Progress Started: To improve my techniques.
Goal Completed: Goal--To master freehand sharpening using a variety of stones and materials.
I acquired several high quality sharpening stones and a couple decent leather strops from a friend here in Japan. Since then, I've reprofiled the blade of a Svord Peasant Knife Mini and have become pretty good at stropping and maintaining strops. My kitchen knives are shaving sharp, although my wife doesn't like me to shave my arm hair with them.
I hope to have a blog with pictures and a video up by April 7th and may be able to call this completed by the end of April.
Progress Report: Learned how to do basic sharpening, including tools. Doing my own tool maintenance!!! Saving a fortune.
Progress Started: To achieve shave-sharpness with my carry knives on a waterstone.
New Goal: I would like to learn the fundamentals of blade sharpening for cooking knives, hunting knives, blades on a lawn mower etc.
New Goal: Learn how to propperly sharpen knives
Goal Completed: To learn how to be able to get a knife shaving sharp. Bought a lansky and I can get my Condor shaving sharp.
Goal Completed: Improve my blade sharpening skills. Must include axe sharpening too.
Progress Started: I started basic blade sharpening on my necropsy rotation and I would like to learn better sharpening technique, blade maintenance, and storage
Goal Completed: Learn how to use new blade sharpeners.