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by milkbaby
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Takeda Classic Nakiri Large - SOLD!
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: WTS - Takeda Classic Nakiri Large

If I was still buying knives, this is one I'd definitely jump on. Great looking knife! GLWS
by milkbaby
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Recent Work
Replies: 148
Views: 10649

Re: Recent Work

Great looking work as always!

What finish are you using on the sayas?
by milkbaby
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ishikawa Nakiri lacquer finish peeling
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: Ishikawa Nakiri lacquer finish peeling

Single bevel should be even simpler to sharpen than a double bevel, shouldn't be a reason to sell it!

If it has a proper ura on the backside, you can just sharpen the front side as a wide bevel then deburr with the ura flat on the stone.
by milkbaby
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Sharpening a thick knife
Replies: 9
Views: 182

Re: Sharpening a thick knife

Sharpie trick. If you never properly apex the edge the whole way, you will not achieve the results you're looking for.

Also remember that a thicker blade at less acute angle won't do the same parlor tricks as a thin kitchen knife. You should be able to get it to shave effortlessly though.
by milkbaby
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Japanesse and Western style handles
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Japanesse and Western style handles

As long as you're not swinging it like a machete against trees and you keep moisture from rusting the tang, you should be good to go. Epoxy is usually pretty secure and when well done should keep the water out. Unfortunately, it also makes removal more difficult versus the burning in method and sett...
by milkbaby
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ben's sweet sweet wood.
Replies: 27
Views: 440

Re: Ben's sweet sweet wood.

Looks like Tasmanian blackwood with spalted maple ferrules? These were made by Alton? Looking good! :thumbsup:
by milkbaby
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Knife Sharpening Service - Seriously?
Replies: 17
Views: 393

Re: New Knife Sharpening Service - Seriously?

I finally watched the whole video through and it's obviously aimed at the general public, not knife nuts who do their own sharpening like us. I'm sure she has seen knives from people who don't know what they're doing on stones, her spiel about that isn't about the average sharpener on the forum! At ...
by milkbaby
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Knife Sharpening Service - Seriously?
Replies: 17
Views: 393

Re: New Knife Sharpening Service

I just fast forwarded and skimmed a few bits but it seems like she's trying to sell and educate the unwashed masses not the knife knuts on the forum. Most of the mobile sharpeners use a similar type of grinder. I have no doubt that her sharpening service is a lot better than the average grocery stor...
by milkbaby
Tue May 22, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 988
Views: 33992

Re: Show us your new knife!

My in-laws are in town for the week, and they bought a whole bunch of fruits for me to cut. My wife got mad that I used my Dalman kiridashi on the fruits (because I’ve used it on non-food items) so she told me to buy a new knife. I willingfully obliged, but I might have taken advantage of this oppo...
by milkbaby
Tue May 22, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 988
Views: 33992

Re: Show us your new knife!

Marc4pt0 wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 5:27 am
2 more from Alex at Muteki. This guy is killing it.
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I totally love the integrals he forged out recently! The edge profiles are also quite different from the usual Carter profiles too. Congrats on a couple awesome pickups!
by milkbaby
Tue May 22, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: "Tim Johnson Knives" Handcrafted in Oxford, MA
Topic: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff
Replies: 45
Views: 2542

Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Nice profile Tim! I'm a big fan of 15N20, a bunch of times almost jumped on one of JT's box of reclaimed 15N20 deals, definitely would be set for a loooong time as far as steel goes.

I vote for the non-forced patina version but that's just my personal taste.
by milkbaby
Tue May 22, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grinding handle metal
Replies: 22
Views: 516

Re: Grinding handle metal

Thanks for the additional responses. Two came in today and they reminded me that I needed to say "thanks for the honesty" and that I've decided to let it be. I'm a quick study, mechanically minded, and have very good hands...but I know when to take good advice, too. Despite loving to take on new an...
by milkbaby
Fri May 18, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 988
Views: 33992

Re: Show us your new knife!

Two chef knives, the top is a 220mm out of Elmax from Andrei Nikolaevich and the bottom is an integral 220mm 52100 chef from Alex Horn who is one of the Muteki smiths: https://i.imgur.com/KLSK2S3.jpg Alex has been showing those integrals on his instagram, super nice stuff! That one you picked up is...
by milkbaby
Thu May 10, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 4sale - Tsukasa Hinoura River Jump 210mm Gyuto
Replies: 9
Views: 669

Re: 4sale - Tsukasa Hinoura River Jump 210mm Gyuto

That knife is crazy! I never get tired of Hinoura's work or your handles. GLWS
by milkbaby
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery knife build: What steel?
Replies: 56
Views: 1074

Re: Mystery knife build: What steel?

I think 1095 depends on the source. Tolerances for Hitachi Shirogami 2 should be a little tighter and probably cleaner with less sulfur and more carbon. But the caveat is both steels can be excellent with very good heat treat. Should be similar due to the low alloying: very easy to sharpen to a very...
by milkbaby
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery knife build: What steel?
Replies: 56
Views: 1074

Re: Mystery knife build: What steel?

I voted W2 for the awesome hamon that is possible with it. Otherwise I would've voted for 52100 for performance with dialed in HT. I actually like 1095 as well. Is the maker going to heat treat old school in a forge like the Japanese? Then 80CrV2 for the simplest HT. The other steels won't be as eas...
by milkbaby
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Recent Work
Replies: 148
Views: 10649

Re: Recent Work

Really nice batch of work there, Carter! :thumbsup:
by milkbaby
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: 200 mm gyuto (or 8 inch chef's knife in MURICAN)
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: 200 mm gyuto (or 8 inch chef's knife in MURICAN)

Thank you all for your kind words, they are very encouraging! :) Kit, it's very true that making knives is a method of expression for me. Probably equal parts craftsmanship and artistry as I want to make the best tool that I can while at the same time making something beautiful to me. That's also pa...
by milkbaby
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening Scammer
Replies: 20
Views: 705

Re: Sharpening Scammer

That scammer obviously wasn't the sharpest knife in the block, maybe that's why he called you, Peter...? :D
by milkbaby
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: 200 mm gyuto (or 8 inch chef's knife in MURICAN)
Replies: 10
Views: 267

200 mm gyuto (or 8 inch chef's knife in MURICAN)

I was gonna post a lot of WIP pics but I've been working on this knife a little at a time on and off forever and am just happy to be done. So I'll just spam y'all with the all done pics. The specs... 200 mm or 8 inch monosteel blade, 15N20 high carbon steel about HRc 61-62, full height convex grind ...