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Sacrilege? 20 degree edge on 15 degree knife?

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Sacrilege? 20 degree edge on 15 degree knife?

mdgolfbum | Nov 27, 2011 03:04 PM

I need to get a knife sharpener. It won't get used if it's one of the stone and machinery things so I'm opting for an electric one.

All but one of our knives are Henkel. The outlier is possibly a Japanese santoku, brand unknown.

I've narrowed down the sharpeners to a Chef's Choice 130 or 1520, the latter can do 15 and 20 degree angles but with less stages than the 130 which can only do 20. I'm leaning towards the 130 which may better fit our Henkels.

Would it be a sin to put a 20 degree edge on the santoku? What's the downside?

Thanks

Jim

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