I sharpening knives and my speciality is kitchen knives but I sharpen all knives such as folder, hunting and tactical knives. I don't sharpen lawn mower blades or saws, I am focused solely on knives.
Peter.I have just sharpened my first 2 knives utilizing your pressure technique.After bumbling around in a hit and miss way for over 3 years, following many different videos and techniques, I finally get it.I have been over sharpening my blades since day one. Over pressuring. Way too much metal removal. Just no idea really!You have made me see the light, and the immediate results are amazing.I used a 4 stone progression and I have never seen or felt such a fine edge on a knife I have sharpened.It was fun and so fulfilling.I know each person reacts differently to different lessons and teachers, well you struck a chord with me and I am very excited to see how I progress from here.Mahalo and Aloha!
Thank you so much. Sometimes it just takes a little change in something you do and it can make a huge difference. I used to use too much pressure as well and didn’t understand what I was doing wrong. I also find that the checking of the edge under a good light for any reflections to be very helpful. I only do it after the coarse stone as a check before I move to a higher grit stone. Mahalo and thank youagain for taking the time to comment