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    I've no problems with using paper for a good...

    I've no problems with using paper for a good edge, but I do better with stones most of the time. For doing a decent convexed kireba with moderately high polish, I like paper, micromesh, and lapping...
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    Bronze takes an awesome edge. There are too...

    Bronze takes an awesome edge.

    There are too many good choices out there to make a decision based on that. My two pending acquisitions are monosteel in CTS-XHP and W2. The rest of my collection...
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    In my opinion, if you're not going to be at least...

    In my opinion, if you're not going to be at least a little picky about color accuracy, you should always have something recognizable to serve as a reference in the pic, whether it's a nickel or a...
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    I think if the tip is not a dealbreaker, then I...

    I think if the tip is not a dealbreaker, then I think there's more functional difference between individual knives than between the two styles. Got to pick a specific knife to match to the tasks and...
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    The suitability of a blade depends a lot on...

    The suitability of a blade depends a lot on cutting style and preferences. I have a Shigefusa now and recommend it for some and not for others. I've still no Gihei experience, but it might be...
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    I've been jumping from 800 to 4k to 8k, and have...

    I've been jumping from 800 to 4k to 8k, and have been gradually reducing my use of 8k. High polish means having to be extra careful to avoid imparting convexity to the edge. It can be done, but I...
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    Kasumi/mist: cloudy finish, generally on the...

    Kasumi/mist: cloudy finish, generally on the kireba ("blade path")
    Nashiji/pear skin: pitted texture. Compare with Tsuchime, which is a dimpled/peened finish.
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    Hand sharpening is pretty easy for most...

    Hand sharpening is pretty easy for most medium/big blades, and if you're not into soaking stones and flattening and getting swarfy mud everywhere, there are some low-mess, low-fuss stone arrangements...
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    Could be the habit of ignoring the middle, or...

    Could be the habit of ignoring the middle, or applying initial pressure in front of the heel, as opposed to on the heel itself.

    I assumed we were talking about out-of-box defects, of which I've...
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    Wide-bevel knives and thin knives show this...

    Wide-bevel knives and thin knives show this problem pretty often. It is from grinding, but I'm curious what techniques in grinding lead to a greater proclivity to overgrind near the heel.
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    My vote is for Opinel.

    My vote is for Opinel.
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    Nashiji has given me a bit of grief...very wonky...

    Nashiji has given me a bit of grief...very wonky grind and very uneven edge...thinning has been a real chore and I'm tempted to give up on it or give it to someone with a grinder, instead of...
  13. Thread: Moving Shop

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    Woohoo!

    Woohoo!
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    holding a light 135:...

    holding a light 135:
    http://i.imgur.com/M0fSdFR.jpg

    OK I don't really hold it like that.
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    I'm such a mess...I just sharpen, and the knife...

    I'm such a mess...I just sharpen, and the knife gets sharp. I generally end up a bit asymmetrical but try to make sure it's balanced and centered to control steering.
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    They do get wicked sharp, though I recommend...

    They do get wicked sharp, though I recommend polishing the bevel.

    They are very nimble knives but they do tend to be tall (the 150mm is 43mm tall)...a sabaki, rather than a thin funayuki, seems to...
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    I've no such experience, so I'm terribly...

    I've no such experience, so I'm terribly unqualified for a recommendation there. Sorry!
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    Yusuke, Shigefusa, Takamura, Carter, Zakuri,...

    Yusuke, Shigefusa, Takamura, Carter, Zakuri, Zakuri, Carter, Kato, Zakuri. Lots of Zakuri, but it's hard to help myself cuz they're cheap and rewarding if the grinds are OK.


    OK you beat me at...
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    Zakuri 150mm funayuki (4th from top, rough spine)...

    Zakuri 150mm funayuki (4th from top, rough spine)
    http://i.imgur.com/YGUqZbl.jpg
    I like to think of these knives as projects...you spend $30-45 and get an 85%-finished knife, and a few hours of...
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    They asked first if it was worthwhile to get one...

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    They asked first if it was worthwhile to get one made of wood. Perhaps it's not in their best interest. I didn't contradict you, I only warned the OP that there'd be funneling toward...
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    These fora are generally geared to drive you to...

    These fora are generally geared to drive you to specific vendors and products, so take suggestions with a big grain of salt. I use a rubber board because I don't like having to baby a wooden board.
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    The more I play with stones, the more I'm convinced the word "beginner" is mostly used to identify good practical purchases while trying to justify a larger collection. After the "beginner" stone is...
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    Looks like another bead blasted (or etched, but...

    Looks like another bead blasted (or etched, but this looks blasted) "tall bevel", not an usuba.

    Might be a nice knife, but man I don't like those frosted areas. They hide scratches and grind...
  24. Thread: Steel Question

    by XooMG
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    Depends on the quantities of Cr and V. Some...

    Depends on the quantities of Cr and V. Some steels have minute amounts of them for wear resistance, high polish, and grain refinement.

    Consider a modern "silversteel" like 115CrV3 (Böhler K510):...
  25. Thread: Zakuri funayuki

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    I already contacted OP via PM, but s/he seems to...

    I already contacted OP via PM, but s/he seems to have already made a purchase. Hope they follow up with their opinions when they get the knife.
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