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by SSuchan
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new handle
Replies: 363
Views: 89032

Re: Show us your new handle

Kalaeb wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:14 pm
All you guys making me jelous with your pimped out Hiromotos so I had to take a stab and my petty.

Hiromoto AS 150mm petty, ironwood and copper tubing:
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Going to tackle the 240 gyuto next.
That's really well done. Congrats.
by SSuchan
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3283
Views: 385317

Re: Show us your new knife!

LaVieestBelle wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:12 pm
Two new-to-me winners. Massive thanks to the two awesome forum members who made this possible...

I am SO enjoying these knives.....


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Sakai Jikko Akebono by Kenichi Shiraki 240 Gyuto
Raquin tall nakiri
Very nice!
by SSuchan
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kurouchi Painted On?
Replies: 13
Views: 4136

Re: Kurouchi Painted On?

I would not argue about geometry being more important but that does not negate the benefits of a well applied KU finish in my experience. Yup. It isn't possible to argue with those small subjective things. In the end it is about what makes you happy. Thanks for the exchange. I'll see you around the...
by SSuchan
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Shaving
Topic: Straight razor for shaving
Replies: 7
Views: 1889

Re: Straight razor for shaving

I'm thinking of buying for a straight (cut throat) razor . It has the advantage that provided you take care of it will last for years and won't need replacing like standard cartridge razor blades. And there's something intriguingly Edwardian in style about it. By all accounts it proves a good shave...
by SSuchan
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kurouchi Painted On?
Replies: 13
Views: 4136

Re: Kurouchi Painted On?

Whatever the case KU is purely decorative and you are going to end up losing all or most of it over time which is why some people prefer some kind of polished or semi-polished finish. Interesting. Thank you. I’d always understood kurouchi finishes helped with food release. Is that not the case? I a...
by SSuchan
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kurouchi Painted On?
Replies: 13
Views: 4136

Re: Kurouchi Painted On?

There appears to be a slack tub of antifreeze like substance, probably to keep blades from rusting without having to dry individually. I think the second tub is (dirty) water to rinse the blades clean before moving on to HT. They seem to be batch drying them in a small oven, before hitting the fire...
by SSuchan
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kurouchi Painted On?
Replies: 13
Views: 4136

Re: Kurouchi Painted On?

I've always understood kurouchi to be a coating which forms on the knife from the forging process, and which the blacksmith has the option to remove or leave on. However, I watched the video on Matsubara knives on CKTG. At approximately 10:29, you will see someone brushing a blackish liquid on each...
by SSuchan
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your knife collection.
Replies: 503
Views: 100661

Re: Show us your knife collection.

Status of the collection. Mix of knives I bought and made. https://i.ibb.co/K9CX8r0/20200516-111820.jpg https://i.ibb.co/Lh7D5L3/20200516-111915.jpg https://i.ibb.co/dL8wH0s/20200516-111835.jpg On the stand starting on the right: Paring knife and chef knife set I made from 1084 steel Gyuto I made f...
by SSuchan
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new handle
Replies: 363
Views: 89032

Re: Show us your new handle

smcmaui wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:06 am
The Knife maker also does the handles, Mr. Itou
Thanks. I thought it looked like an Itou but assumed it had been rehandled.
by SSuchan
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new handle
Replies: 363
Views: 89032

Re: Show us your new handle

smcmaui wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:29 pm
Mr. Itou R2 damascus blade, handle: nickel silver bolster, turquoise, and mammoth molar tusk, with mosaic pins
That is very nice. Mind sharing who's work it is?
by SSuchan
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Patina photos
Replies: 158
Views: 62103

Re: Patina photos

Man. I am just drooling over this thread. Patina is one of my greatest pleasures in the knife game. Anyone else feel the same?
by SSuchan
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About Misono UX10
Replies: 11
Views: 4047

Re: About Misono UX10

The steels are very close: http://zknives.com/knives/steels/steelgraph.php?nm=19c27%2C13c26%2CAEB-L&ni=,,878&hrn=1&gm=0 The 19C27 is the one known simply as Swedish Steel. I was never able to get it super sharp like AEB-L. It is wear resistant though... ref. https://www.materials.sandvik/en/product...
by SSuchan
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3283
Views: 385317

Re: Show us your new knife!

Nice looking Yoshi! Love the finish.
by SSuchan
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Arkansas Black 8x2 and Naniwa SS 10k
Replies: 4
Views: 1495

Re: WTS Arkansas Black 8x2 and Naniwa SS 10k

Anyone who hones razors - the 10k makes a great finisher or pre-finisher. GLWS!
by SSuchan
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Good budget flattener for a King 1000/3000
Replies: 9
Views: 2161

Re: Good budget flattener for a King 1000/3000

Is the 140 grit plate acceptible to use on a 3000 grit stone or would another, finer grit be better/preferable? You should be ok with the 140 on the 3000. Some people use the 140 on coarse stones and something finer on finishing stones. I used to use the 140 on everything and smooth out the finer s...
by SSuchan
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Takeda - Did he stop making the classic series? Just NAS now?
Replies: 9
Views: 3306

Re: Takeda - Did he stop making the classic series? Just NAS now?

He’s doing them twice a year and he’s only sending them to us and one other retailer as well as selling some direct. He hasn’t mentioned discontinuing them. His big problem is they can ship Japan Post any longer to the USA because of the pandemic. Hi Mark. New member here. First, I dod not know he ...
by SSuchan
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Takeda - Did he stop making the classic series? Just NAS now?
Replies: 9
Views: 3306

Re: Takeda - Did he stop making the classic series? Just NAS now?

He’s doing them twice a year and he’s only sending them to us and one other retailer as well as selling some direct. He hasn’t mentioned discontinuing them. His big problem is they can ship Japan Post any longer to the USA because of the pandemic. Hi Mark. New member here. First, I dod not know he ...
by SSuchan
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Your Oldest Kitchen Knife?
Replies: 17
Views: 5191

Re: What is Your Oldest Knife?

My oldest kitchen knife is a Chinese cleaver that my Mom bought for me in Chinatown 34 years ago. I stopped using it about 5 years ago as it required thinning that would result in a major mod. An interesting tidbit here. It came with a plain unsealed handle like we see on the CCKs. I gave a quick ru...
by SSuchan
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's your current go to knife?
Replies: 80
Views: 11105

Re: What's your current go to knife?

Altadan wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:05 am
SSuchan wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:41 pm

Forgot to ask in my previous response what you went for instead?
I got myself a snazzy little Kono MM B#2 210 😎
Sweet!
by SSuchan
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's your current go to knife?
Replies: 80
Views: 11105

Re: What's your current go to knife?

Current 'go to' is an even split between a Misono dragon 240 and a Wat SS clad 225. Love them both equally for entirely different reasons. Say a word about your Wat 225, will you? I've THIS close to order one just a month ago, and opted for something else. Tell me, please, what I missed out on :P F...