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by Radar53
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Been a while.
Replies: 18
Views: 844

Re: Been a while.

Welcome back JSG. We lost a few stalwarts in the transition so it's always great to get that expertise back.

Hey Kit, it's also been a while since we've heard from you. Hope that you're trucking along OK!!
by Radar53
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: First Japanese knife for amateur lefty
Replies: 8
Views: 767

Re: First Japanese knife for amateur lefty

+1 I was going to suggest the Wa (Japanese handled) version if you really want to dive in - it's also nominally cheaper as well. I've heard so much good feedback on the forum for these knives, I've just bought the 240 version. You could also consider the Harukaze G3 Nashiji Gyuto 240mm https://www.c...
by Radar53
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Bevel width inconsistency
Replies: 22
Views: 2062

Re: Bevel width inconsistency

I use my right and left hands equally as I sharpen. One way that has made it easier to do so is to orient the stone parallel with my hips as opposed to perpendicular extending from my belly button. The parallel orientation allows me to keep my elbows tucked into my body so all of the motion comes f...
by Radar53
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Bevel width inconsistency
Replies: 22
Views: 2062

Re: Bevel width inconsistency

Drewski wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:08 pm
In what I have just said, I don't see where your gambling lady fits in, but that sounds more like an addiction......
Mr Drewski, thank-you so much for the comment above, because based on that I can now stop going to my weekly Knife Sharpeners Anonymous meetings :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Radar53
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Bevel width inconsistency
Replies: 22
Views: 2062

Re: Bevel width inconsistency

I have been trying to become ambidextrous with different activities for quite a while (read decades here) after someone we knew had a stroke and lost the use of his dominant side, which was very challenging and frustrating for him. Also I came to freehand sharpening after nearly 2 decades on an Edge...
by Radar53
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Technique advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 2656

Re: Technique advice?

Ken. I don't really know why, but when I first saw that video of yours 2 or 3?? years ago, something just "clicked " in my head. At that stage I was pretty new to freehand and like most learners I was really struggling with the last couple of inches toward the tip. I couldn't progressively lift my e...
by Radar53
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How to determine a 15 degree angle
Replies: 6
Views: 1497

Re: How to determine a 15 degree angle

Hi there Barashka. I wrote the following, in part, in another thread here http://www.chefknivestogoforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=13226&p=95212#p95212 "I like to try and keep things as simple as possible so here's a quick rule of thumb that I use and it's a close approximation of the sine function m...
by Radar53
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How to determine a 15 degree angle
Replies: 6
Views: 1497

Re: How to determine a 15 degree angle

Hi Joe, you raise a very good point that I have pondered, from time to time, and I would be interested as to what you think. I don't consciously adjust, to maintain say the changing one third height, as I scrub from heel to tip. That just seems to happen "automatically", I'm guessing through raising...
by Radar53
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How to determine a 15 degree angle
Replies: 6
Views: 1497

Re: How to determine a 15 degree angle

I have a quick 3, 4, 5 rule of thumb for angles I use commonly. It tells me what the height of the spine above the stone should be (with the edge of the blade on the stone of course!!. 20dps ~ divide the height of the blade at the heel by 3 15dps ~ divide the height of the blade at the heel by 4 12d...
by Radar53
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Edge Pro Advice
Topic: Edge pro v. skilled sharpener?
Replies: 38
Views: 6408

Re: Edge pro v. skilled sharpener?

Thanks, Grant. That’s pretty clear, as least on read through. I’ll have to work through it to see if I can properly apply these techniques. I’ve never marked centerlines on blades or tape before. What is a “Takeda type sharpie line”? That much I know i don’t know. Thanks you again! Not sure if I sa...
by Radar53
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Edge Pro Advice
Topic: Edge pro v. skilled sharpener?
Replies: 38
Views: 6408

Re: Edge pro v. skilled sharpener?

Hi Del. Check Takeda out here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB2A8z-WHQw This is a variation on the "Sharpie Trick" that I have used for decades. Engineers call them witness marks. I prefer this method because when you check the edge after a few strokes you get more "contrast" between a section of ...
by Radar53
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Edge Pro Advice
Topic: Edge pro v. skilled sharpener?
Replies: 38
Views: 6408

Re: Edge pro v. skilled sharpener?

yep - I use this regularly on the EP. I start with a thinning angle, then add main bevel at +2 or 3 degrees (depends on the steel & what I'm trying to achieve) & finish with a microbevel at another +2 or 3 degrees. So work out what final angle you want, in degrees per side, and work backwards to ge...
by Radar53
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Edge Pro Advice
Topic: Edge pro v. skilled sharpener?
Replies: 38
Views: 6408

Re: Edge pro v. skilled sharpener?

Hi Del. How far do you want to go down the OCD rabbit hole?

We're now into Monday here so into a busy work week. I'll try and get something down this evening for you.
by Radar53
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Edge Pro Advice
Topic: Edge pro v. skilled sharpener?
Replies: 38
Views: 6408

Re: Edge pro v. skilled sharpener?

Excellent, Grant. Happy to know my own theoretical musing have been long-ago validated by you. For some years now I refer to that as my "poor man's convex grind! If my memory is correct, Ben’s also told me that the more obtuse bevels should be the smallest/“edge-most” bevels as you’re describing. I...
by Radar53
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Recommendation for 3000-ish stones
Replies: 13
Views: 1720

Re: Recommendation for 3000-ish stones

The Kohetsu 2k mentioned above is also an excellent choice but is a soaker. Yes I agree and it really benefits from a good soak. However, one option with the Kohetsus is that it seems they can be perma-soaked with no ill effects. Quite a number of people on the forum seem to do this and mine have b...
by Radar53
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Edge Pro Advice
Topic: Edge pro v. skilled sharpener?
Replies: 38
Views: 6408

Re: Edge pro v. skilled sharpener?

yep - I use this regularly on the EP. I start with a thinning angle, then add main bevel at +2 or 3 degrees (depends on the steel & what I'm trying to achieve) & finish with a microbevel at another +2 or 3 degrees. So work out what final angle you want, in degrees per side, and work backwards to get...
by Radar53
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Recommendation for 3000-ish stones
Replies: 13
Views: 1720

Re: Recommendation for 3000-ish stones

Hi there paranoid and welcome to the forum. Not a 3k stone but I would suggest looking at the Kohetsu 2k here https://www.chefknivestogo.com/ko2grst.html and check out Steve Gamache's video as well ~ it's very informative. I have both the Kohetsu 800 & 2k and I really like these stones. They cut fas...
by Radar53
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Edge Pro Advice
Topic: New add on for EP—Slide Guide
Replies: 9
Views: 1737

Re: New add on for EP—Slide Guide

An interesting one this. I like to get the edge of my knife to "hang over" the edge of the EP sharpening platform by about 0 - 2mm and keep that as a consistent metric while sharpening a complete blade. It keeps the sharpening angle more precise along the full length of the edge. Yes I know that's t...
by Radar53
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking for a knife recommendation
Replies: 44
Views: 4592

Re: Looking for a knife recommendation

It's worth considering a Shibata Kashima https://www.chefknivestogo.com/shkagy21cu.html and also a Shibata bunka as gladius has suggested above. Both of these are in R2 steel which is a fully stainless PM steel, which Shibata heat treats very well. They take a great edge and it seems to last & and a...
by Radar53
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harukaze G3 Nashiji Gyuto
Replies: 34
Views: 7296

Re: Harukaze G3 Nashiji Gyuto

Hi Chocu & thanks for the reply. Good to know that you got at least a reasonable run out of yours without a touch-up. Do you think that the OOTB angles were in the 10 - 12dps? In the same vein, my Shibata Kashima & Bunka have also really surprised me, because again I would have opted for something a...