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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Sharpening Kitchen Cutlery
« Reply #30 on: July 02, 2018, 08:44 PM »
My favorite knives are Schmitt Brothers, sharp as (well you know), and hold an edge forever.

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Offline Cheese

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Re: Sharpening Kitchen Cutlery
« Reply #31 on: July 03, 2018, 02:00 PM »
Here's a photo of the Epicurean cutting board and the 5 knives I use the most often. Three Shun's and two Wusthof's.

Online GoingMyWay

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Re: Sharpening Kitchen Cutlery
« Reply #32 on: July 05, 2018, 03:28 PM »
Since I just sharpened our knives on Monday and we had a big tomato for our burgers I thought we'd play around a little and see just how sharp it was.  I normally test for sharpness using regular office paper or I actually prefer thin magazine paper if we happen to have any old magazines lying around.

It's not as sharp or as easy to just push slice as I've seen in some videos on YouTube, but I'm still pretty happy with the result.  The knife had also been used to cut some things after I sharpened it on Monday so it wasn't straight off of the sharpener.

I tried slicing first and couldn't do nearly as well as my wife.  She has better knife skills than me.



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Online GoingMyWay

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Re: Sharpening Kitchen Cutlery
« Reply #33 on: July 16, 2018, 05:40 PM »
I had mentioned in my first post that I had acquired various gadgets that help me sharpen my knives.  I believe I learned about both of these products by watching Clay Allison's (Wicked Edge) YouTube videos

The first and probably most frequently used item is a lighted jewler's loupe:




I started out with basic non illuminated loupes and I discovered that I actually needed some closeup illumination to help see the blade edge.  It's amazing how you can see little microchips and other imperfections in the edge with 10x magnification.

The other item that I got is CATRA Blade Protractor:




It's basically a laser pointer that bisects the cutting edge to show you the angle that each bevel is sharpened at.  It's great for showing what angles a knife has previously been sharpened at if you want to match the angle exactly.  It can also show how polished the edge is and can show the type of grind that was applied to the edge.

I'll share the last gadget for measuring sharpness in my next post.
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