Posted By: WimJust received this Gyuto song with my fourth leaf spring knife - this time a Bunka. Both fairly dull as received so went to the stones. The leaf spring sharpened to razor quickly using only the 5000 grit stone and a strop. After 3-4 times as much work on the 5000 grit the pipeline blade improved only slightly, so I went to the Cerex 1000 which after considerable work brought the edge into line, followed by finishing on the 5000 and strop. No question- the pipeline steel is significantly harder than the leaf spring and should hold an edge considerably longer between touch ups. The belly of the pipeline Gyuto is much rounder than the leaf spring version( which I've had for a while now); a different knife all together which it will be fun using. Thanks!
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