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by Ourorboros
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: looking for 3 best stones to flesh out my line up
Replies: 16
Views: 509

Re: looking for 3 best stones to flesh out my line up

For the suggestion from Reddit, I think 500 and 1K are very close. If I went with the 500 - which is a fine stone - I'd follow up with the 2K. I like the 220 and 500 as I've phased the 320 out of my line up. I use the 220 to quickly set a bevel & minor repair work and the 500 to bring back my ed...
by Ourorboros
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Thinning my Moritaka
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Thinning my Moritaka

For one, you should use a marker on the shoulders, so that you grind down the right sports. You might use a different color marker on the spots you want to avoid.
by Ourorboros
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Any point in 12k?
Replies: 56
Views: 2083

Re: Any point in 12k?

Push cutting/chopping.
by Ourorboros
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: 'Touching up' an edge: when, how, and what to use
Replies: 23
Views: 956

Re: 'Touching up' an edge: when, how, and what to use

Sure, you'll just load the stone up more but that can be cleaned off later.
by Ourorboros
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: 'Touching up' an edge: when, how, and what to use
Replies: 23
Views: 956

Re: 'Touching up' an edge: when, how, and what to use

I should have added that it's a question of how far off the apex the edge is, or perhaps time. If a strop or fine stone gets you to an apex quickly, you are touching up. If you need more to apex, you aren't just touching up - as the term implies you aren't looking to do much to get back to your idea...
by Ourorboros
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: 'Touching up' an edge: when, how, and what to use
Replies: 23
Views: 956

Re: 'Touching up' an edge: when, how, and what to use

Touching up, a opposed to going down to a mid-grit stone or even a full progression. So if a blade has lost that "fresh off the stones" feeling, a stropping or high grit stone (whatever the one you use for that blade) will take it back. To me that is touching up. Anything more than that is...
by Ourorboros
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: CCK cleaver
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: CCK cleaver

The Daovua Tall Nakiri has a belly - the front half is curved. This might work better for you. They aren't much for edge holding though.

The chuka-bocho is a chopper/push cutter and the proper grip is a three fingered pinch grip with fingers splayed out.
by Ourorboros
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: CCK cleaver
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: CCK cleaver

Cleavers are mostly, but not totally flat. That is the standard profile.
You can reprofile the end if you want, some nakiris are like that.
But millions of people use one every day successfully.
by Ourorboros
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Chosara / pro grit ratings?
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: Chosara / pro grit ratings?

At the top end, the GUGC is wrong. The Shapton Glass 10K is 1.47 microns and the Chosera is finer than the Shapton.
by Ourorboros
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Diamond Waterstones - JKI Anybody tried them?
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: Diamond Waterstones - JKI Anybody tried them?

Captaincaed wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:05 pmI'm throwing a D2 benchmade at the 1k pretty soon.
Please let me know how that goes, so many budget knives are D2 or "D2" now. Not my favorite, the time it takes doesn't seem worth the edge it takes.
How do you feel about the wear rate?
by Ourorboros
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Which brand of sharpenig stone?
Replies: 10
Views: 511

Re: Which brand of sharpenig stone?

There is also the Suehiro Cerax and Suehiro Rika that people give good feedback on.
They Kitayama 8K that people swear by.
by Ourorboros
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Diamond Waterstones - JKI Anybody tried them?
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: Diamond Waterstones - JKI Anybody tried them?

Sorry, typed wrong. I missed the steel plate underneath the diamond layer.
I am thinking of these because of all the vanadium heavy super steels out now.
by Ourorboros
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Diamond Waterstones - JKI Anybody tried them?
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: Diamond Waterstones - JKI Anybody tried them?

Thank-you. I didn't catch the diamond plate at first glance.
I really dislike using regular diamond plate, but more edc knives are in S35VN now.
by Ourorboros
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Which brand of sharpenig stone?
Replies: 10
Views: 511

Re: Which brand of sharpenig stone?

It might help if you can say what kind of price limit, not including a stone holder (you could build one) and flattening stone (you should get one). Also, do you have time to let stones soak? Do you have a preference on feedback and texture? If you had soaking stones, do you have space for them to d...
by Ourorboros
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Which brand of sharpenig stone?
Replies: 10
Views: 511

Re: Which brand of sharpenig stone?

Well you're going to get a lot of answers on that, because from what I've seen Mark isn't carrying garbage and every good line has it's proponents. First off, on price we can leave out Chosera and Suehiro Debado. And maybe Shapton Glass too. Shapton Pros give the most bang for the buck and has the c...
by Ourorboros
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Diamond Waterstones - JKI Anybody tried them?
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Diamond Waterstones - JKI Anybody tried them?

Has anybody tried the 1K & 6K waterstones from JKI? I'm curious about the feel, speed, and maintenance of these stones. I'm not sure I want to buy them, but having an option other than diamond plates for high vanadium steels sounds good. What other water stones do they feel like? Do they have go...
by Ourorboros
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Edge holding
Replies: 19
Views: 975

Re: Edge holding

There must be more. A lot of the J-Nats sold on this site are estimated to be 10K+.
by Ourorboros
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Edge holding
Replies: 19
Views: 975

Re: Edge holding

Good news is I now officially know two people who use 10k and 16k stones on kitchen knives, haha. I'm assuming that other person isn't me, so that's three. I've used 10K+ edges on the gyuto that I've used to cut up Boston butt (as well as other knives). I cut the meat off one side - the one without...
by Ourorboros
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Would love input on the whetstone set I'm thinking of grabbing (~$300 budget)
Replies: 20
Views: 898

Re: Would love input on the whetstone set I'm thinking of grabbing (~$300 budget)

My reasoning for a 140 flattening plate isn't speed, but because a 400 wouldn't leave as aggressive a surface on the coarse stone.
by Ourorboros
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Folding knife sources
Replies: 10
Views: 517

Re: Folding knife sources

It depends on what kind of knife you are looking for. Those are all good retailers, but their weakness is traditional knives.
Deadwood Knives is the best place for that.