Old Squid on a Blade
Join Date: Apr 2002
Sportbike: 2000 929
Years Riding: Longer than most of you have been alive. And I'm still slow.
How you found us: The voices in my head told me to come here
ill go to sears and pay the 35.00 bucks and if i think its horse shit, i can return it
not to mention i dont like buying off e-bay never know sometimes with these people.
also Bruce i would use a wet stone sharpener kit, like the sets they sell at Gander Mtn for a Katana. but if your going from a rounded edge demo Katana to a full sharp Katana, stone it.
Yeah, I've got a wet wheel, a box of stones with clamps and regular wet stones, plus ceramic and diamond based steels. I'm just lazy too and can never have too many blades or sharpeners. You know I like my sharp toys. For $20 I may just pick one up to put in the kitchen just to mess around with. BTW, did you see the pro version of this?
I forgot to post pictures of the Katana after all the advise. I took some shots with my cell that I didn't like as it didn't show off the steel. I went with a folded damascus live blade Katana. Very neat steel with all the pattern in it. Not the best, but quite sharp and functional right out of the box. It cut cleanly through a thick 5-6" tube of tightly rolled up cardboard shipping box material free standing like it wasn't there the day I got it.
I took my time and ended up getting it off Ebay dirt cheap as almost no one bid on it and it slipped through a less than 1/2 the buy it now price. Anyway, with the length of the blade, I didn't want to "risk" screwing it up with a slip of a stone and thought this might be good for touching it up.
There is nothing firm, nothing balanced, nothing durable in all the universe. Nothing remains in its original state, each day, each hour, each moment, there is change. Change is the essence of life. Embrace change as you do life. To fight change is to live in the past.
Last edited by Blade Runner; 02-25-2008 at 11:42 AM.