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A little bit sharper?

Psittacosis Oct 10, 2007

  1. Psittacosis

    Psittacosis A Shōgun

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    I have had Global knives for around 10 years. Slowly built up the collection. I sharpen them using the global stone and a diamond steel. However, as sharp as they are I know I could do much better.

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    Sorry about pic. Taken at night very quickly.

    So, baring in mind I live in the UK and some of the kit needed is not always available, Have you devilz got any tips and tricks to getting these knives super sharp AND how to give them a good polish to remove all the marks and scratches I have made while sharpening.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Andy

    Andy Mostly Harmless

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    wet&dry paper on a mouse mat (lube mousemat with WD40 or similar)

    I've sharpened loads of global knives in this method. Up to 2k grit I use the soft side and have most of the blade in contact. Up to 10k I use the hard side and have less in contact and also use less pressure. Then strop
    If you can tell when you started cutting the tomatoe then it's not sharp enough yet.

    These edges also stand up to my pop bottle test
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  3. mfaster7

    mfaster7 aspiring sheathmaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Where do you get 10K paper? The best I have is 2.5k
     
  4. Andy

    Andy Mostly Harmless

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  5. Psittacosis

    Psittacosis A Shōgun

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    Thanks for the tips. I have read your info in your sig link before as well :wes:

    Am I haveing a senior moment or is it really £65.45 per sheet? for the P2000 Linkything

    This technique has also been told to me by The General. I should give it a go. Perhaps I should go to the pound shop and buy a couple of cheap knives to blunt first :wes:
     
  6. Andy

    Andy Mostly Harmless

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    Global knives are fairly easy to sharpen in this mannor. Just remember to put some marker on and get the angle right with some dry fine grit before you start removing lots of metal. This means any damage you do while finding theright anglewill be minimal.

    Yes the prices don't seem right to me. I think I paid about £0.42 per sheet up to the micromesh sheets at £2.50 or so each
     

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