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by milkbaby
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking for a - 240 - wide bevel - KU finish
Replies: 25
Views: 253

Re: Looking for a - 240 - wide bevel - KU finish

Almost all of the wide bevel knives will require flattening or using stone slurry to get into the slight concave in order to get consistent finish on the wide bevel. Most of these knives are ground with a large waterstone wheel and thus slightly concave at the wide bevel. I consider wide bevel a kni...
by milkbaby
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking for a - 240 - wide bevel - KU finish
Replies: 25
Views: 253

Re: Looking for a - 240 - wide bevel - KU finish

Hinoura shirogami gyuto is awesome
by milkbaby
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bent masakage shimo nakiri
Replies: 15
Views: 319

Re: Bent masakage shimo nakiri

You can't measure straightness with this method of the knives on the board. You need to measure the edge and the spine against a known flat reference. Without seeing these in hand, I still stand by my guess that it is due to the irregularity in shape and taper due to hand forging. And I agree with j...
by milkbaby
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bent masakage shimo nakiri
Replies: 15
Views: 319

Re: Bent masakage shimo nakiri

Those videos don't really show anything other than the last knife is very flat at the neck where the steel enters the handle, possibly because it was ground flat. The neck taper and symmetry can vary and it appears the way you're pressing is pivoting the blade on the neck. That knife is hand forged ...
by milkbaby
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Recent Work
Replies: 83
Views: 5918

Re: Recent Work

That santoku looks great, looks quite lasery!

Oak burl is awesome but seems to get little love on handles. Are the black spots voids/inclusions that are resin or epoxy filled? I have some oak burl with a lot of character that I think would be interesting to leave the voids unfilled.
by milkbaby
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Recent Work
Replies: 83
Views: 5918

Re: Recent Work

It's ridiculous is what it is... :D
by milkbaby
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your favorite cheap knife
Replies: 30
Views: 725

Re: Your favorite cheap knife

I got all y'all beat as far as lowest purchase price: $1 Swiss army style folding knife from Target. :D It opens boxes at work and does miscellaneous other cutting/slicing jobs. Other fave cheapo is a Robin Dalman kiridashi that I got from him for $15 when he wanted to promote his work with and heat...
by milkbaby
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the right way to season a new wooden board?
Replies: 31
Views: 472

Re: What is the right way to season a new wooden board?

When I was cooking with Jacques Pepin, he cleaned the board by scrubbing kosher salt with half a lemon and then wiping off with a damp towel. He sometimes did it multiple times in a cooking session....after chopping garlic, or working with meats. It does a good job of cleaning and neutralizing odor...
by milkbaby
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 342
Views: 10356

Re: Show us your new knife!

Yoshikazu Tanaka b#1 KU 240mm Had to get this one straight from Japan. Almost done chasing the last few Sakai masters . Have not made a cut yet, got it today at work and it was super busy . Thicker at spine , not a lot of distal taper until the final 5-m or so. Wide bevel and the grind leads into a...
by milkbaby
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 342
Views: 10356

Re: Show us your new knife!

MisoSatisfried wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:40 am
So many beauties in this thread. I added a few recently. One being my first 210. A Yahiko hairline and it has quickly picked up one of my favorite patinas.

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Love that patina! Looks like you're enjoying it! :thumbsup:
by milkbaby
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Looking for sharpening advice.
Replies: 16
Views: 387

Re: Looking for sharpening advice.

I agree with you Ken, there is no simple calculation what angle works best. My approach is thin to more acute on the right hand side first then test: is the steering less, is the edge stable/not too fragile. Then microbevel the left side. Keep on testing until the results you desire. I don't feel it...
by milkbaby
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Looking for sharpening advice.
Replies: 16
Views: 387

Re: Looking for sharpening advice.

Well we agree on one point :) Regarding edge asymmetry this video may help dDsWh_M7Rek So I basically maintain that you can adjust edge asymmetry by how much you grind the right or left sides. More grinding yields larger bevels which adjusts the edge asymmetry. I think the only thing we disagree on...
by milkbaby
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Knife Knowledge, Skills, Technique and Care
Topic: Carbon blade care how much effort is it really?
Replies: 7
Views: 133

Re: Carbon blade care how much effort is it really?

It's less work than a cast iron pan. I actually use my cast iron less because I don't like to leave it dirty long, and I dry it on the stovetop, oil, then heat again before letting cool then storing away. In contrast, I basically only use carbon steel knives now and the only thing I do is rinse with...
by milkbaby
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to become a knife smith
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: How to become a knife smith

There are other forums you might want to looks at. Kitchenknifeforums for example has many hobby and pro level knife makers that help each other out. Find a local class at a blacksmith studio. Reachout directly to some of the knife makers here and fine out what they thing. Good advice! I highly rec...
by milkbaby
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How would you take your knives to and from a picnic?
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: How would you take your knives to and from a picnic?

I am in charge of an outdoor event where we have a few knives to cut bagels and citrus. I just carry them in a big plastic container with the cutting boards. They just get wiped down with a towel (sometimes) until I have a chance to wash them afterwards. These are typical cheap NSF certified stainle...
by milkbaby
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Looking for sharpening advice.
Replies: 16
Views: 387

Re: Looking for sharpening advice.

... I agree that a constant angle is important but you saying the same angle for all knives? Because that isn't ideal. Also, adjusting to reduce steering in an asymmetric knife is another instance where you can't just use the same angle. Actually you can use the same angle. There is a very misleadi...
by milkbaby
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Looking for sharpening advice.
Replies: 16
Views: 387

Re: Looking for sharpening advice.

As a machinist, my goal in sharpening a knife is to look beyond the obvious in the operation. You’re taking a really hard material and you’re using friction against a stationary abrasive in order to remove material. That’s the basis. The devil is in the details. Consistency and repeatability are th...
by milkbaby
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Tonight's Beer
Replies: 62
Views: 2063

Re: Tonight's Beer

Naples09 wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:58 pm
Having some Cigar City Hunaphu
I remember when you could buy bottles of Hunaphu at the tap room for like a week after release. It wasn't really that long ago now that I think about it... :?
by milkbaby
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cutting board splitting at glue joints
Replies: 15
Views: 278

Re: Cutting board splitting at glue joints

Titebond and other wood glue is meant to bond wood surfaces that mate together very well, not to be a filler. I would suggest cyanoacrylate glue for that thin a crack, the thin fast curing CA glue or superglue that runs like water. It will wick into the crack and dry quickly. Just apply, let it dry,...
by milkbaby
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are your best woods?
Replies: 49
Views: 1197

Re: What are your best woods?

I have a big soft spot for underrated woods like bocote, walnut, maple, and oak. But I like some burl wood too... Just a few from my stash, can you name them? Ben probably has or had all these species at one point. https://i.imgur.com/YmvxwT5h.jpg https://i.imgur.com/reLx4THh.jpg York gum burl "had...