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:
I would be careful with natural oils like nut oils. I believe they can go rancid when put into a board. Although generally I don't care much for mineral