Reprofiling using a CC?

Discussion in 'Cooking Knife Reviews' started by jtower42, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. jtower42

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    I apologize if this specific topic has been covered - I spent 15 minutes searching and couldn't find this specific question.

    I have an "extra" Victorinox 8" chef's in my block, and after reading a lot of posts here, I would like to try to reprofile it to a more acute angle. A friend has a Trizor Chef's Choice, and I thought reprofiling my Vic would be a no-cost/low-risk way to get a 15ish angle and work on my technique with a thinner profile.

    Two questions - does this sound like a good way to start? And can anyone provide any advice on how to properly reprofile using the CC? 

    I have put a Wicked Edge on my Xmas list despite the raised eyebrow of my bride, but in the meantime, getting stones or sharpeners isn't in the cards. I am hoping that the reprofiled Vic will make a believer out of her. :)

    Thanks in advance,

    Jon
     
  2. mhlee

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    "Profile" is generally understood to mean the shape of the blade. What you're talking about is changing the angle of the bevels.

    What are you trying to accomplish?
     
  3. jtower42

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    I apologize if I am using the wrong terminology- I am new to this. mhlee is right, I think. I am trying to change the angle if the bevels from 20 to 15 degrees.
     
  4. jtower42

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    Benuser, I am trying to get my knife sharper. I have read a lot on these forums about how proper technique can't be learned without adequate sharpness. I have reasonably good knife skills, but I would like to get more efficient and precise. Does that help? I am open to any and all advice.
     
  5. jtower42

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    Ok. How do I thin behind the edge?
     
  6. jbroida

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  7. jtower42

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    Thanks for the video. Very informative. Should I infer from the video that the only way to thin is with a stone? And that I will get no advantage (and in fact weaken my knife) by running it through all three stages in a Chefs Choice?
     
  8. jbroida

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    There are other ways to do it… But the chefs choice is not the way