Lushbaugh wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:01 am
Warstien i need to get the super fine finishing rods also. I held off at first not having any experience with it. I wanted to makesure i liked the system before i went all out
Lushbaugh, I personally don´t think one needs the superfine rods, the fine are more than enough for finishing imho (these days I often even touch up my knives solely on the brown rods)
Keep in mind, I am not a master sharpener at all, but there are not too few on this forum who I think are really good at it and feel the same way.
And of course it depends on what kind of edge finish you personally prefer! For polishing the edge the brown rods won´t work...
Anyway, I personally would definitely get the CBN rods instead of or at least before the UF - I know, they are quite the opposite, but of much more use in "real life" imho
Here is a very interesting thread by Vivi (who knows a ton more than I do about sharpening) concerning "low grit sharpening"! (link below)
I am sure if you have any questions on that topic you could post in that thread (and by that bump it) and the guys who really know their stuff when it comes to sharpening will reply (not saying that YOU do NOT know your stuff! I just can´t know by now how experienced you are, that´s all)
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40