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by Jeff B
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Pass Arounds
Topic: Yoshimitsu AS 180mm Tall Nakiri
Replies: 24
Views: 639

Re: Yoshimitsu AS 180mm Tall Nakiri

Cutuu wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:57 pm
I should of got in on this one
I was thinking the very same thing.
by Jeff B
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Diamond Flattening Plate: Surface Peculiarity?
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: Diamond Flattening Plate: Surface Peculiarity?

Looks like the diamonds are nearly gone from those areas to me. I had a DMT XC do the same thing in short order, not knowing at that time that the XXC was the only Dia-Sharp intended for flattening use.
by Jeff B
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Stones/Progression for *German* knives
Replies: 21
Views: 542

Re: Stones/Progression for *German* knives

Lepus wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:01 am
...A 320 to 2000 jump is doable, but unnecessary if you have the other stones...
With most knives I would agree but on soft German steel it's an easy jump. :geek:
by Jeff B
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How to? 140 Flattening plate
Replies: 24
Views: 314

Re: How to? 140 Flattening plate

gladius wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:57 pm
I use 400 plate for medium and fine stones.
+1
by Jeff B
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Need recommendation for my first gyuto
Replies: 32
Views: 525

Re: Need recommendation for my first gyuto

It's listed as iron cladding but I didn't know that when I used it. It didn't act like iron, that's one reason I forgot that it supposidly has it. I wouldn't be shocked if it was a micommunication and is actually stainless. The Makato was the first knife to wow me in a long time. It performed way ab...
by Jeff B
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How to? 140 Flattening plate
Replies: 24
Views: 314

Re: How to? 140 Flattening plate

Never saw that or I would have too, figures! I was MIA for most of last year though.
by Jeff B
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Stones/Progression for *German* knives
Replies: 21
Views: 542

Re: Stones/Progression for *German* knives

I generally start with a 320 grit SP to get a quick apex and then just jump right to a 2k. A bare leather strop at the end when in the mood can make that edge scary. :shock: The OOTB edge won't compare.
by Jeff B
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How to? 140 Flattening plate
Replies: 24
Views: 314

Re: How to? 140 Flattening plate

I've wanted a Diaflat plate forever I just can't make myself shell out the $$ given I already have an Atoma.
If it ever wears out though...lookout! 8-)
by Jeff B
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Need recommendation for my first gyuto
Replies: 32
Views: 525

Re: Need recommendation for my first gyuto

I thought the one I used was stainless clad. It didn't seam very reactive at all and I was used to the Kurosaki so just assumed. I was floored when the owner of the knife told me it was iron clad, I never would have guessed. Given the cost I would definately go with the Makato. If they were the same...
by Jeff B
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Need recommendation for my first gyuto
Replies: 32
Views: 525

Re: Need recommendation for my first gyuto

Did you know the guys that make those two knives are brothers? Yu Kurosaki and Makoto Kurosaki The only thing you will gain with the Kurosaki is stainless cladding and better edge retention. It will be slightly harder to sharpen and doesn't get quite as sharp. Those things are very marginal though. ...
by Jeff B
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cutting board splitting at glue joints
Replies: 15
Views: 277

Re: Cutting board splitting at glue joints

I know I'm going aginst some smart wood guys here but I'd fill it first with epoxy or Tightbond 3 for now and cut it apart later if it gets worse. A simple little repair and it might outlast you before it causes problems again. I had a thirty year old cutting board that had several glue joints degra...
by Jeff B
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would you like in a knife block?
Replies: 62
Views: 947

Re: What would you like in a knife block?

btbyrd wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:40 pm
...Shut up and take my money.
That's what Mark does best! :mrgreen:
by Jeff B
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Need recommendation for my first gyuto
Replies: 32
Views: 525

Re: Need recommendation for my first gyuto

It's not a given that White #2 will chip any more or less than various Blue steels. Heat treament and several other factors influence chipping of any steel. White #2 sharpens very easy, gets scary sharp and holds it's edge fine in a home environment. I have a few White #2 knives that have never had ...
by Jeff B
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Silent Auction, Doi Blue 2, Carter Handle Saya
Replies: 26
Views: 831

Re: Silent Auction, Doi Blue 2, Carter Handle Saya

I will be happy to get the knife but also thouroughly disappointed if my bid wins. This knife has to
be worth more than that! Carter's handle and saya has to be worth no less than 1/2 of my bid!
by Jeff B
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would you like in a knife block?
Replies: 62
Views: 947

Re: What would you like in a knife block?

A slanted block with a lot of gyuto slots and at least one larger cleaver slot. Very, VERY important, each slot needs to be greater than 2 inches wide as is typical, maybe 55mm to 60mm. I have several gyutos that are in the 51 millimeter range which can't fit in my wusthof 25 knife block because th...
by Jeff B
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: 2-3k stone options
Replies: 24
Views: 407

Re: 2-3k stone options

The SP2K is the jewel in that line and one of the best 2k stones I've used but some do complain about the feel.
by Jeff B
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Need recommendation for my first gyuto
Replies: 32
Views: 525

Re: Need recommendation for my first gyuto

The Makoto is a reactive clad knife . It might be a bit of a bear. The Anryu or Kurosaki sound perfect. There isn't much more to say about it. They're great knives for most scenarios. Thanks Lepus, I did forget about the reactive clading, might not be best for a starter knife. And I agree, either t...
by Jeff B
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Choosing a Knife
Replies: 11
Views: 287

Re: Choosing a Knife

Haven't used Chromax. All I can say is it's gets very sharp and stays that way for a long time if not abused.
by Jeff B
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: 2-3k stone options
Replies: 24
Views: 407

Re: 2-3k stone options

The Green Brick is a great stone for German knives but I find it "meh" for most others. The SP2K is a very good 2k stone but the feedback is below average at best but not as bad as the SG2K. Love the feel of the Naniwa Pro 2K(Chocera) but it is slower than the SP2K but polishes better. The Naniwa Pr...
by Jeff B
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How do you rate your own sharpening skills?
Replies: 128
Views: 2220

Re: How do you rate your own sharpening skills?

If I could make wishes come true it would be to meet the folks here and absorb information. There are likely things about knife sharpening that I don’t know but I don’t know that I don’t know them. So imagine being in a room together and maybe one of you is an expert at etching. I don’t know too mu...