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  1. You can strop it or touch it up on a fine stone...

    You can strop it or touch it up on a fine stone for a while, but eventually, it's going to need at least a good thinning. I have a gyuto I have been using at home since Mid August this year and I've...
  2. Thread: Who Voted

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    I voted this morning on the way home from work. ...

    I voted this morning on the way home from work. Maybe 5 min tops?
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    Ah, you're right! Forgot to count the middle...

    Ah, you're right! Forgot to count the middle piece...been a long day so far! So 6 welds then?
  4. Thread: Saya ventures!

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    I agree with you! Much easier to carve out for...

    I agree with you! Much easier to carve out for the fat tang than to try to thin down the spacer at an angle or use a really fat spacer and have all of the play inside.
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    Very cool!!! That is one fat stack!!! So 51...

    Very cool!!! That is one fat stack!!! So 51 layers, cut that bar into 5 pieces, stack, tack and forge down again, cut into 5 and repeat? 8 times?? Is my math correct???
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    Knives, around 20, not counting the cheaper ones...

    Knives, around 20, not counting the cheaper ones like the KAI Wasabi I use for filleting on the boat, the Dexter International Yanagiba I use for slicing pizza's, the 2, 7 3/4" AUS-8A chefs knives or...
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    Do a photobucket account, upload the pics and it...

    Do a photobucket account, upload the pics and it gives the various codes for email, blogs, websites, etc.
  8. Very nice!! Is that Aarons??

    Very nice!! Is that Aarons??
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    I was hoping for a sale of some salt stained...

    I was hoping for a sale of some salt stained knives! :justkidding:

    Glad your shop is OK and everyone is safe. In Central CT, we just got some wind, but along the coast got nailed pretty good. ...
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    I understand Maxim! It's a different...

    I understand Maxim! It's a different culture/mindset over here. Many people think the Tasers and Pepper Spray actually work, but many of the times, they don't. Many countries banned guns, then...
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    Firearms are also used for target shooting and...

    Firearms are also used for target shooting and competition, not just "killing"! I used to compete in Bullseye competitions and other pistol competitions and it was a lot of fun, met a lot of great...
  12. I enjoy reading your posts about the history...

    I enjoy reading your posts about the history behind the companies/items. I still haven't ordered from Korin yet, but I wouldn't hesitate to do so seeing how you support the customers!
  13. Thread: First Saya

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    If you guys need pins, look at Guitar Bridge Pins...

    If you guys need pins, look at Guitar Bridge Pins sets. I got 6 of the bridge pins, plus a huge End pin for like $6-$6.50, including Ebony with MOP inset and Rosewood with Abalone inset. The plain...
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    I would vote Tanaka #2 blue sekiso damascus gyuto...

    I would vote Tanaka #2 blue sekiso damascus gyuto and a Kono 180mm nakiri in HD or White #2. I have a Tanaka blue #2 Kurouchi nakiri and love it, toom so that may be an option, but it is rougher...
  15. Thread: AEB-L stainless

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    Yup! Why is this so odd?? I've seen/read about...

    Yup! Why is this so odd?? I've seen/read about numerous other people doing this. The Shobu and the Ozuka Asagi are hard stones and don't really make much of a slurry quickly. By using the spray,...
  16. Thread: AEB-L stainless

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    I hear you about the 6K edge! I was the same...

    I hear you about the 6K edge! I was the same way, hated some of the finer grit stones until I got into the J Nat stones. I have a Shobu San (around 8K) and an Ozuka Asagi (12-15K?) that I use. I...
  17. Thread: AEB-L stainless

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    I have a few knives in AEB-L and I've liked it so...

    I have a few knives in AEB-L and I've liked it so far. It will take a nice, fine polished edge fairly easily and hold a good edge for a surprising amount of time. I bring mine up to a Shobu San J...
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    I freehand, I'm guessing around 15 degrees or so....

    I freehand, I'm guessing around 15 degrees or so. I use pretty much the same angle for most of my kitchen knives, but have never put it on an angle guides to get an exact measurement. I went from...
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    Well, speaking to the M390, it wasn't all that...

    Well, speaking to the M390, it wasn't all that much more difficult/time consuming to sharpen than CPM 154.
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    I sharpened up 14 M390 blades recently from no...

    I sharpened up 14 M390 blades recently from no edge (blades ground, edge was completely flat and around .020" thick) to very sharp. I used a belt sander to rough in the bevel, then a Bester 500,...
  21. Thread: Saya ventures!

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    The spacer method is much easier IMHO and I get...

    The spacer method is much easier IMHO and I get the basswood in a few different thicknesses. You can always sand down the spacer to make a tighter fit, too.

    I did the cardboard and duct tape...
  22. Thread: Saya ventures!

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    Get some 1/8" thick wood from Rockler or...

    Get some 1/8" thick wood from Rockler or WoodCraft. I find 1/16", 1/8" and 3/16" BassWood (or another soft wood to be easy on the edge) work pretty well as a spacer and the 1/8" thick woods work...
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    I use the pin thru method and it seemed to work...

    I use the pin thru method and it seemed to work for metal butt caps. I use a mosaic pin to spice it up a little.
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    I have never had sushi and I still liked the...

    I have never had sushi and I still liked the movie! I tried fresh Bluefin Tuna right out of the ice box a few hours after we caught it, and it wasn't that great, but eventually I still want to try...
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    It can be used as is, but for me, it's easier to...

    It can be used as is, but for me, it's easier to cut it into a smaller section, and it gives more pressure over a smaller area. Works nicely when shaping handles or polishing bolsters and lets me...
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