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    Martin Singer
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    Is it possible to achiever factory or better edges on Shun knives with the WE without using costly water stones? Has anyone tried using the diamond stones up to 1000 the finishing with wet paper to 3000 grit? The edges with this process have been excellent on carbon steel and a few Spidercos. Your experiences could possibly save me from a costly mistake.

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    wickededge
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    Is it possible to achiever factory or better edges on Shun knives with the WE without using costly water stones? Has anyone tried using the diamond stones up to 1000 the finishing with wet paper to 3000 grit? The edges with this process have been excellent on carbon steel and a few Spidercos. Your experiences could possibly save me from a costly mistake.

    Martin – I wouldn’t hesitate a moment to do what you’re talking about. I’ve had great results on a lot of Shuns doing just what you’re suggesting. My advice is to go about it gently – they only need a tiny bit of work on the micro-bevel. Use a marker to find the exact angle match and then do a few stokes, probably with the 600# stones unless there are a lot of chips you want to take out, to raise a burr. Once you’ve raised the burr from each side, then proceed gently with the 800 and 1000 grit stones using alternating strokes and light pressure. Proceed to the 3k paper with the same technique and you should have great results.

    -Clay

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    Martin Singer
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    Is it possible to achiever factory or better edges on Shun knives with the WE without using costly water stones? Has anyone tried using the diamond stones up to 1000 the finishing with wet paper to 3000 grit? The edges with this process have been excellent on carbon steel and a few Spidercos. Your experiences could possibly save me from a costly mistake.

    Martin – I wouldn’t hesitate a moment to do what you’re talking about. I’ve had great results on a lot of Shuns doing just what you’re suggesting. My advice is to go about it gently – they only need a tiny bit of work on the micro-bevel. Use a marker to find the exact angle match and then do a few stokes, probably with the 600# stones unless there are a lot of chips you want to take out, to raise a burr. Once you’ve raised the burr from each side, then proceed gently with the 800 and 1000 grit stones using alternating strokes and light pressure. Proceed to the 3k paper with the same technique and you should have great results.[/quote]

    Thanks For the advice Clay. My Shun is wickedly sharp again. Using this device keep getting easier.
    Marty

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