Ganzo FH922 Does 700

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Ganzo FH922 Does 700

Recently I ordered a 80 grit White Wheel for my wet stone grinder .
This is just a ordinary 250mm Grinder Wheel being re purposed !

Anyway , grinding knives with a 60 grit wheel has returned some very promising results ( especially on softer steels )
The Ganzo how ever is not soft , my 65HRC file skates over the blade steel .. ( Be hard )
It might be so hard to it refuses to take a good Normal edge ?
Factory Edge returned some 250 slices ( Failed 250 ) My guided knife sharpener edge returned some 250 slices ( failed 250 )

Anyways , laying down a new edge with the white wheel returned some 700 slices .
No the knife did not give up , but rather I did . My hands were ice cold and I threw in the towel @ 700 !
Also the paper I was using for edge testing had absorbed some moisture , and when I went inside and sliced some dryer paper .. It sliced much better !
Well , certainly the Ganzo liked the white wheel !

700 Slices is the stomping ground of Premium steels , not D2 !

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

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There is no doubt that machine can sharpen s knife well, but doesn’t it also destroy the blade?

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Destroy ?

it’s a more course finish !

Things I like about the wet stone grinder !

A) Makes a nice straight ( more true ) grind / bevel
B) Shows up poorly ground edges / blades
C) Edge responds to stropping really well
D) Grind once , strop a lot .

It’s no different to any other method , a bit of skill and care will take you a long way . I certainly try to avoid over grinding , and when grinding I check my work very often . I only want to grind the blade the bare minimum . + The better the edge retention , the less sharpening needed .. The better the edge is formed , the less sharpening is needed . The more stropping I can do , the less sharpening is needed . So ? You can look at this from any way you want ! In the long run , it’s really not much different to any other sharpening method . The bottom line is , the better the edge ! The longer it will last , and the longer it lasts …. The less sharpening you will need to do .

Regarding destroy ?
It’s a wet stone grinder ..
The wheel runs thru water and the surface of the wheel has water – so the blade is water cooled when you grind ..
_+ I use very little if any downward pressure .. The weight of the knife _ clamp is all thats required ..
ANd on finishing passes I will very gently take the weight of the blade so as to lighten the contact .
That skill thing !

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….