Loc: Antelope Valley, California
Re: A2 Sharpening Question
07/21/12 04:42 PM
Aside from the side discussions about the ruler trick, I offer these personal observations:
1. A2 does take longer to sharpen to the same degree of sharpness as O1.
2. The higher angle folks have mentioned for A2 doesn't make for a sharper edge. It just helps make the edge more durable, since the large carbides in the steel matrix make it somewhat more brittle than O1.
3. Stropping works far better for O1 than for A2.
4. I don't get as sharp with A2 as O1 unless I hone to at least 8000 grit.