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by Kit Craft
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Cerax vs Rika?
Replies: 21
Views: 660

Re: Cerax vs Rika?

I live in the place with the highest dew points ever recorded in the USA (Minnesota) and some of the lowest. Never had a problem with fungal/mold growth in 30 years of using stones here. Just leave them out to dry (out of the sun and let them air dry for a few days) - never had a stone crack from d...
by Kit Craft
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Cerax vs Rika?
Replies: 21
Views: 660

Re: Cerax vs Rika?

Nothing wrong with that either. And depending on what you are going to sharpen, the lower grit stones might see more attention. :)

Have fun discovering stones. :D
by Kit Craft
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Atoma 140 cut offs
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: Atoma 140 cut offs

Or use them as dedicated slurry plates to different stones so that you don't worry, as much, about cross contamination if that is your thing. (I love me some slurry plates...and most of them are always dirty--lol.)

Awesome deal, Mark.
by Kit Craft
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Cerax vs Rika?
Replies: 21
Views: 660

Re: Cerax vs Rika?

You are going all out from the get-go, I see. Well, you surely will develop a preference. I love sharpening and trying new stones but at the end of the day I typically come back to the same stones. What those stones are really is unimportant as they are suited entirely to my needs, preferences and q...
by Kit Craft
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: ISO: 210mm Gyoto, less reactive than White#2
Replies: 10
Views: 627

Re: ISO: 210mm Gyoto, less reactive than White#2

The iron cladding on that Tojiro might be the most reactive iron cladding on the market. While I find it manageable it surely does not build a bullet proof patina like some of my other iron clad knives, even my low end Zakuri for example. That said, that Kohetsu is a lot of knife for the money. I am...
by Kit Craft
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Cerax vs Rika?
Replies: 21
Views: 660

Re: Cerax vs Rika?

Cerax stones, in general, seem slightly harder than the traditional line stones such as the Rika, Kouga, Shiramine and W8 (Rika 3k, 5k, 6k and 8k). In fact, more dense might even be the proper way to put it. Slightly less porous and give more of bright finish as opposed to a more foggy finish (on cl...
by Kit Craft
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sales tax is coming to a state near you.
Replies: 28
Views: 803

Re: Sales tax is coming to a state near you.

Not on the list but it is what it is. I could not buy 99% of the stuff that I shop for online, even if I were to drive hours away from my home. If it cost a few dollars more, so be it. At least it is not Vat(GST) and imports! Been there and done that, ouch! Add in international shipping and you pay ...
by Kit Craft
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Beat edge for specific tasks
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Beat edge for specific tasks

Hum...I tailor my edges on every knife to how I feel they work best for the task at hand, steel etc. But, if I am going generic I go with a 1-3k edge at around 14-16 degrees. Honestly, for my general purpose kitchen knives I normally go SP1k to Monzen-to and leave it there. That said, I do not fille...
by Kit Craft
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marko Tsourkan Knives
Replies: 117
Views: 11931

Re: Marko Tsourkan Knives

ChefKnivesToGo wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:36 am
Kit Craft wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:09 am
Getting an itchy trigger finger here...
Come to Chicago and you can meet the man in person!
I'd love to but that isn't in the cards at the moment. Busy, busy, busy!
by Kit Craft
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Trying to choose between two 150mm pettys
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Trying to choose between two 150mm pettys

While your own choices should be just fine (I have several Kanehide, excellent) I also have the $44 Fujiwara FKM 150mm petty last couple years. Sharp. Dexterous. My Daughter's go-to knife.. As long as you don't anticipate a lot of board work, I see no reason to spend more than the $44 for this one....
by Kit Craft
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marko Tsourkan Knives
Replies: 117
Views: 11931

Re: Marko Tsourkan Knives

Getting an itchy trigger finger here...
by Kit Craft
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Suehiro debado
Replies: 66
Views: 2458

Re: Suehiro debado

Glad to see you using them, I do like these stones. You should try out the 600 and 1500 and let us know how it goes. :D
by Kit Craft
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Konosuke HD2 240mm Gyuto + Khii Ebony
Replies: 40
Views: 2957

Re: Konosuke HD2 240mm Gyuto + Khii Ebony

Thank you and you know, I actually like the handle less as time goes by because it has hard corners and I also seem to get a hot spot with lengthy prep, which I do more of now than I did before so I notice it more. If I use the knife daily, this goes away as my hands get used to it though.
by Kit Craft
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Suehiro debado
Replies: 66
Views: 2458

Re: Suehiro debado

old onion wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:15 am
Yep.good to see you back Kit.
Thanks, Ray. :)
by Kit Craft
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Suehiro debado
Replies: 66
Views: 2458

Re: Suehiro debado

Thanks guys. No big deal, just another day. :) All is back on track.
by Kit Craft
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Suehiro debado
Replies: 66
Views: 2458

Re: Suehiro debado

Nice to see you back Kit! Nice to see ya'll as well. I wasn't trying to hide! Life got busy for a moment. It is summer, so a lot of yard work et al and my mother broke her leg so I have to do her yard work too. :lol: And she has had me running all sorts of errands. And so it goes. But the summer is...
by Kit Craft
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How many tries to get a good edge?
Replies: 27
Views: 668

Re: How many tries to get a good edge?

When I got into sharpening, on a more consistent level (I tried it a few times in my teen years with no results and lost interest) a few years back I can say that my first edge was a success in that it was sharpener when I finished than when I started. However, that was far from a good edge. It just...
by Kit Craft
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Suehiro debado
Replies: 66
Views: 2458

Re: Suehiro debado

I like a lot of bite on a honesuki and use a natural Mozen-to for this, which is like having both a 1k and a 3k in one package. Were I going synthetic I'd be looking for something that leaves a more aggressive edge. Synthetic Akamon, King 1200, shapton pro 1500 etc. But that is just based on my pre...
by Kit Craft
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Night of the Short Knives
Replies: 38
Views: 1415

Re: The Night of the Short Knives

You know, I have come full circle, as they say. What I mean to say is that I have spent a bit less time online, which is normal in the summer, and a bit more time in front of the board (among other things) and my hand has naturally gravitated back to smaller knives in the 165-205mm range. I am glad ...
by Kit Craft
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Applying pressure only on backwards strokes
Replies: 13
Views: 579

Re: Applying pressure only on backwards strokes

I use pressure only on the trailing stroke, or rather mostly and with caveats often times that are only relative to the types of knives talked about here. I still have my fingers on the blade for the leading stroke so some pressure exists. However, this is mostly with J-knives and knives with little...