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by gladius
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Optimum Sharpening Set Up
Replies: 22
Views: 278

Re: Optimum Sharpening Set Up

--- Thanks Gladius for the Kohetsu and Rika rec’s, they get great reviews. Do I remember that you recommended one or some of the JNS stones? If so how did you find them? --- Yes, the synthetic Matukusuyama stones are very good fast cutters that leave fantastic finishes ( not too synthetic if you kn...
by gladius
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Optimum Sharpening Set Up
Replies: 22
Views: 278

Re: Optimum Sharpening Set Up

You have some very good sharpening sets. You don't really need any more but sounds like you'd like new stones. Try the Kohetsu 800 & 2000 and Rika 5000. These are not splash and go but with a short soak perform very well and are a pleasure to use.
by gladius
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heat Treatment
Replies: 36
Views: 524

Re: Heat Treatment

jacko9 wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:01 am
Bottom line Mark I don't think you should bother buying a Rockwell tester and just go with the reported properties from the Blacksmith.
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+1
by gladius
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: knife cleanup - Butternut nasty film
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: knife cleanup - Butternut nasty film

If stuck, try soaking with some vegetable oil.
by gladius
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking for a 240 guyto
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Looking for a 240 guyto

A Kanehide PS60 Gyuto 240mm with either Western or Japanese handle would make a good compliment to your TK 210.
by gladius
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: knife cleanup - Butternut nasty film
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: knife cleanup - Butternut nasty film

Is there squash caked on or did it just react? I'd use sandflex << to remove the staining.
by gladius
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oops I bent my knife
Replies: 17
Views: 437

Re: Oops I bent my knife

Jeff B wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:51 pm
I just can't imagine needing to put enough force on the knife to bend it like that.
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Not much force was probably needed. I once bought and returned a Konosuke that bent with a light tap on the cutting board; bent easier than a paper clip.
by gladius
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Knife recommendation please. White steel?
Replies: 19
Views: 535

Re: Knife recommendation please. White steel?

eyediver wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:01 pm
No, I'm not set on white steel. These ladies and gentleman have been convincing me rather well that a blue steel would fit the bill.
...or super blue steel ;)
by gladius
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Wish Lists
Replies: 49
Views: 1552

Re: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Wish Lists

A 20% off a multi knife purchase would be good incentive to spend. :D
by gladius
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS "Chef Knife Narra" Tank 165mm tall bunka
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: WTS "Chef Knife Narra" Tank

How "heavy" is this?
by gladius
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Knife recommendation please. White steel?
Replies: 19
Views: 535

Re: Knife recommendation please. White steel?

I have the https://www.chefknivestogo.com/haaswagy21.html,Harukaze AS Wa Gyuto 180mm << which I highly recommend. It is a super performer with great steel, HT and grind that gets very keen and holds the edge well. It is a perfect small knife, very nimble that you don't have to fuss over and it looks...
by gladius
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ChefAlarm probe thermometer ($48 today)
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: ChefAlarm probe thermometer ($48 today)

Link works...thanks!
by gladius
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ChefAlarm probe thermometer ($48 today)
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: ChefAlarm probe thermometer ($48 today)

PaulME wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:13 pm
Heads up saw this via Instagram - looks like you can get a ChefAlarm thermometer for $48 today via Americas Test Kitchen. No affiliation (I’m in the same building they are in but only saw this on their Instagram feed) seemed like a good deal to share.
Paul
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Got link?
by gladius
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: New Edge Sharpening - Peter Nowlan
Topic: Sharpening video
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: Sharpening video

What adjustment did you make Peter?
by gladius
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Been a while.
Replies: 18
Views: 793

Re: Been a while.

Welcome back!

Mark is at [email protected]
by gladius
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Ray Masters - Knife Life apparel and accessories
Topic: 40% off all T-shirts today!!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: 40% off all T-shirts today!!!!!

Drewski wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:26 pm
Trying on my android device but I keep getting "connection timed out" while trying to get on your main site. Maybe it's my device but other sites are working fine.
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Try the following:

https://www.zazzle.com/store/knife_life
by gladius
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Ray Masters - Knife Life apparel and accessories
Topic: Workhorse ITK .... ON SALE.... 40% OFF!
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Re: Workhorse ITK .... ON SALE.... 40% OFF!

Cutuu wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:21 pm
I didn't authorize use of my body on your T-shirts Ray.
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I noticed...it is tall at the heel and lots of belly - for extreme rocking I assume. :)
by gladius
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Live Chat
Replies: 17
Views: 1058

Re: Live Chat

The https://www.liveperson.com/,liveperson chat function only works if I turn off tracker blocking Here is what they collect... Privacy Policy: http://www.liveperson.com/policies/privacy Data Collected: Anonymous (Browser Information, Cookie Data , Date/Time, Hardware/Software Type, Interaction Data...
by gladius
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What could cause this kind of chipping?
Replies: 7
Views: 790

Re: What could cause this kind of chipping?

I would lightly sand (with Sandflex erasers) behind the edge to smooth it out some and simply use it - it will sharpen out in time.
by gladius
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: we've been doing it all wrong
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Re: we've been doing it all wrong

The technique is valid: stationary blade and move the stone. See Takeda in action... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UB2A8z-WHQw Use of diamonds though takes off steel fast and produces deeper scratches than water stone equivalents. I use diamond plates to repair very dull knives but only at lower gri...