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by Cigarguy
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, how "kosher" is it to bring back old, old threads?
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: So, how "kosher" is it to bring back old, old threads?

Nothing wrong with "I know this is an old post but was wondering how things turned out."
by Cigarguy
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Sharpening service for handicapped family member in BC
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: Sharpening service for handicapped family member in BC

^^^No, there is a location in Vancouver but not Victoria. Mail in sharpening, AFAIK, is sent to the Calgary location.
by Cigarguy
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Sharpening service for handicapped family member in BC
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: Sharpening service for handicapped family member in BC

Don't know of any sharpening service in Victoria as I live in Calgary. But I do recommend Knifewear in Calgary.

https://knifewear.com/products/knife-sh ... in-service
by Cigarguy
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Cerax Combo 1K/3k good fit for my knives?
Replies: 11
Views: 1301

Re: Cerax Combo 1K/3k good fit for my knives?

Just got that stone a few months ago. I really like it. I've used it a few times at home to test but the intended usage for this stone is part of my travel kit.
by Cigarguy
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:28 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!

Mark has put a lot of effort, blood, sweat and tears into creating a successful business. This is coming from someone who is an outside observer and have never dealt with the man but have a lot of respect for him. It's good to see someone working hard being successful and also contributing something...
by Cigarguy
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USPS Shipping Delays
Replies: 142
Views: 25054

Re: USPS Shipping Delays

Better than "The dog ate it!"
by Cigarguy
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: The metaphorical fork in the road: Freehand vs Guided System Sharpening
Replies: 39
Views: 7944

Re: The metaphorical fork in the road: Freehand vs Guided System Sharpening

I got started with sharpening by going the guided system route as, being a technically minded person, I thought it would be easier to learn. I wanted something that is good enough for my cheap knives. Back then I was not into knives, knew less about steel and couldn't tell you the difference between...
by Cigarguy
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Honing hard steels: pro and con
Replies: 37
Views: 10087

Re: Honing hard steels: pro and con

Yes different grit rods will behave and perform differently. Pressure plays a huge and critical role in sharpening along with angle and consistency. Hard to control all 3 with a rod. Rods are good for impressing the ignorant with the bashing and arm gestures.
by Cigarguy
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Honing hard steels: pro and con
Replies: 37
Views: 10087

Re: Honing hard steels: pro and con

I got 4 of those Knifewear rods. Also have a few rods from other sources. They are not any more special or different then each other. Except that yes the grits are different. I like having the coarser white rod in the kitchen for softer steel knives (Kiwi, Victornox, Wusthoff). I got the rods for ch...
by Cigarguy
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Good budget flattener for a King 1000/3000
Replies: 9
Views: 2061

Re: Good budget flattener for a King 1000/3000

I use one coarse diamond lapping plate for all my stones.
by Cigarguy
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How to sharpen a Moritaka AS knife
Replies: 7
Views: 2490

Re: How to sharpen a Moritaka AS knife

I will need to re-sharp the knife with micro bevel at 9.5 degree per side and if it will be still not as sharp as she dreamed of, then I will sharp the knife with just 5 degree per side without any micro bevel. Yeah carbon steel and Japanese knives are addictive. Not just in using it but also in sh...
by Cigarguy
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Honing hard steels: pro and con
Replies: 37
Views: 10087

Re: Honing hard steels: pro and con

Honing on a ceramic rod can be done, if done properly. That is, no bashing the blade against the rod to impress the girls.

As I said I've since moved on from honing to stoning or stropping for edge maintenance. Why? Because it's faster, more precise, more control and more consistent.
by Cigarguy
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Honing hard steels: pro and con
Replies: 37
Views: 10087

Re: Honing hard steels: pro and con

A knife is a tool. So are whetstones, honing rods and strops. Choose the right tool for the right job but consider the user too. For my kitchen knives I like hard carbon blades sharpened wicked sharp at an acute angle. To maintain sharpness I'm careful when I'm using it, careful to dry it, careful t...
by Cigarguy
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Determine Ceramic Stone Grit?
Replies: 7
Views: 2203

Re: Determine Ceramic Stone Grit?

"SEEMS" - ??? When it comes to sharpness, seems got nothing to do with it. A tool is sharp enough for the job or it is not. Sharpness is not about cutting newspaper but is about cutting what you need. At least you are way ahead of the majority who buy a cheap Walmark knife, never sharpen it and when...
by Cigarguy
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Next stone to get?
Replies: 14
Views: 3976

Re: Next stone to get?

Rika
by Cigarguy
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Stone advice
Replies: 11
Views: 3699

Re: Stone advice

The stones you have are perfectly fine. You are way over thinking it. It's not the stone, it is the stone user. Practice, practice, practice and practice some more.
by Cigarguy
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Knife Knowledge, Skills, Technique and Care
Topic: Newbie between use
Replies: 13
Views: 3965

Re: Newbie between use

Unlike cigars, knives are easy. One is safety for humans from being cut and poked by a knife. Compared to knives, we humans are high maintenance, cry lots and bleed easily. Knives are easy to store so long as they are clean and dry they will be happy. Few things in life like being bashed together so...
by Cigarguy
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Knife Knowledge, Skills, Technique and Care
Topic: tip up or down?
Replies: 6
Views: 1559

Re: tip up or down?

Tip up.

Had a friend who had it tip down. One day he was reaching for a knife while being distracted, accidentally sliced his finger on one of his knife. Everything got switched to tip up. At least in that configuration he'll most likely bump the bottom of the handle first.
by Cigarguy
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chefknivestogo Customer Comments
Replies: 522
Views: 108496

Re: Chefknivestogo Customer Comments

Are you in for a treat Susan. Lots of posts on sharpening and sharpening tips. But here's a few quick tips. Learn to sharpen on a cheaper knife. Get 1 or 2 basic stone and learn to get good with those. May I suggest something in the 320/400 and 1000 grit. For a really nice setup 400, 1000 and 3000 s...
by Cigarguy
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Bunka Rec??
Replies: 16
Views: 1479

Re: Bunka Rec??

Knives are not like wives, it's encouraged and is a good idea to have many for specific uses.