- Aug 11, 2003
i stink at keeping knife at correct angle! so is there any tricks i saw many reviews on knife sharpners and wetstones seem to always win
cool id love to learn to use them. i saw a cool youtube video when the guy had a machine to test sharpness and the wetstones was so dang crazy sharpYou can use all sorts of tricks, but it really comes down to practice. Dad started us at 8 or so. We didn't know it was supposed to be hard, so after a few weeks of trial and error we could get our knives shaving sharp with ease. Put in the time and it is a skill you'll use for life.
I sharpen on 2 whetstones with different grits. Then I use a benchtop belt sander with a leather belt and 'white' buffing compound. Knife is so sharp the hairs on my arm run away screaming even before the blade touches them. Ridiculously sharp. Dangerously sharp.
i went with a 1000/6000 double whet stone im excited its comeing friday its cheap but i hope its at least kind of decent https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B084H74BXQ/?tag=cpf0b6-20You can get a knife easily shaving sharp on a regular wet stone.
^This, and it's a good idea for beginners, no matter what the sharpening method.Sharpie the bevel.
My daddy called his "the rubbing stone". He used it dry but his daddy used oil on it when he owned it.Just because i keep seeing it so often and to hopefully stop it spreading more here; it’s whetstone, not wetstone or wet stone. Just because it’s a whetstone doesn’t mean it has to be wet, especially not with just water, whet has nothing to do with the state of the stone being covered in liquid or not.
Whet means sharpen in this context and thus whetstone means sharpening/honing stone, the same way that you whet your appetite before a meal.
I’m not sorry if i ruffled a few feathers with this, i just hope that this might kill more of the self-proclaimed professors in the making before someone new tries to spread wisdom such as ”it’s called a wetstone because you put water on it”, ”it’s a blood groove because if you stab someone without it the blade will be stuck from the suction”, or the evergreen ”a knife will break right away unless it has a full-tang handle”.