Scraping noise during sharpening from a cheap knife

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  1. Dec 3, 2019 #1

    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?
     
  3. Dec 3, 2019 #3

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    could be that this blade was hardened correctly?
     
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    I have used 5 different kind of stones on the blade all with same noise, 3 synthetic stones 400 600 1000, and 2 Jnats, Aizu and Narutaki
     
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    Its possible, waiting on you guys to tell me lol.
     
  6. Dec 4, 2019 #6

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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.
     
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    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.
     
  8. Dec 4, 2019 #8

    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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