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by Radar53
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Higher Quality Stones
Replies: 11
Views: 177

Re: Higher Quality Stones

P_atrick, you've already found the best resource. Try searching / researching this the Sharpening section as there are many many threads related to different choices of stone. Similarly work your way through the Customer Product Reviews section of this forum. All the information & more is already av...
by Radar53
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Edge Pro Advice
Topic: Heartfelt Thanks
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Heartfelt Thanks

Hi Todd, sorry to hear about your sudden changes. Sometimes these things can have a profound impact on someone's life and that can take a lot of adjusting to. I hope that things will work out for you given a bit of time.

Kia Kaha and best wishes
by Radar53
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Stroping with water stones
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: Stroping with water stones

As far as hear generation (not that I think there is much if any) the water lubrication would decrease friction and lessen any heat generated. As far as sharpening vs stropping both mechanisms seem to be removing metal it's just the rate of removal that changes I would imagine. I'd like to hear fro...
by Radar53
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Stroping with water stones
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: Stroping with water stones

I'm curious as to why you would use a stone dry as opposed too wet for stropping? Good question Jack because it's made me think about why and I don't have an immediate answer :? A couple of things come to mind in a similar vein to J david's response, in that it's clean, quick & easy. Also I see it ...
by Radar53
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Stroping with water stones
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: Stroping with water stones

If stropping on unloaded strops wont refresh the edge properly then my next step is to go back to the highest grit stone I used when sharpening that knife and I use it dry. YMMV
by Radar53
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What items do you want to see for Black Friday?
Replies: 47
Views: 870

Re: What items do you want to see for Black Friday?

+1 on the SG500 "Extra Grit" - I'd be a starter for that
by Radar53
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: New to sharpening advices
Replies: 29
Views: 530

Re: New to sharpening advices

Some good advice here. As you start this journey, one frustrating thing you will find is that there in not ONE right answer. Similar to Kit and you, I'm in New Zealand and I clearly understand the wanting to get it done once for the minimum cost ~ freight & duties can seriously add to the total cost...
by Radar53
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: New to sharpening advices
Replies: 29
Views: 530

Re: New to sharpening advices

Hi there tiz and welcome to the forum. I have wanted to get the Anryu B#2 since I first found CKTG in 2014 and I'm excited that it's now due at any tick of the clock. In terms of a first stone the Cerax 1/6k combo will work fine with the knives you talk about. If you haven't actually bought it as ye...
by Radar53
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Knife suggestion for harvesting microgreens please
Replies: 19
Views: 708

Re: Knife suggestion for harvesting microgreens please

Why not something simple, like an Opinel Folding Fillet Knife ? +1. This was my first thought as well. You can get them in either carbone or inox whatever flavour takes your fancy. Both steels are pretty good, easy to sharpen, take a great edge and they are great value for your dollar 8-) 8-)
by Radar53
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Edge Pro Advice
Topic: Considering the edge pro professional
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: Considering the edge pro professional

Hi there bosco. I've had and Apex for close of 20 years now and it can do everything that I want. I've modded mine with the Douglas <SharpKnives> RodMods, which provide a significant improvement IMHO. These mods are also available for the EP Pro as well BTW. So the only problem now with my Apex is t...
by Radar53
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Newcomer to stropping, advice please?
Replies: 18
Views: 774

Re: Newcomer to stropping, advice please?

S**t Ken. Next you'll be offering to remove unwanted tattoos :lol: :lol: :lol: Now that would be a lucrative business!!
by Radar53
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Newcomer to stropping, advice please?
Replies: 18
Views: 774

Re: Newcomer to stropping, advice please?

...Using a free, disposable, and easily replaceable medium like newspaper allows me to use edge leading passes and have helped further my understanding of pressure and angle control as it’s a very unforgiving medium... Oh man! Thank you for that insight! I now have one more "life goal" to add to my...
by Radar53
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How do you store your stones?
Replies: 57
Views: 1251

Re: How do you store your stones?

So many stones - so little time :( :(
by Radar53
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Pro seeking 210 Gyuto
Replies: 17
Views: 518

Re: Pro seeking 210 Gyuto

Where do you rank edge retention? If it is crucial, I'd look long and hard at HAP40 steel. If I were back behind the line, I'd have this in hand for 210mm: https://www.chefknivestogo.com/kohawagy21.html Also comes in western handle. Nicknamed 'voodoo steel' because it keeps an edge so long. No fanc...
by Radar53
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do these have a use in the kitchen?
Replies: 31
Views: 720

Re: Do these have a use in the kitchen?

Can't see the actual edge clearly enough, but steak knives was something that crossed my mind??
by Radar53
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Sharp edge but won't cut tomato skins very well.
Replies: 20
Views: 965

Re: Sharp edge but won't cut tomato skins very well.

Something that the ever humble Peter Nowlan forgot to mention here, is that the latest post on his own blog covers off this topic, so it's well worth a read. You can find it here http://sharpener-pete.blogspot.com/
by Radar53
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Edge Pro Advice
Topic: Edge pro v. skilled sharpener?
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: Edge pro v. skilled sharpener?

There were numerous discussions about this topic on the old forum, so it might be worth hunting some of those down just to get more alternative views. As per another thread, I come from an EdgePro background but started freehand sharpening about 18 months ago. I don't see it being an either or situa...
by Radar53
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Sharp edge but won't cut tomato skins very well.
Replies: 20
Views: 965

Re: Sharp edge but won't cut tomato skins very well.

Like a number of others I agree about it coming down to the precision of the edge. I still sharpen my prized blades on my EdgePro, because I just don't know about the precision & consistency of my freehand edges at higher grits, given I've only been freehanding for just over 18 months. I still sharp...
by Radar53
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Higher grit makes it more dull?
Replies: 19
Views: 715

Re: Higher grit makes it more dull?

WOW?? :evil: :oops: Try this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB2A8z-WHQw

my apologies ~ I can see I'm going to be having one of those awkward conversations with a member of my family later in the day
by Radar53
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Higher grit makes it more dull?
Replies: 19
Views: 715

Re: Higher grit makes it more dull?

Thanks to Mr McNelly for picking up on the Sharpie method and his is a great description. I would only add that there are different ways to apply the Sharpie. Firstly you can black out the complete edge, which seems to be the most common. Another way, that I generally prefer and have used for a coup...