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  1. Yes, I appreciate your comments. Interestingly...

    Yes, I appreciate your comments. Interestingly when I compare a Shige yanagi to other kasumi yanagis, I get different dampening sound but I can actually observe higher number of bounce of the tip on...
  2. Thanks for your comment. I can understand the...

    Thanks for your comment.
    I can understand the two contributing factors mentioned above: cross sectional geometry and blade hardness.
    Now a question is, without having metallurgy knowledge, that...
  3. Thanks. I can follow your explanation. When I...

    Thanks. I can follow your explanation.
    When I first noticed the different level of springiness with a shig yanagi, I tested all the other slicers I have. Well, even for considering different cross...
  4. what determines the springiness of a knife?

    Among the knives that I have, Devin ITK, Shig yanagis, and a Nenohi honyaki show quite a bit of springiness (relatively compared to other knives) when I let the tip of the knives tapping on a hard...
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    Yes, conceptually this is what I am talking...

    Yes, conceptually this is what I am talking about....for true high-end knives priced over a few thousand dollars.
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    I appreciate your point, however, we are not on...

    I appreciate your point, however, we are not on the same page: My comparison is not for two different series.
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    Without mentioning vendors, if you have checked...

    Without mentioning vendors, if you have checked out some of those high-end nenohi and suisin, you might have noticed some of them are over $5k. How much of it is for a blade??
    I understand we can't...
  8. Thread: nenohi kaede

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    I saw the website before posting but it did not...

    I saw the website before posting but it did not say anything about the steel type.
    I will have to study steel types and final hardness to see how you can relate 13C26 and 12C27 to HR 61. :-)
  9. Thread: nenohi kaede

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    I could not find a clear answer like that. ^^

    I could not find a clear answer like that. ^^
  10. Thread: nenohi kaede

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    nenohi kaede

    Could someone tell me what the steel is for the knife? I can't seem to find steel type for it.
    Is it forged also? btw I am interested in yanagi.

    And could someone compare it with other steels if...
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    I appreciate that...but still the difference is...

    I appreciate that...but still the difference is sometimes pretty steep.
    I am in the camp that does not care much about aesthetic as long as I get a good steel. ^^
    So, just wondering if there's...
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    I should have included a fancy saya as well.

    I should have included a fancy saya as well.
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    fancy handle on traditional yanagi

    I just use a yanagi as an example.
    For traditional J-knives, we often see ebony/ivory(or blonde buffalo ferrule)/ginmaki combination is for true high-end knives. However, what I did not understand...
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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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