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by J david
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Yanagiba Fix and FS Polishing
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: Yanagiba Fix and FS Polishing

That's a lot of work with a rewarding finish. Congratulations. So long as you've done the work ahead of time, an acceptable streak free finish can be had with a quality natural (or synthetic) bench stone. It comes down to pressure control, stroke control, and patience. I will give you a tip for what...
by J david
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The GREATEST leap forward in knife design ever
Replies: 12
Views: 212

Re: The GREATEST leap forward in knife design ever

I noticed that people who bought those knives also bought the spyfinder hidden camera device.
by J david
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Knife Knowledge, Skills, Technique and Care
Topic: When to teach knife skills to kids
Replies: 11
Views: 331

Re: When to teach knife skills to kids

My son has been using sharp knives since he was 4. I got nervous he was going to mess up my good knives so I bought one of those prison knives Mark had a while back. It was too heavy and unwieldy for a kid that young but it served its purpose to learn on initially with a blunt heel and tip. He soon ...
by J david
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Slurry and swarf
Replies: 15
Views: 306

Re: Slurry and swarf

1: you are correct about slurry being stone particles in a water solution on the stone. Weather it is desirable depends on what you are trying to accomplish. For general sharpening it is o.k. and many people like a muddy stone. You are also correct about what swarf is but it is only a problem if it ...
by J david
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Gesshin Heiji Semi-stainless gyuto 240
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: Gesshin Heiji Semi-stainless gyuto 240

The steel in these is next level. Everything I love about carbon in a semi stainless. It takes patina readily but resists rust nicely and takes and holds a terrific edge.
by J david
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 2666
Views: 127734

Re: Show us your new knife!

Delboy wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:39 pm
Set is finished!!! I only snagged the Gyuto & Paring knife, the Nakiri(tsuke) is still up for grabs....

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Fantastic aesthetic. Let us know how they perform for you.
by J david
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: What did you cook today?
Replies: 376
Views: 12990

Re: What did you cook today?

Hmmmmmm
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by J david
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Micro chipping on AS nakiri
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: Micro chipping on AS nakiri

I would caution you to reserve judgment on your technique and the knife until you have sharpened it at least three times. I never had an issue until I had an issue with a particularly thin ground Tanaka blue. The edge would chip and roll until I cleaned it up a few times. Now it is a badass. Don't c...
by J david
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 2666
Views: 127734

Re: Show us your new knife!

I jumped on the Tansu train as well. https://i.imgur.com/QFXWPTZ.jpg Awesome! Is this the 255? I originally bought it from the site but then wanted to have Mert install a western handle on it. He told me he had a 260 for the Show that would be better to use. How do you like it? It is the 255. The o...
by J david
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Removing Mazaki handle?
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Removing Mazaki handle?

I've probably removed 20 + handles and had only 1 crack. 70 % come off with no heat at all.
by J david
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Removing Mazaki handle?
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Removing Mazaki handle?

https://youtu.be/ZajZh8aps6Q I used a steam kettle to gently heat the tang inside the handle on the last Mazaki handle I removed. It was attached with silicone adhesive and didn't need to get really hot to turn loose. Just concentrate the steam at the handle tang junction and use the method above t...
by J david
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 2666
Views: 127734

Re: Show us your new knife!

nakneker wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:52 pm
Cutuu wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:54 pm
You may recognize this one, but its new to me
Mert Tansu Blue Honyaki

http://imgur.com/gallery/QjXqckd
Gorgeous! I picked up one of Merts Honyakis this year too. Amazing knife both to look at and to use! Congrats!
I jumped on the Tansu train as well.
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by J david
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Doberman Forge
Topic: BladeShow 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 661

Re: BladeShow 2019

Congratulations. I came by your booth when you were presenting the knife for judging I think. Sorry I missed you, but I met your dad who is a fine gentleman indeed.
by J david
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Pass Arounds
Topic: Black Lotus Knives
Replies: 132
Views: 4294

Re: Black Lotus Knives

Wrought iron is low carbon steel with lots of slag (low grade). The slag gives it its lines that looks similar to Damascus but they are not nearly the same in composition. What we refer to as regular iron cladding is much more refined and likely higher carbon (though it varies greatly from one smith...
by J david
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Pass Arounds
Topic: Black Lotus Knives
Replies: 132
Views: 4294

Re: Black Lotus Knives

Best case scenario, in my experience, is 10 days per person (includes shipping time) x 15 persons = 150 days or 5 months. It will be close.
by J david
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Pass Arounds
Topic: Black Lotus Knives
Replies: 132
Views: 4294

Re: Black Lotus Knives

I like patina, but I would be willing to give it a rub down with some fingerstones when it come through me. I used to polish all my stuff, and still do when I first recieve them most of the time, but after that, not so much. I haven't had the opportunity to polish wrought iron cladding, so I would ...
by J david
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Pass Arounds
Topic: Black Lotus Knives
Replies: 132
Views: 4294

Re: Black Lotus Knives

I like patina, but I would be willing to give it a rub down with some fingerstones when it come through me. I used to polish all my stuff, and still do when I first recieve them most of the time, but after that, not so much. I haven't had the opportunity to polish wrought iron cladding, so I would b...
by J david
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Pass Arounds
Topic: Black Lotus Knives
Replies: 132
Views: 4294

Re: Black Lotus Knives

Nice Steve.
by J david
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS: Mazaki, Heiji, Toyama , Shigahiro
Replies: 17
Views: 882

Re: WTS: Mazaki, Heiji, Toyama , Shigahiro

All SOLD. Please close. Thanks everyone.
by J david
Fri May 31, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS: Mazaki, Heiji, Toyama , Shigahiro
Replies: 17
Views: 882

Re: WTS: Mazaki, Heiji, Toyama , Shigahiro

Heiji is SOLD. Shigahiro is still available and I'll throw in a small HS15 aoto if anybody wants it.