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    If the knives are really dull you might want to...

    If the knives are really dull you might want to have something coarser to start than 1000 grit. Lately, I became quite fond of Norton IB-8 combo stone for cheap and dull stainless knives. It's not a...
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    I remember a video from Korin site where the...

    I remember a video from Korin site where the sharpener were lifting the knife after each stroke to put it back in to position.
    However others just recommend to apply less to none pressure on the...
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    Nothing special. Hiromoto AS gyuto 180mm. I...

    Nothing special. Hiromoto AS gyuto 180mm.
    I always was eyeballing it, and since he stopped the production it was time to buy.

    http://i.imgur.com/bisC8Udl.jpg
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    :rofl2: :doublethumbsup:

    :rofl2: :doublethumbsup:
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    Very nice looking knife! Horrible logo :( Mark...

    Very nice looking knife! Horrible logo :( Mark better change it.
  6. Thanks for pitching in. I definitely have to work...

    Thanks for pitching in. I definitely have to work more on the keeping steady angle. I will have to buy more thicker knives I think, just for practicing of course.... :P
    Next time it needs to be...
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    Am I the only one who practiced on all different...

    Am I the only one who practiced on all different kind of cheap stainless and did not "die" in the attempt?
    I was borrowing all the knives from my friends and relatives and start rubbing against the...
  8. First time Thinning and polishing: Heiji Santoku

    I was not too happy with the performance of my Heiji Santoku and I had it collecting dust in the block for some time now. Finally, few days ago I had some time to work on it. Since it was an...
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    http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/eating/popcorn.g...

    http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/eating/popcorn.gif
  10. Just finished watching it, very nice and...

    Just finished watching it, very nice and informative, a lot of good info, thanks Jon.
    Unfortunately, did not see the notice in time to join the live stream.
  11. Thread: Hiromoto stops

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    If I remember correctly Hirmoto hardens AS to...

    If I remember correctly Hirmoto hardens AS to something around 60HRC, while many other AS blades are more like 63+HRC. So yea, it should be on a softer side if the previous is correct
  12. Thread: Over polishing?

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    Pulling a "Think of the children" card, how...

    Pulling a "Think of the children" card, how cheap, eh! ;) :doublethumbsup:
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    Fair enough. I totally agree that better QC...

    Fair enough.
    I totally agree that better QC would be very big bonus . Especially when shipping back can be half the price of the knife.
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    Jon, when do you not recommenced to use a micro...

    Jon, when do you not recommenced to use a micro bevel then? Is it better use more acute angle with microbevel, or the reverse.

    P.S. Nice knife indeed, what is it?
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    Sounds little bit drastic :) And I think it might...

    Sounds little bit drastic :) And I think it might become too slippery after epoxy dries. I would glad to see the end result tho, wanna be the guinea pig? ;)
  16. Since you are in UK, buying from US will be...

    Since you are in UK, buying from US will be expensive in term of shipping.
    Take a look at Ashi Ginga series at http://www.ashihamono.com directly
    Another possibility could be Hattori HD series or...
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    I recently did. Where did you buy them? Who is...

    I recently did.
    Where did you buy them? Who is the maker if you do not mind sharing.
  18. Thread: Over polishing?

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    Sometimes I wonder the same, but I usually come...

    Sometimes I wonder the same, but I usually come to the conclusion that it's not. Something went wrong on 4K stone. Also I would not stress myself on getting feelable burr on 4K. The idea is...
  19. Sharpening steel will not sharpen a knife. It...

    Sharpening steel will not sharpen a knife. It will make the edge last longer.
    If Diamond Plate is not yours, you can buy Norton IB-8 Combo, works well for cheap stainless....
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    Thanks Matus!

    Thanks Matus!
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    Lefty, a fellow Canadian and member of this forum...

    Lefty, a fellow Canadian and member of this forum makes custom Sayas. You can write him an inquiry: http://www.sharpandshinyshop.com/
  22. Thread: Hiromoto stops

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    I pulled the trigger on 180mm AS Gyuto, better...

    I pulled the trigger on 180mm AS Gyuto, better now then never.
  23. Thread: Hiromoto stops

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    Sad news, I am yet to pull the trigger on one of...

    Sad news, I am yet to pull the trigger on one of his knives.
    If you would buy right now one of them which series would be the go to?
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    I wonder how JNS 300 compares to Gesshin 400 as I...

    I wonder how JNS 300 compares to Gesshin 400 as I am thinking of getting mid coarse stone for my self.
  25. Choose two :) Most often then not, if the...

    Choose two :)

    Most often then not, if the person who asks the question have a preference and knowledge in steel he/she will ask for the specifics. Like bla bla bla in AS or White #1 or whatever....
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