Yeah, but white 1 and blue 1 mizu honyakis kept in glass display cases hold an edge for even longer. :D
The grind might be very different too, did you just ask for a polished one?
I guess you got a thinner one. Mine is 172x60 mm and weighs 190 g. I assume you have the standard chestnut handle?
Hehey! Congratulations! His rings look amazing, I've been thinking about buying one, but they're a bit pricey, aren't they?
The weird thing is,...
Judging by the color, I'd say that's a Shapton for twice the price.
I'm not a lefty, but you can check out the grinds for yourself here:
The first one is the nakiri, the 2nd is a 270...
Make that coconut oil and you'll reach your goal in half an hour.
Welp, that's it, the moderators can close the thread.
In my very limited experience, but also in that of others, a microbevel does a very good job at "buttressing" the edge in the case of light...
Liked it a lot, especially for Jared Harris's performance. It was also nice to see Caesar and Brutus back together.
The blades don't have much to do with the handles, he doesn't make the wa handles either.
The prices for a 240 kurouchi or kasumi straight from Shinichi are right between a maboroshi and a nashiji straight from TF.
Damn, guys. Now you're making me want to get the KU as well, just so I can try them side by side.
This might help:
Can't go wrong with Watanabe/Toyama or Shiro Kamo. And a Kippington would be super cool as well.
Only 180 blades and below.
It's the hardness. Hard steel gets microscopic chips rather than folding, so using a honing steel is useless in the best case scenario (if the rod...
Directly from Shinichi:
I was thinking in euros when i converted from yen so it seemed reasonable at the time :D It's 250 usd + shipping.
May I suggest the Watanabe 210? The steel and the grind are amazing. Also, I think the Shiro Kamos are a bit thin and light to be "real"...
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