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    Sit at my desk in front of my computer, if...

    Sit at my desk in front of my computer, if possible. Counters are too short. (A towel or two around on the desk for protection, though mess still occurs.)

    I think many makers in Japan sit too,...
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    That's the kind of expertise we like! :goodpost:

    That's the kind of expertise we like! :goodpost:
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    I've also been looking at the site. Excellent...

    I've also been looking at the site. Excellent prices too. I don't need a board at all, but you have me thinking...
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    Is there a way of 'neutralizing' pits aside from...

    Is there a way of 'neutralizing' pits aside from griding at them? Not that I'd like it, but a chemical way perhaps?
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    Sticky: Nice to see the picts, Panda. Am I correct? ......

    Nice to see the picts, Panda. Am I correct? ... Ikarashi from Vinster and old aoto from ChrisW?
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    Very cool!

    Very cool!
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    Great! You're helping to convince me to pull the...

    Great! You're helping to convince me to pull the trigger. Right, so will have to sell a gyuto and/or some stones...



    For what it's worth, I found looking on various J-sites that while the...
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    Not sure what the point of this forum would be,...

    Not sure what the point of this forum would be, if not to discuss the good and bad of relevant products and service. Completely disagree.
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    Sticky: Honyama - originally used to be just from a few...

    Honyama - originally used to be just from a few mines, Nakayama and Shobudani only I think, from Atago Mountain which is right at the NW corner of Kyoto City, up behind the well-known tourist sites...
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    Sticky: Yes, it can be interesting stuff. I don't know...

    Yes, it can be interesting stuff.

    I don't know if other people look at it this way, but for example when I think of J-stones I think of the apellation/denomination system in Europe, for example...
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    Sticky: Of course, there are also trustworthy fellow...

    Of course, there are also trustworthy fellow members you can buy from or trade with on BST. :groucho:



    Yes, I think a little bit finer. Or at least the Hakka slurry will break down and become...
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    Sticky: Whoa, you're getting quite poetic there, Thomas. ...

    Whoa, you're getting quite poetic there, Thomas. The universe seen through a single stone. :razz:

    About the stains being new or old from before, the stone came stamped and so 'new'. However, of...
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    Sticky: Quel changement! Looks like you removed those...

    Quel changement!

    Looks like you removed those Danish swarf stains on the sides, didn't you? Well done. Also, looks like you Atoma-ised the bottom. Very nice.

    That one close-up photo really...
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    Wow, 47,250 is a rip. But yes - I checked for you when I wrote above - a good price. For example, here's another, although it's 40-gata not 30 and so a bit smaller: ...
  15. Hmm, sometimes knives have stamps 白 for white and...

    Hmm, sometimes knives have stamps 白 for white and 青 for blue, though I think that is uncommon. Otherwise, there's no way to tell except unless, maybe, you can guess from the performance. As to...
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    From what I know, stones like these were cut,...

    From what I know, stones like these were cut, stamped and labelled (various wholesalers & labels) perhaps in the 60s. Therefore, they're 'vintage' for what it's worth. They often still come in...
  17. I've polished my 'workhorse' gyuto several times,...

    I've polished my 'workhorse' gyuto several times, trying to remove some of those blemishes (lines, perpendicular to the length of the blade). Standard on Kato, unless you get Kikuryu or something. ...
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    Wow, you might have grabbed the 2 karasu then...

    Wow, you might have grabbed the 2 karasu then hopped on that bike of yours! Very nice, aren't they. Razor stones.

    And the second - was that a recommendation to you? Probably a good one and the...
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    Yanagiba

    Yanagiba
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    You mean 'the same'?

    You mean 'the same'?
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    Sticky: It's a nice colour on with the lacquer. Wow,...

    It's a nice colour on with the lacquer. Wow, that Takashima is huge!



    Haha, ideal combination of qualities. :groucho:
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    I got one and it's good so far. Just tried it...

    I got one and it's good so far. Just tried it once,though. Big, nice size and great feel. Doesn't dry out too fast, but gummed up a bit with swarf I thought (small diamond nagura handy for this). ...
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    Haha, missed this one at first. :wink:

    Haha, missed this one at first. :wink:
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    Sticky: Nice. How many coats? What are the stones from...

    Nice. How many coats? What are the stones from L to R?

    Also, I notice you've left the sticker on the aoto (2nd from left). I know it's the fashion, but I'm also tempted to rip them off. Why'd...
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    I sort of agree with Maxim, but no not...

    I sort of agree with Maxim, but no not completely. I've got a Botan koppa that is great in the areas he's mentioned, including feedback. Having tried a small number and reading more, Asano are not...
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