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    Choseras are not any more prone to cracking than...

    Choseras are not any more prone to cracking than other stones, and the crazing they acquire does NOT lead to cracking.

    The stones that are prone to cracking are the ultra-thirsty stones like the...
  2. You can get excellent espresso and milk drinks...

    You can get excellent espresso and milk drinks with minimal fuss and cleanup from a Breville double boiler (on the consumer side) or a Quickmill Silveano (on the prosumer side), both about $1,000. I...
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    New Handle on a Shigefusa Petty

    Did some bartering with aaamax (Anders Stone in Sweden) and got a couple of handles. The pics show one of them that I put on a Shig 150 petty. The handle is from a 200-year-old apple tree (body) and...
  4. Very nice work.

    Very nice work.
  5. Beautiful work, thanks for sharing.

    Beautiful work, thanks for sharing.
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    When I was buying a lot of knives on another...

    When I was buying a lot of knives on another forum, where EVERYBODY demands "paypal gift" or "paypal + 4%" or "$250 net to me," I eventually got an email from paypal saying "You've reached the...
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    I too have light facial hair like you, and find...

    I too have light facial hair like you, and find that shaves with longer hair (2+ days growth) are MUCH better than shaves with shorter hair (1 day) in terms of nicks, comfort, etc.
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    +2

    +2
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    Nice work! Please tell us how you cleaned it up.

    Nice work! Please tell us how you cleaned it up.
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    It's a lot easier to shorten a handle than...

    It's a lot easier to shorten a handle than lengthen it.
  11. Thread: PayPal

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    PayPal

    Though I'm fairly newly registered here, I've been watching this and other knife forums for years. I've noticed lately in the B/S/T Forum that sellers are increasingly asking for PayPal Gift or add...
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    The loft looks a little short to me given the...

    The loft looks a little short to me given the diameter of the knot. I assume the stiffness is for working up a lather on a hard soap?
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    Wow...

    Wow...
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    Takedas are ultra-thin near the edge, but all the...

    Takedas are ultra-thin near the edge, but all the ones I've seen have a fairly distinct "shoulder" a few mm above the edge. I've spent a lot of time trying to thin this out on a 240 gyuto, and...
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    +2, superb knife.

    +2, superb knife.
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    Dumb question, perhaps: You said you use a DMT...

    Dumb question, perhaps: You said you use a DMT plate to "surface" the ferrule and spacers before gluing them all together. I can see how a plate would get things flat, but I don't see how it would...
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    1. Painstaking attention to detail in fit and...

    1. Painstaking attention to detail in fit and finish.
    2. Beautiful grinds. In years of following his stuff, I've heard only 1 report of an overgrind.
    3. He's the best polisher in the...
  18. Thread: New handle

    by cord_steele
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    Nice handle, nice knife.

    Nice handle, nice knife.
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    What he said.

    What he said.
  20. The asymmetric machi is normal, and I've seen it...

    The asymmetric machi is normal, and I've seen it on several knives (especially Shigefusas). The bend is not normal, despite what Shinichi says. I've straightened several like that successfully, but...
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    +1 on Tosagata from Hida Tool. Incredible value...

    +1 on Tosagata from Hida Tool. Incredible value for the money (< $50).
  22. Great photos. The one with stuff on the cutting...

    Great photos. The one with stuff on the cutting board could be used to market knives.
  23. Zakuri makes a nice knife. I was going to suggest...

    Zakuri makes a nice knife. I was going to suggest Kato from Maxim, but it's much more expensive.
  24. Ultra cool. Looking forward to sharpening videos.

    Ultra cool. Looking forward to sharpening videos.
  25. Thread: J-Nat Club

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    Very fine, I agree, 8k maybe. I've only seen hard...

    Very fine, I agree, 8k maybe. I've only seen hard ones. Do you carry the soft kind?
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