Would it be ok to hijack this post to ask about a struggle I’m having with hard produce and a laser knife (discussion seems fairly on point) or should I start a new one? Happy to repost outside.
Have had a 210 Wakui rehandled by a KKFer and it’s been the knife I’ve started the journey on from a complete noob. Sharpening has gradually gotten better, but now I’m worried I may have flattened out my bevels in my earlier days of not knowing what I’m doing.
Issue is that the knife sticks on everything, but hard produce in particular. Was going through butternut squash and it sticks to the blade like glue. Knife also seems to wedge when I’m trying to push or pull it - it is particularly bad when I’ve cut the squash into slices and am trying to get stacked slices into sticks - it goes through the first, then the rest under don’t stay in a pile because it sticks to that slice and doesn’t go all the way through. Have the same issue with carrots, which doesn’t make sense because everyone says lasers aren’t meant to wedge and this knife is crazy thin behind the edge (as far as I can tell).
Easiest way for me to cut the squash or carrots is to put my hand on the spine and push the knife through without any horizontal movement, but I’m wondering if that’s bad technique and if I should be able to bisect a squash with a push/pull cut.
So all in all, unsure if the issue is my cutting technique, my poor sharpening or the knife (photos attached and can provide more if helpful!). If it’s a knife profile issue, it doesn’t seem like there’s much behind the edge that I can work with to convex the blade?
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