Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:00 am
Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:59 am
dougmc wrote:Another thanks Taz
I never have understood the advantages and disadvantages of stones versus strops, especially in the range where they overlap. Well explained.
Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:33 pm
Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:26 pm
Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:11 pm
Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:31 am
taz575 wrote:Even when the pastes are reasonably priced, I don't feel you would get the precision of the stones. The Rika 5K plays better with a variety of steels (VG-10, AEB-L, M390, R2, Blue, White, Aogami Super, 52100, etc) and leaves a nicer edge than the Green Brick does.
Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:34 am
Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:50 am
rayong wrote:Had a chance to use it more since I got it. It definitely sharpens up sharper than my tojiro DP. I went back and sharpened the Tojiro using about the same angles, diamond plates, strops being extra careful to do it good and it still can't touch the 19c27 on the goko. Cutting paper the goko passes through smooth and effortlessly, the tojiro dp still feels a little coarse and drags a bit more and catches more often.
For comparison I sharpened another knife that I could get sharper than the tojiro and that still couldn't touch the goko.
Whatever doubts I had about 19c27 are history. Now thinking whether I should get the 210 damascus gyuto as well, bit redundant given I have a 210 tojiro DP already, but the 210 goko is taller at 46mm vis the tojiro's 44 mm which sounds trivial but the shorter height on the tojiro makes it feel like a long petty rather than a gyuto. I have another 180 santoku that is at 46 mm and that feels just right, so 2mm makes a diff.
Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:08 am
Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:44 pm
brianch wrote:What is the difference between this and the other non hammered version? Same steel?
But in the photo the hammered goko seems to be a polished silver finish? Yet in the first post it seems like it has pretty much the same finish as the non hammered Goko Damascus?