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    Hi. I am looking for a laser gyuto recommendation.

    @josemartinlopez care to explain why is a great steel? Sharpenability, edge retention, something else? Also he forges for many "brands" like hitohira, Konosuke, jns, and a long list. What line are you referring to?
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    Hi There from London

    Welcome, I've lived in London for the last 20 years also. Seems to be an increase in Brits joining, can be only good.
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    Restoration Sakai Kikumori Chinese Style Cleaver

    Thank you for posting this, it gives us noobs an insight on how to do things.
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    Inclusions on stone

    Thank you @M1k3 I'll research where I can buy stuff to seal it and probably will come back before applying to see if I have the right idea.
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    Inclusions on stone

    That sounds good @M1k3, the stone has lacquer on the sides, looks like a thin layer. Is that enough or I should I use something else? I've seen people using some kind of string or textile around.
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    Inclusions on stone

    Thank you @tgfencer, that gives me a bit of relief. The large line on one side of the stone runs across the middle, the smaller inclusion on the other side I'd say that I can work around it as is close to a corner. I just left home atm, but I'll try the stone tomorrow and check as you advised.
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    Inclusions on stone

    Hi I have 0 experience with natural stones and went and bought my first one, is an Aoto and when I received it today I noticed sand/ glass particles on the surface of both sides. One side is a big line with more particles than the other side, my question is: Can I still use it? Or is just not...
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    Konosuke Kaiju

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    First re-handle

    I used the gorilla brand 5min epoxy and takes muck longer to dry than the 5min, I removed before was rock solid, But if I was to leave it I would have ended up with that problem for sure.
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    First re-handle

    Just have a go at it, I have 0 experience doing anything like this and also not a lot of tools in my arsenal.
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    First re-handle

    Thank you! And yes you learn a lot definitely, It gives me the confidence to try again.
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    First re-handle

    Hahaha I will have a go tomorrow before doing the blade, is night here so no time now.
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    First re-handle

    Thank you for the tip Tim, do you think I can still do it or is not much thickness left to work on? It doesn't bother me much but they are a bit out, good eye.
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    Another WA handle

    This is what I aspire to achieve one day, top notch.
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    First re-handle

    Thank you both! And yes that was the hardest part @birdsfan just hand sand once and look, many times over. I'll post update once I work on the blade, need to get rid of a considerably amount of steel I think.
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    First re-handle

    Hello everyone, I have a wusthof slicer that I used when I started cooking, the handle was broken from a fall and the serrated edge is mostly gone so I decided is the perfect knife for a project. Any feedback welcome as is my first time doing a handle and the only power tools used were a...
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    Rehab on a thoroughly disrespected Itonomonn

    Very nice, Kudos on getting your knife back.
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    Sandpaper polishing on stainless, any good?

    Hello everyone, I was playing today with some cheap knives (torching wooden handles, epoxy on gaps) and I got some automotive sandpaper with various grits so I decided to even the gaps on the cheap plastic ferrules and wood, I got decent results btw, then I decided to try and do a nice finish on...