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by Organic
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Thank you CKTG!
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Thank you CKTG!

Nice work! I can imagine the difference between trying to use that knife in its former state v. after you sharpened it must be rather dramatic.
by Organic
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Edge Pro Advice
Topic: Back to sharpening!
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Back to sharpening!

I enjoy sharpening so much that only doing it once a year would be a downside rather than a plus. It is so satisfying to cut with a fresh, crisp edge.
by Organic
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: TS prof
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: TS prof

I have no experience with that particular sharpening tool. I believe that these are made in Russia, so getting any customer support if you're in the US may be difficult. My preference in the world of guided sharpening tools is the Wicked Edge. Their units are in a similar price range and have a very...
by Organic
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How about this idea?
Replies: 56
Views: 1049

Re: How about this idea?

It sounds awesome, but also likely out of my budget.
by Organic
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Show & Tell: Kono Fuji Kiritsuke
Replies: 18
Views: 391

Re: Show & Tell: Kono Fuji Kiritsuke

That looks like some good work. Thanks for sharing!
by Organic
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now that's a rough knife
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Now that's a rough knife

That blade needs some work. It could make for a fun project.
by Organic
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Knife
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: Big Knife

That's more like a sword than a knife.
by Organic
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What knife does your SO end up using?
Replies: 66
Views: 1338

Re: What knife does your SO end up using?

The only knives my wife touches these days are the cheap serrated steak knives, a bread knife, and the butter knives. She has no interest in using my Japanese blades and is generally afraid of cutting herself given that I don't let any of the knives in the house get even remotely dull. She's a bit o...
by Organic
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Edge Pro Advice
Topic: Spyderco UF
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: Spyderco UF

That's a nice looking edge!
by Organic
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handle Beauty Contest
Replies: 46
Views: 1614

Re: Handle Beauty Contest

I'm looking forward to seeing all of the beautiful handles that this will produce. This is a cool idea.
by Organic
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Sharp edge but won't cut tomato skins very well.
Replies: 20
Views: 1064

Re: Sharp edge but won't cut tomato skins very well.

Here's an example of an edge taken to a very high polish (not my work) cutting a grape. A quote from the knife maker: "Finally I put the final edge on with the Wicked Edge at 11 dps (yes it reached that angle no problem since the blade width is about 2″). Lastly I finished w/ a microbevel at .5um." ...
by Organic
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Sharp edge but won't cut tomato skins very well.
Replies: 20
Views: 1064

Re: Sharp edge but won't cut tomato skins very well.

I think salemj hit it on the head. A very refined edge executed with high precision will cut everything (including tomato skins) well, but the room for error becomes smaller as you get more and more refined. Adding a micro bevel to you blade with a ceramic rod should give it the skin penetrating qua...
by Organic
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: good training knife?
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: good training knife?

I think the one you ordered looks like a great choice. It can be very frustrating trying to learn to sharpen on a thick knife made of poor stainless steel like I did. Have fun!
by Organic
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EDC suggestions
Replies: 49
Views: 1963

Re: EDC suggestions

Found a few to try. I dig the Spyderco 50/50 finger choil. Mini Grip - Just doesn't feel right in my hand. Handle isn't quite long enough so the end of my hand hangs over a bit which bothers me. I wanted this to be right, but isn't. Delica ZDP 189 - Feels great in hand and nice in the pocket. The o...
by Organic
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Spinning knife belt. Crazy.
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Re: Spinning knife belt. Crazy.

That seems like a very dangerous idea. I'm glad he's okay.
by Organic
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EDC suggestions
Replies: 49
Views: 1963

Re: EDC suggestions

Handling the knives yourself in a side by side comparison is going to make the decision a lot easier. Pay attention to how each one feels in the hand and if there are any hot spots (places where something feels uncomfortable that will really hurt after extended use). The Spyderco Manix 2 lightweight...
by Organic
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Are you an edge trailer or edge leading person?
Replies: 23
Views: 1010

Re: Are you an edge trailer or edge leading person?

I haven't sharpened a blade free hand in about three years. I've been using a Wicked Edge with their OEM diamond abrasives, so the edge leading only does offer a slight advantage for my particular situation. I can definitely see how edge trailing strokes would be beneficial for those free hand sharp...
by Organic
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Are you an edge trailer or edge leading person?
Replies: 23
Views: 1010

Re: Are you an edge trailer or edge leading person?

A jig will reduce some variables and show the difference between leading and trailing apexes. Here you can see the cleaner edge leading apex top photo (400x). ref. https://knife.wickededgeusa.com/forums/topic/edge-leading-vs-edge-trailing-under-magnification/ https://knife.wickededgeusa.com/app/upl...
by Organic
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Are you an edge trailer or edge leading person?
Replies: 23
Views: 1010

Re: Are you an edge trailer or edge leading person?

A few years back Clay Alison of Wicked Edge fame did a study and found that knives sharpened exclusively with edge leading strokes were slightly (but measurably) more sharp than those done exclusively with edge trailing strokes using the same progression and angles. In light of these results, I shar...
by Organic
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is a shun killer
Replies: 49
Views: 1781

Re: This is a shun killer

That is a cool looking knife. It would really pop with a custom handle.

Shuns are okay. They do tend to be pretty expensive compared to similar knives and they're nothing special, but most people will never encounter a better knife in their entire lifetime.