"Boiled" linseed oil isn't boiled -- hasn't been for a very long time. It has "driers" added that greatly speed up polymerization,
Far more better than tools??? Don't listen to that guy. Tools are very important
Hey Marc, The answer will depend on a few things.. The method used to make the blade. (forged or stock removal) and also what style handle will also
I really like yanagiba knives, but I'm not really sure if they are a whole lot better than a good suji. I guess what draws me to them is the looks. They
As Droshi says, it's all about experience.
As someone who only started freehand sharpening about 9 months ago, the lessons I learnt are: