Back to sharpening!

CKTG has a large amount of Edge Pro products so we've dedicated a forum to questions on Edge Pro sharpening systems, accessories and techniques.
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Pulled out the EP and Shaptons and got to work. My theory is get enough Carter knives and you only need to sharpen once a year!
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I enjoy sharpening so much that only doing it once a year would be a downside rather than a plus. It is so satisfying to cut with a fresh, crisp edge.
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I don’t do a full progression often, but I touch up my knives every 4-8 weeks.
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New to sharpening. I weighting for am Kurosaki R2 to arrive. While waiting any recommendations to the type of grits that wpuld go well with R2 steel?
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Crayzieap wrote: Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:54 pm New to sharpening. I weighting for am Kurosaki R2 to arrive. While waiting any recommendations to the type of grits that wpuld go well with R2 steel?
The Shapton glass stones work well. I went through a bunch of stones last year, both synthetic and natural. I ended up keep a series of stones in Shapton glass, Cerax Debados and a few Shapton Pros and Choseras.. The Shapton glass stones have been the easiest to use on some of the tougher steels, that’s been me experience anyways. They will all work though, some quicker than others.
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I find that R2 takes & holds a good edge and is relatively straightforward to sharpen. I typically use Shapton Glass stones for that & maybe throw in the odd Nubabtama.

Grit sizing & progression is more of a personal choice. I can finish on anything from a 2k to a 10k grit depending an how much I want to play around. Most knives from CKTG shouldn't need too much work to keep in order, so a progression to consider might be say a 1k, 2k and if you really like finer edges you could take that to a 5k or 6k edge.

Half the fun is just experimenting. HTH
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Full round of sharpening yesterday! Hard to believe it's been two years..
I had one Carter that for the life of me I could not pull a burr on. I had to trust my loupe and of course it got sharp. I have two newish HSC (Carter steel) slicers to reprofile and that seemed to go well.
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I think the stone formulation will matter more than the specific grit -- I like to use Shapton Glass. I think the Kohetsu stones should be very good as well.
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A coarse diamond or silicon carbide stone should do the trick for the reprofile
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