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    Sticky: As a fellow Heiji owner, congratulations!

    As a fellow Heiji owner, congratulations!
  2. Uhhh...? No offense intended, but you appear to...

    Uhhh...? No offense intended, but you appear to be pretty new here. Theory on the other hand is a proven, quality long term member of KKF. He has contributed far more here than most ever will....
  3. Definitely method #1! I would imagine, while not...

    Definitely method #1! I would imagine, while not impossible, it would be extremely difficult to hold a consistent angle using method #2.

    And, I also would add my recommendation for Jon's videos....
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    One would hope! :plus1:

    One would hope! :plus1:
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    Haha! Great stuff!! :doublethumbsup:

    Haha! Great stuff!! :doublethumbsup:
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    With typically higher HRC Japanese knives, IMHO,...

    With typically higher HRC Japanese knives, IMHO, no, the possible exception being the situation Benuser described.
  7. Not having a go at you, but IMHO, nothing is...

    Not having a go at you, but IMHO, nothing is truly completely objective. Everything is relative. Despite our noble best efforts, everything to some degree is subjective/biased. Dave's experience and...
  8. I would most definitely prefer the your...

    I would most definitely prefer the your unfettered, uncensored, expert opinion, Dave! That's one of the primary reason's I am here. It's the no nonsense high quality members and their valued opinions...
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    ^This!

    ^This!
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    I can't offer any comparisons and am not in a...

    I can't offer any comparisons and am not in a professional environment, but will say that I love my 500mm x 330mm Asahi!
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    Congratulations!!

    Congratulations!!
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    Sorry for being off topic, but being a native...

    Sorry for being off topic, but being a native Floridian and growing up in West Palm Beach, IMHO, "South Florida" can only mean the area comprised of Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach County. :D
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    In a word... yes. IMHO, it's definitely not...

    In a word... yes. IMHO, it's definitely not uncommon in the very early stages of learning.
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    The top right kanji in the circle is Shoubu as...

    The top right kanji in the circle is Shoubu as seen in Shoubudani. Down the middle of the stone and on the label is Tennen Shohonzan Awasedo, roughly = Natural Real Mountain Finishing Stone....
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    :plus1:

    :plus1:
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    Yes, indeed there are!

    Yes, indeed there are!
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    Thanks Asteger! Apparently those markings are the...

    Thanks Asteger! Apparently those markings are the grading of the stones, and "一本撰" (Ipponsen) is a higher grade than the other one.

    HERE appears to be nearly identical stones, same origin, marks,...
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    From a different shop, but two other stones I saw...

    From a different shop, but two other stones I saw today, a couple of Ohira's. These were less than 20,000 each.

    http://i.imgur.com/sRy59dj.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/9AKRbZK.jpg
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    Don't think that the thought didn't cross my...

    Don't think that the thought didn't cross my mind! :)

    And as for your suggestion, yes that is why I want to get the harder, finer razor stone first.
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    JNats (Photos & Discussion)

    I'm quickly discovering that the world of JNats is extremely esoteric and nebulous!! True, knowledgeable experts, it seems, are a very rare commodity! That being said, I am potentially interested in...
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    Possible I suppose, but I would wager it's not....

    Possible I suppose, but I would wager it's not. It's more of a coarse brushed finish.
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    Haha! I figured I pick a few brains around here...

    Haha! I figured I pick a few brains around here first, before bothering him!
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    Reproducing Side Finish?

    OK, after a busy but nice 2.5 weeks in Europe and Israel, I'm back in Japan and have been able to use my Heiji's a bit more. I'm happy to report that I am definitely very impressed with their...
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    Maksim, no doubt you have a busy schedule planned...

    Maksim, no doubt you have a busy schedule planned traveling around while you are here, but if you happen to have any down time while you are in Tokyo, please let me know. I'd love to meet up for a...
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    It's my understanding and thus far limited...

    It's my understanding and thus far limited experience, that yes the shinogi will and should move up when you hit the secondary bevel. The trick, of course, is having the entire shinogi move up evenly...
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