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by ken123
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Thinning
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Thinning



Thinnng a Takeda. Watch the FULL video
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Ken
by ken123
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Thinning
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Thinning

Think in terms of thinning the whole blade rather than just the edge. I use slowly rotating belts as you do want a convex grind. Stones have a way of producing a spotty grind.



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Ken
by ken123
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Large leather strops
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: Large leather strops

I use multiple sizes - 3x11 for the large bases, 3x8 to fit a standard stone holder and 1x6 and 2x6 to fit edgepro etc.

Many straight razor users like 3x11. I have many odd shaped stones so I adapt to the needs of the moment.

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Ken
by ken123
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Wustof Epicure Sharpening/Stone Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 260

Re: Wustof Epicure Sharpening/Stone Advice

Another question - do you think the steel cimposing the bokster is aa 'good' as the steel in the rest of the blade? I do lke a sharp (vs rounded) heel.

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Ken
by ken123
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Wustof Epicure Sharpening/Stone Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 260

Re: Wustof Epicure Sharpening/Stone Advice

"The thing ain't for me 😙 knife belongs to a friend who's asking me to help him sharpen. If I had extra cash, I'd buy an extra coarse stone just to help out "stainless friends." My knives are kept up well enough that I don't yet feel any need to own a 240 or 320... Please do convince me otherwise 😋"...
by ken123
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Wustof Epicure Sharpening/Stone Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 260

Re: Wustof Epicure Sharpening/Stone Advice

I grind off or grind down bolsters. They are a pita.
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Ken
by ken123
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with an opinion
Replies: 17
Views: 434

Re: Help with an opinion

Is the heat treat uniform all the way to the edge? Also what about just doing this redo yourself? Would that be cost effective?

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Ken
by ken123
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Stones and Fingers Don't Mix
Replies: 15
Views: 6065

Re: Stones and Fingers Don't Mix

I was hoping to see him take some aspirin and watch him sharpen after starting an iv line on him.

Ken
by ken123
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with an opinion
Replies: 17
Views: 434

Re: Help with an opinion

I agree - I would remove the plunge line and extend the edge to the full length if the blade. I would also round off the handle and probably replace the handle material with something more durable.
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Ken
by ken123
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting knife needed
Replies: 67
Views: 2093

Re: Hunting knife needed

Well the only practical skinning experience I have is on humans ( dont ask), so I got some expertise from someone I know whose expertise I trust. What I came away with was that for deer a 3.7 inch blade was ideal and 4" was ideal for any kind of game. Over 5" he considers in the way. Of course these...
by ken123
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Wustof Epicure Sharpening/Stone Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 260

Re: Wustof Epicure Sharpening/Stone Advice

"Your logic here is, of course, sound. I suspect (though I'm entire unsure) that maybe the ceramic in the sg500 and the steel in that Wustof were just not meshing well... Haven't there been such cases of certain steels being resistant to certain abrasives?" Well, yes. I'm a fan of the 220 and 320 Pl...
by ken123
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Wustof Epicure Sharpening/Stone Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 260

Re: Wustof Epicure Sharpening/Stone Advice

If you are suffering at 500 grit, don't go to an 800 - go to something coarser like a 180 or 220 to get things going. I wouldn't be concerned with "translucent ceramic coating" since - at least for the edge itself, this should be worn off. Check with a sharpie to reassure yourself. Some knifes (and ...
by ken123
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: BESS sharpness testing-any users?
Replies: 16
Views: 456

Re: BESS sharpness testing-any users?

As a disclaimer, even though I did get a unit, I have just not had the time to experiment with it so I have no bias regarding the device. I'm inherently skeptical of any of the sharpness testing devices and accept that they will be of limited utility, but may have some value on a comparative basis. ...
by ken123
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Bird Beak Knife
Replies: 15
Views: 826

Re: Bird Beak Knife

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These work pretty well too if you don't have a belt grinder. (Shapton pro stones)

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Ken
by ken123
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting knife needed
Replies: 67
Views: 2093

Re: Hunting knife needed

From what I can find, the edge on 3v is tougher but A2 is easier to sharpen and gets sharper.

I would agree. But 3v isn't really too hard to sharpen. Consider Northstar in A2 or other blades as well.

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Ken
by ken123
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting knife needed
Replies: 67
Views: 2093

Re: Hunting knife needed

"Ultimately I would like to end up with a Bark River Fox River in A2, but there aren't any available right now with a wood handle. "

There are lots of Bark River knives available in A2. and cpm 3v etc.

Ken
by ken123
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ginsu Knife
Replies: 15
Views: 406

Re: Ginsu Knife

I sense a need for an intervention :)
The expression that comes to mind:
When the only tool you have is a hammer, all the world is a nail.

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Ken
by ken123
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Knife Knowledge, Skills, Technique and Care
Topic: New to cooking and want to improve my knife skills
Replies: 12
Views: 1351

Re: New to cooking and want to improve my knife skills

@steel+fire Read your post twice. Really well done!

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Ken
by ken123
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Edge Pro Advice
Topic: Platinum stones for the edgepro
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Platinum stones for the edgepro

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has details for some of the platinums. Contact me directly for more details.

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Ken
by ken123
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Forum Issues
Topic: Sprays and Pastes organization
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Sprays and Pastes organization

... And try a few compounds along the way :)

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Ken