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by Robstreperous
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This hurts to look at.
Replies: 24
Views: 432

Re: This hurts to look at.

timos wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:31 pm
that must be how the takobiki was invented.
The story I heard was historically it was prohibited to point at the emperor or nobles. So in order to prevent the wielder of the knife from being mistaken from pointing during the course of their duties the tips were blunted.
by Robstreperous
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Affordable S-Grinds?
Replies: 15
Views: 233

Re: Affordable S-Grinds?

I'm with Lepus here. Honestly, Takeda knives have featured the best real-world separation/release combo of any knife I've tried, so I'm not sure you can improve upon what you have already experienced in that regard. Truthfully this is what I was thinking myself. I have one of his 170 stainless clad...
by Robstreperous
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This hurts to look at.
Replies: 24
Views: 432

Re: This hurts to look at.

ImageWeld it and finish it kintsuji style. It would look beautiful...
by Robstreperous
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Affordable S-Grinds?
Replies: 15
Views: 233

Re: Affordable S-Grinds?

Wasn't the Swedish maker Dahlman doing work with S-Grinds? Might be worth looking up.
by Robstreperous
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best bang for the buck knife brand?
Replies: 21
Views: 591

Re: Best bang for the buck knife brand?

I've never tried a TKC but I'd like to. As a fan of Kikuichi in general it always seemed to me they'd probably be pretty good. Speaking only of the knives I've tried/owned I'll go along with the Kanehide. My 240 isn't the best knife I own at any particular task but it does everything (except food re...
by Robstreperous
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: USA!
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: USA!

Looks like you nailed it man. One of these days I'm going to teach myself to smoke ribs well. That pic may have just prodded me over the edge.
by Robstreperous
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R2....vs everything else
Replies: 29
Views: 761

Re: R2....vs everything else

Rob, are you still using epicurean boards? Not to take credit, but Cedar's comments are duplicates of my own around the same time. The idea of numbness or a dead feel isn't quite right, but it resonated with both of us and a few others; nowadays ^^^^ Still have the Epicurean but have since added an...
by Robstreperous
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Cleaning nanocloth
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Cleaning nanocloth

Thanks Ken. Your instructions above are how I've been using my nano/emulsions for about a year now without incident.

When I spoke about my cloth ending up "heavily loaded" above that was with respect to what I'd expect from a spray.
by Robstreperous
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Cleaning nanocloth
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Cleaning nanocloth

'A couple of uses' suggests oversaturation and rough usage. ---- Ken Hi Ken. Could you please expand on oversaturation of the cloth? The reason I ask is it seems to me when I apply the CBN emulsions to my nanocloth the cloth is pretty heavily loaded. No problems to report but now you've got me wond...
by Robstreperous
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Cleaning nanocloth
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Cleaning nanocloth

Check with Ken first but I might be tempted to try hitting it with a spray hose in my sink or possibly even a run though in my dishwasher. Of course, you could take it in an entirely different direction as well. Instead of cleaning you could saturate the entire cloth with the spary. That's the route...
by Robstreperous
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R2....vs everything else
Replies: 29
Views: 761

Re: R2....vs everything else

It was not an aha moment with me, Rob. The feeling I get is very subtle, more in some pm knives, less in others. Cladding matters too. So Jeffry, would you say it's anything that helps you use the knife better? Or is it purely something tactile/audible that's pleasant? Or both? If I'm going to hunt...
by Robstreperous
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R2....vs everything else
Replies: 29
Views: 761

Re: R2....vs everything else

After using and owning a bunch of R2 knives, I’ve come to think like Ryan. Doesn’t feel as good to me on the board. As such I no longer own any PM knives. Alas.... I'm still waiting for my aha moment when I say "So that's what those guys were talking about with feel on the board." I'm sure it must ...
by Robstreperous
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Do I still use a steel?
Replies: 15
Views: 404

Re: Do I still use a steel?

I only use a steel on the few German blades I have lying around. I find stropping much more precise yet at the same time more forgiving. True, I have the loaded strops with nano cloth and balsa and what have you. But even when I travel. All you neeed is an old pair of jeans, the back of a leather be...
by Robstreperous
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R2....vs everything else
Replies: 29
Views: 761

Re: R2....vs everything else

Well I don’t have any of those, thanks for the reply, I’ll start the hunt. They're fun. If you're using synthetics and want to push it find a 10K or so and see how you like it. JNats? Without breaking the bank ---- A Yaginoshima asagi plus some compound on the stone followed by a strop with the com...
by Robstreperous
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R2....vs everything else
Replies: 29
Views: 761

Re: R2....vs everything else

As a rule what steel a knife's made from is pretty far down the list of things I look for. That said..... I keep my R2 Kashima honed to a really, really crazy high level. Maybe 14K or so and then stropped down to .125µ. Yes I'm sure it's overkill but I like it and it's fun. Here's the thing though....
by Robstreperous
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R2....vs everything else
Replies: 29
Views: 761

Re: R2....vs everything else

As a rule what steel a knife's made from is pretty far down the list of things I look for. That said..... I keep my R2 Kashima honed to a really, really crazy high level. Maybe 14K or so and then stropped down to .125µ. Yes I'm sure it's overkill but I like it and it's fun. Here's the thing though. ...
by Robstreperous
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Bread knife
Replies: 39
Views: 404

Re: Bread knife

Only mentioning this since the OP asked for cheap and outside of the obvious. I have a bandsaw blade I originally mounted inside a saw frame. Still the best thing I've ever used on crusty bread. Now it's mounted in a wooden handled frame that looks like a violin bow. That said... I spend most of my...
by Robstreperous
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Bread knife
Replies: 39
Views: 404

Re: Bread knife

Only mentioning this since the OP asked for cheap and outside of the obvious. I have a bandsaw blade I originally mounted inside a saw frame. Still the best thing I've ever used on crusty bread. Now it's mounted in a wooden handled frame that looks like a violin bow. That said... I spend most of my ...
by Robstreperous
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Takeda 210 Stainless Clad Bunka - SOLD!
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: WTS: Takeda 210 Stainless Clad Bunka

Jeff B wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:32 pm
This shouldn't last long....
Nor should it. Remarkable blade.
by Robstreperous
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you store your saya-less J-knives?
Replies: 20
Views: 523

Re: How do you store your saya-less J-knives?

I've been using these felt guards for a while now. They're great: https://www.chefknivestogo.com/chblfeknguse.html Simple inexpensive solution for my drawer knives. They take up practically no additional space in my drawer and they're nice and easy slipping out of the guard and putting back in. (Tha...