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by d_rap
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: ::facepalm:: chip advice
Replies: 33
Views: 5702

Re: ::facepalm:: chip advice

Great to see Fred. Really encouraging results.
by d_rap
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Takeda - Did he stop making the classic series? Just NAS now?
Replies: 9
Views: 2997

Re: Takeda - Did he stop making the classic series? Just NAS now?

It seems that the market for easy maintenance with a stainless cladding is driving the market. Some months back when I bought my Takeda 240 I talked to Mark pros and cons on a phone call, and later that night I emailed Takeda san who actually responded to me. He said performance-wise go with the NA...
by d_rap
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: ::facepalm:: chip advice
Replies: 33
Views: 5702

Re: ::facepalm:: chip advice

Fred mentions not wanting to get another stone. So Fred, either leave the chip alone use the knife and sharpen as appropriate as Jeff and Kaleb suggest. That makes total sense if you can live with the chip. Or, do the slow work with the 400 or use sandpaper, Ken's options. But I still want to put in...
by d_rap
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: What did you cook today?
Replies: 771
Views: 113306

Re: What did you cook today?

Great shot with the knife, as always tack sharp. Really enjoying all these posts (that bacon!).
by d_rap
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: These are way cool
Replies: 25
Views: 1627

Re: These are way cool

🤣
by d_rap
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: These are way cool
Replies: 25
Views: 1627

Re: These are way cool

Yeah that might be slightly over budget.
by d_rap
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: ::facepalm:: chip advice
Replies: 33
Views: 5702

Re: ::facepalm:: chip advice

Yeah just started my post in the middle of a thought. (I'm a high school English teacher but not having seen the inside of the school since March I guess I'm out of practice.) In any case the thinning isn't the immediate priority. I have some ideas on that front and I would be very interested in mor...
by d_rap
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: ::facepalm:: chip advice
Replies: 33
Views: 5702

Re: ::facepalm:: chip advice

Then probably some thinning to get the geometry back. Totally doable. Some people would sharpen literally at 90° on the atoma along the whole edge. Or you could sharpen at like 70° alternating side to side. To sharpen a chip out that big at your normal bevel angle would take quite a while, although ...
by d_rap
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: These are way cool
Replies: 25
Views: 1627

Re: These are way cool

Ha, I was just at Lowes trying to decide between Fiskars or Coronas. Get these Mark - ill buy 'em. Funny. Just took apart and sharpened my wife's fiskars a couple weeks ago, thought I did an ok job. When I asked her how they were she said "better." Wow. I bet these will get a different response. St...
by d_rap
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: D2 steel - how best to sharpen it?
Replies: 12
Views: 2907

Re: D2 steel - how best to sharpen it?

Diamond would be fine I'll bet I just posted that, my way of saying they don't need diamond stones the way, say, m390 really does. Yeah go low and get a burr before you go up. D2 will burr, absolutely. And if you need to, even sharpen at a slightly higher angle than factory, give that a try, leave s...
by d_rap
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: D2 steel - how best to sharpen it?
Replies: 12
Views: 2907

Re: D2 steel - how best to sharpen it?

Give some more details Ronnie. Difficulty getting a burr? Difficulty de-burring? Angle, profile? Coming over from the EDC realm there's a lot of discussion about D2. Some of the older iterations, as in the classic Benchmade 710, are said to be fairly different, harder, than the newer Chinese version...
by d_rap
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Handmade Sayas
Replies: 5
Views: 1459

Re: Handmade Sayas

Those are gorgeous.
by d_rap
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spine and choil finishing
Replies: 9
Views: 3056

Re: Spine and choil finishing

Some really helpful suggestions here.
by d_rap
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Konosuke FT Blue 1 240mm - SOLD!
Replies: 13
Views: 3845

Re: WTS Konosuke FT Blue 1 240mm

Got mine in W1 on this page a month ago. Couldn't be happier. GLWS.
by d_rap
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Single-bevel utility-knives?
Replies: 7
Views: 2597

Re: Single-bevel utility-knives?

I use my Ishikawa honesuki not only for parting chicken and fileting smaller fish but also for a variety of small detail cuts. Probably not the world's best petty, and a 50-50 grind might be more versatile, but I've gotten used to it and it's my go-to for cutting an eye out of a potato type of tasks...
by d_rap
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Nettles kraut
Replies: 4
Views: 952

Re: Nettles kraut

Great photos, wonderful that the girls are doing the cutting and prep, not to mention gathering, eating and anticipating such healthy, satisfying food.

Really inspiring.
by d_rap
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How far can I push a SP 2000?
Replies: 18
Views: 4987

Re: How far can I push a SP 2000?

Same questions and thoughts as Cutuu... Yeah the way these knives are at airbnb's and our friends' houses I mean in all honesty you're better off running around with a 220 or 400. But given that that's what you've got why not try gently working the knives on it. Be prepared, a dull enough global cou...
by d_rap
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Which diamond or CBN stones
Replies: 8
Views: 2459

Re: Which diamond or CBN stones

I hear that. The 1200 Venev is a very smooth, hard finisher and the results are subtle. 800 is similar feeling. The only meaningful feedback is in the 240-400 range. But at the end of a progression after some few light strokes, the refinement you get off the 1200 makes it well worth it.
by d_rap
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: What did you cook today?
Replies: 771
Views: 113306

Re: What did you cook today?

Great stuff Ronnie.
by d_rap
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Edge Pro Advice
Topic: Flattening EP stones- diamond plates vs. Ben’s method
Replies: 12
Views: 6504

Re: Flattening EP stones- diamond plates vs. Ben’s method

Same experience. EP Diamond Matrix are superb.

Overkill for anything like the hitachis or vg10, but similar to the venevs (I have the phoenix) just fantastic with the super steels.