In Search of the Wire Edge!


When learning to sharpen a knife on stones growing up, Pop always told me to thin the edge.  For years I had no idea what he meant.  I just knew that some knives would get sharp and some wouldn’t.  There was no rhyme or reason.  After sharpening many, many knives, I finally had my Eureka moment.  I found my wire edge.  Once you learn to get a wire edge on a knife, you can make it razor sharp, every time.  Pop was right, again.  As that edge thins, the very tip begins to roll and fold over.  The edge becomes rough.  You can see the wire edge fold to one side, and then to the other as you pass it over the stone, belt or steel.  Do this on a rougher surface until the wire edge forms.  You can run your finger up the side of the knife blade and feel the wire edge rolled over.  The rest of the sharpening process is simply knocking the wire edge off and honing the edge.    A medium grit stone or buffing wheel can knock off the wire edge.  Once gone, use a fine stone for final hone.  The last couple of strokes is just the weight of the blade on the finest stone or knife steel.  Hair popping sharp.  Just as Pop said, all you have to do is thin the edge.   Miss you Pop!


About 1K Ton Goal Project

I am an Assistant District Attorney the Dallas County District Attorney's Office. On November 20, 2017, Comedian Bert Kreischer inspired me to start a weight loss journey. I started the journey at 475 pounds. Through Bert's support, Professional Wrestling Hall of Famer and Fitness Legend, Diamond Dallas Page, I reached changed my life. DDP Yoga and Nutrition helped me lose over 240 pounds and increased the quality of my daily life, every day. It is my goal to inspire 10,000 people to lose 200 pounds. If successful, I will help remove 2,000,000 pounds from this planet. Another way to say 2 million is 1,000 tons (10,000 x 200). Hence the name, 1K Ton. Welcome to the 1K Ton Goal Project. Vance
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