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    A little love from a visiting chef

    http://www.hirokoskitchen.com/blog/2...essive-method/

    We had a class with Chef Hiroko Shimbo last weekend. She appreciated the array of Japanese knives I was using and struck up a conversation about sharpening. Following class I showed her my honing kit and how I use it to maintain the edges on my blades. She liked it so much that she wrote a blog post about it. (Yes, that is a Mizuno I'm stropping.)

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    Your MDF finally gets some deserved recognition - I love it!

    That's great Mike

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    Great!
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    Nice nod from her.

    Question about your stropping setup - MDF, huh? Hadn't considered that before. Do you do anything to the surface of it before adding the paste?
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    Cool! She's like the Marha Stewart of Japan.
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    Nice one ! Very cool.
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    Way to go Miles .
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecchef View Post
    Cool! She's like the Marha Stewart of Japan.
    Don't insult the poor woman!

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    Thanks guys. She was very fun to work with. Definitely picked up a couple techniques from her which I'll incorporate into my cooking. It was nice to have a visiting chef take enough of an interest to want to check out my setup. When I suggested that she try her knife she really became a believer.
    As for using MDF, the only thing I do is knock off the edges like you would normally do on a stone. Otherwise, I just apply the paste, let it dry for a minute or so and have at it.

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