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    I've used the amakusa and can't recommend it. ...

    I've used the amakusa and can't recommend it. The one i got had significant inclusions and cuts extremely slow. 40 plus passes to raise a burr
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    Where are the gesshin 4k and 20k found on jons...

    Where are the gesshin 4k and 20k found on jons site? I've also read he has a 10k but have been unable to find itm
  3. Thread: doing it wrong

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    I like the flexcut gold precisely because it is a...

    I like the flexcut gold precisely because it is a high grit level. It leaves a toothy edge that will last me the whole shift. I cut the balsa down so it works in a rubber steel rod stone holder and...
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    I had this happen to me until i picked up a piece...

    I had this happen to me until i picked up a piece of balsa from a craft store and a yellow crayon (flexcut gold) from a woodworking store. Stropping will help tremendously in removing your wire edge...
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    I think it probably has a lot to do with the 2...

    I think it probably has a lot to do with the 2 stones I'm using. King 1.2k and arashiyama 6k both very muddy stones.
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    Wow that is gorgeous I need to jump on the...

    Wow that is gorgeous I need to jump on the cleaver bandwagon too!
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    If you get the versions sold at SLT or with the...

    If you get the versions sold at SLT or with the standard soft Henckels steel (morimoto editions) the handles are in my opinion the absolute best to be had and fit and finish is outstanding.
  8. Thread: Stropping

    by tim0mit
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    I bought a 12x3x1/2" piece of balsa for $2 cut...

    I bought a 12x3x1/2" piece of balsa for $2 cut the balsa down to fit my stone holder and have been using it with some "yellow crayon" (flexcut gold) with pretty great results. The crayon isn't very...
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    How do you get all the junk off your fingers...

    How do you get all the junk off your fingers after that many knives? I have black cuticles for days after sharpening.
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    Last time i sharpened this many knives i gave...

    Last time i sharpened this many knives i gave myself a stone burn deep enough to bleed so beware the stone!
  11. You should have bought the miyabi's and run away...

    You should have bought the miyabi's and run away pretending you'd never heard of this place. The upsellers have arrived...
  12. Get a set of henckels miyabi knives. The steel...

    Get a set of henckels miyabi knives. The steel is not too hard so they won't chip and the handles and blade shapes are excellent.
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    The only problem is that the amakusa stones seem...

    The only problem is that the amakusa stones seem to have large inclusions of very widely differing grits which leave large scratches. I bought the red and white bench stones from epic edge. They're...
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