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by Naples09
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Oh dear...
Replies: 18
Views: 1049

Re: Oh dear...

ouch! good luck
by Naples09
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Tojiro Hairline White #2 - Removing the burr
Replies: 18
Views: 1521

Re: Tojiro Hairline White #2 - Removing the burr

So went back for a 2nd round but started on the SP 2k. Still generated a burr but it took longer and needed more pressure. However, the burr felt smaller than the one created on the 320. Resulting in a much easier time removing it and getting a cleaner edge. Still used the Rika 5k to refine the edge...
by Naples09
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Tojiro Hairline White #2 - Removing the burr
Replies: 18
Views: 1521

Re: Tojiro Hairline White #2 - Removing the burr

I think you just need to work work on your pressure control on the 320. Raising a smaller burr and then removal. I find using alternating edge leading strokes with very little pressure removes the burr very well. A Naniwa Pro 800 would be a good stone between your SP320 and 2k, it's splash and go t...
by Naples09
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Tojiro Hairline White #2 - Removing the burr
Replies: 18
Views: 1521

Re: Tojiro Hairline White #2 - Removing the burr

From what I can gather it sounds like you’re doing just fine. There is another way to look at this. Most people new to sharpening experience difficulty detecting a burr. So that the fact that you know a burr still remains on the 320 is impressive. As mentioned, it takes some time to be able to work...
by Naples09
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Tojiro Hairline White #2 - Removing the burr
Replies: 18
Views: 1521

Re: Tojiro Hairline White #2 - Removing the burr

Thanks. I was basically stroping at the end on the 320 but could still feel a little burr. Maybe I was using too much pressure. Didn’t think I was was but really still unsure.
by Naples09
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Tojiro Hairline White #2 - Removing the burr
Replies: 18
Views: 1521

Re: Tojiro Hairline White #2 - Removing the burr

I hear ya. I picked up the 2k because of your advice.

I've read many people don't like the SP1k. I was going to start doing research on the best 1k option - but the SP splash and go really appeals to me. Otherwise, something with a short soak would work to like the Rika.
by Naples09
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Tojiro Hairline White #2 - Removing the burr
Replies: 18
Views: 1521

Re: Tojiro Hairline White #2 - Removing the burr

Thanks Kit! Appreciate your input.
by Naples09
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Tojiro Hairline White #2 - Removing the burr
Replies: 18
Views: 1521

Re: Tojiro Hairline White #2 - Removing the burr

No, I don't. Only have the 320, 2k and 5k
by Naples09
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Tojiro Hairline White #2 - Removing the burr
Replies: 18
Views: 1521

Re: Tojiro Hairline White #2 - Removing the burr

Thanks Kit! I plan to do another session this afternoon. You recommend that I just start on the 2k after dulling the knife on the edge of the stone?
by Naples09
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Tojiro Hairline White #2 - Removing the burr
Replies: 18
Views: 1521

Tojiro Hairline White #2 - Removing the burr

Hi all - I purchased a hairline for a practice knife. First time working it on the stones this morning. I dulled the edge on the side of the stone then started with the SP320, SP2K and finished on the Rika 5K. Then a strop of leather. I quickly produced a burr on the 320 on both sides. Just a few pa...
by Naples09
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke MM 240mm First Impressions
Replies: 23
Views: 2782

Re: Konosuke MM 240mm First Impressions

I like the handle a lot on my MM 210. I don't have a lot of experience but it's really nice compared to the Yuki.
by Naples09
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke MM 240mm First Impressions
Replies: 23
Views: 2782

Re: Konosuke MM 240mm First Impressions

Nice write up. I’ve been waiting for someone to review the MM vs other Kono’s
by Naples09
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How do you practice?
Replies: 17
Views: 1315

Re: How do you practice?

Jeff B wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:58 pm
A few light passes along the entire cutting edge on the side of a stone and your knife will be plenty dull.
Thanks!
by Naples09
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How do you practice?
Replies: 17
Views: 1315

Re: How do you practice?

Should be receiving a Hairline today as my practice knife. How do you guys dull the blade before a full progression? As a home cook - it would take too long for it to dull through normal use.

Thanks!
by Naples09
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What knives are your favorites and which ones are you interested in trying or buying next?
Replies: 199
Views: 11456

Re: What knives are your favorites and which ones are you interested in trying or buying next?

I'm pretty new to this - so my experience is limited. So far the Kono MM 210 is my favorite knife and the Yuki petty has been great for smaller items. My wife uses the Yuki a lot to cut strawberries and raw chicken for wraps. I'm not sure where I want to go from here - but keep looking at the site f...
by Naples09
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Should I take a sharpening course
Replies: 36
Views: 2015

Re: Should I take a sharpening course

As someone new to sharpening - I'll agree with most everyone above. I think watching videos and practice is the key. It's really not as difficult as we make it out to be. However, my first couple of sessions did not turn out great. However, as I became more comfortable with the process - my knives b...
by Naples09
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Knife Knowledge, Skills, Technique and Care
Topic: 11 tips to be a better cook (if it fits)
Replies: 40
Views: 7881

Re: 11 tips to be a better cook (if it fits)

No link. We have the personal email addresses from our visit to the family winery. All the places we visited are small family run operations we no website.
by Naples09
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Knife Knowledge, Skills, Technique and Care
Topic: 11 tips to be a better cook (if it fits)
Replies: 40
Views: 7881

Re: 11 tips to be a better cook (if it fits)

We picked up olive oil in Italy last year and it's much higher quality than what can be bought in the US. We can re-order from the owner at anytime - but it takes a few weeks to arrive.
by Naples09
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Yuki Petty or Takamura R2
Replies: 7
Views: 569

Re: Yuki Petty or Takamura R2

Never tried the Takamura R2 - but the Yuki petty is a great option. We like ours a lot. Very sharp and only reactive on the core steel.
by Naples09
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Henckels, Shapton Glass, Meara ...
Replies: 13
Views: 798

Re: Henckels, Shapton Glass, Meara ...

I’m new to this but I spent time sharpening my German knives on the SP320 and SP2k. Then a few lite passes on the Rika 5k. It resulted in a pretty sharp edge compared to before (10 years of use never sharpened). The edge has lasted a little while with moderate use.