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I just spent the latter half of my lunch hour fixing up the edge on my cleaver. My day work is in an office and I had a presentation this morning, so I'm wearing a shirt & tie today. However, I *do* have a cooking class tonight and I discovered a chip in the edge of my cleaver yesterday.

I didn't have time to hit the stones last night, so I had "no choice" but to bring a few stones in with me to fix things up. Rolled up my sleeves and just got to it.

Does sharpening while wearing a shirt and tie count as totally knutty or perfectly reasonable? :)

BTW, I'm not done yet. I'm going to finish things off with a higher-grit stone in the lab kitchen before class starts this evening ;)
 

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Does sharpening while wearing a shirt and tie count as totally knutty or perfectly reasonable? :)

BTW, I'm not done yet. I'm going to finish things off with a higher-grit stone in the lab kitchen before class starts this evening ;)
Both depending on who you ask. For most of those here I think the last part is mandatory as well. Enjoy your class!
 

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I am reminded of old pictures of carpenters and cabinet makers in shirt an tie with saws and hand planes in their hands. I guess it used to be normal, mabe we should start a new normal?
 

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No way would I show up to a class without my knife in tip-top shape. Seems more than reasonable to me. Excellent call! :thumbsup:
 

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I just watched a video the other day of Michael Rader in a Bladesport competition wearing a shirt and tie. So I think sharpening is okay. Class act.

[video=youtube;94-DEkMMRX0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94-DEkMMRX0&feature=player_detailpage#t=281s[/video]

Edit: I tried to embed the video queued up at the proper moment, but that has apparently failed. Jump to 4:40 in.
 

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I just watched a video the other day of Michael Rader in a Bladesport competition wearing a shirt and tie. So I think sharpening is okay. Class act.

[video=youtube;94-DEkMMRX0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94-DEkMMRX0&feature=player_detailpage#t=281s[/video]

Edit: I tried to embed the video queued up at the proper moment, but that has apparently failed. Jump to 4:40 in.

That was fun to watch - Michael kicked some butt too. :)
 

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Not bad, Michael, especially for using the wrong hand ;) But wearing a tie is just wrong on principle. And they don't go well with Aloha shirts :)

Stefan
 

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Is there a reason I can't view videos on my iPhone? I don't want to miss this!
 

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i like how mike jsut walked over al sliced the bottles all but without missing a step (i would love to see a few of these cutting comp blades )
 

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Stupid steve jobs!
 

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I just watched a video the other day of Michael Rader in a Bladesport competition wearing a shirt and tie. So I think sharpening is okay. Class act.

[video=youtube;94-DEkMMRX0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94-DEkMMRX0&feature=player_detailpage#t=281s[/video]

Edit: I tried to embed the video queued up at the proper moment, but that has apparently failed. Jump to 4:40 in.
Isn't this the ABS test minus the 90 degree test?
 

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First six seconds of that video reminded me of Forrest Gump...blade sports creole, blade sports gumbo, pan fried, blade sports...
 

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Ha ha. JohnnyChance sure has it in for me. Hope there aren't any videos of my mom changing my diaper that he can dig up... (BTW, I told her to stop doing that last week!)

Len, it is perfectly normal to sharpen while wearing a suit and tie. Take a deep breath and repeat, "I am okay with the Me." "I am okay with the Me."

Regarding the ABS tests, no. The knife has to cut two 2x4's and a piece of 1" free-hanging rope then be able to shave. No time limit - no rushing. Then about 3" of the tip (blade must be about 10") is clamped in a vise and bent 90 degrees and slowly released. If the blade breaks or cracks more than a third of the width (I think) then it fails. A journeyman smith tester uses forged steel. A mastersmith tester uses a hidden tang damascus blade. And, when I took my five knives + bent performance knife to Atlanta last year for the judging portion of the test, I was the only tester in the mastersmith room wearing a suit... and I won the BR Hughes award for my dagger... coincidence? hmmm :)
-M
 
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