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by desol
Wed May 23, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke Updates
Replies: 672
Views: 71261

Re: Konosuke Updates

Grateful. Thank you for your excellent work.
by desol
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Help LF a Workhorse for Prep and Line work
Replies: 22
Views: 2795

Re: Help LF a Workhorse for Prep and Line work

asrgh wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:05 pm
I like the looks of this one, and how it has a thicker spine, somehow a thicker spine just gives me a peace of mind.
by desol
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Ikeda vs shibata
Replies: 30
Views: 2825

Re: Ikeda vs shibata

To be honest, I'm kinda jealous that you got that knife at a good height. AS steel, KS profile, good weight...I think you'll like it. Wow thank you! That's high praise coming from you desol. @salem, thanks! I think at that height 50-51 she will be the heft and still a dagger like tip profile I want...
by desol
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Ikeda vs shibata
Replies: 30
Views: 2825

Re: Ikeda vs shibata

To be honest, I'm kinda jealous that you got that knife at a good height. AS steel, KS profile, good weight...I think you'll like it.
by desol
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke Updates
Replies: 672
Views: 71261

Re: Konosuke Updates

I'm interested to hear what the news is...
by desol
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Ikeda vs shibata
Replies: 30
Views: 2825

Re: Ikeda vs shibata

See, and a lot of it is in preference, because I don't like lighter, thinner knives...but I understand why people do... I sort of hear where you're coming from Joe after watching the video again on it...about the thick tang...I'd have to feel it in hand...but I think I'd still take the heavier knife...
by desol
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Natural Stones
Replies: 32
Views: 3128

Re: Natural Stones

Good to hear man. Good to hear... - progress. So, I went back and studied Jon's movements and the particulars about his movements vs the other guys...cause clearly his result is better in the video(and he is using very little pressure). Anyone in doubt...just have a look. I also took your advice YG ...
by desol
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Ikeda vs shibata
Replies: 30
Views: 2825

Re: Ikeda vs shibata

@desol , I'm intrigued ! I didn't expect you to lean towards the ikeda . I know you don't like patina , what do yo do to avoid it ? What do you mean about seeing the core ? Would that matter when thinning ? Or thinning sooner ? I am leaning towards the ikeda I wipe them during use, and clean the ox...
by desol
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Natural Stones
Replies: 32
Views: 3128

Re: Natural Stones

How did yours turn out YG? I've been meaning to ask...I thought I sent a pm, but can't remember. I was actually considering grabbing both of them, but didn't want to be a pig. :mrgreen: I like the pure yellow...and it's a little bit lower grit than mine I think.
by desol
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The First Order
Replies: 43
Views: 3847

Re: The First Order

02/02/2013
Ken's 0.050 Micron Polycrystalline Diamond Spray
Item Code: Ken's Poly .050

Nano Cloth 3X8"
Item Code: Nano Cloth 3X8"

Veho Deluxe USB Microscope
Item Code: VMS004DELUXE

This makes sense, as it was back when I was into honing razors...
by desol
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Natural Stones
Replies: 32
Views: 3128

Re: Natural Stones

I will indeed, and thanks for the heads up. Something has to be different, but I didn't think the holder could make that much of a difference. I figured maybe it was the pressure he was using as well, as the other guys didn't seem to be able to remove as much metal as him on the same setup. Jon woul...
by desol
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Itsuo Doi Gyuto 240 - thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 1712

Re: Itsuo Doi Gyuto 240 - thoughts?

Ah...I only knew a bit about his father. I didn't know anything about him. Thanks. It looks like a well made knife.
by desol
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Natural Stones
Replies: 32
Views: 3128

Re: Natural Stones

Here's the new Shoubu Tomae from JKI...on a single bevel. Really nice and smooth. Leaves a sharp razor edge. I'd probably put it about about 6k. Nice stone to add to the collection. I start without Nagura at first, but then switch to nagura(Okudo suita) with this stone which I like for most of the w...
by desol
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Kono ss gyuto 240mm - SOLD!
Replies: 13
Views: 1709

Re: Kono ss gyuto 240mm

The knife has a fantastic profile, is thin and comes with a very nice saya. Any of the thin scratches along the blade road can be re-polished as new. It has good steel that can be made very sharp. Also, it comes with the original, long Konosuke handle which are the best handles I've personally used....
by desol
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Chinese Cleaver, Nakiri, or Gyuto for Vegetables and Fruit?
Replies: 16
Views: 1402

Re: Chinese Cleaver, Nakiri, or Gyuto for Vegetables and Fruit?

I don't know. All I know is what I've come to like...and height is one of those things. My hands are medium size. 54mm vs 48 is a pretty big difference. Also, for myself I would probably prefer the Hitachi blue steel. AEB-l is a fine grained razor steel, so it'll get sharp and maybe hold a bit longe...
by desol
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Chinese Cleaver, Nakiri, or Gyuto for Vegetables and Fruit?
Replies: 16
Views: 1402

Re: Chinese Cleaver, Nakiri, or Gyuto for Vegetables and Fruit?

At that price point, it'll give you a chance to see what you do and don't like in a knife. It'll also give a chance to experiment with sharpening. Personally, I think you might be happier with something taller, ultimately, but that may or may not be the case. It's good steel, with Peter's custom hea...
by desol
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Itsuo Doi Gyuto 240 - thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 1712

Re: Itsuo Doi Gyuto 240 - thoughts?

I've got one here for review. Its a good knife. Very solid, very workhorse, responds to stones very well. The reason I haven't reviewed her yet is because I still just feel like I'm missing something. Whether I do or don't find what I'm looking for will be a determinant factor with the ol' Doi. Thi...
by desol
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Looking for stone recommendation for HAP40
Replies: 99
Views: 6987

Re: Looking for stone recommendation for HAP40

Many knives come chippy when new and many people have come along with chipping problems that others have helped them resolve... This would be especially the case with a 'very thin PM steel at 66HRC'. As we all know, toughness is inversely proportional to hardness...and when compounded with thinness,...
by desol
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Ikeda vs shibata
Replies: 30
Views: 2825

Re: Ikeda vs shibata

I'd get the Ikeda, but it is reactive...but so is the original KS. It's easy to tell which knife will feel more beefy. Look at the stats. Which one is thicker and heavier? Plus, I have a feeling I'd prefer using and sharpening AS. Also, I can see how much core material he left on the Ikeda...enough....
by desol
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First impression on dois
Replies: 43
Views: 5331

Re: First impression on dois

I could tell almost instantly by the edge profile and the choil shot that I wouldn't like it. I like more flat spot than less, thick at the spine but very thin behind the edge. First thing I would do with that Doi, is breadknife the hell out of it to a flat spot at the back...then, thin thin thin to...