So i bought a cheap macro/microscope to see for my self whats happening when im sharpening my knife.
As I go through each stage of my sharpening you can slowly see the changes being made to the edge.
I am no professional at sharpening, im posting on here to see what mistakes i made and gather a bit more insight with you guys
I used a nagura stone on the 8000 grit
I dont own a strop
The knife is a Global
Sorry for the bombardment of pictures.
Please use the zoom function, the pictures are a bit small
Before sharpening :
http://imgur.com/DpjZ0X9 (another view of burr)
http://imgur.com/GRiHrmq ( after deburr )
At this point i was confused it seems that deburring with a cork doesnt work ( i used both real and synthetic )
http://imgur.com/Dw7DEuO (after deburring)
Again i noticed the "deburring" did nothing to the edge
8000 Grit :
http://imgur.com/Dw7DEuO (after deburring )
Then i realised, maybe im suppose to alternate sides when im on such a fine stone so i did
8000 Grit alternating after each stroke :
http://imgur.com/vEcHMMT (after deburring)
Do you think my sharpening is sufficient?
From the pictures is the edge from the 8000 grit how its supposed to look like?
Any criticisms or questions please ask.
Im trying to improve my sharpening skills, it seems like after a week of prep my knife starts to noticeably dull