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08-04-2008, 06:14 PM
Do you set your own angles on the knives? Or do you just follow whatever angle the manufacturer put on the knife?

Tom Chips
08-04-2008, 10:16 PM
I use japanese water stones. I spent nearly $250 on stones before I learned about the Edge Pro. I wish I would have waited and got that one instead, cause it lets you set the angles exactly where you want, and it's impossible to mess up.

That being said, I don't go for a specific angle, cause I have no easy way of measuring it, but I take the time to go slowly and keep the angle I do have, consistent.

It is kind of relaxing and helps me focus on my thoughts well, while I'm doing it though.

J Reyes
08-24-2008, 06:38 PM
I apply a double edge on the knives by using a course stone followed by a fine and finished by a steel.

I learned this system by reading up at http://www.razoredgesystems.com/

The knives get a sharp enough to shave hair off my arm.