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by snapshot2020
Wed May 08, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Gihei 240 gyuto vs Toyama
Replies: 25
Views: 6312

Re: Gihei 240 gyuto vs Toyama

Not knowing anything about real Japanese Chef knives, it's really good to read reviews like you posted, your review really gave be some real insight to how both these knife's feel in ones hand.
And i thank you for taking the time to write your post and for the pictures.
by snapshot2020
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Sharpening a Hankotsu
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: Sharpening a Hankotsu

This video should be helpful.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqEkSHJkQaQ
by snapshot2020
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just accepted a dream job offer
Replies: 12
Views: 586

Re: Just accepted a dream job offer

It's a blessing when ones work becomes more then just a job they do.
by snapshot2020
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Miyazaki letter
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: Miyazaki letter

Really interesting information he is giving about the metal treating process, most Mfg.s i have tried to get heat treating and and other of their metal working process, i get what you are asking for is a preparatory company process and can not be given to you. So i feel it's really nice of Miyazaki ...
by snapshot2020
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Devin Thomas
Replies: 10
Views: 531

Re: Devin Thomas

I was asked by a customer when i sold knives who made the Damascus steel for Chris Reeve's knives, after checking with Chris Reeves i was told it was Devin Thomas.
He will be surly missed as his Damascus steel has always been in high demand, and also his great knowledge of blade steels.
by snapshot2020
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Blade Sharpness testing
Replies: 13
Views: 614

Re: Blade Sharpness testing

I receive in the mail many printed items somewhat heaver then plain bond paper, if i can cleanly slice off small amounts of them i feel it's good enough for my needs.
by snapshot2020
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Pocket knives
Replies: 18
Views: 829

Re: Pocket knives

I am right there with you. Large knives, no problem but the tiny 2-3 inch blade knives give me trouble every time. The really best stone for a 2 to 4 inch pocket knife blade is an Arkansas Natural stone, buy a small 4 inch long by 2 inch wide stone and use oil and not water. You will quickly unders...
by snapshot2020
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Grand Unified Grit Chart
Replies: 17
Views: 8083

Re: Grand Unified Grit Chart

The more I deal with sharpening, the less I believe in grit charts. I get a nice cloudy edge from my 1K stones, and can tell you my kitayama 8K gives a better shine than my shapton 8K, but the shapton is a harder stone. I think it's more about technique and feel than absolute grit - some will like ...
by snapshot2020
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: 1st stone
Replies: 31
Views: 1533

Re: 1st stone

I should mention I'm planning on a diamond flattening stone also. I'm not locked in to a splash and go. I was wondering about something like the Cerax 1k/3k. I definitely believe in spending money once, so if I'd be better off starting to build a Shapton or Chosera lineup, that's fine. The Cerax st...
by snapshot2020
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: 1st stone
Replies: 31
Views: 1533

Re: 1st stone

I should mention I'm planning on a diamond flattening stone also. I'm not locked in to a splash and go. I was wondering about something like the Cerax 1k/3k. I definitely believe in spending money once, so if I'd be better off starting to build a Shapton or Chosera lineup, that's fine. The Cerax st...
by snapshot2020
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Really good water stones for beginning to learn knife sharping.
Replies: 19
Views: 718

Re: Really good water stones for beginning to learn knife sharping.

Seller has admitted the stone is marked in error and asked for it to be returned for credit, i said it's a good stone and since the cost was not high i would be just keeping it.
by snapshot2020
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Really good water stones for beginning to learn knife sharping.
Replies: 19
Views: 718

Re: Really good water stones for beginning to learn knife sharping.

I am in the process of asking the seller about this bar code taped to the box, saying it's the super. --- It maybe neither a Chosera nor SuperStone: the number is different on the stone and boxes differ. The Chosera is darker than the SuperStone and has the lobster branding like yours. Chosera righ...
by snapshot2020
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Really good water stones for beginning to learn knife sharping.
Replies: 19
Views: 718

Re: Really good water stones for beginning to learn knife sharping.

gladius wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:14 pm
Those both look like Chosera stones.
I am in the process of asking the seller about this bar code taped to the box, saying it's the super.
by snapshot2020
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Really good water stones for beginning to learn knife sharping.
Replies: 19
Views: 718

Re: Really good water stones for beginning to learn knife sharping.

I'm not a big fan of the naniwa super 400. https://www.chefknivestogo.com/nasustbaexth.html The chosera 800 is one I like: https://www.chefknivestogo.com/ch800grstba.html But we sell the 1K Chosera about 20 to 1 over the 800. https://www.chefknivestogo.com/nach10grwast.html Thanks Mark i just did n...
by snapshot2020
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Really good water stones for beginning to learn knife sharping.
Replies: 19
Views: 718

Re: Really good water stones for beginning to learn knife sharping.

I'm not much of a fan of the Naniwa Super stones either. Do like my Choceras(old version) a lot though. I think the difference that you are seeing in faster results has less to do with the brand of stones you are using and more to do with the grit you're starting with. Starting with a more coarse s...
by snapshot2020
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Really good water stones for beginning to learn knife sharping.
Replies: 19
Views: 718

Really good water stones for beginning to learn knife sharping.

Naniwa 400 Grit Super Ceramic Water Stone and Naniwa Chosera 800 Grit Stone These two water stones will get you off to learning how to sharpen your knives. I started off with a King combo 1000/6000 stone set but found the 1000 side was to soft and took a lot of work to get a hard type steel even sli...
by snapshot2020
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Kitayama 8000
Replies: 48
Views: 6490

Re: Kitayama 8000

A Great review and thanks for posting it with the fine pictures