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    Different belts work efficiently at different...

    Different belts work efficiently at different speeds, ceramic likes to go fast so if you're going to run at a low speed save the extra money and go for alox belts.
    Belt speed is measured in surface...
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    Hollows in the blade face reduce the amount you...

    Hollows in the blade face reduce the amount you need to remove when thinning, otherwise the geometry is mostly impacted by what you've done to reduce the height by that much. If you've maintained...
  3. Slippy and plasticky IMO also you can't top it up...

    Slippy and plasticky IMO also you can't top it up easily like an oil or wax finish
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    This vid may help


    http://youtu.be/Faq8fG7emYQ

    Having a cam lathe helps with getting an oval
  5. It's out there somewhere, it might be the next...

    It's out there somewhere, it might be the next one I buy....
  6. If you're going for just one, I'd make it a...

    If you're going for just one, I'd make it a custom. Production wise I really want to try one of the Mizuno honyaki gyutos from JCK
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    Looks like one of these ...

    Looks like one of these

    http://www.japaneseknifecompany.com/aogami-collection
  8. Chris Reeve Sikayo They reminded me of when...

    Chris Reeve Sikayo

    They reminded me of when Homer designed a car
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    Iron key drives can be set to 'Self-destruct'...

    Iron key drives can be set to 'Self-destruct' whereby they'll erase the data and encryption keys after 10 failed attempts. The enterprise ones also allow for extra features like geo location of use...
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    As it is an oily wood oil finishes take longer to...

    As it is an oily wood oil finishes take longer to dry and stay tacky for a while. Sanded to a high grit and then polished with a wax blend gives a good finish IME
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    I've got a takamura gyuto I picked up in Japan,...

    I've got a takamura gyuto I picked up in Japan, takes a great edge and keeps it well
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    Don't forget the follow up "intelligent design"...

    Don't forget the follow up "intelligent design" anti stab knives

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8101032.stm

    The comment regarding 17 bladed weapons, I have no idea what they are referring...
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    Damascus Knife making vid from the UK

    Nice vid of the forging of a kitchen knife by a UK maker. I went on a course with Owen about 3 years ago and made my first knife which really taught me a lot.
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    Those would polish up nicely, the main thing to...

    Those would polish up nicely, the main thing to watch for is pitting, especially near the edge
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    I reckon my takeda and some of my Carter's are...

    I reckon my takeda and some of my Carter's are close to 10
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    Might have something that'd work, I'll send you a...

    Might have something that'd work, I'll send you a pic
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    The treatment of the steel during the knifemaking...

    The treatment of the steel during the knifemaking process is also slightly different e.g heating to forge welding temperatures to stick the layers together, and the potential for carbon migration...
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    I love the way you've put that together, a lot of...

    I love the way you've put that together, a lot of technique and skill but still somehow understated elegance.

    If I hadn't just bought a house I'd be asking how much
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    Almost certainly something nice. I often trawl...

    Almost certainly something nice. I often trawl eBay looking for pieces like that to pop up. Are you going to rehandle it?
    Have you found a carving knife yet?
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    IIRC Salty requested the profile specifically...

    IIRC Salty requested the profile specifically when custom ordering from Kramer.
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    A lot of old Sheffield knives were made from...

    A lot of old Sheffield knives were made from Silver steel, but the tolerances for the steel would not be at closely defined as with modern steels, so there were large amounts of variation between...
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    @Chuck By rotating the stone you can use the...

    @Chuck
    By rotating the stone you can use the stone evenly more easily then square edge stones
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    What knives are they? If they're typical...

    What knives are they? If they're typical stainless a decent 1k stone and some micromesh (in whatever grit you fancy) stuck to a board as a strop will get you decent edges.
    Something like a bester or...
  24. I've done it quite often. Wrap them well and...

    I've done it quite often. Wrap them well and label the package as sharp in case they do search your luggage.

    Just note if they do search your bag they may not rewrap it as carefully as you did, I...
  25. Good to hear he reworked it for you, hopefully...

    Good to hear he reworked it for you, hopefully when it arrives it'll perform.
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