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by Robstreperous
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Grand Unified Grit Chart
Replies: 15
Views: 4404

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....... ....Kind of like cars - I can drive a lotus faster than an AMG (own both) - the AMG is a faster car in the hands of a good driver, but I'm faster in the lotus I see your point. In f...
by Robstreperous
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Tim Johnson built me the perfect knife.
Replies: 14
Views: 294

Re: Tim Johnson built me the perfect knife.

Gee Rob, how bout some specs! Looks really nice. Tim is doing a handle for me. Once I figure out exactly what I want, I’ll get a custom knife from him too. Yes, to this! Steel? Height at heel? Weight? Spine width(s)? Beautiful knife! Gee Rob, how bout some specs! Looks really nice. Tim is doing a h...
by Robstreperous
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Tim Johnson built me the perfect knife.
Replies: 14
Views: 294

Re: Tim Johnson built me the perfect knife.

The KTip works so well on this knife. In general I like Ktips and bunkas but there's something about how it interacts with the rest of this knife's feel in particular that makes it just plain a joy to use. So accurate and nimble... Tim mentioned to me a week or so ago he thought it was going to end ...
by Robstreperous
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Tim Johnson built me the perfect knife.
Replies: 14
Views: 294

Tim Johnson built me the perfect knife.

Guys & gals... After nearly 2 years of one of the most insanely detailed -- yet highly enjoyable -- interactions about how to design and build a knife.. Tonight I had the pleasure of using the result of my collaboration with Tim. I've only used it once --- but I was as critical as I've ever been wit...
by Robstreperous
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Precise Sharpening - Ken Schwartz
Topic: Michiaki Tanaka deceased
Replies: 13
Views: 223

Re: Michiaki Tanaka deceased

On this sad occasion I grieve with you. Please accept my sincere condolences.
by Robstreperous
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Nonlaser stainless-clad 210 that can rock
Replies: 40
Views: 1197

Re: Nonlaser stainless-clad 210 that can rock

I thought about the Takeda, Rob. Wasn't sure how it rocks. Of course, my big concern is sharpening. I've sharpened a Takeda before and, well, it didn't exactly go great. Then again, I am a much better sharpener now ... ' Jeff... would you like to borrow my 240? Sharpening? For about a year I was gr...
by Robstreperous
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Nonlaser stainless-clad 210 that can rock
Replies: 40
Views: 1197

Re: Nonlaser stainless-clad 210 that can rock

So.... I'm sure you must have considered this Jeffry but ... Takeda stainless clad? It's only $30 above your target price and you never know.... might end up liking it and using it more than you thought. They sure as heck can rock. Chopping? I get by with my 240 and I bet Mark could pick you out a l...
by Robstreperous
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I find these very attractive.
Replies: 61
Views: 1520

Re: I find these very attractive.

+1 they're making each one of these by hand and hammering them into shape. I'm really excited to see blacksmithing coming back as a vocation/ craft and people making things using old skills that were just about gone and forgotten 20 years ago. Seems like you're getting your wish Mark. I hear the pr...
by Robstreperous
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Tsourkan Knives
Topic: My Tsourkan
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: My Tsourkan

Hey Jeff. Congratulations on your pickup. As you're pretty well aware... I love my Tsourkan A2 250.

Looking forward to hearing more but I'd say your initial impressions are spot on.

---Rob
by Robstreperous
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Tsourkan Knives
Topic: An Introduction
Replies: 11
Views: 998

Re: An Introduction

Rob, A2 is a tool steel and vanadium in it makes it a little more difficult to sharper to razor sharp state on water stones. Over the years I have refined over the years heat treatment for A2, closing the gab in sharpen-ability between it and carbon steels, but I find that it is still best to finis...
by Robstreperous
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Tsourkan Knives
Topic: An Introduction
Replies: 11
Views: 998

Re: An Introduction

Hello Marko, It's a pleasure to make contact with you. I've wanted to for some time. The crazy thing is I live only about 8 or so miles from your workshop (directly across the sound alas...). I own one of your 250 A2 gyutos as well as a practice 180 paring knife. I love them both. A question for you...
by Robstreperous
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Takeda magic
Replies: 46
Views: 6184

Re: Takeda magic

I was wondering if there is any opinion about the Takeda Classic vs Stainless and food release, is one better than the other? I don't need another knife but, I want a Takeda. I find the release on my stainless 170 bunka a little bit better than my other 4 classic Takedas. But.... to put this in per...
by Robstreperous
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Precise Sharpening - Ken Schwartz
Topic: Hakka Tomae
Replies: 10
Views: 366

Re: Hakka Tomae

Hey Ken. Wow that's nice.

I have one of these as a nagura I picked up from you a couple of years back. It's one of my absolute favorites.

Wish you hadn't posted this... you're filling my head with thoughts.... that will empty my wallet!
by Robstreperous
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marko Tsourkan Knives
Replies: 117
Views: 12575

Re: Marko Tsourkan Knives

Also, he’s coming with some different stuff to the party. Oh man.... I'm dying to meet the guy. I only live about 15 miles from him (as the crow flies at least -- most of that over water ) and there is no way short of affordable supersonic travel I can get to Chicago that weekend. Please say hi for...
by Robstreperous
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marko Tsourkan Knives
Replies: 117
Views: 12575

Re: Marko Tsourkan Knives

I don't seem to be able to get Google Sheets to open for me.

That said, eager to see what you two have cooked up Mark.
by Robstreperous
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Takeda magic
Replies: 46
Views: 6184

Re: Takeda magic

Hey Mark...

Feel free to point them to this shot I took a couple of months back. Picked these up over a period of 4 or so years and haven't had a lemon in the bunch.

I can send you the original image if you like.

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by Robstreperous
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Favorite food & bev pairings
Replies: 19
Views: 590

Re: Favorite food & bev pairings

I thought long and hard about whether to respond to this thread with my honest and for real favorite food and beverage paring. Seriously, it is..... Chocolate and milk. My palate's changed. I've changed. The list of foods I've tried and enjoyed has changed, broadened and evolved. Still..... As my Mo...
by Robstreperous
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Strop without any Compound?
Replies: 40
Views: 1657

Re: Strop without any Compound?

I use the same method a lot, felt between stones to keep the edge cleaned up and then just bare leather to finish. Has always worked well for me. So why the compound in the first place? does it really aid the sharpness ? A highly debated unresolved question. As someone who is just looking to keep h...
by Robstreperous
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Strop without any Compound?
Replies: 40
Views: 1657

Re: Strop without any Compound?

Is it okay to use strop without the compound? I am merely using it as a burr removal with a bit of an additional sharpness. That way I can keep the toothyness without it being too refined. :?: If any suggestion, give me one. I am looking at Nano, leather and Kangaroo, which gives a better results? ...
by Robstreperous
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Affordable S-Grinds?
Replies: 19
Views: 829

Re: Affordable S-Grinds?

Maybe I'm sharpening my Takedas incorrectly? I'm a vegetarian also If that makes a difference, my takeda definitely has average food release on things like onions, zucchini, etc. I wouldn't say it's any better than my other blades as far as the release. It's a fantastic knife for sure. Bake it off ...