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by Ourorboros
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Do the CRKT 8x3 strops work in a stone holder?
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: Do the CRKT 8x3 strops work in a stone holder?

Thanks.
I have no idea why I have CRKT on my mind. A warning against posting in the early AM I guess.
by Ourorboros
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Do the CRKT 8x3 strops work in a stone holder?
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Do the CRKT 8x3 strops work in a stone holder?

Do the metal backed 8x3 strops from CRKT have enough height to work in standard stone holders? Or is a magnetic base needed?
by Ourorboros
Tue May 28, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Stones for PM edc folders
Replies: 19
Views: 491

Re: Stones for PM edc folders

Diamond plates, followed by stropping if you want it that fine.
by Ourorboros
Sun May 19, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Wusthoff or Henkels
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: Wusthoff or Henkels

Bevel, not edge. You can certainly cut a new primary bevel and leave the part by the spine as the flats. I you want to restore the finish, you just use finer and finer abrasives. If you don't, the knife won't be ruined, but it won't have the same looks. It isn't absolutely necessary and a lot of peo...
by Ourorboros
Wed May 08, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Sharpening Videos for all of us!
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: Sharpening Videos for all of us!

There is a pinned thread about sharpening videoes. People seem to have the most problems with tips and heels. Use a marker (alcohol soluable) to mark up the area to be sharpened, then see what wears away. That tells you what you've actually been doing instead of what you wish you were doing. Correct...
by Ourorboros
Wed May 01, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cutco
Replies: 30
Views: 800

Re: Cutco

5698k wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:46 pm
Ask about the manufacturing process..a good knife is forged..cutcos are stamped.
Misono's are stamped, aren't they?
Of course they are better steel, heat treat, and workmanship.
Shaping a blade is just part of the process.
by Ourorboros
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jacque Pepin knife skills
Replies: 31
Views: 990

Re: Jacque Pepin knife skills

I have the story second hand, but a friend (who is a chef) had a friend who worked in a restaurant that Jacques Pepin went to. Pepin was on tour, which is why he was in town. Bored before dinner - he got their really early Jacques wanders into the kitchen where the chef was prepping. Jacques asks if...
by Ourorboros
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Any woodworkers? Am I wrong to be appalled?
Replies: 18
Views: 722

Re: Any woodworkers? Am I wrong to be appalled?

Seeing that video again got me to look around a bit. Found a couple of American sharpening Japanese blade irons. They use more force than I would with a knife, but certainly not the kind of force in the video I linked to. The method was more recognizable. The reason I found for developing this was b...
by Ourorboros
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Any woodworkers? Am I wrong to be appalled?
Replies: 18
Views: 722

Re: Any woodworkers? Am I wrong to be appalled?

+1 regarding the 10 different approaches to sharpening chisels. All my chisels are Lie-Nielson- epitome tools. I use a Veritas honing guide, and I set it up with precision. I would never subject either my stones nor my tools to what this clown appears to be doing. Crazy amount of force applied. Sha...
by Ourorboros
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Any woodworkers? Am I wrong to be appalled?
Replies: 18
Views: 722

Any woodworkers? Am I wrong to be appalled?

I came across this chisel sharpening video and I just can't agree with anything except the need burr removal. But this guy is apparently an experienced woodworker and teacher. Is there something fundamentally different about sharpening chisels? I admit to being a kitchen and edc knife sharpener. He ...
by Ourorboros
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Takayuki steak knife
Replies: 18
Views: 577

Re: Takayuki steak knife

Qapla' wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:19 pm
Pardon me if this seems dense, but do you have a link? I couldn't find it on the site.
For the steak knife? Right now it is a Forum Special, Mark only had half a dozen. He said he is thinking of carrying it, but doesn't have more right now.
by Ourorboros
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum Special
Replies: 25
Views: 1108

Re: Forum Special

Finally I get in early enough on a forum buy.
by Ourorboros
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Elmax Artisan Revere Kickstarter Knife
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: Elmax Artisan Revere Kickstarter Knife

Not trying to advertise, but I'm honestly lost on a lot of the language. This just seems too good to be true so wondering what cons this knife might have. You are meant to be lost in the language. They don't say what the pros and cons of Japanese and German steels are, nor what they do about it. Su...
by Ourorboros
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Pocket knives
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Re: Pocket knives

Swiss army... size? It could be a lesser steel with a bad treatment. I know real SAK’s get nice and sharp but for something that simply looks similar you may be struggling towards an impossible goal. Wenger and Victorinox knives have (had - winger is gone) blades specified by the military. The stee...
by Ourorboros
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What constitutes a laser?
Replies: 14
Views: 431

Re: What constitutes a laser?

Thin and light for its size, with a good grind and able to take a keen edge so that the overall effect is that it cuts and travels through food is that it is barely there. No wedging, etc that impedes travel. The old Richmond lasers were considered by some to be hybrid lasers because while thin behi...
by Ourorboros
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Did you get into sharpening ??
Replies: 25
Views: 812

Re: How Did you get into sharpening ??

Over the years I had tried to learn sharpening without instruction, with little satisfactory success. Never did like those jigs in a clamp and my first "Arkansas Stone" was a crumbly POS. I had learned to cook when I was young and recognized my parent's knives were dull. During this period I used a ...
by Ourorboros
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Nano cloth source?
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: Nano cloth source?

Why not literally call or e-mail Ken or Mark? Ken's phone and e-mail can be found at the end of any of his posts.
by Ourorboros
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Sharpening a Rotary Pencil Sharpener
Replies: 25
Views: 767

Re: Sharpening a Rotary Pencil Sharpener

www.crawlsbackward.blogspot.com/2016/03/boston-ks-pencil-sharpener-restoration_18.html Interesting question. When looking for pictures of the interiors, I found the above. That is the part where he sharpens the blades. If you search in that site, part 1 shows disassembly. There are also pictures, if...
by Ourorboros
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Balsa strop care.
Replies: 16
Views: 597

Re: Balsa strop care.

Clean it off - sanding or otherwise.
by Ourorboros
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: flattened shovel-knife? wielded by capable woman
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: flattened shovel-knife? wielded by capable woman

I know I've seen a knife like that before, I just wish I remember where. It wasn't a Korean store though.
If reasonably priced, I'd buy one if Mark got some. Maybe the Davoa smith is familiar with the type?

She has beautiful skin and is very comfortable with that cleaver.