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I have a diamond coated steel from ikea for day to day and a global 1000 grit stone for more serious sharpening. I can get a fierce edge with these, I’ve taken my knives in for sharpeneing I once or twice along the way.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Sunday, 25 November 2018 08:17 (one year ago) link

i like 'burrfection,' he's got a lot of enthusiasm and his sang froid about destroying extremely nice knives is...bracing

i use a wusthof 800/2000 and it's fine, but i'd really like some proper japanese waterstones and a sink bridge

gbx, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 02:48 (one year ago) link

I was going to get something to hold the stone then realized that I could just use the sanituff board with towels and maybe a brick on top.

Yerac, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 11:50 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

I am very into sharpening knives on the whetstone now. I think I have the touch.

Yerac, Thursday, 21 February 2019 01:27 (eleven months ago) link

eleven months pass...

I did a knife sharpening class yesterday and it was somewhat revelatory. I didn’t think I was that bad at it but I got so much better at in a few hours.

Biggest revelation, which I feel dumb for not knowing about, is that your whetstone becomes less than flat very easily. We were to to bring our stones to the class we went over them with a flattener and the difference is remarkable.

I guess I should watch more sharpening stuff on YouTube or whatever.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Saturday, 15 February 2020 22:43 (four days ago) link

oh yeah, did they make you do the sharpie grid on top to see how not flat it is? I haven't flattened mine yet. I have just been trying to be good about using the entire thing.

Yerac, Saturday, 15 February 2020 23:48 (four days ago) link

my newest knife is an Enso Bunka.

Yerac, Saturday, 15 February 2020 23:55 (four days ago) link

It was a 6B pencil but the effect is much the same.

Interesting how much work it took to sharpen my 15+ year old global vs my kamata (basic stainless one). Both professionally done not so long ago but the softer global took a lot more work than the harder kamata.

I suspect I’m going to get very nerdy about this. Sharpening knives is very relaxing.

Only available till the end of today (Sunday) but this documentary about master knife sharpener, Katsunobu Sakashita is fantastic. Some next level techniques on display here and his arch shaped stone is really interesting.

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/ondemand/video/4003127/

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Sunday, 16 February 2020 01:52 (three days ago) link

oh yeah pencil not sharpie. I don't know if I find sharpening relaxing yet. The time does fly by though and I am shocked that I spend an hour on a couple of knives. I am thinking of getting a splash and go whetstone because having to soak is something that I sometimes don't want to prepare just for 1 or 2 knives. I have only been honing on cardboard and want to try something else.

Yerac, Sunday, 16 February 2020 02:14 (three days ago) link

oh wow his fingers!

Yerac, Sunday, 16 February 2020 02:50 (three days ago) link

ugh stropping on cardboard I mean, not honing.

Yerac, Sunday, 16 February 2020 03:10 (three days ago) link

It’s kangaroo leather down here or nothing.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Sunday, 16 February 2020 08:27 (three days ago) link

But yes, his fingers! I am astounded he can still hold chopsticks or do anything that isn’t sharpen knives

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Sunday, 16 February 2020 08:28 (three days ago) link

You both will enjoy this:

https://youtu.be/_jb1jNDQ-Bw

Good taste, bit Victorian but who isn't? (jed_), Sunday, 16 February 2020 12:21 (three days ago) link

Oh wait that’s the kimono episode even though it’s titled as the Sumurai sword episode. Very weird.

Good taste, bit Victorian but who isn't? (jed_), Sunday, 16 February 2020 12:23 (three days ago) link

all i can find to view are these clips:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p055p54d

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p055p54d

although i did obtain a torrent of the episode.

Good taste, bit Victorian but who isn't? (jed_), Sunday, 16 February 2020 22:32 (three days ago) link


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