Ko Bocho style Pass around

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Re: Ko Bocho style Pass around

Post by raleighcook15 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:49 am

Jealous!

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Re: Ko Bocho style Pass around

Post by Robstreperous » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:30 am

Shot in the wild with my Takeda Ko Bocho.

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Re: Ko Bocho style Pass around

Post by Robstreperous » Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:46 pm

Wow... Spent all weekend it seems fooling around with this knife on the stones. Finally got the edge dialed in I think. I just got done taking it up to about a 5 - 6K edge finished on a Meara. Tomorrow I'll finish it up with the rest of the JNats and a strop.

This is definitely a fun little knife and .... I think it'll perform... Take a look at the last 2 slices that was just the weight of the blade.

Look Ma! No hands. That's just the weight of the knife.

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Re: Ko Bocho style Pass around

Post by Bensbites » Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:25 pm

Robstreperous wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:46 pm
Wow... Spent all weekend it seems fooling around with this knife on the stones. Finally got the edge dialed in I think. I just got done taking it up to about a 5K edge. Tomorrow I'll finish it up with the JNats. This is definitely a fun little knife and .... I think it'll perform... Take a look at the last 2 slices..

Look Ma! No hands. That's just the weight of the knife.

[YouTube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5-zJH7LORQ[/YouTube]

Sorry about the link. Haven't quite figured out how to get this forum to embed video yet. Looks like my syntax is off.
I just saw your video. Nice job!

To embed Instagram videos you delete everything from “http to the last /“. I assume the same is true for YouTube.

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Re: Ko Bocho style Pass around

Post by Robstreperous » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:50 pm

Thanks. Figured it out. The YouTube syntax is to add the video ID string right inbetween the the [YouTube] brackets.

Pretty psyched about the knife. It was still cutting tomato handless even after using it to make dinner tonight. Seems like the edge retention is pretty good.

Tomorrow I break out the JNats and strops. Then we're really going to see what this baby'll do.

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Re: Ko Bocho style Pass around

Post by Robstreperous » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:57 pm

OK. So it's off to Gopher tomorrow. The JNats did their job and this knife is definitely sharp. I used it exclusively to cook dinner tonight. Did another curry. A lot of on board work mincing ginger, garlic and even used it to chop an onion. I found the tip absolutely remarkable and while it wouldn't be my first choice to chop an onion due to size --- it wasn't bad.

So after dinner I went back to the tomato. I couldn't get it to cut without hands. But a couple of strops and ---- back in business. Very nice.

BONUS: Look at the beautiful blue patina it's developing:

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Re: Ko Bocho style Pass around

Post by mauichef » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:44 pm

Tim's grinds and tips are the stuff of legend! They are brilliant.

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Re: Ko Bocho style Pass around

Post by timos » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:24 am

This one should be landing at Datsters place any day now . Rob, That patina is looking very cool, I was really curious to see how this blade texture will wear with use!
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Re: Ko Bocho style Pass around

Post by Robstreperous » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:45 am

Tracking said it should have been delivered yesterday but they missed for some reason.

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Re: Ko Bocho style Pass around

Post by Carter » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:21 pm

I haven't heard from Don for several days and we have a few projects going....he may be traveling.

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Re: Ko Bocho style Pass around

Post by datster » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:27 pm

Got it today! Took forever obviously but it made it. Very cool little Ko Bocho. Got to play just a little wth some fruit and veggies. I'm hooked just on the looks but it also cuts nicely. Excited to play over the weekend

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Re: Ko Bocho style Pass around

Post by timos » Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:02 am

Glad you got it ok! Not sure yet who is next on the pass around as a couple people are out of town.
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Re: Ko Bocho style Pass around

Post by datster » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:11 pm

Yep, all is good, EASILVER is next, I PM'ed for an address .......

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Re: Ko Bocho style Pass around

Post by datster » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:40 am

Just an FYI, it is on it's way to Ed (Easilver). Enjoy, I sure did!

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Re: Ko Bocho style Pass around

Post by timos » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:03 pm

Ok This knife is now with J David, Hope you enjoy!
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