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  1. The intension is not to offend but currently...

    The intension is not to offend but currently living in an environment with yachts that travel extensively in the lower latitudes much of the worst damage to the environment is caused by thoughtless...
  2. Matus It should be interesting to see if the...

    Matus It should be interesting to see if the standard of cleanliness & knife care is any better back in the UK (I move back in a week now ) than here in Spain In general the higher latitudes tend...
  3. The original damage was virtually a bin job...

    The original damage was virtually a bin job unfortunately I did not take a photo but it was probable about 1cm deep if you look at the Gratons or whatever they are called in the first set of pictures...
  4. http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h164/leobarr/IMG...

    http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h164/leobarr/IMG_1806_zps21422eb0.jpghttp://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h164/leobarr/IMG_1805_zpsa2e1b012.jpgI thought as I had a little time this morning I would end...
  5. Mac reincarnations & my sharpening evolution

    http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h164/leobarr/IMG_1803_zpsfdccc039.jpghttp://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h164/leobarr/IMG_1800_zpsf027d491.jpghttp://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h164/leobarr/IMG_1802_zp...
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    Benuser thank you for the reference that is quite...

    Benuser thank you for the reference that is quite helpful not to linger too long on the Misonos he has had two other Misonos for 2/3 years and has used the extensively with a 50/50 grind so for him...
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    I hate ceramic blades I understand people buying...

    I hate ceramic blades I understand people buying them since that stay sharp for a while but if you can sharpen a good laminated knife it will take a far better edge it can be far toothier and if the...
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    Boker Ceramic Rigging Knives

    I had to repair two brocken tips and then it was necessary to thin down thew blade particularly where the repair was .
    I repaired the blades using a diamond belt then I thinned the blades using...
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    Thanks for the info I have actually altered a...

    Thanks for the info I have actually altered a hunting knife this way conveying virtually the whole blade face onthe right making maximum curve about two thirds up then thinning towards the spine....
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    If they were mine I would have maintained the...

    If they were mine I would have maintained the 70/30 bevel given the request again in light of the fact that ThEoRy Benuser say the blades them selves are asymmetrical I did look at them carefully...
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    Good advice there for you I would not bother with...

    Good advice there for you I would not bother with leather strops check out either Jon of Japanese knife imports or Murray Carter they both advocate honing on the finishing stones . If you strop two...
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    They are UX10's the steel is I think around 58 I...

    They are UX10's the steel is I think around 58 I like the touch of silver nickel on the bolster . The handles are quite comfortable . I think they are expensive for what they are but maybe the...
  13. Matus I don't have time to teach them (since I am...

    Matus I don't have time to teach them (since I am leaving the country)how to sharpen but it is an interesting idea to offer to people in the future.
    Once I am in the UK I need to see if I can find...
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    He wants to be able to retouch the edge himself...

    He wants to be able to retouch the edge himself and making it symmetrical he feels will be easier for the edge is finer since I lowered the bevel on the left side so I imagine the primary bevels are...
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    Misono Sheaths

    A chef friend gave me to Misonos to sharpen they were brand new but not very sharp he also requested that I change the grind from 70/30 to 50/50 the larger of the two had a burr on the pointed...
  16. This is what I am trying to protect the knives...

    This is what I am trying to protect the knives from or the steel going various shades of yellow through overheating http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h164/leobarr/IMG_0815_zpsd422c68c.jpeg
    The guy...
  17. Well said ! I have additional interests in...

    Well said !
    I have additional interests in yachting having raced on my fathers boats from a young age this has taught me to repair hardware , learn sailmaking , rigging & splicing , leatherwork ,...
  18. I think I can suggest the Minosharp with a clear...

    I think I can suggest the Minosharp with a clear conscience .
    It is strange to me having followed this forum that I know of so many chefs who are incapable or uninterested in spending the time to...
  19. This seems to be something that would suit . You...

    This seems to be something that would suit . You are quite right but I have met a number of chefs even good ones that really have not bothered to learn to sharpen I think this would suit these...
  20. Thank you for that they are not high enough level...

    Thank you for that they are not high enough level chefs to use either a WEPS or learn to use bench stones but I would hate to think of the knives I have worked on been totally ruined . I feel I am...
  21. High Mark the restaurants in question are not...

    High Mark the restaurants in question are not sufficiently up market enough to justify any sort of tool be it a WEPS or bench stones (that require a level of both skill & patience)this is why I...
  22. Recommending a sharpening machine for a restaurant

    I have two restaurants whose knives I sharpen regularly here in Spain I am about to relocate to the UK . I would hate them to have their knives destroyed by the knife burners that circle like...
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    Where is the link for this video talked about in...

    Where is the link for this video talked about in this thread that is if there is a video.
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    I found a good test for most kitchen knives...

    I found a good test for most kitchen knives processed ham that comes packed like a sausage in plastic if the edge is keen it slices straight through the dog is on a win win with this test since the...
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    I certainly like the idea of tubs for the grit I...

    I certainly like the idea of tubs for the grit I regret the amount I have poured away I used to put it down the sink until I blocked a pipe that took me a couple of hours to unblock now I empty the...
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