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by shevitz
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Opps Chosera 800 !
Replies: 34
Views: 1698

Re: Opps Chosera 800 !

most of my hairlines are cracked from about 1/2" in to the edge. This stone is the only one that is cracked all the way to the center of the stone, and again it is displaced enough that it feels uneven with my fingers even after flattening.
by shevitz
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Opps Chosera 800 !
Replies: 34
Views: 1698

Re: Opps Chosera 800 !

Finally got a (lousy) photo of the stone in question. This is the older chosera 2K. These are not spider cracks. The cracks are displaced and go most of the way through the stone. The worst spot is the 3 way crack near the middle of the stone farthest to the right in the photo. You can feel them whe...
by shevitz
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How do you store your stones?
Replies: 37
Views: 304

Re: How do you store your stones?

datster wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:39 am

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Unbelievably gorgeous stone. Love that renge. Must have cost a pretty penny. Was that one of Mark's special uchigumori?

Danny
by shevitz
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How do you store your stones?
Replies: 37
Views: 304

Re: How do you store your stones?

On their edges on a nonslip mat on a wire shelf in the garage to make sure they get plenty of air circulation to promote even drying and not mold. Maybe they dry too fast and that's why my stones crack... I really don't know

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by shevitz
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Opps Chosera 800 !
Replies: 34
Views: 1698

Re: Opps Chosera 800 !

I have 400, 1K,2K,3K. All have cracks. The 400, 1K and 3K are of no consequence. The 2K is a different story. At this point I don't want to use the stone. the cracks feel displaced. I can feel them as I run my finger over the stone. I don't want to run an edge over them. The other stones are fine. I...
by shevitz
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Daovua Leaf Spring Gyuto 210mm
Replies: 15
Views: 709

Re: Daovua Leaf Spring Gyuto 210mm

I bought one of these from round 2 and like it quite a lot. FF was fine on mine, but I'm curious if there is any difference in F&F between the last round and this one.
by shevitz
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A POLISHING WHETSTONE... LIKE NO OTHER
Replies: 12
Views: 556

Re: A POLISHING WHETSTONE... LIKE NO OTHER

The polishing stone looks like gypsum.
by shevitz
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Aotos
Replies: 39
Views: 1054

Re: Aotos

Crap. Missed them. But I did get one of the Ozuku koppas the night before! I saw the notification they were in and immediately ignored everything going on in my family and ordered on the spot. Family negligence pays off!

D
by shevitz
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching
Replies: 141
Views: 5513

Re: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching

I can't believe I missed the IG video above. I don't know what happened there, but my god, your work is incredible!
by shevitz
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching
Replies: 141
Views: 5513

Re: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching

Steve,

Is there any chance you could post a close up, of your blade road, say 1" x 1" in hi-res and good focus. I'm curious if the finish is as mirror close up as it is from a distance. I am curious about what's left in the scratch patter. Inquiring minds want to know!

D
by shevitz
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching
Replies: 141
Views: 5513

Re: Kasumi Finish & Fingerstone Polishing

I didn't realize you were doing this as a business. I thought this thread started out recreation. Congrats on finding a niche. Your work is absolutely stunning!
by shevitz
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching
Replies: 141
Views: 5513

Re: Kasumi Finish & Fingerstone Polishing

Your work is stunning! All in, how many hours would it take you to do a knife? The real number, no shorting it :). If I want to try this, I want to know what I'm getting myself into.

Danny
by shevitz
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Mushrooms
Replies: 49
Views: 3423

Re: Mushrooms

I still hate you...
by shevitz
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Mushrooms
Replies: 49
Views: 3423

Re: Mushrooms

Carter, that is one pretty picture.
by shevitz
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Mushrooms
Replies: 49
Views: 3423

Re: Mushrooms

We don't have maitake around here. At least that I am aware of. The water/rain is up high. The oaks are low. We also only have scrub oak. Maitake's are some of my favorite, so it bums me...
by shevitz
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Garlic,how to?
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Re: Garlic,how to?

NM. We have recorded humidity of 1/4%. Dryer than the Sahara. With our current drought I think we gotten less than an inch of rain this year.
by shevitz
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Garlic,how to?
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Re: Garlic,how to?

Both hardnecks and softnecks store for me until next spring even summer. As I said, I keep mine ventilated in mesh bags. I keep as much paper as I can to reduce humidity loss.The garlic seems dormant after harvesting. My won't sprout until it has been cooled. So there is no worry in the fall. I agre...
by shevitz
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Garlic,how to?
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Re: Garlic,how to?

I dry in an open paper grocery bag. When fully dry I cut the tops and store hanging in mesh bags in my garage. I still have usable garlic from last july. I leave as much paper on as I can. I don't wash and leave dirty. I think it helps control the moisture. When ready to use, the dirty wrapper comes...
by shevitz
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Question about the Moritaka line
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: Question about the Moritaka line

Mine has a slight overgrind. I find the KU acceptable. Not the best. Not the worst. The KU has lasted a few years but has some worn spots like the photo above. That said, it's a great knife and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. On the other hand, I think the Makoto W#2 is superior in every way fo...
by shevitz
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Mushrooms
Replies: 49
Views: 3423

Re: Mushrooms

also for cleaning. Dry clean in the field (really at home as well). A dry brush or you hand can be used to get as much detritus off before putting in your bag/basket.