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Problems stropping flexible knives .. any ideas? 2 years 9 months ago #764

  • zig
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I'm having a but of a hard time stropping flexible knives, like filets and long carvers.
Seems that they enjoy shaving or nipping the strops every now and again no matter how light I try to go, and I always stick to an up and away motion, and even shorten the strokes and work in sections but still, the flex somehow takes a nip here and there.

Even used the support rod, helps, but still get a dig.

I'm thinking of just running the coarse through the Ceramics @1600 and leave it there. Still sharp as all heck and have a nice shine, but not that polish.

Any thoughts? Anyone else have this problem or just need to perfect my technique?
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Re: Problems stropping flexible knives .. any ideas? 2 years 9 months ago #770

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Yeah I have taken a few gouges out of my strops as well, and not on very flexible knives. My problem is that I am not fully extending the strops off the edge or tip before starting to draw them back.
Sometimes I ain't that sharp.
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