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 Post subject: Murray Carter Knives
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:57 am 

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Has any one here bought a MC knive? Nakiri or Gyuto? Do you know if they come "scary sharp" "MC style"? :)

Also, have any of you sent your knives to him for sharpening? If so, does it automatically include thinning?



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 Post subject: Re: Murray Carter Knives
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:21 pm 
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They are finished with a 2K belt which is pretty good for most factories.

Murray usually does not thin the knife when he sharpens it but you can email him and ask him.



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 Post subject: Re: Murray Carter Knives
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:19 am 

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Mark,

Who do you mean by "they"?? 2k belt?? :) Are you replying to another post? You lost me there. :)

Have emailed MC. Waiting to hear back from him.



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 Post subject: Re: Murray Carter Knives
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:22 am 

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Murray's knives are ground, not finished, on a belt, as are other knives. Murray hand sharpens each knife as a final finish. Almost all of Murray's knives are quite thin, so that "thinning" is not necessary. Being quite thin, they perform like lasers.



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 Post subject: Re: Murray Carter Knives
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:04 am 

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Yeah. I've seen videos of Japanese smiths sharpening their knives using wheels (not sure if those are "belts" and stone). I had thought they only used water stones. Takes too much time I guess.

As for thinning...I now understand that doesn't need to be done every single time we sharpen. Heard some one recommend it. I won't name names. As long as it's done periodically and not neglected.



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 Post subject: Re: Murray Carter Knives
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:00 pm 
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They are just grinding in bevels on those stones. Murray Carter has one, and uses it for the same thing. Sharpening is done on waterstones.

You can think of those big wheels as like giant, pre-modern, water-cooled belt grinders with only one grit.



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 Post subject: Re: Murray Carter Knives
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:31 pm 
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Sorry I read it too fast and thought you were asking about Mac at first when you wrote "MC" knives.

Having handled many of Murray's knives and also having him sharpen a couple dozen of my Addicts I think you'll be impressed with his sharpening job. He's good. I sponsored a knife sharpening contest a few years ago and he won.



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