Chef's knife & sharpmaker help..

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Aug 20, 2004
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Hi All,

I'm having trouble getting an edge on my Old Hickory chef's knife. I use the sharpmaker and the 30 degree profiles. No luck.

I think I could hit it on the 40 degree profile, but then would ruin any future of taking it back down to a thinner edge.

Should I keep at it until the 30's give me an edge, or is 40 degrees sharp enough for kitchen work?

Thanks,

-Coop
 
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Jan 6, 2007
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I think 40 is perfecctly fine for a kitchen knife, although others may say different. If you are going to keep trying for the 30, take a sharpie and color the bevel of the knife. That way you will know when you are finally hitting the bevel. It may take a while.....a LONG while.
 
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I experimented with the 30 and 40 settings on my Henckels. I had chipping at 30 but not so at 40. I use 40 now and they are plenty sharp. When they get dull it takes about 10 minutes to sharpen the whole set on the SharpMaker.
 
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