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by Ourorboros
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: flattened shovel-knife? wielded by capable woman
Replies: 4
Views: 33

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.
by Ourorboros
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which Lapping Plate to Buy
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: Which Lapping Plate to Buy

DMT works fine, you get some sticktion.
I use the double sided CKTG plate to finish finer stones.
by Ourorboros
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Chosera 1000 v. Shapton pro 2000
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Chosera 1000 v. Shapton pro 2000

I agree about the feel of the Chosera and preference for the Shapton Pro 2000.
FWIW people often recommend the Chosera 800 over the 1K.
by Ourorboros
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Rika 5000 vs Rika 6000
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: Rika 5000 vs Rika 6000

Well it's going to have some more polish and less bite. But the difference shouldn't be huge.
by Ourorboros
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Butchery
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Butchery

Hankotsu.
by Ourorboros
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Stone Progression
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Stone Progression

Yes, though you should do most of your learning on the mid grit stone - the Chosera 800. You will eventually need to add a coarser stone for bevel thinning. And scratching your blades does mean you have some extra motion somewhere. Happens to a lot of people. It doesn't mean you chose too low of an ...
by Ourorboros
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: what sharpening stone should i get?
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: what sharpening stone should i get?

All the stones here should handle Blue 2 just fine. Combo stones are popular for starting, with one of the Cerax being a regular recommendation. The important part for you at first is the mid-grit size (800-2K). That's the side you should learn first. Don't let your knife get too dull before you beg...
by Ourorboros
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Higher Quality Stones
Replies: 24
Views: 885

Re: Higher Quality Stones

Part of having other stones is just feel and preference. Shapton, Chosera, and Kohetsu will all have a harder feel to them but less feedback. I'd be comfortable using those with alloyed steels up to HAP 40. Diamond and CDN don't feel good to me, but if I had ZDP-189 I'd probably reach for those. Som...
by Ourorboros
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Tips on sharpening the tip?
Replies: 11
Views: 1651

Re: Tips on sharpening the tip?

'Why are you asking such a stupid question - just do it until it is correct' This brings me back to the old German-Polish guys in my city back when I was young. Little explanation, disapproval if you got it wrong, yelling if it was very wrong, cold dead silence if it was extremely wrong, and a grun...
by Ourorboros
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black Friday
Replies: 146
Views: 6418

Re: Black Friday

Thanks for the heads up, so I know to build up money for this.
by Ourorboros
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Should i get another knife?
Replies: 13
Views: 651

Re: Should i get another knife?

Actually with hand made knives, thickness of spine at the heel can be deceiving, With sites that show it, I'd look at thickness of spine midway through. If not, I'd look at weight - for a nakiri <5 ounces is going to be a laser, IIRC. Don't forget to get a flattening plate for your stones. A Daovua ...
by Ourorboros
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Should i get another knife?
Replies: 13
Views: 651

Re: Should i get another knife?

A nakiri is a great way to go for veg, that's what it's made for. There are laser nakiris, though I don't know which are which. Generally something that is light for it's height will be. The options I see are - Nakiri - advantage of being a specialist. The shorter blade is more nimble and handy. You...
by Ourorboros
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Should i get another knife?
Replies: 13
Views: 651

Re: Should i get another knife?

Are you asking if you should get another knife or the Kurosaki specifically? Because you are on a forum where some guys have a dozen knives in their regular rotation plus more. Well if you push cut, I'd say that you'll have more joy in a knife that isn't the Shun profile. Anything with a flat sectio...
by Ourorboros
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: matching the metal to the stone
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: matching the metal to the stone

Actually when we talk about how hard a stone is, we aren't talking about the abrasive. We are referring to the feel. While this may be subjective in absolute terms, in relative terms it is not. If you feel a King is harder than a Chosera, I have questions about you. In fact, the Kohetsu has a softer...
by Ourorboros
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Sharpening Hell
Replies: 35
Views: 1434

Re: Sharpening Hell

Also just based on the feel I don't think I'd want to put a knife on it. Coarse is the way to go, not finer. You are reducing the problem from chips to coarse scratches, then polishing out (or down) the scratches. Going finer costs you time and effort, as you as with the SG 500. As you get closer t...
by Ourorboros
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Sharpening Hell
Replies: 35
Views: 1434

Re: Sharpening Hell

You need something coarser, like a 220 or maybe 120. Depends on the chips.
by Ourorboros
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Quality of Masakage and/or Tanaka knives?
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: Quality of Masakage and/or Tanaka knives?

Both will sharpen easily in comparison to stainless, with a finer edge. With Japanese knives, there is an assumption that the user will do the finish sharpening and choose their own edge angle. They can certainly take a 15 degree edge, or finer if you want a keener edge at the risk of chipping. Only...
by Ourorboros
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: SLICER
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: SLICER

Well you are looking for a sujihiki (double beveled) or yanigiba (single bevel) to get you started looking.
by Ourorboros
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: New to Japanese steel/knives and would like first time buying advice
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: New to Japanese steel/knives and would like first time buying advice

6) On wa (Japanese) vs yo (Western) handles. If you use a pinch grip, you should be fairly agnostic. If you have big hands and use a hammer grip, the various Western handles may be more to your liking. 5) Stainless vs stainless clad vs carbon - it's about the drying the carbon steel portion. With ca...
by Ourorboros
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tojiro Factory and Gallery Shots
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Tojiro Factory and Gallery Shots

Much more of a large scale clean workshop than I expected. I thought it would be more of a small factory churning out knives like a Shun or Wusthof.