Help on the sharpening stone

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    Help on the sharpening stone

    A friend gave me a combo stone to sharpen my knife with but knew nothing about it. I figure one side is fine and the other is medium but I don't which is which. One side is white and the other is a mottled gray and black. Any ideas?
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    The grey/black side SHOULD be the coarser of the two. The white is likely a fine ceramic side.
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    You should be able to feel if one side is more course than the other.

    If you have never done much sharpening, here is a bit of unsolicited advice my old man taugh me. You can take it or leave it.

    Factory edges have rather sharp thin bevels, put on by a machine, and are not really easy for a human to sharpen, though of course it can be done. The reason is the rather sharp angle at which you have to hold the blade to the stone.

    Dad taught me to use a fine file on both sides to put a wider bevel with less angle on the blade then sharpen from there. Chances are over time you will end up with the same effect becuase you will hold the blade at a lesser angle anyway, so why not get it over with from the start?

    I do this to all my knives. It makes it easier and faster to sharpen the knife for the rest of its life. At least it makes it easier for us. It allows you to hold the blade flatter against the stone.

    You can try it or not, but IMO it works well.
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