204, eh? isn't that cheating?

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204, eh? isn't that cheating?

Postby minimarc123 » Sun Nov 04, 2001 1:00 am

I've been looking into sharpening techiniques and stuff today, and what I'd love is to be able to just take a stone or 2 and maybe a strop and create a razor sharp edge.



Does anyone around here still do it the old fashioned way? Or is the new stuff far superior?



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Postby vampyrewolf » Sun Nov 04, 2001 10:57 pm

I have been using flat stones since I was 5(12yrs of it!). It IS possible to get a razor edge with a stone, it's just a long process.
500 grit, 800, 1200, 1500, strop... takes about 1 hr...

OR:
about 5-10 minutes with the 204...


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Postby sam the man.. » Mon Nov 05, 2001 3:29 am

well, the 204 RULES! YEAH! <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

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Postby minimarc123 » Mon Nov 05, 2001 11:08 am

o... i c

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Postby Gary » Mon Nov 05, 2001 5:42 pm

Since I got my 204...
all my knives are much sharper and my flat stones are catching dust.

A great product with great documentation! But then, why am I so surprised?

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Postby Kahz » Mon Nov 05, 2001 8:37 pm

It must have been about 25 years ago, when I was quite young, that I saw my mom sharpen a kitchen knife for the first time, with a sharpening stone. The sound of it drove me nuts, but I asked her to let me help. I had used flat stones until recently.

Also, knife sharpeners used to walk the streets on that day, sounding their whistles, and they would charge a few cents to sharpen knives for housewives. It was a fun scene. I have no idea if this happened in the U.S. or anywhere else at that time, but up until 10 years ago, it was common to hear the sharpener's whistle, and a bunch of women would run outside to use his services. This was in Mexico.

The 204 is a welcome upgrade nowadays. <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

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Postby Kahz » Mon Nov 05, 2001 8:45 pm

Ah... I was just talking to my husband about the knife sharpeners and he tells me they still walk by whistling every now and then, so I guess it's still a live tradition in Mexico. <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

Keep your knives sharp!

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Postby sal » Sat Nov 10, 2001 5:48 pm

Hey Kahz. The knife sharpener guy was common in my neighborhood as well... when I was young...a long time ago. Brooklyn.

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Postby Alan2112 » Sun Nov 11, 2001 2:16 am

The 204 makes life easy on us knife nuts; I couldn't get along with out one! RKBA!

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Postby akbell » Sat Nov 17, 2001 5:45 pm

I have sharpened knives for 55 years with flat stones, yes they do work, yes they take a lot longer. Now I have a 204 and find any reason to revert.

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Postby Kahz » Sat Nov 17, 2001 5:48 pm

Sal,

Interesting, so you had them in Brooklyn as well, I would've never known. They were/are a culture all of their own. <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

The 204 is definitely worth the change.

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