Has anyone successfully used a Sharpmaker and ceramic rods to “sharpen” K390?

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Has anyone successfully used a Sharpmaker and ceramic rods to “sharpen” K390?

Postby Catamount123 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:50 am

By “sharpen” I mean simply restoring the microbevel, not reprofiling.
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Re: Has anyone successfully used a Sharpmaker and ceramic rods to “sharpen” K390?

Postby Cambertree » Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:23 am

Yes, I use the Sharpmaker to resharpen K390 all the time. :)

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Re: Has anyone successfully used a Sharpmaker and ceramic rods to “sharpen” K390?

Postby abbazaba » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:52 am

Yes

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Re: Has anyone successfully used a Sharpmaker and ceramic rods to “sharpen” K390?

Postby Skywalker » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:28 am

Another "yes", it's been great on my K390 Urban. Looking forward to picking up more in a Delica/Endela/Endura once I make up my mind which one.

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Re: Has anyone successfully used a Sharpmaker and ceramic rods to “sharpen” K390?

Postby Sharp Guy » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:33 am

I used my SM last night to touch up my K390 Urban so I could carry it today.
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Re: Has anyone successfully used a Sharpmaker and ceramic rods to “sharpen” K390?

Postby vivi » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:56 am

Yes. Numerous times. The sharpmaker rods will cut K390.
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Re: Has anyone successfully used a Sharpmaker and ceramic rods to “sharpen” K390?

Postby Pokey » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:51 pm

Yes, they work very well.

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Re: Has anyone successfully used a Sharpmaker and ceramic rods to “sharpen” K390?

Postby Doc Dan » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:19 am

I touch up my K390 on my SM without a problem. I really fell in love with this steel because I can sharpen it with what I have and it generally out performs everything in the ways I need it to.
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Re: Has anyone successfully used a Sharpmaker and ceramic rods to “sharpen” K390?

Postby kennethsime » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:39 am

Yup, all the time.
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Re: Has anyone successfully used a Sharpmaker and ceramic rods to “sharpen” K390?

Postby Abyss_Fish » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:18 pm

K390 is not a difficult steel to sharpen, you could probably touch it up on the bottom of a coffee mug if you wanted.
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Re: Has anyone successfully used a Sharpmaker and ceramic rods to “sharpen” K390?

Postby vivi » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:14 pm

I have my K390/pakkawood Police 4 in my pocket today. Touched it up on the brown rods at 20 degrees last night, about ten strokes per side. Easily sends arm hairs flying and didn't scrape shave prior.
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Re: Has anyone successfully used a Sharpmaker and ceramic rods to “sharpen” K390?

Postby Spydergirl88 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:32 pm

Yes on the k390 Pingo a few years ago

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Re: Has anyone successfully used a Sharpmaker and ceramic rods to “sharpen” K390?

Postby AHarbuck » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:14 pm

Yes. In fact I was surprised at how quickly and easily it was shaving hair after a few 40 degree passes. Impressive sharpening response IMO.


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