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    Whether or not you checked the knife on a flat...

    Whether or not you checked the knife on a flat surface for its straightness, the knife has been the same all along....only your brain put you in frustration, otherwise, being a happy camper.
    This is...
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    The bending of my kobayashi and masamoto happened...

    The bending of my kobayashi and masamoto happened during sharpening sessions in winter; I was sharpening the knives late at night in the kitchen with tap water running.
    I exposed the blades to kind...
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    When I was somewhat new to a yanagi, I...

    When I was somewhat new to a yanagi, I experienced a few yanagis I had bowed after sharpening sessions at different times. As I did not have much knife knowledge back then, I was surprised and felt...
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    Yes, you are right. Working on it with a stone is...

    Yes, you are right. Working on it with a stone is a crude way and thanks for your suggestion with sand paper route.
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    This is my practice knife that I experiment all...

    This is my practice knife that I experiment all kinds of things. :)
    Yeh, it does not look stellar but it's much better than before.

    No, there's no microbevel on the back. It's just light...
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    It's simply because the grass is always greener...

    It's simply because the grass is always greener on the other side and you all have enough money to spend to buy a new one that you don't need. :)
    Ignorance also fuels greed that we all have.
    In...
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    Sorry for the late reply. Here's a picture AFTER...

    Sorry for the late reply. Here's a picture AFTER I sharpened the concave side of the knife mentioned using a corner of sharpening stones.
    I did not take a picture before I worked on it but the band...
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    I still don't understand why Ruso's knife is...

    I still don't understand why Ruso's knife is warped, now ground like that.

    I have 10 slicers at home and only two Ikkanshi tadatsuna honyakies ( one made like 15 years ago and the other made 3...
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    I have seen this kind of issue(?) with...

    I have seen this kind of issue(?) with single-bevel knives. My tadatsuna honyaki yanagi is like that and masamoto ks hon deba is like that as well. I did not have any performance related issues with...
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    :laugh: Thanks. I hear you. I saw a video on...

    :laugh: Thanks. I hear you. I saw a video on youtube that a guy was using a dremel to polish (mirror) a yanagi. It worked beautifully. :lol2:


    Thanks. I found a way: Using a corner of a stone, I...
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    fixing uneven ura of yanagiba

    I have a yanagiba that did not have even front bevel nor straight edge.
    In the process of fixing it on stones, I ended up having unevenly sharpened backside (concaved part). I am wondering if...
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    I also had a tanaka vg10. I loved it.

    I also had a tanaka vg10. I loved it.
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    I have had a 180mm petty for 3 years. Bluntly I'd...

    I have had a 180mm petty for 3 years. Bluntly I'd say that you might want to look for other options.
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    I just saw this thread. If anyone backs out, I'd...

    I just saw this thread.
    If anyone backs out, I'd like a 225 in bocote.
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    Happy new year to you all!!

    Happy new year to you all!!
  16. Interesting video; I'd like to be able to do that too!!

    I came across this video on youtube and thought I'd share it with you; impressive way to fry rice and make omu-rice(?). Hope you enjoy it too.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjvWveatqoQ
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    sorry to hear that and hope for the best to your...

    sorry to hear that and hope for the best to your family.
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    My stones are delivered today; One day service...

    My stones are delivered today; One day service from Denmark to NY!! Thank you Maksim.
    I tested both; the softer stone gives back an excellent result and smells great too while the harder stone...
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    Oh...no..I don't want to get into razors; I...

    Oh...no..I don't want to get into razors; I started off with kitchen knives, then folders, then kitchen knives again, then stones. No more!! I don't know the word "razor"

    By the way, we will need...
  20. Everybody has his price.

    Everybody has his price.
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    Thank God, the sale ended!! (thanks Vinh for the...

    Thank God, the sale ended!! (thanks Vinh for the tip)
    I got only two stones - stretching my mental boundary.
    I was considering to sell my house for more stones. :-)

    When will be next special...
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    Thanks for your explanation as always. In fact,...

    Thanks for your explanation as always.
    In fact, you brought up a very good point of misusing a honyaki by a less skilled one;
    I admit that I fit into that category :O
    I use a honyaki yanagiba...
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    I tried tsubaki oil and bee wax as well. In the...

    I tried tsubaki oil and bee wax as well. In the end, I liked tru-oil more. ^^
  24. Thanks a lot for your answers!!

    Thanks a lot for your answers!!
  25. a question on the back side pattern of a traditional Japanese knife

    Typically, we see a wavy pattern on the back side of a traditional single bevel Japanese knife where hagane meets jigane.
    I am talking about the patten for kasumi knives.
    Does anyone know how it...
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