Buy a cheap copy of The Razor Edge Book of Sharpening by John Juranitch. Universally recognized as “The Bible of The Cutting Edge”, this book belongs in the. History’s first technical book ever written on the subject of sharpening. THE RAZOR EDGE BOOK OF SHARPENING by John Juranitch is the result of over 30 . 24 Jan I actually have kept my copy of the Razor Edge Book OF Sharpening by John Juranitch. When I got my Razor Edge Ultimate kit about 8 years.

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The Razor Edge Book Of Sharpening

Carter is promoting waterstones, is the usual argument that they cut the fastest and are a pleasure to use in comparison to oil stones and while sharpening need no more than a handful of water to wash away the mud to expose a fresh cutting surface, while any stones used with out cutting liquid like the sharpmaker need to be scrubbed and cleaned in intervals.

And I don’t care whether you want to call that reprofiling or rebeveling. The reason why Mr. It is not bad, but I think it teaches too few concepts on too many pages like all sharpening books. When I got my Razor Edge Ultimate kit about 8 years ago I really did learn a lot about the principles of sharpening. My bigger folders like the Manix and the Lil’ T are sharpened to around 15 deg per side, and I can cut free hanging paper towles from the side pretty much without snagging.

I had worked in the meat packing industry for twenty years and know it works. This site uses cookies.

Share This Page Tweet. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Pakane rated it it was amazing Aug 06, If I had a scanner I,d post a picture, which would be a lot bpok than this effort at a description. Schmmd rated it it was amazing Oct 02, Not a ton on woodworking, but the general ideas here are great.


Juranitch have a new book out by chance. Written by Guinness world record holder John Juranitch, it contains all the knowledge and insights gained during his more than 40 years in the sharpening industry.

The Razor Edge Book Of Sharpening by John Juranitch

Most blades you can buy are ground too thick to be good slicers and need to dege thinned out. They sell sharpening products, which have a good reputation, so I’m thinking of investing a bit in these guys The Complete Guide by Jim Kingshott.

He didn’t say much about sharpening serrated knives either. Jan 24, 4.

Mentatreader rated it really liked it Jan 09, Thomas rated it really liked it Jun 28, That is his book in a nutshell. Nov 07, Nich Traverse rated it really liked it. No one in the meat industry here uses soft carbon blades anymore and infact some of the alloys now used in the stain free blades are quite hard running up to around the RC.

There is just no comparaison. In any case, page 71 says: Admit-ably I don’t agree with everythink he says. Having read it, I don’t think I would buy it, but only because it is just not that deep. It’s a book about knife sharpening.

However, I noticed that Mr.

I really appreciate his knowledge on the subject and interesting take on carbon Vs Stainless, why you shouldn’t oil your stone etc etc.

Return to Book Page. That is a strength and weakness–good enough for a beginner, not much help for someone with some basic knowledge.


I took this knife out and it was the sharpest thing I had ever seen or held. Jason rated it it was amazing Jan 21, The page book is crammed with photos, illustrations and cutting edge sec Universally recognized as “The Bible of The Cutting Edge”, this book belongs in the library of anyone who is serious about sharpening.

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In the end, it’s all about the sharp edge. Thanks for the info, I can put the twenty dollars toward a better knife. So I finally found one and decided to buy it to improve my skill with a stone.

The pictures of him shaving with a double-bit axe is certainly a good testimony. The edge was freaking awesome. Cause if it’s the case, I’ll track down one of those DVDs right away.

But I think it is more important on some than on others. Christian rated it it was ok Sep 29, Brig rated it liked it Nov 12, Joyce Morton rated it edgw liked it Jun 22, Jan 24, 6. That is actually a whole lot easier than cutting in from the side.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Fact is, that sarpening edges have been better edgw ever and I get there much, much faster with the Carter technique than with anything I had tried before.

First the relief grind, then application of a small bevel at a raised angle.