Get a large beverage of your choice, sit for awhile and search Moritaka.
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Correct, That is one in blue#1 steel. JKI also offer Zakuri knives in super-blue steel which will have somewhat better edge retention. I have not used
I remember my Indian friend saying how the sparks are flying all around the numerous Indian sharpeners using the wheels. That's a big no no with the knife
So I recently got to try my bosses suisin inox honyaki. I felt it was a bit too light for my taste. So I was thinking of getting something slightly heavier.
Yup, I picked up some bits of uchigomori a couple years ago and have been splitting it for finger stones.