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    based on your description, a) I wld hold the...

    based on your description,

    a) I wld hold the knife sideways with the curved side at high angle just to remove the "protusion". Effect is like flattening it. Alternatively, adrade the protusion on...
  2. Thread: Waxing blades

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    Yes I remember reading abt it somewhere on the...

    Yes I remember reading abt it somewhere on the forum. But then, the grooves of his damascus is deeper than usual which thus traps moisture and water.

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    If i remember correctly, those blocks are right...

    If i remember correctly, those blocks are right angled and will break off quite easily.You are right.. as long as it is will abrade and conform to the shape and size of the serrations that wld...
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    My method .. when I need to remove steel... I...

    My method .. when I need to remove steel... I eally dont care whether it is cutting into stone strokes or spine leading... just as long as it removes steel where I want it..

    a) wehn burrs are...
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    Sufficient steel has to be removed to make the a)...

    Sufficient steel has to be removed to make the a) 2 planes meet ( inclusive of burr removals) and then how sharp it is depends on b)how thin and further refined it is.

    This I believe is the...
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    When addressing the edge ( the very edge) do bear...

    When addressing the edge ( the very edge) do bear in mind that it it very thin and hence lighter pressure is required...

    say your regular pressure is rated as level 5 and as your progress towards...
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    I think that a belt grinder wld cost abt USD...

    I think that a belt grinder wld cost abt USD 50/- in USA.

    It wld be a good experience and fun to do it and a natural step/ journey in your knife sharpening endeavours. Eventually you wld reach...
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    All is not lost.. as you feel that being too...

    All is not lost..


    as you feel that being too thin, it wld thus be more fragile. YOu cld add a micro bevel on teh thin fine edge. Use say a 2000 grit stone and apply light pressure as you are...
  9. I suppose washing it with alcohol and a fine...

    I suppose washing it with alcohol and a fine brush wld help. Soaking it in alcohol too can be considered. Oiling it with mineral oil shld restpre its suppleness.

    Tried a few times with Horse hide....
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    Literally back from the dead ! Can appreciate...

    Literally back from the dead !

    Can appreciate that the Chemicals and temp can ruin the finishing. But sucking out ,most of the oil in the wood is surprising and new to me.

    I will never have...
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    #repost from ano thread that this response...

    #repost from ano thread that this response wrongly went to.#

    Hi
    Has the knife face ever been on the stone flat?

    as said above, convexing it may work. Try sharpening it on sand paper with soft...
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    I have tried Snow River and also John Boos ~edge...

    I have tried Snow River and also John Boos ~edge and End grain.

    1. End grain.. Just like hairs sticking upwards adn you are cutting into it and thus shld be gentle on te thin fine edge adn...
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    I did it for the fun of it.. Like all edge...

    I did it for the fun of it..

    Like all edge tools, understand the profile, geometry and grind before you commence. then remove steel where it is desired and check. If not too sure, start with 1000...
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    I do play with the angle of the stones.. at times...

    I do play with the angle of the stones.. at times as it does have a different efect.. so I imagine.

    Angled away from body
    a) for some slurry management as it flows downwards as too much water...
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    My Naniwa Superstones has been in the tub for the...

    My Naniwa Superstones has been in the tub for the last 3 months in my other house in Malaysia. It did not disintegrate .

    As for the Chosera series.. at most I have left it over night over a few...
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    My views... 1) the 2 planes/ angles have not met...

    My views...
    1) the 2 planes/ angles have not met yet. Once they meet and have exceeded the meeting point.. a burr will form. I wld keep on abrading steel with a coarser stone 9 say 400 grit since it...
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    IN your quest , a valid consideration will be the...

    IN your quest , a valid consideration will be the ease of maintenance and clean up esp for chickens ( salmonella) for which I prefer stainless steel and western handle as opposed to Wa handles where...
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    A personally hand made item for a person is a...

    A personally hand made item for a person is a very special gift... always!!! Its one of a kind that money cannot buy!

    In case she does not want it.... I am most open to it :O

    Rgds D
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    Hmnn... Sugimoto makes a stainless steel chinese...

    Hmnn...
    Sugimoto makes a stainless steel chinese veg cleaver ( model 4030) abt 300Grams.

    They have recently released a shorter height version in the range of 230 grams. Prior to this it was high...
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    IF shipping from USA to Japan is not prohibitive,...

    IF shipping from USA to Japan is not prohibitive, I wld ship it to him to have it fixed. Shipping from Japan is not expensive. Before that email to him. I can't truly judge just from the picture as...
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    Is the Knife Forum version of Hattori VG10 ( not...

    Is the Knife Forum version of Hattori VG10 ( not Damascus version, solely sold by Koki) also Oemed to Ryusen by Hattori?

    This knife seems to have fallen out of favour over the years.


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  22. I use the steel regularly... They are both...

    I use the steel regularly...

    They are both meant to be abrasives and if they are the same grit, they will shave steel accordingly . A stone with the larger surface area wld shave more steel. For...
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    I downloaded the .pdf file. It is informative ....

    I downloaded the .pdf file. It is informative . Like the well taken pictures... especially the old worn out yanagi knives , finally found information that about removable handles just like on a...
  24. COntrol of the blade, strokes and downward...

    COntrol of the blade, strokes and downward pressure is the objective here.

    Whatever way of holding as long as you can achieve the above. For me...

    a) Left Side of knife.. Edge facing away..
    ...
  25. Thread: Belly up

    by zitangy
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    I own a belt grinder adn if I have to do it...

    I own a belt grinder adn if I have to do it either on a stone or sand paper,
    1) I would do it with either a 200 or 400 grit stone if I expect fast results.

    2) Top priority is to shape it the way...
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