Introduction In the knife making the steel represents the soul of the knife, which is determined by such factors as edge retention of sharpness, corrosion resistance, ductility (strength) and ease of sharpening. Among all the parameters, the cornerstone in creating...
#4 Sharpening Story. Kevin Defreitas (Hvac.tools)
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What’s up Guys!
Where to begin? I’m an Hvac technician working in NYC, I’m tool guy for sure, I prefer quality over quantity when choosing my tools for work, I need tools that are not going fail or break on me in the middle of a job. I have that same perspective when I purchase my knives.
The Knife Community is soo cool. Buying/Collecting knives, sharing cool pics of our knives, swapping out scales and fully customizing our knives, and simply talking knives with each other. I admit for a while I was hesitant to really use my knives, I just took them out for pics and rarely carried them as I was afraid that I would dull or chip my $200-$750 blade.
This lead me to want learn how to sharpen my knives myself, and let me tell you guys, in the process of doing so, it opened a whole other realm of AWESOMENESS !!
I started out with researching sharpening systems. After hundreds of YouTube videos and countless debates on the sharpening forums I picked the Tsprof Kadet Pro, I wanted a sharpening system that can help me achieve professional results and that was compact and versatile. I have no regrets in my decision.
The next chapter was trying out different sharpening stones, strops and diamond compounds. Because of the sharpening system I picked I had tons of selection in stones and strops to pick from (which I was very grateful for.)
The MOST SATISFYING PART is knowing that no matter how dull I get my blade or even if I chip it. I have capability to bring that EDGE back BETTER than factory!! It makes me now want to actually carry my knives and use my knives.
Work/Life can be stressful, it’s fun and relaxing just sharpening my knives.. Sharing that mirror polish edge with my followers and slicing through a sheet of paper but that might just be me. There’s a bunch amazing YouTube videos out there of guys that share so much wisdom, knowledge and their experiences sharpening knives, I learn a lot from them! I want to thank them for taking the time to create and share that content with the knife community!!
I would hope to help motivate you guys if you’re not already sharpening your knives to GO for it!!! It’s a whole chapter of the knife life and Hobby that you’re missing out on.
Electronic knife angle finder and its use With electronic level sensors and angle finders you can measure angles, inclinations and slopes quickly and precisely, save and sometimes transmit measurement values even wirelessly. The electronic display shows the measured values to...