Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:27 pm
When I first got my Artifex, it cut decently well, but after a couple sharpenings, it needed to be thinned out. The 210mm Artifex cut about the same as my Kikuichi Elite 240mm that needed to be thinner or a hair better. Mark designed these as a entry level into the J Knife realm using harder steel, but behind the edge being fatter for more durability. They are ground to around .020" after HT, but the area behind the edge thickens up a bit after the first sharpening at the factory. If they were laser thin, they would be much easier to chip out, especially for those coming from Henkels, Wustoff, etc.
I have been to Lamson a few times and have seen some of the knives they grind. I saw some that pretty much had a zero degree edge bevel after the grind and are incredibly thin. I reground an Artifex 240, Addict 2 and Artifex Nakiri and sent them to Mark to play with. He loved they way they performed and I am hoping Mark will have Lamson start doing them a bit thinner behind the edge, maybe down to .010" at the edge before sharpening.
Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:34 pm
I'm definitely not saying grind it laser thin.
The good thing about AEB-l with good HT is it is a tough steel and could be ground thinner behind the edge THAN IT IS NOW and not be chippy and a much better cutter.
Thanks for the response Tim.
Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:04 pm
Jeff, I totally understand what you are saying. As Tim stated, I do think Mark could try a run of 210 or 240 Gyutos with a thinner grind at the edge and see how they do in the trenches. I hope that becomes a reality. As you have said, there is a LOT of potential there.
Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:36 pm
I hope I haven't came off to argumentative here, I'm just trying to learn, understand and start a dialog. I mean no disrespect or offense to anyone.
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