Scraping noise during sharpening from a cheap knife

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Gjackson98

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Background: For fun, I purchased a cheap 1095 hunting knife blank to make handles for.

The issue: After making the handle I start sharpening it on my stones, the knife has been making scraping noise (similar to a white charcoal pen crossing the blackboard if you know what that sound like).

The question: In this case, what does it mean? Is the heat treat basically junk? I know very minimum about blade steel and sharpening, so please help me answer if you know!
 

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Curious, what stone were you using?
 

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could be that this blade was hardened correctly?
 

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Just had one similar today. At some point I couldn't take it and moved to oil stones. It doesn't always solve the problem, but it did now.
 

Carl Kotte

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I have flexible ss knife which makes that kind of noize on all my synth stones no matter grit. It’s awful.
 

Benuser

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1095 is a very common, easy sharpening steel. Nothing wrong with it, normally.
Had once a similar experience with a finely grained carbon, only on one stone in the progression. Probably remains of the burr coming off.
Clean blade and stones through the progression.
 
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