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Dave Martell
03-12-2012, 04:19 PM
We have a limited number of ATOMA 140x Diamond Plates (http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/ato140kkf.htm) coming our way. To give more of this community a chance to experience these plates I've gone ahead and made a group buy type sale for KKF members. This will be the cheapest price that you'll find these plates ever selling for and we only have 20 coming so if you're considering trying an ATOMA 140x I'd suggest going for it at this time or you'll probably regret it. :wink:

Here's the KKF sales page....

ATOMA 140x Diamond Plate - KKF Group Buy Sale (http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/ato140kkf.htm)

ThEoRy
03-12-2012, 05:33 PM
If you don't have it yet guys buy it. Cuts the stone so fast, flattening is a breeze. Really really love mine.

Dave Martell
03-12-2012, 05:46 PM
In addition to it being a great stone flattener I've used mine recently for coarse stone work (on knives) and I was pleasantly surprised by how well it worked in this role. I've only used it on double bevels so far though.

99Limited
03-12-2012, 05:49 PM
Placed my order. Looking forward to comparing it to my DMT.

Dave Martell
03-12-2012, 05:58 PM
Placed my order. Looking forward to comparing it to my DMT.

Thanks Dan. I think you'll like it.

DeepCSweede
03-12-2012, 06:28 PM
Got my order in. I have been wanting to pick one of these up. Thanks Dave

Dave Martell
03-12-2012, 07:16 PM
Got my order in. I have been wanting to pick one of these up. Thanks Dave

Thank you Eric!

Justin0505
03-12-2012, 07:33 PM
You're a bad man. I know that I don't NEED one of these, and I have been resisting the urge for a long time, but I couldn't resist you're super-group-buy-discount-powers. Then I also had to order the XL 2k that I've been eyeing so that I didn't feel too much like a bargain vulture...

SpikeC
03-12-2012, 07:47 PM
OK, I'm in.

Crothcipt
03-12-2012, 07:53 PM
I'm hoping this will be around until tomorrow so I can get 1. (its payday)

Dave Martell
03-12-2012, 08:32 PM
You're a bad man. I know that I don't NEED one of these, and I have been resisting the urge for a long time, but I couldn't resist you're super-group-buy-discount-powers. Then I also had to order the XL 2k that I've been eyeing so that I didn't feel too much like a bargain vulture...


That was you? Yeah you're weak! LOL :D

Thank you

Dave Martell
03-12-2012, 08:32 PM
OK, I'm in.


Thanks Spike!

Dave Martell
03-12-2012, 08:34 PM
I'm hoping this will be around until tomorrow so I can get 1. (its payday)


I have my fingers crossed for you.

Chifunda
03-12-2012, 08:49 PM
Done. :thanx:

Dave Martell
03-12-2012, 09:13 PM
Done. :thanx:

Excellent - thank you! :)

BobCat
03-12-2012, 11:47 PM
Thank you Dave I have been wanting one of these so I placed my order!:doublethumbsup:

Dave Martell
03-12-2012, 11:58 PM
Thank you Dave I have been wanting one of these so I placed my order!:doublethumbsup:

And thank you too! :thumbsup:

MadMel
03-13-2012, 06:15 AM
Damn can't afford it atm....

slowtyper
03-13-2012, 08:10 PM
Hi Dave,

when you use a knife on this plate, do you have a recommendation on how to do it? I've tried it a couple times going slow but its so "bumpy" I was scared it would mess up the angle I was trying to keep it at. Do you use it wet?

Dave Martell
03-13-2012, 08:37 PM
Hi Dave,

when you use a knife on this plate, do you have a recommendation on how to do it? I've tried it a couple times going slow but its so "bumpy" I was scared it would mess up the angle I was trying to keep it at. Do you use it wet?


Yes I use it wet (while I always prefered using the DMT XX dry) as it feels better this way. I should note that my ATOMA is well broken in at this point so maybe I'm feeling a smoother surface than when it's newer? I actually thought that I'd feel the spaces/gaps in between the pillars more than I do.

Funny thing though, after typing (yesterday) that I like to sharpen on it I used it on a Hattori HD which felt like nails on the chalkboard raising hair on the neck kind of experience. That was the first stainless knife I used the plate on, all the others were carbon.

Does any of this mean anything? I don't know, but it does make me pause in recommending it for sharpening.

slowtyper
03-13-2012, 08:53 PM
I'll give it a try again. The knife I tried it with was a Tojiro DP and I also had a real "icky" feeling about it. I will try with another knife slowly and see how it feels. I have been to a sharpening demo in town where the guy used a plate (don't know if atoma or dmt) to cut the bevel. He did it with really fast motions since I guess its all muscle memory to him. That might play a role in how it feels because when I tried it, I went super slow.

Dave Martell
03-14-2012, 01:21 AM
4 more left is all we've got :)

Bulldogbacchus
03-14-2012, 05:54 AM
Thanks Dave

Dave Martell
03-14-2012, 12:09 PM
Thanks Dave


Thank you too Matt!

Eamon Burke
03-14-2012, 01:52 PM
Can't figure out how to let me order one. I'll take one if you aren't sold out yet.

Dave Martell
03-14-2012, 02:01 PM
Can't figure out how to let me order one. I'll take one if you aren't sold out yet.

They're all accounted for Eamon....sorry :(

Eamon Burke
03-14-2012, 02:27 PM
awwww Missed by like an hour. That's what I get for putting off balancing my books until last night!!

It's ok. I'll just have to console myself with my meager collection of knife related things...

SpikeC
03-14-2012, 07:19 PM
Poor baby!

Dave Martell
03-16-2012, 08:13 PM
These plates will be here by the end of the week, maybe even Thursday.

SpikeC
03-16-2012, 09:57 PM
You mean yesterday?!?

Dave Martell
03-17-2012, 01:38 AM
You mean yesterday?!?

:bat:

Dave Martell
03-20-2012, 03:53 PM
All diamond plates are in the building and all orders will ship out tomorrow morning. Please let me know what you think about these plates once you get a chance to try them out.

Thanks again to everyone for this. :doublethumbsup:

SpikeC
03-20-2012, 05:08 PM
And thank you for the impetus to finally pull the trigger on one of these!

Eamon Burke
03-23-2012, 10:47 PM
Got mine in today. Haven't gotten to use it since my daughters are asleep, it's quiet time. This thing is NOT quiet.

The knife on the front of the package sure looks top-notch, what with the cladding covering 1/3 of the edge.

SpikeC
03-23-2012, 10:59 PM
I'm really impressed by how much more uniform this plate feels compared to the XXC DMT. I'm looking forward to using it to rework the bevel on a chinese cleaver that I have.

BobCat
03-24-2012, 09:26 PM
Got mine today. It's great. I lapped the sides of my new stone. Super.

Dave Martell
03-24-2012, 09:45 PM
Cool, I'm glad that you guys like them. :)

Chifunda
03-25-2012, 09:15 AM
Mine arrived on Friday...works like a charm! Vast improvement over the Norton flattening stone I've been using. Thanks, Dave! :doublethumbsup:

Dave Martell
03-25-2012, 10:42 AM
:thumbsup:

Eamon Burke
03-26-2012, 09:30 PM
OK I used this to repair and rebuild the edges on a set of "Food Network" brand knives my buddy owns. I've been looking for this stone for a LOOOOONG time. I figured it would leave a messy scratch pattern, being 140 grit and all, or it would be hard to control the knife on, or it would throw grit.

This thing is EXACTLY what I've been looking for--dead flat, fast as hell, no mud(therefore no stray 140x scuffs), no soaking, and wide. I did a tip repair, ground down a bolster, flattened all my stones(yes, we all know it flattens damn quick and everyone loves a clean flat stone face)...I'll have no problem shucking out the dollars to replace the pad on this thing when I inevitably wear it out. I'll be surprised if it makes it through the summer, I've got plans to give this thing hell.

Thanks Dave! I knew I should've listened to you a long time ago.

Dave Martell
03-27-2012, 12:21 AM
I'm glad it's serving you well Eamon. :)

Justin0505
03-30-2012, 05:52 PM
This thing certainly lives up to the hype. It cuts stone VERY quickly even with light pressure and lots of water. I also just dropped and broke the tip on a kinfe (something that I haven't t done in years) but oh boy did this ever make fast and easy work of the repair.

Dave Martell
03-30-2012, 06:47 PM
Nice, that's great to hear. :)