Gotcha. Sounds like I need to experiment some more
Can anyone tell the difference between white/blue numbers? Why not just say white or blue categorically?
I realize other steels don't...
Whichever one happens to be in hand
What's your flavor? Are you one of the Miz guys?
Vintage Sab, HRC 55. Just throw it at the honing rod for the win. Remember to hold the rod like a tennis racket, per G.Ramsay.
Is that a matter of procurement or priorities? Or maybe door #3?
Yeah that doesn't sound fun
I have to imagine that as you use and sharpen and thin a knife over time, even a "magical" OOTB configuration will start to change. Unless you...
Just so we're all clear, that's my juvenile sense of humor.
That's a really good point. The context is quite important. I think Larrin made that point as well.
"...Maz was bad..." slams Kato-fan @Corradobrit1
Whooooaaaa! Hot take!
Well I know nothing of Kato, but I don't think the Mazaki is bad by any means.
I know it's not widely popular, but if you're OK with a western handle, Mac Pro is a good knife that is easy to sharpen
I dunno man, I agree that there are different steels for different jobs. Much like the romantic world, there are Sharpness guys and Retention...
The finish turned me off until I held one. One more reason to go to a vendor of possible.
Jiro looks chunky to me from pictures but maybe...
These are always fun reads. This one was especially accessible, and I like the analogous comparison to a popular Japanese steel.
The cascade sounds right. After a year or two here I've noticed things run in waves. There's definitely a strong zeitgeist current here.
Holy Jesus, I had no idea of the buying numbers. I've been living in one-is-enough land, apparently mistakenly. So basically the power users go...
Does anyone have a stainless / semi stainless gyuto recommendation? I'm either drunk or have head trauma because I can't think of a WA handled...
So tell me, those who have sold your Mazaki, what didn’t do it for you?
I just got one, and I’m honestly loving it. Sharp as hell, cuts like...
Mine has a nice flat spot, but I think there are a different styles. The difference is fairly easy to see.
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