<r><QUOTE author="Vivi" post_id="1295248" time="1546497347" user_id="7934"><s>
Vivi wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:35 am
I was glancing at the Kapara thread and saw a member had added a sharpening choil to a knife that did not come with one from the factory.<br/>
As someone that wishes the opposite was as easy to do, I have to ask....why?<br/>
Vivi, that's EXACTLY the thread I wanted to start myself. Actually I asked Alistair in the comments below his video on youtube (where he shows how to add a choil) the exakt same question (you can look it up there, my nickname being also Wartstein).
Alistairs reply does not sound like even HE thinks a choil could ENHANCE the total length of sharpend edge.
I honestly don't get it. Like you, I'd always prefer a tiny bit of unsharpened (or not perfectly sharpened) edge over having a notch in the blade instead. Furthermore: I am not good at sharpening by any means, but even so,I could sharpen the very first bit of the blade by using the corners of a sharpmaker rod. Heck, I could even put or maintain an edge there with the very same file others use to create that notch!! Maybe the first millimeter or so would be rough, or the angle a bit off, but that's still better in any case than a notch in my edge imho..
And for "looks": I personally think a notch is really not aesthetically pleasing, but looks rather odd..