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Nifty shortcut: de-burr with blue scourer

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Seb

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I was touching up various knives (in AEB-L, AS and White#2, mainly) with my Jinzo Renge Suita (synthetic Lotus Suita) #6000-grit, which is plenty fast enough to raise a burr even only after a few strokes...

... and I wasn't in the mood to break out the felt or the newspaper so I decided to try this out:

use the blue (gentle) side of a scourer/scrubbie with stropping strokes (spine to edge in downward motion). Got the idea from the thread about the Takeda handheld stone.

Works real good for me!
 

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In a sort of polishing away from the edge type of motion?
 

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Yeah, like scrubbing but in one direction only.
 

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I'll try it out tomorrow! Yay, Sharpenday!
 

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Btw, I flip the burr a few times to weaken it and then the (well worn) wet blue scrubbie comes out and 'scrubs' the remnant burr away. Same principle as newspaper, really.
 

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Sounds almost too easy....
:D

On a side note, what the hell is this guy doing " :fishslap: " ...a fish? Really??? Haha
 

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Sounds almost too easy....
:D

On a side note, what the hell is this guy doing " :fishslap: " ...a fish? Really??? Haha
I think that one says 'better than a smack in the face with a we fish'. It's an older saying that I used to here in Australia: sorta means 'I'll take it, anyhow'.
 

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do you mean by the sponge side of a scotch brite?
 

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do you mean by the sponge side of a scotch brite?
Not exactly. I mean the ones with a rough green scourer side and a gentler (non-scratch) blue side.

Waitasec, I'll get a pic up...
 

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Here we are, you can see how those fibers are for pulling/dragging off microscopic burrs and yet the surface is gentle enough to not degrade a fresh edge:



 
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