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    Thanks, thank you guys very much

    HI, I'm learning to home cook.
    Been lurking here for a while and learned a lot about sharpening, knives qualities and discovered a new hobby in Wa handles.

    Last year I bought a set of kitchen knives at Target (Henkel Premio) and I was happy because of the sharpness ( ignorance is a bliss) then, after a couple of weeks they weren't sharp no mater how much steeling I did with the rod included in the set ( was convinced that the steel is for sharpening) so researching the web come to found KKF.

    My journey starts with sharpening and end up in madness:
    1- Bought a King deluxe 1200: was satisfy with the edge but the retention made me investigate further
    2- Stropping with white compound: polishing and deburring, better but after reading you guys wanted more
    3- Carbonext: oh men! what I been missing! how people cook with normal knives?
    also a new stone: rika 5000
    4- Forgecraft: reading about high carbon steel wanted to try patina and check by myself edge retention on carbon steel, also those rehandle looks cool...
    5- Making some Wa handles (coping from your pictures, never in my life had one of those in my hands)
    6- Converting a Henkel from Yo with bolster to WA.

    from point 3 to 6 in less than a month.... , So: thank you for hooking me in a new addiction.


    Bryan, Only a little OCD


    Please forgive my grammar, or the lack off, english is not my first language....
    How I may insert attachments? ( Pictures)

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    7- spending 800 $ on knives next month
    8- spending another 500 $ on stones

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    Welcome! Definitely share the Henkel conversion.

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    Welcome.

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    Welcome to the forum Bryan

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    Welcome.

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    welcome!
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    henkel conversion

    Quote Originally Posted by don View Post
    Welcome! Definitely share the Henkel conversion.
    I didn't do anything special, just followed posts and pictures from people more experienced and pros in this forum.

    After testing the carbonext I realized that those henkel didn't have a future with me, though I liked the slicer to skin fish fillets but was too heavy....
    At first started grinding the handle but didn't like it, so decided try for wa conversion ( If I mess up : no big loss).
    Big surprise when ply open the scales



    That wasn't in my plan

    but found the solution



    After welding




    After cutting the bolster




    After file and sand paper



    In good company





    Good night, Bryan

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    Aloha Brother, welcome to the rabbit hole. Grab your debit card and hold on tight!
    Available handles- http://s64.photobucket.com/user/mkri...able%20handles

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