- Jan 30, 2021
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1) Does it still pass HHT?
2) Why are you cutting up so many chickens? Aren't you out of kitchens now?
1. It doesn't pass hanging hair test. But it still shaves fine. Damage is becoming more obvious.
2. Two chickens is too many? I'm not working kitchens at the moment but never say never, gotta keep up my skills.
I know you weren't asking me but. I honestly feel like 4k is really where it starts to improve. Possibly some 3ks. Above that as far as performance it's just diminishing returns. However it won't hurt any, and it looks nice.
Yeah I found this too. One knife I had was jekyll and Hyde depending on patina. Hot beef roast seems pretty nice too.Not really. I pretty much hate the sticky suction feeling no matter what. For carbon/iron clad nothing beats patina. Nature's kasumi.
My Aizu seems to leave a nice finish, first time I've messed with Jnats and polishingI know you weren't asking me but. I honestly feel like 4k is really where it starts to improve. Possibly some 3ks. Above that as far as performance it's just diminishing returns. However it won't hurt any, and it looks nice.
Hot dang. Arguably higher grit stones, but if I'm honest I was going to try the same thing. I knew Moritaka has some wonky grinds but I did like the steel
Also my thesis is kicking my ass, and I haven't sharpened much this week.
Kind of, I finish it with a micro bevel though. When the micro bevel becomes to big for quick and fast touch ups I take it back down to zero and start the process all over.Do you have a zero grind on you higonokami? That definitely helps a lot.
I went back to my wife's Higonokami. I failed with a Nakayama Kita, coticule and an old JNAT barbers hone. I could get them to fiddle but just needed a little more. I even tried stropping on newspaper and that usually gives me a little bump but no dice. I then went to a vintage translucent ark on soap and water and it started whittling hairs. A newspaper strop might move the needle a bit from there I don't know.
Are all these Higonokami carbon knifes the same steel? I heard they were blue steel but what one?
Perhaps the thickness behind the edge and the more obtuse edge angle with a micro bevel results in more split hair vs cutting them out right?No, there are at least 3 different kind of steels available.
SK-carbonsteel (whatever that is) @ 59 HRC
there is Aogami @ ? Hrc
And there is Shirogami @ 64 HRC
Arent they all very thick behind the edge? Even a zero grind still makes a big angle inclusive. That, from what I read in this topic, doesn't help if you want to split hairs.
Stringer, I never get to splitting hairs with razors and I didn't with the Moritaka either. The thinner blades simply cut the hair. Maybe it's all about bevel angle I don't know?
Aren't most kamisori's a little over twenty degrees? They are among the most reliable razors I have for passing HHT's and delivering smooth comfortable shaves. Half of that sentence is completely subjective though.
I'm just speculating mainly. I don't really know what's going on at the edge. I have honed about a 100 or so fleabay specials up. I very rarely get one that passes fiddling without going to the strop first. But then I can get it to pass HHT off of my bevel setter (Shapton Pro 1500), though I haven't tried to shave with it. From there 50 strokes on a coticule and I have a very comfortable shave.
I haven't done any kamisoris yet. I own one that someone sent me with a stone one time, but I never did anything with it. In general though, any loss of sharpness from a wider bevel is probably made up for with harder more refined steel.