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    Yeah I've tried boiling it and popping it in the...

    Yeah I've tried boiling it and popping it in the dishwasher. I have found that scuffing it up either with a diamond plate, the concrete outside my house or using nagura methods are generally more...
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    I've been trying a few different approaches...

    I've been trying a few different approaches lately for coarse work and I find the coarse norton india stone has been doing alright. I think you might have even recommended it to me a few months ago....
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    I have a sigma 400.. It's a fairly muddy stone...

    I have a sigma 400.. It's a fairly muddy stone and was caught off guard with the dishing when I first started using it. I don't really use it much-- I have diamond plates and a beston 500 that sees...
  4. I had been considering purchasing a Zakuri Suji...

    I had been considering purchasing a Zakuri Suji or the like for some time but I ended up getting a small yanagi from metalmaster instead. It arrived only last week, hasn't had a lot of use yet but...
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    I appreciate a good bargain personally. when...

    I appreciate a good bargain personally. when starting out sharpening something with good feedback and something fairly cheap are pretty important qualitiea so I wouldn't be so worried about...
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    Man.. what a beauty

    Man.. what a beauty
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    I also have a masamoto ks yanagi and noticed the...

    I also have a masamoto ks yanagi and noticed the exact same thing on mine. I really cant be arsed trying to fix it anymore
  8. Thread: thinning knives

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    Either of those wouldn't surprise me. As long as...

    Either of those wouldn't surprise me. As long as it's cheap to get fixed up I'll probably get onto it soon. It certainly makes life easier. I estimate that im going for about 2-5 degrees or so on my...
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    The belt sander needs some maintenance.. it's...

    The belt sander needs some maintenance.. it's been jamming up on me and been rather loud. I did get some use out of it before which made things a lot easier. Seeing as I had never used one before I...
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    Some of those knives, yes but ive got some...

    Some of those knives, yes but ive got some additional knives and sold off some of them. At the moment im thinning a yoshikane skd (finished one side), the masamoto ks, tanaka petty, the watanabe...
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    thinning knives

    So I have accumulated a lot of knives and stones over the last year or so in the name of experimenting. I enjoy sharpening and continue to improve but thinning is something that seems to take me a...
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    I could possibly be down for that..

    I could possibly be down for that..
  13. Not only seen, but owned one. It was one of my...

    Not only seen, but owned one. It was one of my first knives in the wave of japanese knives I've bought the last couple of years. It now resides at my mother's place as I wasn't particularly fond of...
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    Well pretty sure I would be shunned if that were...

    Well pretty sure I would be shunned if that were the case over here. I've always got the nicer knives :/. My previous chef laughed at me with my collection of knives when he had been using some...
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    For a gyuto, I personally prefer blue to white...

    For a gyuto, I personally prefer blue to white although differences are fairly minor. I believe white can take a more stellar edge more readily than blue but it won't last quite as long (blue steel...
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    Im in if im not too late?

    Im in if im not too late?
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    hindsight is a beautiful thing and if I had my...

    hindsight is a beautiful thing and if I had my time again I might have sold it. I guess I really wanted to use this knife as I liked the fact it is a bit mightier but I wanted to be able to use it...
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    http://s29.postimg.org/xkhjlnnc7/20140211_150032.j...

    http://s29.postimg.org/xkhjlnnc7/20140211_150032.jpg
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    This is the same knife, though I've cleaned off the patina. I also got myself a new...
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    Watanabe 270 Gyuto WIP

    I bought a Watanabe 270mm blue gyuto about 6 weeks or so ago. As usual, I went through the rounds checking out each detail, cut a few things and made a few mental notes about it's characteristics....
  20. Hell no! For that kind of money you could get...

    Hell no! For that kind of money you could get several sharpening stones plus a cheap ceramic rod if you're so inclined. I do everything on stones myself
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    I'm not so sure I like that knife to be...

    I'm not so sure I like that knife to be honest..that profile just doesn't fly with me at all. Hope you make it to your tastes though
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    To hell with drama man.. if I see anything...

    To hell with drama man.. if I see anything advertised as high end and they charge like 25% of what an actual high end product costs I would be incredibly skeptical. I would start thinking...
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    Haha I have experienced the majority of what is...

    Haha I have experienced the majority of what is been discussed. I have no idea how long you have all been doing this gig for but for me it changes depending on what section I'm working and how...
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    I like music during prep sessions in our back...

    I like music during prep sessions in our back kitchen or when I'm cleaning down. During service and especially when I'm setting up my section I can't stand any kind of distraction at all, a whole new...
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    Sweet, looking forward to this.. been itching for...

    Sweet, looking forward to this.. been itching for some more coarse stones myself. Just ordered some atoma plates from the same place to replace my dmt. What tips did he mention in the email?
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