Sharpening experiences and practice
I checked the edge on two knives that I used the Lansky system on. I am not
completely new to this type from before. Looking on the edge with the microscope it is surprisingly flat and correct. The size of the stones is very well for a clamped system. It works very well. Use a firm stable grip on the clamp and a finger for the guide
rod. It is the same with this system as sharpening by hand to use light pressure in the process. The correct pressure will come from practice….It can also be smart to take advantage for several stones.
When you sharpen by hand free then there are possibilities to avoid the edge becoming more convex. Some use a large stone on a table and use the knife in the hand and use back and forth on water stones
or other. Usually this is stones with some size. In the outdoors it is not always so easy to bring several large stones to maintain the “scandi edge” knife for example. Usually a smaller stone is brought along. I can manage after many years of
practice to get the edge flat as possible. For outdoors and survival the sharpening by hand is very important to learn.
When you sharpen SAKs by hand then I have already explained
about what size is best. The edge on SAKs is best to use your main hand for the stone and the other holding the knife. Use the main hand for the back and forth motion. It is not recommended if you want a flat edge to use the main hand with the knife holding
and doing motion for a table stone. It is a small delicate edge that would need a very stable hand during motion.