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Keith Neal
08-08-2011, 08:48 AM
My name is Keith Neal. I am a retired Air Force fighter pilot and also retired from my tax business after the Air Force. I have bought several items from Dave, and learned much from his DVD. (Hey Dave, when is the second set you mentioned coming out?) I am still a beginner at sharpening. I have been working on my Masamoto Janagi for a while, and have it approaching completion.

I look forward to learning a lot in this forum.

Pensacola Tiger
08-08-2011, 09:04 AM
Welcome to the forum,Keith. We're practically neighbors.

08-08-2011, 09:07 AM
Welcome Keith!

Dave Martell
08-08-2011, 09:33 AM
Welcome Keith! :)

Eamon Burke
08-08-2011, 08:20 PM
Hey Keith! Good to have you.

08-08-2011, 08:30 PM
Welcome to the group! I'm a retired Army M-16 pilot!

08-08-2011, 08:51 PM
Retired military as well! Welcome to the forums!

08-08-2011, 11:07 PM

Shout out to all the military vets! Its been a dream of my since I was 5. If it wasn't for a blood condition I would be right next to all of you.

Keith Neal
08-09-2011, 12:32 PM
I need to give credit where it is due. In my original post, I said I was a beginner at sharpening. Actually, I have been sharpening knives (American/German) for fifty years or so, and thought myself quite good at it. Then recently I became interested in Japanese knives and sharpening them, which led to Dave and then to his DVD. It was there that I discovered I hardly knew anything about sharpening knives. So I am a beginner in the real art of sharpening. However, my Masamoto Janagi is coming along nicely, thanks to Dave. And I have to review the video periodically to pick up additional fine points. Very interesting stuff!


Dave Martell
08-09-2011, 01:58 PM
Keith, you're in rough shape if my DVD is helping you. LOL :D

Delbert Ealy
08-12-2011, 12:31 AM
Welcome Keith!