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by michael1778
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Matsubara Blue#2 Nashiji Tall Nakiri 175
Replies: 25
Views: 2330

Re: WTS Matsubara Blue#2 Nashiji Tall Nakiri 175

Wonderful!! Congratulations to both parties.
by michael1778
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: The metaphorical fork in the road: Freehand vs Guided System Sharpening
Replies: 50
Views: 9734

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

And one more thing to consider. Speaking as someone who used the EP for ten years (really just by happenstance) before getting into freehand sharpening , now several years into freehand, I would suggest that the analogy with forging your own steel has its limitations. While people spend a lifetime ...
by michael1778
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Goldilocks 210-230 please
Replies: 32
Views: 1315

Re: Goldilocks 210-230 please

After being there like many of I imagine, poor Dan is going thru a mid knife crisis! Do I want a corvette or an suv...hmm just something different in case i am missing out. I'm reminded of the very old movie, I think entitled "Middle Age Crazy" He bought a Porsche 928, if memory serves.
by michael1778
Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Whats your current progression? What would you like to change?
Replies: 11
Views: 615

Re: Whats your current progression? What would you like to change?

Shapton Glass for all: 220 500 1000 2000 (once I am allowed to open my Christmas gift) 4000 (planned) 8000 For now, instead of ending on the 8000, I use 3 micron diamond paste on balsa and then 1 micron paste on balsa. Wanting to do CBN on nanocloth instead if my cats and my car would stop needing m...
by michael1778
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Sharpening system for young beginner
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: Sharpening system for young beginner

I sent my 20 year old to college with this: https://www.chefknivestogo.com/to.html Seems to work well for knives without bolsters that are down in the way. It works well for her Fujiwara FKM gyuto and Tojiro DP 120mm petty. I used it myself before giving it to her. Follow the instructions given on t...
by michael1778
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Knife cutting into whetstone
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: Knife cutting into whetstone

4 ) Get a beater knife, dull it, sharpen it, dull it, sharpen it and on and on to get seat time as it where. It's rare to be able to gain a new skill with only a few minutes a week spent on it. My Tojiro white steel nakiri hates me for that reason. It knows the bricks on my front porch almost as we...
by michael1778
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Knife cutting into whetstone
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: Knife cutting into whetstone

I flatten and surface prep all my stones, even new.
by michael1778
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Knife cutting into whetstone
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: Knife cutting into whetstone

Are you flattening your stones on a regular basis? Flattening would level the stone surface as well as remove the metal build up (which is what you seem to be describing).
by michael1778
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: 3rd attempt! Which is better?
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: 3rd attempt! Which is better?

Radar53 wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:20 pm @Michael, I have 2 or 3 Ginsan blades and I really like the steel.
Thanks, Grant. I appreciate your opinion.
by michael1778
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: 3rd attempt! Which is better?
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: 3rd attempt! Which is better?

I need to get a Ginsan knife someday to experience the sharpening. Sounds so very nice to me. Jason183 put forth a beauty to consider. I have Tojiro pettys in 120mm, 150mm, and 210mm. I have Tojiro gyutos in 270mm and 330mm. I happen to have the smooth finish version of the Makoto Sakura 240mm recom...
by michael1778
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Noob Strop Question
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Noob Strop Question

Cuaimo wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:50 am Thanks for confirming. I think I will try the 1m CBN on balsa and the .5 on the bovine.

Thanks again.
Please let us know how it goes for you. Good luck.
by michael1778
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Noob Strop Question
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Noob Strop Question

One grit at a time per strop. I have not yet used CBN, myself. I only have limited recent experience with 3 micron and 1 micron paste. Both of those have been on balsa. I think I would be better served to have the 1 micron on a different substrate but, I'm holding out for CBN on nanocloth as my &quo...
by michael1778
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Matsubara Blue#2 Nashiji Tall Nakiri 175
Replies: 25
Views: 2330

Re: WTS Matsubara Blue#2 Nashiji Tall Nakiri 175

Is this still available for a new home? It looks so wonderful I thought we should put it to the top again and see if anybody wants to reconsider it. I'm not a Nakiri guy but this looks very nice.

-- Mike
by michael1778
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Which brand of sharpenig stone?
Replies: 10
Views: 521

Re: Which brand of sharpenig stone?

I'm looking to buy sharpening stones set ... medium price range. Which brand would you recommend and why? What will you be sharpening (steel types)? What's your budget? Are you willing to go over-budget? How many stones do you hope to get within that budget? Do you want soaking stones, or convenien...
by michael1778
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Could some Petty's double as a boning knife??
Replies: 18
Views: 620

Re: Could some Petty's double as a boning knife??

LaVieestBelle wrote: Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:00 pm
Jeff B wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:08 pm My main boning knife is a Konosuke Fujiyama 150mm petty. It's does a great job breaking down a chicken.
You need a honesuki Jeff. :-)
Should we take up a collection after the awesome truck? 8-)
by michael1778
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: First time Santoku?
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: First time Santoku?

I'm all in with the Anryu but its OOS and it could be a while. Here are a few suggestions. A couple are just a hair over budget. All are lookers and performers. Kohetsu SLD Santoku 170mm https://www.chefknivestogo.com/kohetsu1.html Kurosaki Fujin AS Santoku 170mm https://www.chefknivestogo.com/kufu...
by michael1778
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Stropping question
Replies: 11
Views: 363

Re: Stropping question

ken123 wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:53 am Agree. I use lexol on strops combined with microcloth to remove 'strop debris'.
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Ken
Ken,
For nano cloth, what are the care recommendations or options after many uses?
Thank You.
by michael1778
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Bread knife
Replies: 11
Views: 551

Re: Bread knife

mauichef wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:39 pm Here you go...... this looks really nice.
https://www.chefknivestogo.com/kots1k6brkn2.html

I think I might have to push the go button.
That snuck on the site today after my reply!
by michael1778
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Which brand of sharpenig stone?
Replies: 10
Views: 521

Re: Which brand of sharpenig stone?

I agree with all of the above. I even am committed to Shapton Glass. But, for someone new to sharpening I might well recommend something else. Shapton Pros are a great value. I enjoyed my Pro 2000 stone before selling it after committing to Shapton Glass. You could go all Imanishi with a lovely two ...
by michael1778
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Bread knife
Replies: 11
Views: 551

Re: Bread knife

I have had a Mac Superior bread knife (https://www.chefknivestogo.com/macsubrkn.html) for many years. It is a fantastic all-around bread/cake knife. This past summer, I thought I would try the $22 Tojiro (https://www.chefknivestogo.com/tobrkn.html) My August 6, 2020 review in the product page is cop...