male-chef-touching-sharpness-knife-jende

Upgrade to Highly Functional and Reflective Knife Edge: Step-by-Step Tutorial

A dull knife can be upgraded using diamonds and Japanese whetstones. All it requires is a cocktail of abrasives and elbow grease, resulting in a highly functional and reflective knife edge.

Start by gathering the following tools and materials:

  • Diamond stones or diamond paste
  • Japanese whetstones (such as Chosera, Shapton or Suehiro Whetstone)
  • Water for lubrication
  • A stable, flat surface for sharpening

The Process

  1. Remove any nicks or burns on the edge of the blade using the coarsest grit diamond stone or diamond paste. Move the blade back and forth across the stone at a consistent angle, Avoid blade over polishing and blade damage by using light touch.
  2. For refining the edge, after removing nicks and burns switch to a finer grit diamond stone or diamond paste. Repeat the back and forth motion, using a light touch and consistent angle.
  3. Switch to lowest grit Japanese whetstone (It is used to create a slurry of fine abrasive particles on surface of stone). To create slurry rub the blade back and forth across the whetstone, then move on to next grit.
  4. Take a medium grit stone to further refine and polish the edge. Again at a consistent angle and light touch make the blade move back and forth across the stone.
  5. Achieving a smooth and polished edge, move to a finisher stone, producing a reflective polish through a fine grit. Again at a consistent angle and light touch make the blade move back and forth across the stone.
  6. A highly polished and reflective blade is achieved, using the finisher stone. To further refine and polish the edge use a strop. What’s a strop ? A strop is a leather strap that is used to remove any burrs or imperfections on the edge. Again at a consistent angle and light touch make the blade move back and forth across the strop.
  7. Protect the blade from corrosion and to maintain its sharpness and shine clean and dry the blade after sharpening and polishing.
  8. Practice and patience, use diamonds and Japanese whetstone for reflective knife edge, All it requires is a cocktail of abrasives and elbow grease, resulting in a highly functional and reflective knife edge.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *