Mari: definitely keep going with this it is a great idea. All comments meant to be constructive. Can only imagine what a video made by me would look like! Kudos to Alex for his efforts. All this stuff can be learned with practice and helpful instruction. Eric
Handmade vs 440 - The hardness isn't weird and it isn't a big deal. It just not all that clear to me what the big difference is. An average of 1 pt on hrc is something but hardly grounds to have another line of knives.
Bolsters - It is fact that bolsters make knives more handle heavy. I am curious to know if all of the knives in each Misono line are perfectly balanced. I doubt the bolsters on the 440 series are much different in terms of how they affect balance. I do remember the 440 series had some large handles, which was nice.
I'll be looking for the Togiharu. Thanks!
IMO, considering the audience I presume these videos are intended for I thought Alex did a nice job. I personally don't like slow and often boring videos. I don't have a problem with the background or animation, it gives additional "texture" to the video. If you examine each knife closely it's going to be a loooong video. Something I don't recommend.
My main criticism is he uses "um" too often. Been there, done that.
How many "takes" are they doing? I recommend more than one and choosing the best.
Seen and heard the introductory video about sharpening. It's a great pleasure to hear Vincent. Has he followed drama classes or so?
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe she meant it was difficult to obtain accurate and consistent figures.The hardness isn't weird and it isn't a big deal.
Now I'm a little confused. Does that mean that you can't truly tell the hardness of a knife until you sharpen it and have another knife to compare it to?It's also very hard to measure HRc, because they only take the measurement of one point and makers don't measure every single knife they produce. Distributors only have the information given to us by them.
Turn off the phones. or whatever messes up the recording, starts at 0:23 and keeps going for a very long time. record with a camera with better quality its pretty blurry. other then that i think its pretty good.