- Oct 14, 2015
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Great videos, thanks for posting. You should definitly try Kippingtons work when you get a change.A tale of two knives.
Picked up one of those fabled ironclad Toyamas off BST last week courtesy of @Hz_zzzzzz . I think I am the 3rd or 4th owner and the knife had been touched up a handful of times. While not at all thick behind the edge, it lost some of that nail flexing thinness associated with Toyamas/Watanabes so I did some minor work on a SG500 and took off some extra meat at the tip. Compared to my stainless clad Wat, the Toyama has a bit more meat in the midsection of the grind. The Wat is a more purely effortless cutter while the Toyama has more forward heft and better food release
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Second knife is the HVB I’ve had for a few weeks. Killer workhorse with high shoulders/shinogi line. Got a good feeling for the grind over a couple of weeks and last week, I decided to finally do some work on it to gear it towards my preferences. Eased/rounded the shoulders, more so on the left side, and thinned it out a tiny bit behind the edge to get some of that sweet, sweet near zero edge feeling while cutting. @captaincaed , @IsoJ now I have to get my hands on a Kippington workhorse to compare
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Please excuse the loud music in this one
As a side note, I foresee a lot of sweet potato fries in my diet this week.
On the rare occasions a Kip pops up for sale, either my knife budget is mysteriously depleted or I’m seconds too late. One day though…Great videos, thanks for posting. You should definitly try Kippingtons work when you get a change.
Yeah, it’s surprisingly good at really thin carrot sheets and they don’t stick much either. Some knives struggle a bit with that.@kpham12 nothing wrong with that! I've never tried the Kip WH, but I did like the HVB quite a lot, and when I'm employed again, will likely get another. It can do those sheet cuts like you did with the carrots better than I expected. That's becoming my new acid test for almost any knife I try
**Closed captions**Red potatoes with Kanehide TK
The guide knuckles of my off hand have sacrificed some skin to the knife gods on more than one occasionYour off hand actually does most of the work. Your knife hand is a big dumb animal that occasionally tries to maim the real hero who's lining everything up to be cut.
Kamon is at least as sexy on the board as they are looking.