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Edge pro hair whittling edges?

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by Kody23, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. Kody23

    Kody23

    56
    May 6, 2012
    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
    Edges.
     
  2. Razorsharp-Travis

    Razorsharp-Travis Banned

    612
    Aug 16, 2011
    just work on your technique, also, the hair can vary, the ones that whittled could just be thicker/coarser
     
  3. Maprik

    Maprik

    May 17, 2012
    Which grits are you using?
     
  4. Benuser

    Benuser

    222
    Nov 19, 2010
    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.
     
  5. Kody23

    Kody23

    56
    May 6, 2012
    I start with the 400 grit and work my way up to 10,000 and then strop.
     
  6. Benuser

    Benuser

    222
    Nov 19, 2010
    And which in between
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2012
  7. Kody23

    Kody23

    56
    May 6, 2012
    The 400,1,000,3,000,5,000,10,000,then the strop.
     
  8. Skimo

    Skimo

    Mar 28, 2009
    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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