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As a whetstone sharpener I don't want to turn anyone away from the practice. However, I am going to suggest an alternate approach. Whetstone sharpening is hard work and takes a good deal of practice. It is also more costly than people think. I've tried to teach a few friends and they were all crying by the end of their lesson in frustration. If I had to ...


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What stones you get depend on the current condition of the knife and how regularly you plan on sharpening it. If you are bringing the edge back on a dull knife, you will need to start with a relatively coarse stone (say, 240 - 600) to start the edge off. If the knife is still in pretty good condition, you can use something like a 1200 once a week to maintain ...



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