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@Benuser and there goes my unique design idea :D Haha, seriously, I am thinking along these lines too.
Heels aren't sharp.
@Benuser - different strokes for different folks :) But I do have to admit that I am thinking of a peeler design where heel is free, but...
I got them from IKEA some years ago. They work great in drawers as well.
On the cutting bit, I'm one of those guys that never cut...
I do this several times per year. At this point my finger is all scar tissue right there.
Funny, the first thing I do with a peeler is freeing the heel.
You may consider automotive sandpaper as well. Works well with a hard rubber or soft wooden backing. Edge trailing only to avoid...
I'm afraid I can't confirm. Have seen quite some Tojiros and Shuns, and some sharpen very easily, while other ones are very difficult....
The properties of VG-10 will greatly depend on the heat treatment is has got. Have seen ones that were very difficult to sharpen, with...
My answer might be different tomorrow.
I find that softer cladding scratches easily, so if it's a migaki finish it will show. Nashiji and hammered finishes hide this better....
I would suggest the 440-series instead. Quite a difference in edge retention.
Still very easy sharpening.
1 - Agree, they have better "hand" feel (some people call "feedback").
2 - ALso, they are typically "less reactive" ie, they don't rust...
Still love you guys though just trying to keep alive.
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