Wed May 09, 2012 10:04 am
Sat May 26, 2012 6:30 pm
Comments anyone? Are we alive out dar.
Sat May 26, 2012 7:53 pm
I'll second that! Sharpness is key! We make fun of a kid at work, he uses a farberware knife, but one thing I compliment him on is he keeps it as sharp as it with get. Now not saying a nicer knife doesn't make it easier, but indeed I would rather have a $60 sharp knife rather than a $300 dull knife
Sat May 26, 2012 9:17 pm
Amen brother I totally agree. I did a whole kit for a chef and he had one of the cheaper calapholons and I have heard of the term pulling a wire or raising a burr which I always due score switching stones but the metal was so cheap on this cheaper calapholon that I literally had a wire a complete wire that covered the length of the knife laying on a m5 2k Shapton stone I could actually pick it up end to end before it crumbled so I figured this knife can't take to much more or no where near the edge I usually put on them and besides that someone with a belt grinder who had no clue how to use one got to it first I seem to be seeing a lot of his attempts at sharpening lately anyway I broke out the and finished with the 3 k naniwa ss and didn't go any firther. I don't think it was this sharp when it left china. This was not the katana version but the k mart special calaphalon. Why me! O well they'd why we do what we do educate the costumer. I found out he paid 60 bucks for this with the special angle handle and liked to cry for the guy. He could of got two wasabis for what he paid for that one and have decient steel. Peace jmbullman
Sun May 27, 2012 8:30 am
Definitely true, the co-worker with the cheap knife thinks my tojiro dp is a godsend haha I also agree with wasabis. I have the 180mm deba and paid $20 including shipping! That knife is screaming sharp to. It also polishes up really nice. I I partially polished the front and back side, and then mirrored bevel. Now alls it needs is a nice handle
Sun May 27, 2012 9:11 am
Looking good, Tarheel!
Sun May 27, 2012 10:13 am
It's too bad more people don't know how to sharpen a knife. I find it pleasurable to do and it's great to use sharp knives alll the time.
Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:13 am
My nightmare is when someone ( we have a guy around here) who uses strictly a belt sander, now before the belt sanders on this forum chew me a new one, 99% know how to sharpen on a belt grinder making beautiful edges that are sharp enough to shave the hair of a fly's house but the ones I am referring to are the ones I am getting with 3-5 distinct bevels and none of them are rite, I spent 3 hrs and one diamond stone trying to save one and it turned out very very nice. I am a picky person when it comes to my edges kind of OCD about it actually and I am not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing? Peace jmbullman
Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:15 am
And btw I am a fan of the wasabi line too, I know it's not a horomoto or a global but if sharpened proper they will last a while. Peace jmbullman
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