Vivi wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:01 pm
Ya'll forgetting about Byrds?
Grab yourself a $20 Cara Cara and a $40 302M Medium bench stone and you'll have everything you need to teach yourself how to achieve hair popping sharp edges free hand.
This. To learn you need an easy steel but not crap. Crap steel will usually burr heavily, or won’t take an edge.
Spyderco/Byrd 8Cr13MoV is right.
Alternatively a Victorinox paring at 3-5$ doesn’t disappoint although I find it easier to manage the Byrd (depending on the stones you have).