The Maestro Wu D12 heavy cleaver is a beast – weighing in at almost 2lbs, it is meant for serious bone chopping.
Here we used the Jende JIGS for Knives Guided Sharpener and sharpened it up to 5K using Naniwa Chosera stones and Jende Diamond Plates. We finished with a 0.5 micron Jende Nanocloth strop loaded with 0.5 micron Jende Poly Diamond Emulsion, just for fun. Initially, the idea was to sharpen the D-12 at 20 degrees per side, but then I realized that while the D-5 regular cleaver could do with 20, the D12 was a bit more of a challenge, so I ended up doing a controlled convex grind using 19, 20 and 21 degrees per side. In reality, I probably should’ve used 22-23 degrees per side, but I was having a great time using the Jende JIGS for knives and zenning out.
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