Salty teasing use with the Honyaki Suji... looks like a killer knife!
Thanks for letting us get a glimpse of your new toy, and the strop too.
Sweet knife, awesome rig.
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I just got a call from Koki, he said he accidentally sent my knife to you. No big deal, just go ahead and pass it my way, eh? I'll PayPal you the extra shipping (he says he's sorry).
What are your thoughts on using balsa vs leather?
I know at one point you got a bunch of different leather and compounds and tested them.
Do you like the balsa more or is it a different ball game?
I'm in the process of making one with split leather, smooth leather and balsa with 2 compunds.
Hey Salty, great strop. I've been using leather for years, with good results, but I know I could get better. I love this idea. Could you describe a little more about your choices in the four different compounds you use? Where are these found?
P.S. just watched the video of you using three knives to do the push-test cut through a tomato. Wow, my blade seemed to do pretty good. Did you do a written review of the three knives somewhere?
It's all the rage. I finished the new one using split leather, smooth leather and two sides of balsa. I finish my sharpening on them and I also use them like you would a steel.
As far as compounds go, it's like mixing cocktails. Keep trying combination until one works.
You can get the compounds from several sources. From Dave here and from CKTG. CKTG also has the 6x12 leather pieces I use. They distribute Hand American.
Cool Beans. I didn't realize you had a "secret recipe." Forgive me my rudeness :-)
Many thanks, -M