Congrats on the bragging rights.
THAT is VERY cool! :doublethumbsup:
Can you explain the sound trick a little more in depth, I am interested in what you listen for and how this works.
now I gotta get as good as Dave Martell and I can be king of the worls.lol
Son, this is a sign you're no longer Angelita Negroe and the karma scale is back where it should be.
Great story Son, well told - as always. Thanks for sharing! And for explaining the singing edge myth.
Still Angelito Negroe.
Well guys, I don't have anything to brag about. What I thought I heard and what was really said was lost in translation amongst the many participants. I really should learn Japanese before I let my alligator mouth overload my hummingbird ass. I recieved a gentle note from the ever gracious Jon, clarifying what was actually said and it wasn't what Theory and I thought was said. Here it is. far be from me to claim glory that was not won. perhaps one day, perhaps one day. hangs head in shame.
Hopefully i'm not being too much of a dick, but i think you misunderstood what kasahara-san was saying about your sharpening. It wasnt bad by any means, but what he said was more along the lines of this:
he didnt expect people in the US to even care about sharpening, much less sharpen their own knives, so to see that you cared for your knives and sharpened them yourself was impressive to him. He said the edge you had was still sharp and didnt really need sharpening, but if you wanted, he could put a better edge on it... then he asked if you wanted a toothier or smoother edge.
A little lost in translation... sorry about that. Still though, it was a nice edge on the forgecraft.
at least I got to have my knives sharpened by a master and got to spend time with my friends.