MikeMade said:haha totally unqualified to be giving a knife sharpening tutorial
Oh Brother . Now this would be a reason to use this :jerkit: icon, if I have ever seen one.
Yeah, crude methodes are fine to use if you have nothing else, but even with those you don't have to be THAT careless. And then his "knowledge" about different edge just wanna make me puke :barf:.
And then to top it all of: stropping on your forarm....tells me just how "sharp" his knives truly are :jerkit:. Try that with one of mine and you might as well schedule a hospital bed in advance . One look at the number of scratches and cuts in my strop tell me just how stupid that idea is. What an idiot.
Well, that may very well be, but considering that this is bladeforums, most readers here are not "most folks" when it comes to knives. And just because "most folks" does it this way, still doesn't mean it is a good way of going about it. So if a dude rips along some coarse sandpaper held in one hand half free-hanging, because he is too lazy (?) to even mount it properly does not strike you as particularly careless? Not to mention the nonsense he says about the different edges.Didn't seem especially careless. Nor especially crude. I'll bet most folks in the world sharpen knives about the same way.
I am pretty sure that I know how to strop a knife. Stropping on a forearm like he indicates is an accident waiting to happen, not very efficient and guaranteed to be irritating for the skin. I would like to know what a good old fashioned barber would say to this....well, actually, I bet he wouldn't say anything....he would be speechless. But maybe he doesn't know how to strop either...If stropping on your forearm means a hospital visit, your stropping method is wrong.
If stropping on your forearm means a hospital visit, your stropping method is wrong.
I have to agree with HoB here. If you are stropping correctly, you won't cut your arm
HoB said:And then you bring back a waterstone from Japan, whether it cost you $3 or $300, I would advice you do not wet it in the puddle on some tarmak and proceed to flatten it on some dirty piece of asphalt (asphalt of all things!!!!!) and why you would drill a hole into the stone is completely beyond me ? You call me a snob, but I wouldn't even treat a $3 stone like that, let alone one that I lugged with me all the way from Japan.
If you were to do a search on sharpening on this forum (but why would someone seek out a bladeforums for advice on sharpening a knife??? Clearly a bladeforum will only be populated by snobs who don't know anything about knives right?), I think you get much better advice than in those videos - and the advice will be better regardless whether you are a knife-nut or a NKP.
Ok. You're a snob. Despite all the fingerwagging, I have yet to hear how the methods won't work.