Originally Posted by Jeekinz
I wouldn't put a knife anywhere near a belt sander.
If you need to take that much metal off you're not using or caring for it properly.
That's a good way to do it. Funny, I have a Bark River myself!
I have to disagree about the best grinder, though. There are many, many different belts, some as fine as a 1000 grit Japanese waterstone. Plus you can buy leather stropping belts to fit any belt grinder. While many people think of them as tools for removing a lot of metal, a skilled sharpener can work wonders with one. Some of the most insane screaming sharp convex blades I've ever seen came off a belt grinder run by a real sharpening wizard.
Chef William: Here's
an illustration of the convex grind.