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by Captaincaed
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Technique advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 2699

Re: Technique advice?

This is probably not worth watching in its entirety, it's a spot check. Still some wobble, but less. Stone's feedback is terrible, especially with light pressure. Sorry the paper cutting is half out of frame, but the audio is clear. Last 3-4" are the final touch ups to get a smooth cut with a 220 st...
by Captaincaed
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Technique advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 2699

Re: Technique advice?

Peter, Rewatched your pressure/burr removal video (https://youtu.be/GtatnyLz8YM), which helped solidify the need for good light and no reflections. I have heard that sometimes you may get a 'cocks-comb burr' that doesn't reflect, but still produces a somewhat weak edge. Is this something you are con...
by Captaincaed
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Knife Knowledge, Skills, Technique and Care
Topic: Question on proper storage of carbon knives
Replies: 13
Views: 2285

Re: Question on proper storage of carbon knives

Also speaking as a chem lab guy, desiccant only works in a sealed container, needs replacement from time to time.

Gun owners have electric heated bars that go in safes to drive off humidity. If you have very expensive knives, might be something to consider.
by Captaincaed
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Knife Knowledge, Skills, Technique and Care
Topic: Question on proper storage of carbon knives
Replies: 13
Views: 2285

Re: Question on proper storage of carbon knives

My experience Storing in wood saya long term hasn't been successful, has led to moisture retention and rust. You can see this if you bake your saya at a low temp, 175-200F for 20-30". It will drive out moisture that you can see if you put the knife back in the saya. It steams up the blade. I also li...
by Captaincaed
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Technique advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 2699

Re: Technique advice?

Ken, I like your approach to cleaning the edge with small motions, seems to make sense, especially for the single bevel. I've have a crack at it and see how my edge performs.

Peter, thank you for the encouragement, I hope to have some follow up material in a week or two.
by Captaincaed
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Technique advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 2699

Re: Technique advice?

Yeah the synthetic natural is a Gesshin branded stone, I'm using the designation it's sold under. It's a quality stone, supposed to finish in the 3-6k range as Peter said. Thank you everyone for the excellent advice! I took the suggestions out for a test drive and found that I'm very likely not debu...
by Captaincaed
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Technique advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 2699

Technique advice?

I'm cross-posting this from another forum because I value the tone of suggestions over here. I feel like I've gotten worse over the past couple months, but I also think that may be changing personal standards. I can still get knives to push-cut printer paper, cut paper in a circle, etc. Where I'm fe...
by Captaincaed
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Several Knives Kikumori, Masamoto, Konosuke, Raquin, Ikeda
Replies: 26
Views: 2212

Re: WTS Several Knives Kikumori, Masamoto, Konosuke, Raquin, Ikeda

I had a great experience with BoostedGT. Sent me some extra photos and did a great packaging job. That has not always been my experience on these forums - but this transaction was really good. Everything was presented exactly as it really was. And it's a beautiful knife! Fast, friendly, A+.
by Captaincaed
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Several Knives Kikumori, Masamoto, Konosuke, Raquin, Ikeda
Replies: 26
Views: 2212

Re: WTS Several Knives Kikumori, Masamoto, Konosuke, Raquin, Ikeda

Hey I contribute to another forum and just came across this forum. Been lurking for a couple days, and this post piqued my interest. I’m interested in one of your pieces, but is it OK to be on the buyer’s end before posting? I've purchased, um... a couple pieces and I still haven't hit my 30. The f...
by Captaincaed
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 2912
Views: 201161

Re: Show us your new knife!

First Post! Cute little Murata, most recent acquisition. Traded my first Murata to a friend, but I really dig his style.
by Captaincaed
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Several Knives Kikumori, Masamoto, Konosuke, Raquin, Ikeda
Replies: 26
Views: 2212

Re: WTS Several Knives Kikumori, Masamoto, Konosuke, Raquin, Ikeda

Hey I contribute to another forum and just came across this forum. Been lurking for a couple days, and this post piqued my interest. I’m interested in one of your pieces, but is it OK to be on the buyer’s end before posting?