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by Kit Craft
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How do you "finish" your knives
Replies: 11
Views: 298

Re: How do you "finish" your knives

Typically for a gyuto it would be somewhere between 3-5k if synthetic and maybe closer to 4-6k+ if natural. I don't do much stropping after sharpening but more for in between sharpening.
by Kit Craft
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I just bought my knives from your competitor, and here's why
Replies: 22
Views: 791

Re: I just bought my knives from your competitor, and here's why

I've paid about that for shipping from Canada and Europe to the US. Seems to go both ways. I've ordered from places in Japan and my shipping has ranged from $7-100...International shipping can be expensive. It is what it is. Mark has a great selection, when we move back to Europe I'll still order wh...
by Kit Craft
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New arrivals section - my thoughts
Replies: 21
Views: 473

Re: New arrivals section - my thoughts

I have no issues with the colorful handles either, even though I have no interest in them. However, I too no longer use the new arrivals section because I see no point in swimming through a sea of knives that already existed but only have a different handle option. Well, I can't say I don't use the ...
by Kit Craft
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Kitayama 8000
Replies: 46
Views: 4216

Re: Kitayama 8000

I've had 30 years with my kitayama 8K stone. Still the hallmark for finishing stones in my book. But I have had my eyes opened with natural stones - whole different things - they start out at one grit and end up with a much finer grit if you get the right ones. Ken123 is almost a must for those of ...
by Kit Craft
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Kitayama 8000
Replies: 46
Views: 4216

Re: Kitayama 8000

Organized wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:19 pm
Did you already review rika?
Nope but that is a good idea. I was thinking that or an Arashiyama. I have not used an Arashiyama in so long it might be nice to get a refresher! My brother has my rika but I've been meaning to pick up another anyway! (I love suehiro stones.)
by Kit Craft
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Kitayama 8000
Replies: 46
Views: 4216

Re: Kitayama 8000

MisoSatisfried wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:04 pm
nakneker wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:16 am
Anytime I see one of your Stone reviews I perk up, you do a great job describing sharpening stones in whole and this review is no exception. Nice job Kit. Now go find another stone and do it again please....👍
Yeah, this Kit! ;)
old onion wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:27 am
Sign me up for another stone review too.
Suggestions?
by Kit Craft
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Takayuki Asks a Question
Replies: 27
Views: 631

Re: Takayuki Asks a Question

Interesting, I was under the impression the UX10 line was 19c27. Edit: If it is a mono yo stainless it falls into the same class for me regardless of steel or price, a knife I buy for travel or for someone else (with a few obvious exceptions). As such, I vote with my wallet. FWIW. (That is to say, I...
by Kit Craft
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Kitayama 8000
Replies: 46
Views: 4216

Re: Kitayama 8000

And that's fine for who it works for, just not me. :) (This week...who knows what will change with the wind.)
by Kit Craft
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Takayuki Asks a Question
Replies: 27
Views: 631

Re: Takayuki Asks a Question

I'm probably out of my depth, Kit. You must be right. Knowing the original price is well over double that of the FKM, for instance, is what lead me to think that way. Are you saying the Takayuki gets more hand-craft-involvement? Does that make sense? Passaround sounds practical No, but every time I...
by Kit Craft
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Takayuki Asks a Question
Replies: 27
Views: 631

Re: Takayuki Asks a Question

+1 on the kanji, Anything is better than screened - stamped, etched, or carved. and, I'd put a +1 on the "pricier than competition" but I suspect the steel has a lot to do with the price difference, yes? I'd think the price would have more to do with man hours via a more complex heat treat rather t...
by Kit Craft
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting knife needed
Replies: 35
Views: 487

Re: Hunting knife needed

I like a few fixed blades for trapping and fishing. Bark River Bird and Trout (CPM 154) and LT Wright Coyote (D2). But honestly I am a folder guy because I am too forgetful to remember to grab something other than my edc which is always on my night stand and my body moves on its own to clip it to my...
by Kit Craft
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Takayuki Asks a Question
Replies: 27
Views: 631

Re: Takayuki Asks a Question

It is simply seems redundant for me in its class, steel aside. I've not used one but at a glance they remind me of any other mono stainless Yo J-knife offered here. I do agree that Kanji might help things along. As for Yo handles, I still prefer them but typically not on the knives that offer them--...
by Kit Craft
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: None-stone sharpening
Replies: 10
Views: 308

Re: None-stone sharpening

Bought many of these kind of things over the years for others, but they always end up in a drawer (at the bottom) or collect dust somewhere else. They are cheap enough that most folk can afford them, but I discovered with giving them that unless they desire to sharpen their knives they won't do it....
by Kit Craft
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it bad to want a knife just for looks?
Replies: 29
Views: 500

Re: Is it bad to want a knife just for looks?

Aesthetics are important. It will make you want to pick up the knife and use it. I think you guys should reconsider the disdain for VG10. It's really good steel in the hands of guys that heat treat it properly. Kato San gave me a vg10 damascus bunka and it's fantastic and holds an edge well and doe...
by Kit Craft
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Kitayama 8000
Replies: 46
Views: 4216

Re: Kitayama 8000

nakneker wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:16 am
Anytime I see one of your Stone reviews I perk up, you do a great job describing sharpening stones in whole and this review is no exception. Nice job Kit. Now go find another stone and do it again please....👍
Thank you.

Lol--that would require re-buying stones that I let go a long time ago.
by Kit Craft
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steel questions
Replies: 22
Views: 599

Re: Steel questions

In my experience with white and blue steel that I have used I will say that white often times feels like it takes a bit more refinement before it hits the board. However, after board contact I don't seem to notice that. Also, blue tends to hold onto its bite a lot longer on the board than white. Aga...
by Kit Craft
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Ginsan steel on natural stones
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Ginsan steel on natural stones

Ginan, while an easy stainless to sharpen is still stainless and as such will take more work to put an equivalent edge on than carbon. Also, Ginsan seems to take an aggressive edge for me. I don't much like taking it beyond 5k because at that point it seems to lose almost all bite either off the sto...
by Kit Craft
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: 1st stone
Replies: 28
Views: 640

Re: 1st stone

King 800 and a sab? Sounds fun to me! Enjoy! As for a coarse stone to start. People do it, I did it. People make mistakes, sometimes irreparable by themselves. I made mistakes too(still do). Was it a learning experience, yes but I'd be less likely to suggest it to anyone sharpening something they ar...
by Kit Craft
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Kitayama 8000
Replies: 46
Views: 4216

Re: Kitayama 8000

No problem, glad it was useful.
by Kit Craft
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What was your first job?
Replies: 48
Views: 787

Re: What was your first job?

My family had a greenhouse business but I guess that does not count as it was family. Though I did get paid. Regardless, my first job that I went out and got on my own was at the local pet store down the street. I'd walk there every day after school. Was totally not legal--lol. I was underage to wor...