadboxhero got some CATRA coupons to HHT with a 400 grit stone. Damn. I'm happy with my edges, but I think I can clean them up with some practice. If they can do it, so can I.
I'm pushing my self to sharpen once per day during February, with a goal of passing an HHT on March 1st. Is anyone interested in joining the challenge? Share your weekly progress, and offer tips and pitfalls you find.
There's no practical reason to do this for a kitchen knife, but I think it's a good exercise in making sure you've removed your burr completely. In practice, this should help dial in technique over a focused period, with some peer support. At the end, hopefully we'll all have a better understanding of the sharpening and deburring process.
I'm shooting for HHT-2 or HHT-3. I think more than that is unhelpful for a knife. Anyone up for a challenge? Put some energy back into this place?