Page 6 of 10 FirstFirst ... 45678 ... LastLast
Results 51 to 60 of 94

Thread: First Pass-around

  1. #51
    Senior Member Salty dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Caledonia
    Posts
    1,921
    Does anyone have an update?

  2. #52
    Senior Member/ Internet Hooligan
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    1,090
    Theory let me know he received it on the 25th, not sure where it's at now.

  3. #53
    Senior Member Salty dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Caledonia
    Posts
    1,921
    Prob still has it. Slacker.

  4. #54
    Senior Member Crothcipt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    wyoming, closer to nowhere than somewhere.
    Posts
    3,484
    wow hope he didn't get the passarounds mixed up.
    Chewie's the man.

  5. #55
    I talked to theroy yesterday. He has my adress now so i assume ill get it on mondayish.

  6. #56
    Senior Member ThEoRy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Central Jersey
    Posts
    3,135
    Quote Originally Posted by Crothcipt View Post
    wow hope he didn't get the passarounds mixed up.
    For some reason there were 5 pass around blades that lined up in my possession within a month. Weird.

    Anyway I wanted to ship her out Tuesday but was unable to do so. This week has been hell and I haven't had a chance since I've been going in super early and closing all week. I sharpened her up just now and she's heading out tomorrow morning. Impressions to follow.
    Starting this harvest I'm a starving startling artist/
    Lyrical arsonist it's arduous spitting this smartest arsenic/

  7. #57
    Senior Member Crothcipt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    wyoming, closer to nowhere than somewhere.
    Posts
    3,484
    Quote Originally Posted by ThEoRy View Post
    For some reason there were 5 pass around blades that lined up in my possession within a month. Weird.

    Anyway I wanted to ship her out Tuesday but was unable to do so. This week has been hell and I haven't had a chance since I've been going in super early and closing all week. I sharpened her up just now and she's heading out tomorrow morning. Impressions to follow.
    I had 3 of them this week myself. Not the first time I had more than 1 in a week. Can't wait for you impressions.
    Chewie's the man.

  8. #58
    Senior Member ThEoRy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Central Jersey
    Posts
    3,135
    Wanted to put a few thoughts here before I pass out from exhaustion again.

    Great looking n knife right off the bat. Even through the patina you can still see the mirror polish and there's a subtle hamon line reminding you of its honyaki construction. Pretty basic handle but it fits the feeling of this knife. Workhorse. Just a bit shy of 240mm I believe it was around 232 or so, a little shorter than I am used to.

    The profile has enough upsweep towards the tip making it good at rocking but not crazy like a german blade, it's still a gyuto were talking about here. Knife is obviously a bit thicker than the average gyuto but it doesn't cut like a fatty. Smooth is the word that comes to mind. It's a smooth cutter. Has a nice grind going for it as food release was damn good. Wedging could be a problem though sometimes but not as much as I imagined it would be.

    I threw a bunch of products at this bad boy and it just kept tackling them with ease. It might feel a bit clunky at times until you get used to how it works but I settled in quickly and enjoyed it's smoothness.

    Sharpening was a joy as well. This was the first honyaki blade I sharpened and from what I heard I was expecting it to be difficult. Not the case. Super easy to develop an even burr except for one spot about 20-30mm up from the heal, I think it may be a slight overgrind on the blade face. I had the edge comfortably shaving arm hair at 1000 grit without pulling through the felt block or stropping. The edge just cleans up nicely. Took it up to 5k then stropped on felt with diamond. Screaming edge! Holy hell that thing gets sharp. Edge retention was pretty good too. Not the greatest but it settles in and holds a good serviceable edge for a while with just stropping.

    So that's it I guess. Had a pretty good experience with my first honyaki blade. She's a great looking workhorse that makes you think twice about Japanese grinds. Thanks for letting me play around with her for a bit Salty and tell me what you think about the edge I put on it Eshua.
    Starting this harvest I'm a starving startling artist/
    Lyrical arsonist it's arduous spitting this smartest arsenic/

  9. #59
    Just got home after my first day with the beast...time to go make some fried rice before I have to much gin in me.

  10. #60
    Senior Member Salty dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Caledonia
    Posts
    1,921
    OK. Where T.F. is the knife?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •