I like having holes in my fingerstones because they give me a little window to see my progress while I polish. o_O
I've gotten some negative attention regarding carrots, so I'm a little reluctant to contribute. Nevertheless, I've settled on choosing knives for...
Most of the pretty ones are on the coarser side, but are usually slow enough that I use them after 4-6k synthetic to start down a natural stone...
Thanks. This set is made up of Chinese stones. Mostly midgrit. They look fairly clean and regular because I put work into flattening, rounding,...
I use the bottom two, the middle greenish one, and the 6.5k brick on the right with some frequency. I also use some synthetics and...
I had a Chinese cleaver in skh-4, and another briefly in hap-72. I cut a carrot with them and didn't notice significant dulling after that. I...
I use naturals most of the time but I've had a generally good time using the Sigma (I think...?) artificial renge suita.
Also don't swing the cleaver quickly with KY on your hands, and don't make big overhand swings while butchering in a crowded public place.
The ones I reach for most tend to be:
Trey Richbourg 52100 petty:
And probably the wrought/1.2562 mini cleaver by Robin Dalman.
Looks like a nice stone.
They aren't superfine finishers and they aren't very fast, so their usage range is somewhat limited. The grey mud doesn't give a lot of visual...
Package didn't specify but it's much denser and harder than my balsa sticks. Cutting it feels like cutting birch, but I'm no expert.
I don't want to arrogate any authority, but the scratches are from grinding on the surface to remove previous large crumbly nests. As old ones...
I've had to retire the stone until I break it down to slurry stones or fingerstones at some point.
Synthetic stones can craze and crumble but you don't get obstacle courses like you can with a good suita.
Well to be honest, I've never made a sharpening video.
Sadly nobody has ever told me they learned from my sharpening videos. Oh well.
I said the same thing about Burrfection.
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