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by orezeno
Tue May 04, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Factory Edge Micro-chipping
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: Factory Edge Micro-chipping

[...] They say when you get in the rhc clouds at 63-65 you run this risk of chipping but these days alot more blacksmiths are doing it so I think they've found a way to get around it. Knives cut better and longer with an acute bevel geometry (even with a dull (ish) edge). For knives that I receive ...
by orezeno
Tue May 04, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: 3K Diamond Plate
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: 3K Diamond Plate

Also here is the brush being referred to. I know this cleaning part of the process is often considered trivial but if you are doing a number of stones getting this right makes all the difference. 20210422_165216.jpg Ken I'd say not trivial at all if you care about maximum life of the stone. I have ...
by orezeno
Sat May 01, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Strop kit vs finer grit stone?
Replies: 25
Views: 429

Re: Strop kit vs finer grit stone?

As my next investment, would I be better off with a Strop kit or add higher grit stone? Though it is really a matter of taste, I'd suggest the strop kit. For most, the slight amount of give in a strop really helps clean up the edge. It is less utilitarian, but the 8K Glass Stone is a very nice poli...
by orezeno
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: 3K Diamond Plate
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: 3K Diamond Plate

[...] But instead of a set number of strokes you may want to vary your strokes for each knife, letting burr, a close look at scratches, light reflections and the particular steel/knife be your guide. If 10 strokes gives you a bit of a burr and establishes a new scratch pattern, then you don't need ...
by orezeno
Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Scuff marks on the face of the knife?
Replies: 20
Views: 593

Re: Scuff marks on the face of the knife?

Omg, Ken, I love you, but you got to stop recommending the buffer to everyone. This is a bad idea and should only be used in very capable hands. Ken is a pro and can use it well. Please DO NOT use the buffer to remover surface scratches if you are new to knives. I remember seeing this video years a...
by orezeno
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Cbn and nanocloth comparison 0.5 poly
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: Cbn and nanocloth comparison 0.5 poly

Please send me a PM so we can clear this up! Ken You have one that slipped through a crack here Ken. Not like you! Take care of him!! And he should!! :D I'm a long-time customer! I have 5 Nubatama stones for freehand sharpening, 7 (just counted) bottles of different-sized Ken Schwartz CBN emulsion,...
by orezeno
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: First rule of sharpening?
Replies: 30
Views: 1015

Re: First rule of sharpening?

If you do a lot of freehand sharpening in one session, and you're not used to it, you may abrade your fingertips down to raw meat. It happens. But: There Will Be Blood. Sooner or later a knife that is screaming sharp from sharpening will part your flesh. Murphy's Law guarantees it.
by orezeno
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: First rule of sharpening?
Replies: 30
Views: 1015

Re: First rule of sharpening?

We rec’d some of thos old Chicago Cutlery knives in the ‘80s when we got married. They were OK, but I never thought they were all that great at holding an edge. I had a chance to sharpen a friend's set of 6 wood-handled Chicago Cutlery steak knives a few months back. They've owned them for at least...
by orezeno
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: First rule of sharpening?
Replies: 30
Views: 1015

Re: First rule of sharpening?

This was my house growing up. My folks had stainless steel knives they got in a set when they were married. The only sharpening those knives ever saw was getting run thru the sharpening wheels on the back of our electric can opener! They were as dull as could be. A few years ago (quite a few, actua...
by orezeno
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Cbn and nanocloth comparison 0.5 poly
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: Cbn and nanocloth comparison 0.5 poly

I look forward to our thoughts on them once you receive them. I'll let you know; either by replying here, or to your post on the subject, or by starting my own thread. You should know, though, that I consider strops with paste on them to be just another level of abrasion. For years I just used a Sh...
by orezeno
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Cbn and nanocloth comparison 0.5 poly
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: Cbn and nanocloth comparison 0.5 poly

Sorry Ken. I could not make it through much more than 5 minutes of the video. The signal-to-noise ratio was way too low for me.

As an aside, I'd love to try your nanocloth strops. Mine have been on order with you since the end of Feb.
by orezeno
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: First rule of sharpening?
Replies: 30
Views: 1015

Re: First rule of sharpening?

d_rap wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:15 am It can get a little cliche around Southern California but for sharpening "be in the moment" really applies.
For me, the first rule is to "stay mindful" and use that mindful attitude to treat each knife sharpening as unique and work with intention.
by orezeno
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Which direction to put pressure
Replies: 13
Views: 478

Re: Which direction to put pressure

In terms of edge leading vs edge trailing, I think that the one potential downside to edge leading is that you need to have a good feel for when your angle reaches the "edge of the edge". If you don't then a possible outcome is that the knife will bite into the stone and leave a bit of a ...
by orezeno
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Factory Edge Micro-chipping
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: Factory Edge Micro-chipping

Yes, I really enjoyed watching AM36. They were way faster than the foiling catamarans of AM35 and interestingly actual, "match racing" took place again. The foiling monohulls look really cool charging around the place too. Rumour has it that they were seeing up to 100k/hr at times (62mph)...
by orezeno
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Factory Edge Micro-chipping
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: Factory Edge Micro-chipping

Thanks Ken and Greg for your input & responses. I guess that given this is AS & thin behind the edge, I was hoping it to be pretty much like any number of my other knives (including others in AS). Hence my choice of 10dps & a start on the 1k & I wasn't expecting to get down to the #...
by orezeno
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Factory Edge Micro-chipping
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: Factory Edge Micro-chipping

It is really tempting to chase small chips with finer grit stones once major damage is corrected on a coarse stone. And of course you can do this. You only risk adding to the amount of time you'll spend sharpening though. I'd move to the 500 and take a couple of passes. If the edge cleans up, then y...
by orezeno
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Sink Bridge Curiosity
Replies: 17
Views: 1435

Re: Sink Bridge Curiosity

I just got 500 of these in. https://www.chefknivestogo.com/sinkbridge.html Years ago I replaced my homemade sharpening station (2x4 technology and towel) with a Kramer bamboo sink bridge that looks exactly like this CKTG one. I didn't need it, just thought it would be nice to look at. I use it stan...
by orezeno
Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Chip with a crack: how bad is this situation?
Replies: 15
Views: 1335

Re: Chip with a crack: how bad is this situation?

Send those pictures to Zwilling, emphasizing the crack , and I wouldn't be surprised if they warrant the knife. If they don't, fix it then. This is a great idea! Though I've seen similar damage in Shuns and Miyabis, it never occurred to me to suggest this. Kudos to Jeff. For repair, I would reprofi...
by orezeno
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Started evaluating my Lansky
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: Started evaluating my Lansky

I would say that the edge is sufficient if it serves your purposes. However, if you want to see how sharp the edge can get, consider a different sharpening method. I know a number of people who use the Lansky; mostly on smaller fixed blades and folders. Their sharpening work is certainly serviceable...
by orezeno
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Is this a good routine?
Replies: 17
Views: 987

Re: Is this a good routine?

[...] Another suggestion for the deburring block, I will take a look into it for sure! My free hand skills have definitely approved since I started sharpening. Before, I used a cheap combo stone in which I developed an okay idea on how to sharpen, while also scratching up my tojiro pretty bad haha....