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    Salt and Delica Manual Regrind

    It's not as beautiful as a Krein but it works for me. Since I had ground the ZDP by hand I wanted see how the H1 would cut. It was easier than grinding down the ZDP but still took alot of effort and some skin of the fingers. Gave it a hazy finish from a 800 King like the ZDP. Been carrying it with my Stretch 2. Haven't put it to any test side by side with VG10 but seems to do ok.

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    For a manual job I have to admit these look good actually.
    "Having a dull knife is like having a stupid friend."

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    yes they do look good!
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    Yes they look good.
    May I ask how you "manualy ground" it.
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    I wanted to really test out the cutting ability of some of the water stones I had gotten. So basically it was going between DMT XX, XC, C, a cheap 150 grit, Beston 500, and Bester 1200. Not in that order just back and forth. I forgot to try out the Chocera 400. I still have a hard time getting to like the XX. I really like the Beston 500. Lost a little blood due to fingertips getting sharpened also.

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    How to?
    So, you did the grinding on various stones?
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    Hey Gull Wing,

    Sorry I have't been able to get on since your post but basically since I had done the ZDP by hand I wanted to try out the H1. Doing the grinding by hand is not the fastest way to get a FFG but it works if you spend enough time. The reason for me switching between the different plates and stones was to see how the scratch pattern from the DMT looked and how the beston 500 could remove it. The Beston 500 is a great stone fast cutting and slow dishing but still feels pretty good.

    I felt if you just go back and forth on a DMT plate it kinda looses its cutting effectiveness so I did alternating back and forth and circular patterns and eventually got a decent grind. The 800 king is kind of a mud stone and the mud causes the steel to have that hazy look. I like it. As far as what angle to start at. Not sure. It was just a guess and lock it in with the wrist.

    Kev.

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    I commend You for a lot of patience.
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    Cool! How long did it take you for each one?

    - best wishes, Jazz.

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    Hey guys thanks for the comments. I am not sure exactally how long it took to do the grinding but if I had to guess the Delica took me probably 10 hours over 2 days, and the Salt took about 6 hours. That's with taking breaks and flattening stones. I still want to work on the Delica more might go at it since my fingertips are back to normal again.

    Kev.

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    You're definately more ambitious and patient than me - don't forget to stretch your fingers and forearms a lot so you don't wreck them.

    - best wishes, Jazz.

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