Re: Ok fellas, how do I sharpen a BIG knife?
The UC460 is a United Cutlery code for the item number. It's not a type of steel. Your knife is probably 420 stainless.
Considering that it has a max hardness of about 50 RC, I'd recommend a sharpening angle of 25 or more degrees; anything finer and you run the risk of folding over the edge.
Use a file and finish with your choice of stones.
Last edited by Skipper; 07-17-2008 at 11:59 AM..