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Old 01-20-2011, 03:25 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by brew View Post
I'll then use my fingernail to feel for a wire edge. A wire edge is where the edge of the blade has gotten so thin that it folds over every time you run it across the sharpener. You can feel this by scraping your fingernail down the side of the blade towards the edge. If it catches at all, there's a wire edge. A very gently swipe or two at 50 degrees will get rid of it. A blade with a wire edge will initially feel incredibly sharp, but the edge will soon fold over and performance will suffer.
Those are the burrs that you are refering to (never heard of wire edge before lol, derp)... if you want a cool little trick, run the knive through a wine cork a couple times... surprisingly enough those will remove the burrs

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