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 Post subject: Re: Holy Shig!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:30 pm 

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OK, tried adding more protein to the mixture and heated it up in the microwave pre-application. Will do a few rounds with this and let you know how it develops



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 Post subject: Re: Holy Shig!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:27 pm 

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So, the results aren't bad and probably better than letting the patina develop naturally if working with certain foods, but not perfect. Have to be incredibly fastidious with the application and handling of the knife. I noticed where I apply my pinch grip, the patina wouldn't take. Probably b/c of the oils in my hand. Basically means that the knife needs to be pristine before forcing and handled very sparingly on the blade during



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 Post subject: Re: Holy Shig!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:12 am 

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Acetone prior, latex gloves during. Just like in the bedroom.


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 Post subject: Re: Holy Shig!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:29 am 

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Tall Dark and Swarfy wrote:Acetone prior, latex gloves during. Just like in the bedroom.


Ha! Phenomenal



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 Post subject: Re: Holy Shig!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:27 pm 

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Oh, baby! Two great arrivals today! Bit more excited about the one on top though (sorry for crappy pic)...

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 Post subject: Re: Holy Shig!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:39 pm 

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nice looking knife, whats the core steel?


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 Post subject: Re: Holy Shig!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:51 pm 

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No one really knows exactly. It is a proprietary Swedish carbon steel that goes into Shigefusa knives. Some say it is fairly close to white #1, but who knows..



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 Post subject: Re: Holy Shig!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:12 pm 

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Hah, the spiced Swedish steel. Do you have a rundown on the specs? Honestly, I only know about the knife from hearsay.

The knife will be nice when you're using it, but the EP will make using every knife nice. I'm curious how you're going to like it.


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 Post subject: Re: Holy Shig!
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Haven't taken all the measurements or put it through any product yet, but it is definitely an oversized 240, probably closer to 250. Will update a little later on.

Yeah, very happy I sacked up and bought some sharpening equipment. Going to start putting some Shuns and Globals to stone shortly



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 Post subject: Re: Holy Shig!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:50 pm 

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I will say, I was considering a rehandle when I purchased the knife, but not sure it would really be appropriate here. There is something about the Shig that feels like it is made to be used and used hard. Far more so than say, the Masakage which feels a little bit dainty or precious by comparison. The handle is a good sized d-shaped Ho Wood which feels like it will be pretty much bomb proof. The blade feels the same way in the hand. Without getting into a highly detailed run-down yet, it just feels like a purpose built, performance item that seems to say "throw some shit at me and watch me kill it". Very, very excited to use it.



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