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by gladius
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: lifetime pair of kitchen shears
Replies: 6
Views: 64

Re: lifetime pair of kitchen shears

I've got Oxo, Tojiro but much prefer my Shun Kitchen Shears due to the offset.
by gladius
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: 5 million grit announcement!
Replies: 27
Views: 341

Re: 5 million grit announcement!

To be clear, without the skill there is no need. You do need to follow a sequence of grits to achieve finishes at this level. If 3k is your idea of a refined finish this is clearly not for you. 'No soup for you!' --- So what is the application for this? Many consider a 3k edge ideal for many kitche...
by gladius
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: 5 million grit announcement!
Replies: 27
Views: 341

Re: 5 million grit announcement!

ken123 wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:50 pm
Plus or minus a few billion :)
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How accurate is this or is it "within cosmological accuracy"?
And how is it even measured?...that's tiny grit! Could one even tell the difference in an edge polished at million vs 5 million.
by gladius
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB Arashiyama 1k, 6k,
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Re: WTB Arashiyama 1k, 6k,

The Arashiyama 6k is one of my favs...excellent finisher!
by gladius
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 1030
Views: 35033

Re: Show us your new knife!

Wonder how well that'll cut through butternut squash? ;)
by gladius
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Knife Knowledge, Skills, Technique and Care
Topic: first time sharpening “good” steel
Replies: 8
Views: 144

Re: first time sharpening “good” steel

Cowboy Dan wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:56 am
...I’m actually a big axe enthusiast. I’ve been doing restoration and collecting for a few years now. I’m not sure if you’ve heard of the group axe junkies but I’m fairly active member there.
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Got a link? I am a Hults Bruk fan.
by gladius
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Stone recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: Stone recommendations

+2
Kohetsu 800 is a good choice and can bridge the gap between the XXC (use very light pressure) and the 2K. The 800 is a strong cutter as is the 2000 (easily cuts HAP40). The Naniwa SS 5K is a super finisher (use edge trailing strokes only)...strop on bare leather and it is hard to beat.
by gladius
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Itto-Ryu Hammered is no more?
Replies: 18
Views: 457

Re: Itto-Ryu Hammered is no more?

I would definitely list them under different names and have different product pages for them if not too terribly difficult. Could call one a Hammered and the other a KU or something along those lines. They are after all two totally different knives. Need to relist the new version on it's own page w...
by gladius
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Geology of Jnats
Replies: 20
Views: 283

Re: Geology of Jnats

Arkansas Stones are slow though do polish well. Let's not forget the Italians... x-bZfIGbFq0 ...and Russians... yUqS3tL2PVE And you may find this interesting... H1iOIMWYUMI https://www.amazon.com/Woodwrights-Companion-Exploring-Traditional-Woodcraft/dp/0807840955?SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&...
by gladius
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Takeda cleaver owners
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: Takeda cleaver owners

Preference - the small Takeda is 10oz and the large is 12oz.

Compare to
  • 16oz Sugimoto #6,
  • 17oz Moritaka 210mm
  • 22.5oz Mizuno #7
  • 10oz Sugimoto #30
by gladius
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Takeda cleaver owners
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: Takeda cleaver owners

I don't have experience with the Takeda Cleaver ( though have with several Takedas ) I can wholeheartedly recommend the Mizuno. The steel is extremely hard and holds an edge like PM steel. An alternative to Takeda is a Moritaka cleaver which I'd also recommend but it is also very hard and more prone...
by gladius
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Geology of Jnats
Replies: 20
Views: 283

Re: Geology of Jnats

So, this is my next question; If novaculite is one variety of naturally occurring stone, are there others? --- um...yes Most every stone you find in nature is uh, naturally occurring. During a visit to DC I spent an entire day at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in their Gem & Mineral sect...
by gladius
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Ever wish you could buy old naturals?
Replies: 47
Views: 850

Re: Ever wish you could buy old naturals?

I could tell by all the renge it would go for top dollar!
by gladius
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Geology of Jnats
Replies: 20
Views: 283

Re: Geology of Jnats

Lepus wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:46 pm
Do awasedo that require the use of nagura to draw out abrasive meet the forth criteria?
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I'd say they do but at a much slower pace, hence the need for a nagura.
by gladius
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Geology of Jnats
Replies: 20
Views: 283

Re: Geology of Jnats

...their suitability to aesthetically polish steels... --- Only the ones that fulfill all of the below conditions are qualified as sharpening stones. Harder than steel. Fine enough to sharpen the blade to desired sharpness. Sharpening particles are dispersed evenly. New sharpening particles surface...
by gladius
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Geology of Jnats
Replies: 20
Views: 283

Re: Geology of Jnats

Sandstone, claystone, quartzs-trachyt, tuff, andesite, ganister, silica shale, etc... is abundant but specific qualities are not.

These are silica shale from Pakistan that work very well.

https://www.theperfectedge.com/product- ... terstones/
by gladius
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Ever wish you could buy old naturals?
Replies: 47
Views: 850

Re: Ever wish you could buy old naturals?

ChefKnivesToGo wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:47 am
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Are you going to post on the website?
by gladius
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teruyasu Fujiwara: Wa handle not centred. Was this done on purposely?
Replies: 31
Views: 627

Re: Teruyasu Fujiwara: Wa handle not centred. Was this done on purposely?

Fujiwara-san is a nationally recognized craftsman and a renowned swordsmith. His blades are fantastic but at times suffer from fit & finish issues. All the ones I own are fine quality and great cutters.

https://youtu.be/cfAlTd7B_Lc?t=13
by gladius
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Cleaver Diary
Replies: 37
Views: 821

Re: The Cleaver Diary

dAviD wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:59 am
I also enjoyed that Chinese story a bit when I was learning about Cleavers!
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It is as Jacques pointed out that technique is but one element to mastering.
by gladius
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Cleaver Diary
Replies: 37
Views: 821

Re: The Cleaver Diary

There is a solution to most every problem. Proceed as if you ONLY have a cleaver. Technique adjustment is one thing you can do. The pull cutting works well on a variety of product. To control the weight you can further adjust your grip from a two finger peace grip to a three finger grip for more con...