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by gladius
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Are you an edge trailer or edge leading person?
Replies: 23
Views: 544

Re: Are you an edge trailer or edge leading person?

Now I have a nice visual aide to confirm why edge leading is the better way to go (in my opinion). --- Not necessarily and not always so. Remember this is on a jig and we are assuming everything was done same-same. There are multiple variables introduced when free handing. One also needs to conside...
by gladius
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Edge Pro Advice
Topic: Sticky Edge Pro Angle Arm
Replies: 22
Views: 463

Re: Sticky Edge Pro Angle Arm

Try cleaning rod with solvent and then apply dry lubricant if required. Pardon my ignorance. Is there a particular solvent to use, or is that a brand? And I'm don't know dry lubricant vs. an alternative. Thanks for the reply! --- Acetone, denatured alcohol, turpentine and mineral spirits are common...
by gladius
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Edge Pro Advice
Topic: Sticky Edge Pro Angle Arm
Replies: 22
Views: 463

Re: Sticky Edge Pro Angle Arm

Try cleaning rod with solvent and then apply dry lubricant if required.
by gladius
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Are you an edge trailer or edge leading person?
Replies: 23
Views: 544

Re: Are you an edge trailer or edge leading person?

A jig will reduce some variables and show the difference between leading and trailing apexes. Here you can see the cleaner edge leading apex top photo (400x). ref. https://knife.wickededgeusa.com/forums/topic/edge-leading-vs-edge-trailing-under-magnification/ https://knife.wickededgeusa.com/app/uplo...
by gladius
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Ohira Tomae High Quality Lv?
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: Ohira Tomae High Quality Lv?

Maybe a 3.5 to 4. It does not need a nagura and cuts fast and polishes nicely.
by gladius
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: New stone set
Replies: 13
Views: 372

Re: New stone set

Something I read elsewhere was that if your stones are permasoakers leaving them in your toilet tank which is a great idea. Also you could shave $50 by using the cktg flattening plate instead of the atoma. --- I don't permasoak the Cerax stones, ten to fifteen minutes soak is sufficient. The CKTG p...
by gladius
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chef Robuchon
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Chef Robuchon

That's three famous influential chefs this year...Bocuse, Bourdain and now Robuchon.
May they RIP and their influence live on.
by gladius
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Sharpening advice for back of the knife
Replies: 27
Views: 701

Re: Sharpening advice for back of the knife

Can't complain about the stones used - 1k Nubatama gold and 5k Nubatama Bamboo. He demonstrates slice cutting, but the stones are capable of much better push cutting performance. Increased angular consistency would help a lot. Sorry - sometimes I'm a bit too critical :) --- Ken --- His angular cons...
by gladius
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Sharpening advice for back of the knife
Replies: 27
Views: 701

Re: Sharpening advice for back of the knife

Can't complain about the stones used - 1k Nubatama gold and 5k Nubatama Bamboo. He demonstrates slice cutting, but the stones are capable of much better push cutting performance. Increased angular consistency would help a lot. Sorry - sometimes I'm a bit too critical :) --- Ken --- His angular cons...
by gladius
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: New stone set
Replies: 13
Views: 372

Re: New stone set

I'd suggest getting a Cerax set with an Atoma plate and you are good for many years and all within budget. These are soaking stones ( but don't require too long ) and provide good feed back which is important when learning. They are very fast cutters too that cut most steel well ( including PM ) and...
by gladius
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 1481
Views: 55294

Re: Show us your new knife!

mauichef wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:06 pm
Konosuke SKD 240mm
This is the knife that the USPS "lost" then sold to someone who I bought it back from on eBay!
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Sweet! Yoshikane made?
by gladius
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How I sharpen a knife. (Video Tutorials)
Replies: 46
Views: 1381

Re: How I sharpen a knife.

Many people don’t do social media.
by gladius
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How I sharpen a knife. (Video Tutorials)
Replies: 46
Views: 1381

Re: How I sharpen a knife.

Well done Mark.
by gladius
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Summer wine preferences?
Replies: 10
Views: 213

Re: Summer wine preferences?

Very cool. We spent a weekend starting with an early morning baloon ride over the valley - so peaceful and beautiful out there. My cousin got married at Mount Palomar Winery and the https://www.thorntonwine.com/champagne-jazz-series/artist-line-up-and-schedule/,summer evening jazz concerts are enjoy...
by gladius
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Summer wine preferences?
Replies: 10
Views: 213

Re: Summer wine preferences?

Pinot Grigiot, Sauvigion Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Zinfandel and Syrah are a few of the varieties we’ve enjoyed this summer, most of these from Temecula CA, about 45 minutes south. They’ve got nice wine tours setup visiting various wineries allowing us to taste the recent offerings. If you travel to So...
by gladius
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New stuff
Replies: 35
Views: 1099

Re: New stuff

With the long lead times to stock some items, increasing inventory on some items is wise, especially the top sellers. On the other hand, until an item is proven a good seller, then maybe not stocking so deep may be prudent. In terms of unique items I think you beat the competition but it is costly t...
by gladius
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Okudo Stones
Replies: 11
Views: 289

Re: Okudo Stones

...Atoma 140, Chosera 400, Chosera 1k. and Rika 5k. I mainly use Euro knives and old American carbon and these seem to work for what I need. --- That is a good set. A stone that would fit in well is a https://www.chefknivestogo.com/naao2kgrbr.html,Naniwa Aotoshi 2K Green Brick (of Joy) - a good fol...
by gladius
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Okudo Stones
Replies: 11
Views: 289

Re: Okudo Stones

I understand that natural can't be compared to man made stones but as I have no frame of reference, what could a stone like this be loosely compared to? --- In terms of grit equivalent...it depends on how you use it and it will range from a 4-6k maybe a little finer. It is hard and splash-n-go and ...
by gladius
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Okudo Stones
Replies: 11
Views: 289

Re: Okudo Stones

The Okudo stones Mark has listed are excellent and priced very fairly. ref. https://www.chefknivestogo.com/nashst.html The description is sparse but accurate. ...they're hard, very fine and cut fast. They're not the best polishing stones but for guys that want to get good edges they're prized and ha...
by gladius
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 1481
Views: 55294

Re: Show us your new knife!

Mail man delivered a new Hiromoto Tenmi Jyuraku 240mm from Koki today. This thing is sweet right out of the box!! I see a new handle in its future. Sadly when they're gone they're gone. http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc489/mikel9nine/IMG_20180731_190842_zpsapwo3iys.jpg http://i1214.photobucket...