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I sharpened a knife too!  I actually did it a week ago but saved the photos till today

For those with sharp eyes, this is the same knife I sharpened last year (further up in this thread).  I chose too sharp an angle and it got dull too quickly.  This time I chose much better and was able to graft 51 trees without it dulling on me.  Yay!
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Dull
Dull
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Sharpening with my fancy stone and guide
Sharpening with my fancy stone and guide
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Sharp (poor photo)
Sharp (poor photo)
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The trees I grafted!
The trees I grafted!
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Sharpening my jack knife. Honing kit I got a hile ago from Lehman’s. Now I know what the oil is for.
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From my pocket, a bit dull/dirty.
From my pocket, a bit dull/dirty.
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Cuts before sharpening
Cuts before sharpening
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Soft Arkansas whet stone. Used the hard Arkansas too.
Soft Arkansas whet stone. Used the hard Arkansas too.
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Cuts after sharpening
Cuts after sharpening
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One end
One end
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Other end
Other end
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Not the sharpest knife in the drawer.  Still isn't.  But it's much better than it was. Japanese stainless steel, which is not the best grade of stainless one might hope for.  Anyway, onto the pics.









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The best knife I ever owned. I'd let it go way more dull than I realized.

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Ragged cut. More of a tear really.
Ragged cut. More of a tear really.
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Sharpening.
Sharpening.
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Much cleaner cutting now.
Much cleaner cutting now.
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Quick blade sharpening with decent results.
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Dull cut
Dull cut
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Action shot
Action shot
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Final cut
Final cut
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It's already a major improvement but I think it can be sharper with just a little more work. That sharpening looks rather coarse. Perhaps using a finer one will help finish it up.

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er ... sharpening stone.

 
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Kevin Harbin wrote:Quick blade sharpening with decent results.


Much more satisfied with this.
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Better results
Better results
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Looks like it could get better yet but I'll certify it as is. Feel free to keep going until the waveyness is gone. And your next air badge!

 
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I had two knives that needed it.  Pictures from each attached.  
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Michael Holtman wrote:... then finished up with cardboard.



Michael, could you tell me more about using the cardboard?  as a final sharpening stone/board?
 
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I have a Japanese hand plane that needs resharpening. Would that count for here?
 
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Brian Holmes wrote:I have a Japanese hand plane that needs resharpening. Would that count for here?


I think not...  But there isn't really a good BB for plane blades.  I'm thinking the closest thing is Sharpen a chisel, unless I don't understand the business end of Japanese hand planes.  If you think that's a similar type of sharpening technique/style, post it there and we'll see what happens.
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