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  1. vicv replied to the thread Too sharp for food?.

    Also try only 2 or 3 stropping motions on one strop. That's it. More rounds the edge

    Feb 17, 2019 at 4:56 PM
  2. vicv replied to the thread Too sharp for food?.

    https://scienceofsharp.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/does-j-nat-slurry-break-down/

    Feb 17, 2019 at 2:08 AM
  3. vicv replied to the thread Hecho en Mexico? "El mollejon".

    That is wide!

    Feb 16, 2019 at 11:39 PM
  4. vicv replied to the thread Current stone selection for thinning.

    We always get ripped off here. That being said that stone can be found for ~$65. Huge markup but around the same price as a glass stone....

    Feb 16, 2019 at 11:38 PM
  5. vicv replied to the thread Too sharp for food?.

    When people say that they're talking about jnats. Arks are a whole nother thing. They leave more wood working edges. Instead of cutting...

    Feb 16, 2019 at 11:35 PM
  6. vicv replied to the thread Not understanding what I'm feeling!.

    Everyone does it! I feel the usual recommendation of the standard 1k and 6k stones for beginners doesn't help. But even Murray Carter...

    Feb 16, 2019 at 11:37 AM
  7. vicv replied to the thread Elmax Super Steel? How does it compare to other powdered steel..

    [MEDIA] As all things many factors can influence results but it's not going to shatter if you sneeze on it

    Feb 16, 2019 at 11:32 AM
  8. vicv replied to the thread San mai - Enlighten me please.

    Even using pre made billets if the maker has forged it to shape it's still a hand forged knife. And realistically being forged doesn't...

    Feb 16, 2019 at 11:22 AM
  9. vicv replied to the thread Hecho en Mexico? "El mollejon".

    Thank you for the update. I checked the link and it's $76 for shipping to Canada. Which I guess isn't bad for the weight. Are the...

    Feb 16, 2019 at 11:10 AM
  10. vicv replied to the thread San mai - Enlighten me please.

    No. They were made out of tamaganhe(spelling?). The steel itself had varying layers of hardness throughout the billet but they worked...

    Feb 15, 2019 at 11:19 AM
  11. vicv replied to the thread San mai - Enlighten me please.

    I also think it's traditional. In times before steel was harder to come by than it is today. So the good steel that had just the right...

    Feb 15, 2019 at 10:30 AM
  12. vicv replied to the thread How often is #1 decarburised to #2?.

    If your maple board is full of glass and sand and metal dust and other things you should clean it more often........

    Feb 15, 2019 at 12:53 AM
  13. vicv replied to the thread How often is #1 decarburised to #2?.

    Interesting video. Elmax was austentized too high but otherwise impressive failures. Still not something you should be doing with a max...

    Feb 15, 2019 at 12:48 AM
  14. vicv replied to the thread How often is #1 decarburised to #2?.

    Very true. But I would say cutting cardboard is gross abuse of a kitchen knife. Nothing wrong with it I've done it myself but not...

    Feb 15, 2019 at 12:44 AM
  15. vicv replied to the thread How often is #1 decarburised to #2?.

    Yes some steels are tougher than others. My point is is that it really doesn't matter. Many of the higher carbide steels are plenty...

    Feb 15, 2019 at 12:27 AM