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#1 posted 01-31-2017 01:14 PM

You are almost there. You just need to keep going. Here is the cheap, easy way to do it for now.

After you are done with your stones, go to 1500 and 2000 wet/dry automotive sand paper. Then final hone with just a little bit of a high quality automotive metal polish on flat surface.

The wetdry sandpaper is equal to about a 6000 and 8000 grit wet stones. Metal polish will get you to mirror finish (instead of strop).

Once you get it super sharp, you can skip the stones when you resharpen.

-- John from the Cherry Valley Studio in NY

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