View Full Version : New member from SF Bay Area

07-10-2011, 01:16 AM
Hey everybody,

I'm a home cook, amateur bladesmith, and all-purpose knife knut.

I'm new to J-knives as of this year and have acquired a 240mm Kagayaki CarboNext gyuto and a 240mm Moritaka Gyuto in Aogami #2. I also started sharpening on waterstones this year and I have a Bester 1200 and Arashiyama 6k. I've been sharpening freehand for about 2 years on wet/dry sandpaper and fancied I could produce a "sharp" knife...now I know better. Waterstones are a whole 'nother world of sharp!

I'm mostly interested in learning skills and techniques...I don't need any more knives!...but something tells me I'll end up with a few more before I'm through...

Dave Martell
07-10-2011, 02:08 AM
Well you've sure come to the right place. Welcome! :)

07-10-2011, 01:07 PM
Welcome Aboard!

Eamon Burke
07-10-2011, 03:53 PM
Hey! Welcome!

07-10-2011, 07:37 PM

07-11-2011, 10:09 AM
Thanks guys! Already I've found lots of good information, and I look forward to picking your collective brains while contributing where I can.