Sorry but, What The Hay??!?!?
Firstly, lower angle means lower angle, simple as that, you talk about manual sharpening and dmt stones but dont know this?
Secondly, its highly debated wether a thicker (higher angled) edge will actually last longer, since it is less sharp, and requires more force, therefore deforms more under the pressure
ramsespride wrote:Ummm.... The higher the angle, the Sharper the blade. Not the other way around. Razor blades and xacto knives typically have angles of about 35 degrees. Machetes and other large slashing blades around 20 degrees. I actually would want a kitchen knife sharpened to 35 degrees. The higher the angle, the thinner the edge which means it will get duller quicker. The best way to sharpen knives is manually. Look into some diamond bench stones from DMT.