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by delmar
Wed May 23, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Stone rec
Replies: 12
Views: 199

Re: Stone rec

I have a 400 naniwa and a dmt plate.
by delmar
Wed May 23, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: What grit to start with
Replies: 27
Views: 401

Re: What grit to start with

LOL. I didn't mean to imply that one should live by a pressure scale or any other metric.

Best advice I got was to be consistent with my angle and to taper off of every stone with fewer and fewer strokes with less and less pressure.
by delmar
Wed May 23, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: For Sale: Matsubara 240 B#2, Yoshimi SG2 240
Replies: 11
Views: 502

Re: For Sale: Matsubara 240 B#2, Yoshimi SG2 240

ah man, been looking for that Yoshimi used. i hate it when I miss stuff.
by delmar
Wed May 23, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Stone rec
Replies: 12
Views: 199

Re: Stone rec

Ok. thinking Shapton Pro. what grit to start with? this won't be repair or laying new bevel. 1k? 1.5k?
by delmar
Wed May 23, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking for first fillet knife
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Looking for first fillet knife

Salmon come from middling to huge. They would benefit from different knives. You could do salmon well with many sujihikis. You just need something durable enough to pop through the ribs. A Kanehide Bessaku sujihiki would be great. There's a Tojiro on closeout right now that I think would do well, t...
by delmar
Mon May 21, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Stone rec
Replies: 12
Views: 199

Re: Stone rec

Lol. Spell check.

Yes ZDP...Sukenari
by delmar
Mon May 21, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Stone rec
Replies: 12
Views: 199

Stone rec

Looking for a fast(er) cutting stone to handle PM, specifically R2 and GDP. My current set up is Naniwa super stones, 400, 1000, 3000, 6000. I prefer toothier finishes.
by delmar
Sat May 19, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Limited liability, hold harmless agreements?
Replies: 20
Views: 614

Re: Limited liability, hold harmless agreements?

ken123 wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:47 pm

I never got a disclaimer for my buffer, chainsaws, tablesaws, band saws etc.

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Ken
Almost always with the manual or instructions. Not necessarily legally binding by any means. Google adhesion contract and enjoy the reading.
by delmar
Sat May 19, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: What grit to start with
Replies: 27
Views: 401

Re: What grit to start with

I don't know if this helps anyone, but I put a stone on a digital scale, blanked it out, and took a look at exactly how much pressure I was using. I was told 5lbs is about right. I was using a lot more. Kinda eye opening. Doesn't take much.
by delmar
Sat May 19, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young Samurai
Replies: 31
Views: 677

Re: Young Samurai

Heck yeah. Sounds great
by delmar
Thu May 17, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Travel setup
Replies: 33
Views: 737

Re: Travel setup

They do poke through the paper guards. You can buy plastic ones for 2-3 bucks apiece that cure that issue
by delmar
Wed May 16, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Travel setup
Replies: 33
Views: 737

Re: Travel setup

Cannot bring any blades/sharp objects on carry on. Must be check in. http://traveltips.usatoday.com/knife-carrying-restrictions-aircraft-110179.html .' Have had knives in knife roll on checked in baggage many, many times. Many times I KNOW they were in my bags, checking things out (TSA leaves notice...
by delmar
Wed May 16, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forcing Patina on Takeda
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Forcing Patina on Takeda

stab into the middle of a rare beef roast and let sit for a bit, check every couple min.

Also had good luck rubbing cooked fat off a boston butt right onto blade and letting sit for a bit.

keep away from acidic stuff like onions and citrus until you have a patina set in.
by delmar
Wed May 16, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Staining a saya
Replies: 11
Views: 213

Re: Staining a saya

If you don't seal it with something, you'll be re-finishing down the road.
by delmar
Wed May 09, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Recs for legacy gyuto
Replies: 15
Views: 363

Re: Recs for legacy gyuto

If your girls are already into using a good knife and know how much they mean to you, let them both pick out a knife for you. When it comes time for you to meet your maker and they get back that knife they picked out for dad, that they will cherish. Look at different retailers and custom makers and...
by delmar
Wed May 09, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Recs for legacy gyuto
Replies: 15
Views: 363

Re: Recs for legacy gyuto

Ha ha. I get ya. My 14 year old has an AS santoku as her primary. Her twin uses it as well. They see me make handles and refinish blades. They know my collection is an heirloom and I highly doubt they'd pawn it or give it away. Even if they did, I will have a number of decades of use and frankly won...
by delmar
Wed May 09, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Recs for legacy gyuto
Replies: 15
Views: 363

Re: Recs for legacy gyuto

Any comments on these? Can't find choil shot, so don't know about grind and blade road. https://www.aframestokyo.com/tesshu-mizu-honyaki-wa-gyuto-240mm-blue-ii-steel-silver-in240.html https://www.aframestokyo.com/tesshu-mizu-honyaki-wa-gyuto-270mm-white-ii-steel-chef-kn271.html The Mt. Fuji version ...
by delmar
Wed May 09, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Recs for legacy gyuto
Replies: 15
Views: 363

Re: Recs for legacy gyuto

Customs are in the mix. I'm alright with others having the same thing I have...doesn't need to be exclusive by any means. I'm thinking of this as a (much cheaper) version of a katana on a stand that gets handed down generation to generation. Working art. I have more than enough gyutos to offset use ...
by delmar
Tue May 08, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Recs for legacy gyuto
Replies: 15
Views: 363

Recs for legacy gyuto

I am looking for a knife that just might be the pinnacle of my humble collection, one that I will cherish and use for a few decades, and then pass along to one of my kids. I am looking for unique expression of craftsmanship and quality. Honyaki is a distinct possibility, but not a limitation. Willin...