Economical care and maintenance of blades.
All blades require maintenance, sharpening, cleaning and oil and one
point or another. I would not recommend starting up with any types of electrical wheels because without practice you will remove too much metal. It is many times unnecessary much metal removed. With experience comes correct use of blades and proper care with
maintenance as well. Sharpening steel, rods and similar can be made of materials that removes more metal and therefor fulfill a bit different purpose that the traditional steels do. Many likes to polish the edges
because if proper done it can make an edge that could last longer. For sure this sharpening rod will remove some metal each time you use it. Its main purpose is to function as a corrector and for prolonging each time more metal must be removed. With experience
you will learn that folding the edge back and forth will weaken the edges significantly and it is important to learn correct motion and pressure you can apply on edges. The rod is a free motion device that allows sliding of the edges without any damage. It
is not necessary to do a full sharpening job each time you have had the knife with you or used it over some time. The edge can take some corrections but if you have folded areas on the edge with chips and damages then this sharpening steel will not be of much
valuable help. It is more for the small correction, very light sharpening and removing dirt, pollutions and substances. It is a device for an edge with a high level of correct profile and angle. Many like to have the edge super sharp at all times and I therefore
recommend testing similar products that I have shown today and feel for yourselves how quick small corrections and substances removed can bring forth the little extra again.
“People with much experience can use larger stones for sharpening SAKs. This means to take one complete motion from tang to tip in one motion. Then
the other side the same. This requires practice to be able to keep the correct angle during such sharpening. It is very important when you feel confident enough to do this that the surface of the stone is fine and clean from any faults. The reason for this
is that faults will or can stop the correct motion, alter the angle and damage the edge. The best from my experience the best is to use sharpening devices that are not large. I have shown several types and written much about this topic around”
If you learn to sharpen one side in one complete motion it will usually require repeating this
a few times to restore the edge. Let us make an example with 4 times on each side in an alternating fashion. You can finish this by having just a bit sharper angle one time on each side with a lighter pressure. After this the edge will have some burr that
can be removed by cross motion or using the sharpening steel. Thank you for following me today!