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by jmcnelly85
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Michiaki Tanaka deceased
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: Michiaki Tanaka deceased

Thank you for sharing his teachings with us, and I’m sorry for your loss.
by jmcnelly85
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Edge deterioration
Replies: 19
Views: 389

Re: Edge deterioration

I’m a little late to the party, but I’ll share my experiences on the manner. First, let’s talk deterioration and defining edge retention. Edge retention means many different things to different people, the ability to hold a fresh off the stone exceptional edge, the ability to hold a working edge, ea...
by jmcnelly85
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Newcomer to stropping, advice please?
Replies: 18
Views: 757

Re: Newcomer to stropping, advice please?

Pull it tight around a dry atoma plate, it’ll have a little give and won’t be perfect. Gently aim for the teeniest bit behind the edge and move slow and steady. It’s very unforgiving but the edge really pops spot on.
by jmcnelly85
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: First Jnat finish
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: First Jnat finish

Nice work
by jmcnelly85
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: The edge is good, but not great. Please help.
Replies: 15
Views: 558

Re: The edge is good, but not great. Please help.

A game changer for me was trying to pass as many edge quality tests with my coarsest stone. Easily cutting through a rolled up paper towel after the 320 ensuring it’s just as easy at the heel, tip, belly, and sweet spot would be my goal before spending time on the 1k. Awesome work getting them sharp...
by jmcnelly85
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: ISO: 210mm Gyoto, less reactive than White#2
Replies: 13
Views: 851

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

I agree with Miller, I use that knife... a lot... in a pro environment. It won’t win any beauty pageants, but it’ll get you through a shift time and time again. With a patina, the knife acts fairly stainless, I’ve never seen rust spots, discolored foods or ran across the dreaded reaction smell, it’s...
by jmcnelly85
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Sharp edge but won't cut tomato skins very well.
Replies: 20
Views: 959

Re: Sharp edge but won't cut tomato skins very well.

I’m curious about your full sharpening inventory as well as the amount of use the knife has seen. There’s a chance your stropping has been spot on, but it’s just time for a full progression.
by jmcnelly85
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EDC suggestions
Replies: 49
Views: 1737

Re: EDC suggestions

Stay safe, and enjoy the new knives.
by jmcnelly85
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Higher grit makes it more dull?
Replies: 19
Views: 709

Re: Higher grit makes it more dull?

...I’m not sure that that’s the right link...
by jmcnelly85
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Higher grit makes it more dull?
Replies: 19
Views: 709

Re: Higher grit makes it more dull?

The sharpie technique is to mark along the edge of the knife where you are sharpening, make a few passes and look at the bevel. Have you uniformly removed the sharpie marks as you go? If there is still sharpie near the apex you are missing the edge of the edge and need to raise the spine slightly, i...
by jmcnelly85
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Higher grit makes it more dull?
Replies: 19
Views: 709

Re: Higher grit makes it more dull?

I should further clarify my perception of sharpness and the paper doesn’t lie comment. With the big teeth from a coarser edge, it’s common for that knife to “feel” sharper to someone not used to feeling edges and detecting quality by hand compared to a finer one with more, smaller teeth. When I say ...
by jmcnelly85
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Retexturizing a stone
Replies: 21
Views: 682

Re: Retexturizing a stone

Makes sense that the effect lasts longer on harder stones and thanks for the explanation. I was visualizing the mud with cleaved abrasives and couldn’t help but think it would be a temporary effect, as more abrasives release through use, (speed of release based on individual stone hardness) more of ...
by jmcnelly85
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Lapin A la Mutarde
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Lapin A la Mutarde

That sounds excellent. Man, I love rabbit.
by jmcnelly85
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Higher grit makes it more dull?
Replies: 19
Views: 709

Re: Higher grit makes it more dull?

Excellent advice so far. Angle control is always important; however, the smaller the abrasives get, the need for control increases. If a knife is nicking the stone, it means that the angle is slightly off so it has a chance to dig in, or too much pressure is being used as the edge gets pressed in. H...
by jmcnelly85
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Super hot chilli
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Super hot chilli

Man those are beautiful, good luck to all the lucky recipients.
by jmcnelly85
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How to sharpen my Richmond artifax chef knife.
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: How to sharpen my Richmond artifax chef knife.

Best case scenario to keep a sharp knife sharp is on higher grit stones and strops, after a certain point they will need a coarse stone to fully sharpen the blade and remove a fair amount of metal that becomes fatigued over time. I’ve found artifex’s respond well to ceramic rods, I’m not particularl...
by jmcnelly85
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Retexturizing a stone
Replies: 21
Views: 682

Re: Retexturizing a stone

I’m curious how long “resurfacing” lasts in use. I use an atoma 140 primarily and have used a 400 in the past. I used to do a 140-400 flattening progression because the stone would feel different after the 400; however, after only a few full swoops the differences would become non existent. The clos...
by jmcnelly85
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Knife Knowledge, Skills, Technique and Care
Topic: Atoma Lapping Plate Advise
Replies: 21
Views: 905

Re: Atoma Lapping Plate Advise

If you use the grid system while flattening, it’ll remove the same amount of material regardless of how coarse your flattening plate is.