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by FisherMAn1298
Fri May 14, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Ken's Corner :(
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: Ken's Corner :(

Well done Mark! Ken's Corner will live on.Here is our fearless leader ladies and gentlemen, doing the right thing. He makes it look easy. Or I should say, THEY make it look easy. Can't forget SUSAN BROWN!The whole concept of Japanese Handmade Knives, cooking, sharpening, strops, stones,abrasive comp...
by FisherMAn1298
Tue May 11, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Cbn and nanocloth comparison 0.5 poly
Replies: 18
Views: 593

Re: Cbn and nanocloth comparison 0.5 poly

I'm dying to get the Kato sg2 damascus 210mm.Had it in my cart Christmas Eve and didn't pull the trigger. Next morning when I came to my senses it was sold!Been waiting for it ever since!! I got a 3k diamond plate from Ken, read my review, and it put the most amazing polish on my blades. It turned m...
by FisherMAn1298
Mon May 10, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: First Japanese Knife.
Replies: 8
Views: 411

Re: First Japanese Knife.

Bottom line people AS SUPER STEEL RULES!!!!
by FisherMAn1298
Mon May 10, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new publication....
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: A new publication....

jbart65 wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 9:17 pm I have no idea what any of this means Ken... but congratulations!

:mrgreen:
It means when you chop a couple fingers off give him a call and he will re-attach them for you!
by FisherMAn1298
Sun May 09, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new publication....
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: A new publication....

Not surprised, he excels at everything else, why not Early-Mobilization Splint for Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Replacements? I bet he either designed some of his own instruments or modified existing ones in order to have better results doing hand surgeries. Way to go Ken!
by FisherMAn1298
Sun May 09, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Something to cut/chop vegetables with
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Something to cut/chop vegetables with

For that kind of money there's better steel than vg-10.https://www.chefknivestogo.com/kohagy27.html.another is https://www.chefknivestogo.com/moritaka7.html. Amazing fit and finish.I like this steel most.https://www.chefknivestogo.com/kobl2gy27.html. If you prefer damascus cladding try this;https://...
by FisherMAn1298
Sat May 08, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cutting Boards
Replies: 14
Views: 384

Re: Cutting Boards

I use a Hasegawa cutting board. Comes in soft and hard, you can also buy a scrubbing/cleaning brush that removes everything instantly. I love the soft rubber of the board. Knives leave no marks so far and I clean immediately and use diluted bleach once every 3-4 weeks to make sure no bacteria is mak...
by FisherMAn1298
Fri May 07, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: 60 grit diamond plate
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: 60 grit diamond plate

That thing looks like it'll grind steel and tear flesh! Bad boy!
by FisherMAn1298
Wed May 05, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Wish me luck...
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: Wish me luck...

Good luck. Remember to breathe. [Seriously, don't hold your breath.] A little patience. Trust us... You'll do fine. I remember sharpening my first knife. I kept holding my breathe! Very nervous, went too fast. OH, don't forget. DON'T BEAR DOWN ON THE KNIFE TOO MUCH!Watch out for those doavou knives...
by FisherMAn1298
Tue May 04, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Factory Edge Micro-chipping
Replies: 13
Views: 418

Re: Factory Edge Micro-chipping

Just thought I'd report back. Went out to the garage after lunch and ground the edge with #250 & #500 diamonds. Pleased to say that has got me back to what looks like good steel. So when I get some time, I will complete the progression. Thanks for your input. I was going to suggest increasing t...
by FisherMAn1298
Tue May 04, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: 3K Diamond Plate
Replies: 9
Views: 316

Re: 3K Diamond Plate

I can say from using the brush, the 3k grit is so fine you have to clear the steel off the plate for best results. Of course, the better the steel the less metal embedded on the stone. IT's too much fun with a clean plate not to use that brush.
by FisherMAn1298
Mon May 03, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Which direction to put pressure
Replies: 13
Views: 493

Re: Which direction to put pressure

Great thoughts everyone. I put more pressure on the away or push stroke but do keep a small amount of pressure on the return pull stroke. Most importantly I try to not rush it so my angle integrity isn't compromised. I'm still refining things. One thing I saw in a video was a guy who deburred by mak...
by FisherMAn1298
Sun May 02, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: What would CKTG members do?
Replies: 18
Views: 591

Re: What would CKTG members do?

There's no price on happiness my friend! Do whatever you have to in order to scrape up the $ and rehandle it in a way that you will love! Make sure it's the right one. Try the handle out before you buy!! Good luck 7x57, your passion for Anryu is well-founded. He's gonna go down in history as one of ...
by FisherMAn1298
Sun May 02, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Strop kit vs finer grit stone?
Replies: 25
Views: 471

Re: Strop kit vs finer grit stone?

I started out with cheap soaking stones and got the result I paid for. With it the stropping kit you speak of. It improved on what I wasn't doing, making it much better. Then I bought shapton glass 500,2k,4k and sharpening took on a whole new meaning. Along with a few months experience and many hrs...
by FisherMAn1298
Sun May 02, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Takamura Chromax 210mm Gyuto?
Replies: 128
Views: 16845

Re: Takamura Chromax 210mm Gyuto?

This is a great hobby. Granted it costs some money but there's so many quality knives on the site in varying price ranges. You take great care of them and they will last a lifetime for a home cook. Have fun MattinPA and welcome to the club.
by FisherMAn1298
Sat May 01, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Strop kit vs finer grit stone?
Replies: 25
Views: 471

Re: Strop kit vs finer grit stone?

I started out with cheap soaking stones and got the result I paid for. With it the stropping kit you speak of. It improved on what I wasn't doing, making it much better. Then I bought shapton glass 500,2k,4k and sharpening took on a whole new meaning. Along with a few months experience and many hrs....
by FisherMAn1298
Sat May 01, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: First rule of sharpening?
Replies: 30
Views: 1041

Re: First rule of sharpening?

It can get a little cliche around Southern California but for sharpening "be in the moment" really applies. When I'm sharpening it's all I'm doing, and all I'm thinking about. Life's worries, big and small, work, arguments, laundry, even cooking, those are for another time. I'm alone, it'...
by FisherMAn1298
Sat May 01, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Takamura Chromax 210mm Gyuto?
Replies: 128
Views: 16845

Re: Takamura Chromax 210mm Gyuto?

Yeah they should compete on price with the Kanehides with higher hardness steel. It will also cannibalize the Migaki R-2 which is fine by me. I don't really care if we sell one or the other. I think I'm going to do it. It's good to pick up nice merchandise where we will have an exclusive. Especiall...
by FisherMAn1298
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: 3K Diamond Plate
Replies: 9
Views: 316

Re: 3K Diamond Plate

Excellent info orezeno. This is how I like to learn, open dialogue, exchanging data, opinions, etc. I enjoyed that diamond plate so much I just had to share it. Thanks for the post.
by FisherMAn1298
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: 3K Diamond Plate
Replies: 9
Views: 316

Re: 3K Diamond Plate

Excellent thoughts d-rap. i had a discussion the other day with a friend who said the same thing, you don't need a burr necessarily. I'm still new and kind of follow the abc's I learned from day one. I will let the particular blade and steel be the guide in the future. Thanks for the comment. It's j...