Not sure about SV, but if you poke a hole in the rear end with a thumbtack before submersion it seems to give better release.
Thx for the interesting observations, Dave. Does the difficulty in grinding also translate into excellence in edge retention?
sure... like that. Its not always the most practical kind of sharpening... more like a proof of concept than anything else, but you've got the gist of
I had a chance to take a one-on-one class from Jon in his store for a morning and it was simply awesome. Double and single bevel and all the knife porn
Steam them & shock in ice water
12-20 minutes depending on how you like them