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by Jeff B
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Birthday set of stones
Replies: 21
Views: 136

Re: Birthday set of stones

I believe it would help to think about exactly what line up you want in the end. Then you can decide what order you want to buy the stones in. Right now you seem unsure what you want in your final line up and are jumping all over the place. Don't you have a Snow white already? If so then no need to ...
by Jeff B
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Birthday set of stones
Replies: 21
Views: 136

Re: Birthday set of stones

I use sand paper and micromesh when refinishing any blade road after thinning or for just changing the look. Also for touching up blade faces should they get scratched. As Lepus said it's the easiest way to maintain consistency in the finish with all the imperfections you usually run into in the ste...
by Jeff B
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Bensbites
Topic: Bensbites custom handle/Masakage Koishi
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: Bensbites custom handle

Very nice Ben!
by Jeff B
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Opps Chosera 800 !
Replies: 22
Views: 563

Re: Opps Chosera 800 !

Just a short little follow up on my Chosera Pro stones. Now my three Choseras ,the 400,800,and the 3000,all show spider web cracks.All were never soaked and only used strictly as splash and go and put on the racks to dry slowly.It's hard to enjoy sharpening when you think your hard earned money is ...
by Jeff B
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Limpet's knives
Replies: 27
Views: 1967

Re: Limpet's knives

I've had a growing interest in Sanjo made knives. They definitely seperate themselves from the more common J-knives.
by Jeff B
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery knife build: What steel?
Replies: 49
Views: 615

Re: Mystery knife build: What steel?

I've all but given up yo handles and I like the tip lower on a knife, at or below the bottom of the handle.
by Jeff B
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Stone between 1K and 5k?
Replies: 25
Views: 247

Re: Stone between 1K and 5k?

nakneker wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:28 am
I’d like to get a good 500-600 grit stone. SG 500 maybe?
Given the preferences you've shown so far I think you'd enjoy the Naniwa Pro 400 more than the Glass 500.
by Jeff B
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Stone between 1K and 5k?
Replies: 25
Views: 247

Re: Stone between 1K and 5k?

If your knives are dull enough that you want something faster than your Naniwa Pro 1k you need to get something like the Naniwa Pro 400. A great stone, will quickly raise a burr for you and will fit in your progression well. Go for the 400 and keep using the 1k that you have.
by Jeff B
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I want to change a name.
Replies: 37
Views: 426

Re: I want to change a name.

togatta ..perfect, sounds great! if its a french profile you know its a french profile because it looks like a french profile...just put all the french profile knives in the same category on the site, no need to name them similar...its ok if they dont come up in searches, all the more special when ...
by Jeff B
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I want to change a name.
Replies: 37
Views: 426

Re: I want to change a name.

I disagree, The fact that it is so popular with so many clones, yet none even come close to replicating the entire knife speaks volumes to me about it's complexity.
by Jeff B
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Favorite stones
Replies: 43
Views: 519

Re: Favorite stones

I think the Green Brick is the Takeda of sharpening stones, it's either a love or hate relationship and little in between.
by Jeff B
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Favorite stones
Replies: 43
Views: 519

Re: Favorite stones

Looks like I’ll be ordering a Nubatama 150 & a Kitayama 8k. I have a SP 5000 I’m gonna sell, I have other stones I like better in that grit range (Rika 5k and Cerax 6k), I’m gonna swap it out for the SP 1000, that stones keeps getting mentioned too. I have a few stones I’m gonna cutloose. I’m gonna...
by Jeff B
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: The Difference Between Chef's Knives
Replies: 10
Views: 117

Re: The Difference Between Chef's Knives

Thanks for posting this video. I would have loved to have seen this about three years ago to limit the seriously ignorant questions I posted on this forum while trying to figure out what I wanted in kitchen knives. :lol: Some of the most knowledgeable people on this forum could have made the same s...
by Jeff B
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 728
Views: 24612

Re: Show us your new knife!

Thanks Garrick for the first impressions, sounds like it's off to a good start. Hope it turns into a "love it" relationship!
by Jeff B
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Tanaka ginsan 240 : it's back! - SOLD!
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Tanaka ginsan 240 : it's back!

dAviD wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:57 pm
Sold. Lol. Maybe the fastest sale ever.
And at 1am to boot!
by Jeff B
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Stone between 1K and 5k?
Replies: 25
Views: 247

Re: Stone between 1K and 5k?

Completely agree with Lepus here. You generally see very little return above 5k and what you do see you lose very fast. Like him I keep most of my Gyutos in the 3-5k range. I do take a couple to 8k that seem to be able to hold it well, and it's just fun. :D My slicer and petties are at Chosera 3k.
by Jeff B
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Recent Work
Replies: 140
Views: 8870

Re: Recent Work

It would be too cool to hang out for a day and just watch you at work!
by Jeff B
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Shapton Pro 5000, 45.00, now 35.00, SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 158

Re: WTS Shapton Pro 5000, 45.00, now 35.00, SOLD

At these kind of prices I'll be watching for them!
by Jeff B
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I’ve been talking to this blacksmith...
Replies: 221
Views: 5561

Re: I’ve been talking to this blacksmith...

You bought a $29 dollar knife from Vietnam Danny, not a Kato. I think you got your monies worth. :D
by Jeff B
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying philosophy for knives
Replies: 32
Views: 613

Re: Buying philosophy for knives

Knowing that I get obsessive ... I try to restrict expensive hobbies. I have a philosophy of "one of each". One nice KU finish knife. One nice tall knife, One nice short knife. One nice ktip (still pending) One nice solid knife (non clad) One nice damascus knife. ... etc. Though of course a knife c...