One experience really impressed me positively years ago. Well, it should, because it was at a Michelin 3-star restaurant in the Alsace ('Auberge de l'ill',
I did a couple knives for a friend, one of which I wish he would bring back so I could finish it, the tip wasn't really sharp.
The 2008 Pisonis are supposed to be great. I had the 2010 Pisoni Estate on Saturday and loved it.
The price difference between mediocre stones and good ones is small, and hard composition stones are easier to learn on.
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I really like lasery knives for hard squash. A few years back I had to cut a couple of gallons of 2" batons of butternut squash to pickle every