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 Post subject: Re: Caring for a Konosuke HD2 and Stropping it
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:21 am 

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Thank you. Could you clarify two things please - what do you mean by draw across a cork and what does deburr mean/purpose? Thank you. Ordering it tomorrow!


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 Post subject: Re: Caring for a Konosuke HD2 and Stropping it
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:41 am 

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After sharpening there might be a little burr left on the edge. To remove the burr just place the knife at the heel and pull its entire length across a cork. The cork will catch and remove any loose burr. Watch this video and see what he does at the 8 minute mark, 8:45 and a few times after that, that is deburring. Josh's technique is quite advanced.

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You can use anything to deburr, CKTG sells a deburring block, you can also use a cork, any softwood like balsa, or a crushed up ball of newspaper.


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 Post subject: Re: Caring for a Konosuke HD2 and Stropping it
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:55 am 

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Corks work great. They're great anytime after you've used your knife. I usually pull my knives through one after every use. Very simple and convenient in between stropping.


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 Post subject: Re: Caring for a Konosuke HD2 and Stropping it
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:01 am 

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Thank you for all of the information! I definitely feel ready to make my purchase!


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 Post subject: Re: Caring for a Konosuke HD2 and Stropping it
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:26 pm 

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It's ordered! 8 inch horse, 11 inch balso, 3 micron paste and 240mm Konosuke HD2 with saya!


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 Post subject: Re: Caring for a Konosuke HD2 and Stropping it
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:20 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Caring for a Konosuke HD2 and Stropping it
PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:10 am 

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So after dealing with the ridiculousness of FedEx (nothing to do with Mark, all on their end), I finally got my knife and strops!!!!!

This knife is perfect in every way (for me). Exactly what I was looking for. The balance is perfect and I didn't even realize how much I preferred the balance until I held it. The weight is perfect. It is crazy sharp. I did that tomato slicing like the video on the Konosuke HD2's product page. Incredible.

I even stropped it on the Balsa and the Horse. Didn't add any of the paste yet as I had a question about them. I am currently storing the horse and the balsa strops in one ziplock bag with the strops stuck together (magnets). Is that ok?

Once I add the paste to the balsa, it can stay on for a few sessions right? How do I store the balsa once the compound is on it? Can I do the same thing I am doing (attached to the horse in a ziplock bag). I am storing them in a plastic bag because that is how they were shipped to me so I assumed it would be fine.

Thank you so much and this was such a good decision!


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 Post subject: Re: Caring for a Konosuke HD2 and Stropping it
PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:28 am 

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Your stropping additives will be good for quite some time. They wear off very slowly. And I personally keep my strop stuck to the fridge. They don't require astonishing levels of care.


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 Post subject: Re: Caring for a Konosuke HD2 and Stropping it
PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:13 am 
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Lepus wrote:Your stropping additives will be good for quite some time. They wear off very slowly. <And I personally keep my strop stuck to the fridge>. They don't require astonishing levels of care.

Inquiring minds want to know......well......why?



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 Post subject: Re: Caring for a Konosuke HD2 and Stropping it
PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:28 am 
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Rob, once you put compound on the balsa, I'd store it in its own bag, especially if you have multiple strops with different compounds on them. Congrats on the Kono. Glad you like it :-)


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