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    Edge pro hair whittling edges?


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    How hard is it for you edge pro users to get a hair whittling edge? I have the chosera stones and a leather strop loaded with green compound. I can get a hair whittling edge about every 5th sharpening. Does anybody have any good advice on getting more consistent hair whittling
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    just work on your technique, also, the hair can vary, the ones that whittled could just be thicker/coarser

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    Which grits are you using?

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    Your knife isn't always the same (small damages, fatigued steel), nor are you...
    A factor might be the amount of work you do on a knife. Don't expect a great edge immediatly after important thinning or angle change. The blade will need some rest (and so will you I guess). Try again next day and you will be amazed.

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    I start with the 400 grit and work my way up to 10,000 and then strop.

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    And which in between
    Last edited by Benuser; 06-29-2012 at 08:07 AM.

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    The 400,1,000,3,000,5,000,10,000,then the strop.

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    Consistency, pressure applied is important. light strokes at higher grits, and for stropping I use the weight of a knife or less.

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