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by Horizonson
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Hard(er) coarse stone?
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: Hard(er) coarse stone?

.....for damaged edges I "love" my Nubatama Black Bamboo 180... ...I go from the Black Bamboo to the Shapton Glass 500. How has that progression been working for you? In my ignorance, it seems like quite the micron jump. But then again, I am new to the realm of whetstones πŸ˜‚ Edited to add: I looked ...
by Horizonson
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shibata Tank
Replies: 24
Views: 1214

Re: Shibata Tank

Reminds me of a common style of Chinese Chef knife I have seen online:

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by Horizonson
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shibata Tank
Replies: 24
Views: 1214

Re: Shibata Tank

raleighcook15 wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:10 pm
What is it exactly?
For shaping and cleaning one's fingernails 😁
by Horizonson
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: New to sharpening advices
Replies: 57
Views: 3166

Re: New to sharpening advices

Being new to freehand sharpening on stones, I can whole heartedly agree! I dove head first, in regard to purchasing a Frankenstein set of stones. Ranging from 150 grit to 8k. I first started on my Naniwa Chosera 800 (~1k grit JIS), for several sharpenings. Then said stone + the 2k GBofJ on a few kni...
by Horizonson
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: chip deba sharpening advice
Replies: 15
Views: 825

Re: chip deba sharpening advice

Maybe my eyes are just not what they used to be; but (to me) it looks like severe rolling of the edge, more so, than chipping.

How soft/hard is the steel temper?

Someone tell me I'm crazy and need glasses!
by Horizonson
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Michiaki Tanaka deceased
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: Michiaki Tanaka deceased

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by Horizonson
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 2843
Views: 167261

Re: Show us your new knife!

Bob, looks lovely!

What's the height at the heel? ~60mm?
by Horizonson
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 2843
Views: 167261

Re: Show us your new knife!

ashy2classy wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:33 pm
My wallet has taken a beating over the last couple months...



Tanaka Ginsan 240mm Gyuto
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I like the profile of this one. Especially the slight back cut at the heel 😍
by Horizonson
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 2843
Views: 167261

Re: Show us your new knife!

It will be a while before I can budget in a real J-knife 😭

But I scored this cheapy $50 knife for an additional 25% off. Not bad, for $37.50 😊



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by Horizonson
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Bensbites
Topic: 2018 Handles
Replies: 111
Views: 15608

Re: 2018 Handles

Gorgeous handle work, Ben! 😍

Especially loved seeing those cleavers all dressed up.
by Horizonson
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: stone recommendations for axe sharpening
Replies: 30
Views: 1487

Re: stone recommendations for axe sharpening

.....Would someone notice a difference between 5k edge and a Lansky puck after chopping up a hardwood log? Jason, even with something as "crude" as a splitting maul, splitting rounds, one can tell the difference between a 240 edge and a 1k+ and polished edge. Even more so with an axe. To help wrap ...
by Horizonson
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Knife suggestion for harvesting microgreens please
Replies: 19
Views: 1497

Re: Knife suggestion for harvesting microgreens please

Back when I was studying Mycology, I used something quite similar to these Double Curved Embroidery Scissors:
by Horizonson
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Bob Kramer
Replies: 3
Views: 2611

Re: Bob Kramer

It will be a long time before I could even afford a licensed version!

Having one actually made by him, is but a pipe dream, for me.
by Horizonson
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Rusty Knife project.
Replies: 34
Views: 2148

Re: Rusty Knife project.

If not this exact model; my belt grinder looks near exactly like this one: 2e13d0f6aa4c47912492d0b2bd7daabd.jpg I removed a few pieces, and made some minor modifications to it. It can use 1" or 2" belts. The armature can be adjusted to one's liking. The 6" disc was not used very often, by me. But wa...
by Horizonson
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Rusty Knife project.
Replies: 34
Views: 2148

Re: Rusty Knife project.

Ben... Back story: Several years ago, I moved back in with my parents, to pay off a huge debt and recover from a failed marriage. They had moved onto a small piece of property that they rented (still there), attached to 70 acres. Things needed fixing and sharpening. So I accumulated some tools and r...
by Horizonson
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: stone recommendations for axe sharpening
Replies: 30
Views: 1487

Re: stone recommendations for axe sharpening

There is one YouTuber that takes a cheap King 250/1k 8" whetstone and cuts it into ~2" square pucks. Then rounds the corners just enough to fit into two mayonnaise jar lids.

Bastard file and coarser stones used for damaged edges, and thinning if/when needed.
by Horizonson
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Rusty Knife project.
Replies: 34
Views: 2148

Re: Rusty Knife project.

I started using a foot-stop, screwed to the floor, shortly after that incident.
by Horizonson
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Bob Kramer
Replies: 3
Views: 2611

Bob Kramer

by Horizonson
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Rusty Knife project.
Replies: 34
Views: 2148

Re: Rusty Knife project.

Regarding buffers..... "Know thyself" "Respect the tool" I used to use 2x48" belt grinder on knives, edge leading. I also used 10" buffing wheels, loaded with compound, for same knives. I never forget the time I was buffing out my BRK Golok! I'm don't remember exactly what happened; but the buffer t...