Loving all if these, but I'm a Dragon guy, and the Carter looks incredible!
Mailman brought this to work today, 300mm Hiromoto AS suji. I immediately put it on the stones and went to town for an hour or so. Chosera 400 to thin a good bit and cut in a new bevel. Then JNS 1K and JNS Aoto, and a few swipes on BC loaded felt. I am very happy with the edge it took. Cleanly shaves (arm/leg), push cuts xerox paper all the way out to the last inch. I was cleanly cutting hanging c-fold towels (folded up all the way) when I was done. Relatively easy to get there too, most of my time was spent thinning and grinding away a little micro billing near the heel. Here's a couple pics, apologies for the bad lighting and my general lack of photographic skill.
What's the wood on the handle? Looks real good Chefdog.
"So you want to be a vegetarian? Hitler was a vegetarian and look at how he turned out."
Afzelia burl. That's what I was told. I'm not one to know anything about these things, but it looks great, and is nice and smooth and well done. Ill take some better pics in the light tomorrow, but unfortunately all the patina was ground off the edge during sharpening, but a minute with some wet/dry paper and I was able to get almost all of the thinning scratches out of the cladding. I'm happy I ended up with a 300 too, perfect length I think for a suji. I Need a big ass tuna loin to block out.
Forgecraft 10 inch chefs courtesy of Tom & Kato 170mm honesuki courtesy of Maksim [IMG][/IMG]
Make simplicity seem like abundance - Tetsuya Wakuda
very nice knifes
please tell you impressions about Kato honesuki.
and how you want to use this on, like Deba or?
got this from Canada a few weeks ago. very happy to experience the "Shig difference". I now understand