Sharp Guy wrote: ↑Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:56 pmIf you don't already have one I'd look real hard at a VG10 Delica
Being a long-time SpyderFanatic, I hate to recommend something outside...
Roach Belly ?? OK, I have to go investigate this!
You don't have to match the bevel 100%. Most of my free hand sharpened knives have some degree of convex to them, but they still get very sharp.GarageBoy wrote: ↑Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:42 amThanks - I actually am hesitant to use a lot of my knives because of my poor sharpening skills
I have a full Spyderco benchstone set, a stock sharpmaker, and I just picked up a norton combo stone. I also have a fine lansky diamond benchstone. I had a opinel I was practicing on, but at this point the bevel is convex from not being able to match the bevel freehand. The Byrd I had was better, as the stock bevel was wider. I always end up rounding off tips on the sharpmaker, or I'll hold short and end up short sharpening the tip.
This is the exact thing I did as well including the identical model Para 2! I'm glad I'm in good company. After years of sharpening with every technique under the sun (and getting darn good with all of them), I have just recently moved to the Work Sharp Ken Onion with the Blade Grinding Attachment. I now get equally impressive edges with it, but now it takes me less than 10 minutes! Had I not taken the time to learn all I did on the stones, edge pro, hapstone, sharpmaker, and all the rest of the gadgets, I'm pretty sure I would mangle blades with this belt sander.Evil D wrote: ↑Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:38 amI would just start out with old kitchen knives. I rushed into trying out folders too soon when I got my Edge Pro, my first try was on a kitchen knife, and I was so pleased with the results I moved on to my Para 2 20CP sprint and absolutely jacked up the bevel. I would stick with cheap knives for a while before moving on to expensive ones.