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    If you are looking for a fairly new brand, might...

    If you are looking for a fairly new brand, might want to check out Zanmai knives. Got into the kitchen knife making business a littler over 3 or 4 years ago, but mainly produced scissors (Silky) and...
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    Does it at least come with different grit stone...

    Does it at least come with different grit stone wheels? sounds like hes just grinding away on a coarse stone, which is an easy way to shorten the lifespan of your knife.
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    :bigeek: Whaaat??? lol

    :bigeek: Whaaat??? lol
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    Stainless steel is just a general term everyone...

    Stainless steel is just a general term everyone throws around. I like to use the term stain resistant. I can throw bleach or some other chemical on any "stainless steel" knife and you will see...
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    Which is more fun...?

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    I was going to also recommend that book. Great explanation of the three main traditional Japanese knives.

    If you're a lefty expect to pay mare for a single bevel knife. Most Japanese knife...
  6. Buying my first stone(s) and some questions

    If your on a budget just make your own sink holder out of wood or just buy a cheap concrete block. Place a damp towel over the block and place your stone on it. You can also use the flat surface of...
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    Help with Knife identification!

    If you're just looking for sharpening practice and have never sharpened a single bevel don't get one. Quite different than double bevel. Especially an usuba. Having a very flat stone is key to...
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    No indication but yes looks like stainless steel

    No indication but yes looks like stainless steel
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    Thanks! That's a very stylish way of writing た

    Thanks!

    That's a very stylish way of writing た
  10. Hypothetically speaking if I sold my Kramer Damascus

    Well maybe something like this. A guy I know here in Japan showed me this. It's about $10,000 US when he bought it. A honyaki yanagiba 尺1 (330mm). The craftsman has already passed away and no longer...
  11. In my opinion his knives are WAY overpriced. But...

    In my opinion his knives are WAY overpriced. But if you have that kind of money to play with go for it.
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    The 'kanji' on our knives

    合羽橋 - Kappa bashi
    Just an area in Tokyo I believe similar to doguyasuji in osaka.

    Other part might just be the shops name
    かま.... Ka ma
    Can't read the last hiragana maybe に
    ni?
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    Help with Knife identification!

    Not sure about the maker but I'll read the kanji for you.

    登録 - tou roku, registration
    宏元作 - hiromoto saku, the makers brand name
    はがね - hagane, carbon steel
    本割込 - hon wari Komi, basically just...
  14. First time Thinning and polishing: Heiji Santoku

    Iphone auto correct typo. I meant shinogi line. That line where your sharpening begins on the knife blade.http://www.city.sanjo.niigata.jp/common/000018972.jpg

    Not all the terminology is exactly...
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    Yeah she did. She needs a sharp knife for...

    Yeah she did. She needs a sharp knife for starters and she wouldn't end up mashing that beef up
  16. As long as you feel it performs well and you are...

    As long as you feel it performs well and you are satisfied that's the most important. As far as professional sharpening everything looks quite good except for the shinobi line. That's probably the...
  17. Yup that's a mac knife. Their series produced in...

    Yup that's a mac knife. Their series produced in Sakai.
  18. Don't use training wheels. If your just starting...

    Don't use training wheels. If your just starting learn, learn the correct way and making mistakes is the only way to get better. Get your hands use to the feel of sharpening and to keep a consistent...
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    Yes soft wood works as well. I use it when the...

    Yes soft wood works as well. I use it when the bur is being a royal pain.
  20. Thread: Cheap knives

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    Yeah try to find a cheap MAC knife. They are all...

    Yeah try to find a cheap MAC knife. They are all AUS8 steel I believe, so pretty good sharpening practice.
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    Make sure your stones are flat.

    Make sure your stones are flat.
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    Don't bother with cheap steel. You won't get a...

    Don't bother with cheap steel. You won't get a great edge.
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    + 1

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    Yes but I love the shine it gives. Plus I never...

    Yes but I love the shine it gives. Plus I never looked up how to fix Damascus knives just my trial and error process led me to that
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    Yes thinning your damascus knife on a coarse...

    Yes thinning your damascus knife on a coarse stone will scratch it up. You will have to move it on up to finer stones to polish it off at least to a 10k-13k finishing stone to get a nice shine. then...
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