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Re: Breaking in the stones... 2 years 2 weeks ago #5623

  • ApexGS
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I just used them to profile a couple of big knives and a big Cold Steel kukri. That puts them to good use in a hurry! :silly:
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Re: Breaking in the stones... 2 years 2 weeks ago #5624

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Sharpening something is the best way to go..
No question!!

The stones get broken in and you get something sharp.
Maybe one needs to work the blade a bit to remove the previous scratches.
Start with a utlity blade or 10...

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Re: Breaking in the stones... 2 years 2 weeks ago #5628

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PhilipPasteur wrote:
Sharpening something is the best way to go..
No question!!

The stones get broken in and you get something sharp.
Maybe one needs to work the blade a bit to remove the previous scratches.
Start with a utlity blade or 10...

Phil

I definitely agree. I had been having issues as my stones broke in and my results are SO much better just in 2 days and they continue to get better. this isn't just because of the stones breaking in but really working on my technique while breaking them in. i am incredibly impatient however i want the best from my knives, that's why i went with the wicked edge. take the time and do it right!
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Re: Breaking in the stones... 2 years 2 weeks ago #5632

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There is definitely no going back if you try to break in your diamond plates. Practice your technique first. Use a lighter touch on newer plates. I myself only ocassionally now use the 50/80 strictly for setting an initial angle on a new knife. Might only use a few strokes of the 100/200 on touch up problems then straight to ceramics stones the 400/600 and my go to stone is the 800 Chosera stone on up thru the grades. Like the feel and feed back of the Chosera stones. I use an extra wide version ( one inch wide ) and these do the job quickly.
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Re: Breaking in the stones... 2 years 2 weeks ago #5636

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Listen to Wayne, he knows. :)
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