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by desol
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Harder versions of white and blue
Replies: 36
Views: 798

Re: Harder versions of white and blue

i believe TFs are harder than honyakis. I wouldn't think so. I know many Honyaki's are 68-69 hrc before tempering. I think after all is said and done and ready for the stores, i think honyaki typically sits between 63-65 hrc while TF denkas are slightly higher at 65-67. Then again all this hrc stuf...
by desol
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Harder versions of white and blue
Replies: 36
Views: 798

Re: Harder versions of white and blue

The problems with high HRC whites / blues are user techniques. I took a TF through an entire case of butternut and acorn squash splitting them. No chips. It’s all end user and people don’t like to admit fault, blame the smith complain to mark and then mark stops featuring him. His products are an a...
by desol
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Harder versions of white and blue
Replies: 36
Views: 798

Re: Harder versions of white and blue

The edges of some knives are also fatigued coming from the smiths shop depending on how they were sharpened making them chippy. Sharpening and exposing fresh steel stops the chipping. This is not a new or uncommon phenomenon. I've had this happen as well and it's not uncommon to get a new knife wit...
by desol
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Harder versions of white and blue
Replies: 36
Views: 798

Re: Harder versions of white and blue

Fujiwara TF Nashiji comes to mind... https://www.teruyasu.net/products/detail_9.html I remember those. I think the first ones had problems with chipping. The problems with high HRC whites / blues are user techniques. I took a TF through an entire case of butternut and acorn squash splitting them. N...
by desol
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Blade Sharpness testing
Replies: 13
Views: 348

Re: Blade Sharpness testing

If someone is having no luck with sharpening, try raising your angle a bit until you feel the knife 'grabbing' or 'sticking' to the stone during your passes. Medium pressure. This means your sharpening the acute part of the edge when you feel the grabbing. The knife will slide easier across the ston...
by desol
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Blade Sharpness testing
Replies: 13
Views: 348

Re: Blade Sharpness testing

From a practicality standpoint, kens rolled up paper towel test might be the most useful test I can easily explain. If I’m establishing a new edge on a coarse stone, I know not to advance until I pass this test even if i’m a 320 stone, or even a 140 plate for that matter. A sharp knife will pass re...
by desol
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Harder versions of white and blue
Replies: 36
Views: 798

Re: Harder versions of white and blue

Thanks for the replies guys. I think I'm leaning towards the Moritaka. I'll have a peak at the others as well...
by desol
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB Konosuke Khii Ebony Handles
Replies: 17
Views: 828

Re: WTB Konosuke Khii Ebony Handles

Hello Jeff I have one coming in for a new handle install it is a really nice handle. Just curious what will you do with more than one? I have a few older Konos with Ho wood handles that I'm planning on putting the newer Khii Ebony handles on. Really like those handles after buying a couple Fujis. M...
by desol
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Harder versions of white and blue
Replies: 36
Views: 798

Re: Harder versions of white and blue

gladius wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:04 pm
Fujiwara TF Nashiji comes to mind...

https://www.teruyasu.net/products/detail_9.html
I remember those. I think the first ones had problems with chipping.
by desol
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Harder versions of white and blue
Replies: 36
Views: 798

Re: Harder versions of white and blue

Kalaeb wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:05 pm
Harder? Do you mean just Hrc? Are you okay with AS options?
Hi Kalaeb. Yes just high hardness. I would prefer AS.

Two that I've found on the site are the Gihei with blue #2 at 62-63 Hrc...and Koishi with AS at 63-65 Hrc.
by desol
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Takayuki steak knife
Replies: 18
Views: 446

Re: Takayuki steak knife

My favorite steak knives for sure, are the serrated ones with the big chunky wood handle. Typical steakhouse knife.

I like that the large serrations tear the meat rather than slice it. I like eating the texture of it better than eating perfect slices.
by desol
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Harder versions of white and blue
Replies: 36
Views: 798

Harder versions of white and blue

I'll be looking for possibly a santoku or maybe a 150 petty in the near future. What are some of the harder examples YSS carbons available? Money, handle, price, home or pro, stainless clad vs soft steel, etc....none of it matters. It's all good. Cheers.
by desol
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Blade Sharpness testing
Replies: 13
Views: 348

Re: Blade Sharpness testing

For my kitchen knives, I use a hair popping test and Ken's rolled up paper towel. If I can move my knife gently along my arm hair(midway the height of the hair), and hairs are literally popping off easily AND it slices through a rolled up paper towel with no downward force...it's sharp and has bite....
by desol
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Konosuke White #2 Fujiyama after 5 years
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: Konosuke White #2 Fujiyama after 5 years

Hey Fella's Here's a shot of the Ko deba. Fantastic little knife...white steel. Finish done by 1.5k carbide...edge by Kozaki Aoto. Extremely sharp and great little knife; very useful. I originally got it for $20. It's more or less a tall petty. :) https://i.ibb.co/BPZsDc9/IMG-20190322-201530401-HDR....
by desol
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke Updates
Replies: 1188
Views: 125468

Re: Konosuke Updates

Jeff B wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:04 pm
The Fujiyama Funayuki from 2014...

https://web.archive.org/web/20140724221 ... 2fu24.html
Beautiful knife.
by desol
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Konosuke White #2 Fujiyama after 5 years
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: Konosuke White #2 Fujiyama after 5 years

These are the stones I'm currently using(I could get a much fancier shinogi and finish if I wanted...I'm not concerned). I've attained nice results previously. Left to right is: 1.5k carbide, Kozaki Aoto 3-4k, Shinden Suita 4-6k. https://i.ibb.co/3rx1wg0/Stones.jpg Cleaning powder from flattening na...
by desol
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Konosuke White #2 Fujiyama after 5 years
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: Konosuke White #2 Fujiyama after 5 years

Thanks guys. It's been such a joy to work on and take care of. The steel is fairly hard so it's taken a while to get it where it's at...and I'm happy with it now.
It was a bit thick when I first got it...quite a bit thicker than it is now. I had the blue #2 blues. :D
by desol
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Konosuke White #2 Fujiyama after 5 years
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: Konosuke White #2 Fujiyama after 5 years

@slobound Thanks! It's been a great knife. I think it looks great as well. Performs beautifully.
@Cutuu I thought i'd post my knife after having it for a good while.
by desol
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Konosuke White #2 Fujiyama after 5 years
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Konosuke White #2 Fujiyama after 5 years

I've had my White #2 Fuji 270 for 5 or 6 years. In that time I've done a huge amount of thinning and work to it. I basically added my own aesthetic and as you guys know these knives came without a shinogi. From the sharpening and thinning, it now has a shinogi on either side. It's super thin behind ...
by desol
Wed May 23, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke Updates
Replies: 1188
Views: 125468

Re: Konosuke Updates

Grateful. Thank you for your excellent work.