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Slack jawed.

Post by nevrknow » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:58 pm

This just made my jaw drop. I mean, really? Am I missing something? Talk about high end sharpening. Wow.

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Re: Slack jawed.

Post by Altadan » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:02 pm

+1 on the jaw drop

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Post by Kalaeb » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:27 pm

Interesting...founded by Harrelson. If the life expectancy is 5x greater, it makes sense....a one and done lapping plate. I just don't want to be the first to see how long it lasts.

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Re: Slack jawed.

Post by Lepus » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:51 pm

He really did put a lot of thought into those. It looks pretty ingenious.

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Post by Kit Craft » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:05 am

Interesting but I am cheap so it ins't happening. That is almost a cheaper 210 honyaki or a hell of a Uchi. I have three plates now that should last my lifetime if alternated and if not there is always drywall screen. :D It sure is strange looking though! I am sure there will be those who love it.

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Re: Slack jawed.

Post by Kalaeb » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:07 am

@chefknivestogo are you using one of these as a tester? Certainly makes sense for the volume guys

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Re: Slack jawed.

Post by Kit Craft » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:30 am

Kalaeb wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:07 am
@chefknivestogo are you using one of these as a tester? Certainly makes sense for the volume guys
Yes, that would be interesting to hear. If it can last say a decade in a pro setting I will consider it. :lol:

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Re: Slack jawed.

Post by Kalaeb » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:21 am

Kit Craft wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:30 am
Kalaeb wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:07 am
@chefknivestogo are you using one of these as a tester? Certainly makes sense for the volume guys
Yes, that would be interesting to hear. If it can last say a decade in a pro setting I will consider it. :lol:
This one looks the coolest, but even the lower cost options look interesting.

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Re: Slack jawed.

Post by Kit Craft » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:32 am

Kalaeb wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:21 am
Kit Craft wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:30 am
Kalaeb wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:07 am
@chefknivestogo are you using one of these as a tester? Certainly makes sense for the volume guys
Yes, that would be interesting to hear. If it can last say a decade in a pro setting I will consider it. :lol:
This one looks the coolest, but even the lower cost options look interesting.

https://www.chefknivestogo.com/nahonllapl.html
It does look interesting but even if the cheaper one lasted 5x as long as a CKTG plate it would be just worth the investment, maybe. The expensive one, not so much as it is 5x the cost of the cheap one. I get it, it is about efficiency, which is great for a pro but not so much for me as a home user. I mean, at the end of the day I can do the ABC method and it cost zero. I am not so particular about flattening to begin with. :oops:

Again, I still find them interesting.

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Re: Slack jawed.

Post by Lepus » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:52 am

I'm not as drawn by the durability as the design and how they look to lap. The results he gets in his video speak pretty well for themselves and the rationale behind the design sounds like it could contribute to easier lapping.

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Re: Slack jawed.

Post by Kit Craft » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:11 pm

Lepus wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:52 am
I'm not as drawn by the durability as the design and how they look to lap. The results he gets in his video speak pretty well for themselves and the rationale behind the design sounds like it could contribute to easier lapping.
Sure, a very comfortable 30-120 seconds. Flatten early, flatten often and worry less about comfort. :P

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Re: Slack jawed.

Post by Lepus » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:56 pm

We're all a little different. It may not be the flattener for you, but I could be convinced. Sometimes I sharpen after a pretty labor intensive day out of necessity, not pleasure, so anything to make that easier would be nice.

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Re: Slack jawed.

Post by Kit Craft » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:07 pm

Lepus wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:56 pm
We're all a little different. It may not be the flattener for you, but I could be convinced. Sometimes I sharpen after a pretty labor intensive day out of necessity, not pleasure, so anything to make that easier would be nice.
Note the razz emoji. ;)

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Re: Slack jawed.

Post by nevrknow » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:29 pm

Kit Craft wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:11 pm
Lepus wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:52 am
I'm not as drawn by the durability as the design and how they look to lap. The results he gets in his video speak pretty well for themselves and the rationale behind the design sounds like it could contribute to easier lapping.
Sure, a very comfortable 30-120 seconds. Flatten early, flatten often and worry less about comfort. :P
My thoughts too. Why not just flatten a few quick times and be done? I would hate to think I had to flatten a ton of stones after an all day session. Sharpen, flatten Rinse and repeat. OFTEN.

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Re: Slack jawed.

Post by Lepus » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:36 pm

We're all a little different. It may not be the flattener for you, but I could be convinced. Sometimes I sharpen after a pretty labor intensive day out of necessity, not pleasure, so anything to make that easier would be nice.

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Re: Slack jawed.

Post by Kit Craft » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:46 pm

nevrknow wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:29 pm
Kit Craft wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:11 pm
Lepus wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:52 am
I'm not as drawn by the durability as the design and how they look to lap. The results he gets in his video speak pretty well for themselves and the rationale behind the design sounds like it could contribute to easier lapping.
Sure, a very comfortable 30-120 seconds. Flatten early, flatten often and worry less about comfort. :P
My thoughts too. Why not just flatten a few quick times and be done? I would hate to think I had to flatten a ton of stones after an all day session. Sharpen, flatten Rinse and repeat. OFTEN.
Like I said, I try not to obsess over it but I would much rather sharpen and then flatten for 20-60 seconds than let it build up over weeks and months were I need some sort of monster flattening session. The idea of comfort or extra ease just does not enter my mind for a flattening stone so long as each stone is kept up with. I might feel differently if I had to flatten 20 stones a day 20 times each.

Regardless, if it were something I was doing hours on end (flattening not sharpening) I might be able to see it. For the average person it seems like mega overkill though. However, I suppose one might argue the same about a Honyaki or a nice Uchi but at least those bring a smile to my face. I guess if a flattening plate does that for someone, good for them but I don't see it. Again, I was just razzing a bit though.

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Re: Slack jawed.

Post by Chicagohawkie » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:50 pm

Meh, seems over engineered. Any mention on warranty? If there was a lifetime warranty I could remotely see an interest. Until I see a bunch of Master Japanese sharpeners using these I’ll just continue to use what works for me and them..... an inexpensive flattening plate.

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Re: Slack jawed.

Post by HalfBloodHobbit » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:17 am

I already have the Shapton glass diamond lapping plate, I'd be a bit worried about this one being hard on stone corners when flattening.

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