It’s time for me to move up in the world of sharpening, and I’ve decided to start with a medium-grit Japanese water stone. A fine 6000-grit stone is on its way, but I don’t know sweet F-A about using either of them. And I’m betting that some of you can help me with that . . .
I know some wiseacre will tell me to RTFM, and I tried but the damned thing is in Japanese. The illustrations, while helpful, only get me so far.Before I trash these stones or mangle a good blade, I wanted to play ‘ask the audience’ and do some crowd-sourcing.
Do you have water stones, and if so, what’s your technique?