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One Thing You Must Do For a Sharp Knife


The one thing you must do when knife sharpening is form, and remove the burr. In this video I show you, up close, what the burr looks like. I also show what the burr looks like after minimizing on a sharpening stone, as well as after stropping. Fully removing the burr is ESSENTIAL for the sharpest knife possible. And if done properly, you can achieve very sharp edges even with coarse grits. The knife sharpening stone used in this video is a prototype stone made by us and is about 500 grit. We hope to have a range of these available soon. The strop and compound can be found on my website link below. Thanks so much!

Get the strops and diamond compound used in this video on my website⬇

Time stamps
00:00 intro and explaining why forming a burr is important
00:39 sharpening the knife and explaining the apex
1:11 showing the burr close up right off a 500 grit diamond sharpening stone
3:20 Why do you need to form a burr when sharpening your knife?
4:09 Minimizing the burr on a sharpening stone.
5:54 Showing the minimized burr close up.
6:55 Stropping to further refine the edge.
8:06 Showing the stropped final edge up close.
8:26 Hair whittling up close
9:00 Outro again showing the burr up close.

My website⬇

Hi, Im Alex, im a knife maker and YouTuber, based out of southern Pennsylvania and my youtube channel is Outdoors55. This channel started as an outdoor backpacking channel, but quickly grew into a knife/ knife making channel. Everything I do on my channel is family friendly. I primarily focus on knife / knife making videos but occasionally throw in something different. Thank you for watching!

#knifemaking #knife #knifemaker #outdoors55

Knife Sharpening stuff I recommend ⬇



Cheaper stones I use all the time⬇

Folding knives I recommend
Best value for the money⬇ love this knife!

Favorite knife as of now⬇

Best cheap fixed blade⬇

Camera gear⬇
Main camera
other camera
Other mic
tripod I don't recommend but here it is anyway
Action camera

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All my videos are copyrighted and not for sale or reupload. Unless you want to purchase them for $100,000 per video. In which case we can work something out.

Everything i say and do on this channel is protected free speech. I am simply exercising my 1st amendment right under the United States constitution. The supreme law of the land. I am exercising my right to protest. As well as my 4th and 5th amendment rights.

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