Once you go past 4% Vanadium in the steel there is a little less crispness to the edge but it's subtle most don't notice so it's not a huge deal. Once you have that same amount or more Vanadium and the steel is past 64 HRC it becomes Very noticable, feels like glass on the glass stoneceast wrote: ↑Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:08 pmJust picked up my first Spyderco (Chap frn) in 20 years after someone snapped my old knife in half. I'll likely pick up another knife or two in the near future.
I'm fairly far down the rabbit hole chef's knives and as such have some Shapton Glass stones for keeping them in shape (1k and 4k, 500 to come). I also have a DMT coarse and a CKTG 140 diamond plate. How well do the Shapton's work on these steels? I'm mostly used high carbon such as blue and white 1 or 2, or AS.
Also, how are these knives factory finished? Is the edge bevel convex or flat? Anything I should know about free hand with short curved blades? My experience is with much longer, much flatter blades.
Yeah man, a new age of japanese water stone is coming using diamond and cbn ALL the way through with advanced, very hard Vitrified or resin or Metallic bonding.JD Spydo wrote: ↑Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:33 amOver at Bladeforums lately I've been having a lot of the really knowledgeable, long time members over there tell me that they are starting to like the newer generation of Japanese Waterstones better than many of these other new stones. Although I've personally heard nothing but good regarding any of Shapton's stones. I've not yet owned or used one but I've not yet heard anyone complain about any of Shapton's stones>> which I take that as a good indication that they are high quality tools.
However personally I'm starting to lean towards CBN, diamond and other stuff in that hardness range. I've also been hearing good things about Silicon Carbide. Now I will say that I've not yet had any blade steel I couldn't put a good finish on with any of my Spyderco ceramic stones. I believe I will always use them in spite of anything new that come along. But I always like to experiment with newer stuff too.
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