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    It's surprisingly fun! I was just happy to split...

    It's surprisingly fun!
    I was just happy to split the plane before Murray! :)
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    Three finger test, or the new test that will be...

    Three finger test, or the new test that will be an industry standard, for sure.
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    Branch? Here, we call that a twig. That system...

    Branch? Here, we call that a twig.
    That system seems like it's incredibly more complicated than it should be.
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    Maybe. I feel it's a negligible difference, but...

    Maybe. I feel it's a negligible difference, but he does need to remove metal to polish the High Grades, so you are right, it would change the geometry (in a minute way). Like you said, it may not be...
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    There is no metallurgical difference between...

    There is no metallurgical difference between Murray Carter's Stainless Fukugozai series and the High Grade series. It's only the level of finish and handle materials that are different. The special ...
  6. Thread: The Grind II

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    The results were interesting, that's all. I don't...

    The results were interesting, that's all. I don't think that these knives were an apples to apples comparison, but I liked the results. What was the fourth knife, by the way?
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    Are the Mizuno's asymmetrical? Thanks for the...

    Are the Mizuno's asymmetrical? Thanks for the video! I was surprised by the results.
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    No. :) I just read more, and post a lot less.

    No. :)
    I just read more, and post a lot less.
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    I've ground all of mine to be full-flat, but if...

    I've ground all of mine to be full-flat, but if you were to lay the secondary flat on a rough stone and scratch it up a bit you'll see the hollow in the center - it may be minute on some knives.
    ...
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    I see. Any convex from the shinogi up is...

    I see. Any convex from the shinogi up is happening naturally from the forging process, I would say.
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    The primary edge may be considered convex because...

    The primary edge may be considered convex because of the natural rocking of the body while sharpening freehand, but Murray grinds his secondary bevels on a revolving waterwheel so his knives are...
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    Sexy patina!

    Sexy patina!
  13. Thread: WIP

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    Can I ask where you get your Musk Ox horn from?...

    Can I ask where you get your Musk Ox horn from? Those are incredibly beautiful, by the way. Really stunning pieces!
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    Glad to hear you're okay! That could have been a...

    Glad to hear you're okay! That could have been a dangerous situation.
    The chip doesn't look that bad, completely fixable.
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    Maybe, but Murray's prices have only increased...

    Maybe, but Murray's prices have only increased over the years.
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    It was quenched in oil, not water. It was also...

    It was quenched in oil, not water.
    It was also straightened differently than how Murray normally straightens his knives. This Damascus needed 'fullers' to alleviate stress in the blade, you can see...
  17. Thread: My New Opinel

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    It's tiny! How did you lose it for a year? Where...

    It's tiny! How did you lose it for a year? Where was it when you found it? Still in it's package or?
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    Not often - I haven't in a year and a half.

    Not often - I haven't in a year and a half.
  19. Thread: Carter Sharp

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    Even Murray's spoons are sharp enough to shave...

    Even Murray's spoons are sharp enough to shave with. Just image how sharp his knives are... :)


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4oHzFNclzQ
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    Do you feel his knives are brittle? I don't...

    Do you feel his knives are brittle?

    I don't believe Murray over hardens the steel at all. I think that with all of the experience that Murray has with these particular steels that he knows the...
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    No, Murray tests by shaving filings from the...

    No, Murray tests by shaving filings from the metal table (platen?) on his band saw. Where can I get Soda Lime Glass? Would someone be willing to send me some? I'll send it back, of course, but I...
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    Maybe, anyway, here is the email were received: ...

    Maybe, anyway, here is the email were received:



    Plus, it's just a number to Murray, probably. He simply cares if it's at it's peak metallurgical performance. But I have several of his knives,...
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    I'm not sure how he forges his kata-ha bevels,...

    I'm not sure how he forges his kata-ha bevels, but he doesn't forge his the bevels on his knives (sfgz, high grade, KU, or IP). Or rather, the knives that I've seen go from heat treat to grinding...
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    He had it tested at a laboratory he used to work...

    He had it tested at a laboratory he used to work for. I don't know what his specific job was, but in talking with him, I guess he was an inspector for an agency in California where they had this...
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    It's a bummer, a slim wa just went out during the...

    It's a bummer, a slim wa just went out during the sale, I think.
    I'll have to see what Murray thinks, but I like the idea. If it turns into something substantial I'll create a thread for it in the...
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