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by Ourorboros
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Bite, abrasive types, and binders
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: Bite, abrasive types, and binders

I was noticing this just yesterday, sharpening an AEB-L blade.I was also playing with stones, to judge what I now thought of them. The Chosera 3K left and edge with less bite than the Suehiro Debado 6K, a softer stone. Now yes, each company's rating is not the same, but also aren't that flipped arou...
by Ourorboros
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Is the ‭Kitayama 8K any good on high V steels?
Replies: 9
Views: 217

Re: Is the ‭Kitayama 8K any good on high V steels?

Reviews have said that Naniwa diamond stones are slow, better as polishing stones.
by Ourorboros
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What To Use On A CCK Handle?
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: What To Use On A CCK Handle?

A good finisher is an equal parts mixture of linseed oil, varnish, and mineral spirits. Multiple coats until it doesn't absorb.
Be careful in disposing of linseed oil rags.
by Ourorboros
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: What is the best line of knives from CKTG's that you can put in the dishwasher and not worry about it getting damaged?
Replies: 34
Views: 766

Re: What is the best line of knives from CKTG's that you can put in the dishwasher and not worry about it getting damage

Sorry if I made some michelin star winners mad with my question 😂 I don't claim to be a great cook, but we did take the time to learn about our knives. What you ask for is an inherent contradiction. For a given alloy, harder means more brittle. Japanese - even the Chinese before them back to the Br...
by Ourorboros
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has Moritaka changed cosmetically during last years?
Replies: 29
Views: 784

Re: Has Moritaka changed cosmetically during last years?

May I ask Mark Richmond to tell us how the latest Moritaka knives perform cosmetically (KU and it's resistance)? And if they are not first class in this regard, which knives made of AS with a similar HRC rate, approximately equally priced he can suggest as a good alternative? Thanks in advance. Val...
by Ourorboros
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Maffalo Lapping plate - any experience?
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Maffalo Lapping plate - any experience?

Size more than anything.
by Ourorboros
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Maffalo Lapping plate - any experience?
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Maffalo Lapping plate - any experience?

I've been considering getting an oversized lapping plate and found the Maffalo 2.0 when looking up Diaflat prices. I've only found a couple short reviews, but no long term reviews. Has anybody used this lapping plate before? It does save some money over the Diaflat, but long term wear is a considera...
by Ourorboros
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knife Shops
Replies: 10
Views: 394

Re: Knife Shops

And is everything you cut with the knife supposed to be the same material?
Most stones will use the same abrasive - aluminum oxide. The binder might be different.

Okay, Oregon with Gerber and therefore Al Mar, Kershaw, CRKT etc. Still wrong on both counts.
by Ourorboros
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knife Shops
Replies: 10
Views: 394

Re: Knife Shops

No, but my city doesn't have two places that sell stones and thin. I'm curious what city you live in.
The second store is wrong. I mix stone brands all the time, there is no magic to it.
by Ourorboros
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has Moritaka changed cosmetically during last years?
Replies: 29
Views: 784

Re: Has Moritaka changed cosmetically during last years?

ValeryD wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:53 am
What is a Moritaka blue? Does it mean a Moritaka knife made of Aogami blue (super or #1 or #2)?

Valery
Sorry, Blue 2.
I didn't notice the kurouchi wiping away. The grind was fine - I have a lot of other knives to compare it to.
by Ourorboros
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has Moritaka changed cosmetically during last years?
Replies: 29
Views: 784

Re: Has Moritaka changed cosmetically during last years?

I just picked up a Moritaka blue. Used it a few times and put it away for now.
I just examined the blade, no rust issues on the cladding or edge.
by Ourorboros
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stone for my new Fujiwara FKM Gyuto 240mm
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: Stone for my new Fujiwara FKM Gyuto 240mm

People buy combination stones because it gives more flexibility. They are good for beginners and travel kits. As I said, a medium stone is a good starting point. You need to build up your skill in sharpening. And a medium edge will do anything you need. However you may like a more polished edge. You...
by Ourorboros
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stone for my new Fujiwara FKM Gyuto 240mm
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: Stone for my new Fujiwara FKM Gyuto 240mm

Regardless, your knife will need sharpening at some point. You don't need to start with three stones. The Shapton Pro 2000 is a good stone. If you don't wait until the knife is dull, you will do fine with it. In fact, it is generally recommended that people start learning to sharpen with a medium gr...
by Ourorboros
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas is around the corner
Replies: 32
Views: 10955

Re: Christmas is around the corner

In June, MTC Kitchen had a banner saying orders were pushed out 7-10 days because of Covid-19, unless they were express shipping.
So a warning to order early or to not expect timely arrival of orders might help. I know there will still be complaints.
by Ourorboros
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Mark told me to post here so here I am!
Replies: 7
Views: 2245

Re: Mark told me to post here so here I am!

IIRC - Mark does (did - Covid you know) make annual trips to Japan and has built up relationships. Relationships are all important in Asian cultures and some brokers (nearest characterization) have also recommended new smiths. Since Mark has become known, smiths in other regions have also reached ou...
by Ourorboros
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which is correct: roiling boil or rolling boil?
Replies: 11
Views: 3048

Re: Which is correct: roiling boil or rolling boil?

I don't recall ever seeing "roiling".
by Ourorboros
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question About a Nakiri
Replies: 21
Views: 5033

Re: Question About a Nakiri

If you do not chop or push cut, it isn't the knife for you. But, being shorter than a gyuto, it is a bit more agile and also useful on smaller boards or more cramped conditions. It is more of a specialist, but it handles it's specialty well. A gyuto can handle the same tasks, but few are going to be...
by Ourorboros
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: D2 steel - how best to sharpen it?
Replies: 21
Views: 5218

Re: D2 steel - how best to sharpen it?

D2 has a reputation for taking a long time to sharpen. It's a tool steel, you know? There's some quote about it taking forever to get a mediocre edge and holding it.
So with water stones, start with a coarser stone than you normally would for the state of the edge and proceed from there.
by Ourorboros
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Preferred steel
Replies: 12
Views: 3172

Re: Preferred steel

If a smith is using a quality steel, then everything else matters more to the point of my ignoring the steel.
I don't want an Ikeda because it's AS and it wouldn't change my interest if it was any other steel you see here. If he used whatever that big box knife set stuff is, I'm gone.
by Ourorboros
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Daughters First Good Knife
Replies: 20
Views: 5355

Re: Daughters First Good Knife

There is a Tojiro VG-10 hammered gyuto, 210mm for $99 in close outs. There is a flaw in the finish. The weight marks it as a workhorse. VG-10 is stainless, the size is right for an apartment kitchen. When your daughters skills improve, she is done with her Masters, and she lives on her own then you ...