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by Kit Craft
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adventures in Japan
Replies: 70
Views: 969

Re: Adventures in Japan

Man, the photos and story to go with it is amazing! Thank you for sharing!
by Kit Craft
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Natural Stones
Replies: 8
Views: 131

Re: Natural Stones

For clarity and the sake of transparency, I do in fact use naturals for both sharpening and polishing all the way down to what I would consider a 600 grit replacement. I think the uselessness of stones in the Naka-to range is blown way out of proportion. However, I will say that does not mean that n...
by Kit Craft
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Natural Stones
Replies: 8
Views: 131

Re: Natural Stones

Sorry for the interruption, I had to run to the office for a moment. Also, before continuing let me preface this by saying that everything I am saying is based solely on my experience with stones that I either own or have owned. Getting back into the idea that naturals can work differently than synt...
by Kit Craft
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Natural Stones
Replies: 8
Views: 131

Re: Natural Stones

Many of us start off by talking to Ken Schwartz (ken123 here on the forums) about this very topic. I am sure he will wonder along at some point! Natural stones are a very mixed bag as are the people who use them. You will get loads of opinions on this topic, loads. General consensus is usually to st...
by Kit Craft
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Daovua Leaf Spring 240 Video
Replies: 25
Views: 512

Re: Daovua Leaf Spring 240 Video

Cutuu wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:31 am


What's up Kit! Ive been wondering about you also. Glad to hear all is well.
Just a little busy is all. Thanks!
by Kit Craft
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Correct me if I’m wrong. Switch Hands
Replies: 17
Views: 183

Re: Correct me if I’m wrong. Switch Hands

Joe, interesting observations as always! Me, I tend to mirror my strokes starting with the tip regardless of edge direction and with single strokes this means a reverse J-stroke, cumbersome but it works well for me. But when I get to the heel, the angle is different edge facing vs away regardless. I...
by Kit Craft
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Correct me if I’m wrong. Switch Hands
Replies: 17
Views: 183

Re: Correct me if I’m wrong. Switch Hands

I think that makes sense, to me anyway, Grant. As I said in my above post, I too notice a huge difference in scratch patterns when using my dominant hand, rather flipping wide bevels. However, as I progress up, and for me that is for a kasumi finish, this becomes less noticeable. Mirror polish on mo...
by Kit Craft
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Leveling Shapton glass stones
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: Leveling Shapton glass stones

I like the CKTG plate that is oos. So much so that I have three of them. One for synthetics, one for naturals and a smaller one that I use to raise a slurry on my Naka-to that do not have tomo nagura. That said, the Atoma does exhibit a little less stickage. Does that make it worth almost 3x the cos...
by Kit Craft
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Daovua Leaf Spring 240 Video
Replies: 25
Views: 512

Re: Daovua Leaf Spring 240 Video

These are really starting to look nice. I still haven't played with one, might have to pick up a 210 when they come in stock. Kit!! Where in the hell have you been? Nice to see you back! I just sold a 210, great little knife and it took a nice edge. Yeah, I was just catching up on the for sale adds...
by Kit Craft
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Daovua Leaf Spring 240 Video
Replies: 25
Views: 512

Re: Daovua Leaf Spring 240 Video

These are really starting to look nice. I still haven't played with one, might have to pick up a 210 when they come in stock.
by Kit Craft
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Correct me if I’m wrong. Switch Hands
Replies: 17
Views: 183

Re: Correct me if I’m wrong. Switch Hands

Angle of approach, maybe? My scratch pattern differs, wildly, from side to side when I use the same hand for polishing wide bevels. For narrow bevels, I too get more of a 60/40 thing going when using one hand, which is always. I have tried and tried and tried to use two hands and I just can't do it ...
by Kit Craft
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Upgrading from 1000/6000 dual-stone...
Replies: 20
Views: 674

Re: Upgrading from 1000/6000 dual-stone...

Splash and go, good feedback, edge that is at around 8k+ but with the bite of a 5-6k but leaves good contrast for a single or wide bevel? Takashima (I seem to have the best luck with Iromono) fits the bill but so do a lot of other naturals. Otherwise I too like the Arashiyama(Takenoko) here. As glad...
by Kit Craft
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 1871
Views: 77701

Re: Show us your new knife!

arthurfowler wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:49 am
Just got this. One of my unicorns ticked off the list!!

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Nice score!
by Kit Craft
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Who makes the best R2?
Replies: 16
Views: 262

Re: Who makes the best R2?

Of that list I think that who treats the steel better will be the least of your worries. What I mean to say is that the steel should not be a consideration in this case but if the profile and grind fit your needs. You have lasers, psudo lasers, light weights and not so light weights on that list.
by Kit Craft
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How does one tell which knives can be honed via honing-rod?
Replies: 12
Views: 263

Re: How does one tell which knives can be honed via honing-rod?

I keep a rod (ceramic) in my travel kit and use it on all of my knives when needed (assorted steel at 58-61 hrc). I do not use an actual steel often but I do use one for touch ups when breaking down meats and or for butchery tasks in general and particularly when at the hunting cabin. Me, I'd avoid ...
by Kit Craft
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: New to sharpening advices
Replies: 43
Views: 1104

Re: New to sharpening advices

Don't get me wrong, I am the jump in headfirst kind of guy too and wouldn't have it any other way. :P But, it did frustrate me at first.
by Kit Craft
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: New to sharpening advices
Replies: 43
Views: 1104

Re: New to sharpening advices

A lot of the discussion about what one can get out of a stone comes down to how they use the stone. Ie: how much pressure they use, how often they work the edge, leading vs trailing vs both and so many other factors. As for seeing a difference from 1-3 vs 1-6, if one works the 6k long enough, sure. ...
by Kit Craft
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How do you store your stones?
Replies: 57
Views: 1332

Re: How do you store your stones?

This is how I keep my "users". Everything else has either been traded, sold or is in a drawer/closet. :P Well, I have a few splash and go and an extra Yaginoshima under my prep table at any given time. Or on the table...lol. Pretty thinned out now though.

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by Kit Craft
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Cerax vs Rika?
Replies: 21
Views: 944

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: 944

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