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Does anyone else here find globals difficult to sharpen?

post #1 of 4
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All of my other knives get a great edge on them. The one knife I have difficulty with is the Global G-2. It's not bad to use on the line during service and I can get a reasonable edge on it, but it doesn't keep. I can never seem to develop a burr when sharpening. Still I get a decent edge that won't last for more than a couple weeks.

Am I the only one?

post #2 of 4

Naw, it's not just you.  Globals are notoriously stubborn with regard to sharpening.  I haven't found it hard to raise a burr, but getting rid of it is another matter.  To be honest with the gear I have no knife is very hard to sharpen but if I didn't have a belt grinder I'm not sure I'd touch a Global.  Even when I do them on stones I always deburr on a 1" x 42" leather belt after getting a burr on my arato (usually a 140 grit Atoma).

 

Realistically though I generally just do Shun and Global knives from start to finish on a belt grinder.  It does a good job and those knives aren't worth the effort of hand sharpening IMOHO.

"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle
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"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle
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post #3 of 4
I would say a few weeks isn't that bad at all. I had good results with the Globals by heavy thinning -- they come out of the box with a very convexed edge -- followed by a primary edge at some 10 degree per side, plus a one sided microbevel at some 35 degree. No high polish.
post #4 of 4

There's really nothing wrong with the convex edge, IMOHO.  It does help the edge retention.  Plus, it lets me sharpen them on belts without feeling one bit guilty.

"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle
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"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle
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