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Re: New videos, stone review, and the answers to life!

Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:31 am

can't edit … I meant to say that the Takeda was one my first *really nice* Japanese knives. Despite the fact that it's such a rustic finish, I always feel like I don't want to mess it up! I'm constantly yelling at my wife to wipe it down as she's using it :)

Re: New videos, stone review, and the answers to life!

Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:53 am

Chococurry ~ You're the one with the Fujiyama too right?

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Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:05 am

Yep, sent that to Jason as well. I decided to send him a batch of knives to see how sharp they could get, and to see how close I was getting to that. It was a mixed bag, I got close on the Takeda, but wow did he get the Fujiyama sharp as well. Ever since I got my knives back, I've been working to improve my technique - I really like his Artifex video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgOXvtJDm5E). I've watched that one a few times :) I feel like I can get a really nice edge on a long (270) blade now. I am probably still a little impatient, but working on it.

Re: New videos, stone review, and the answers to life!

Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:09 pm

Great videos! I like your descriptive observations while sharpening and it also shows your high level of sharpening skills. Great stuff. Thank you.

Re: New videos, stone review, and the answers to life!

Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:08 pm

Just watched your videos - great job.
how long have you been sharpening for?

Re: New videos, stone review, and the answers to life!

Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:24 pm

About 22 or so years.

Re: New videos, stone review, and the answers to life!

Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:38 pm

Jason B. wrote:About 22 or so years.


wow... hopefully i can be able to sharpen like you on day

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Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:42 pm

Jason B. wrote:About 22 or so years.


Professionally?

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Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:11 am

No, I started sharpening as a child and have practiced nearly every day sence that time. I joined blade forums in 2007 and shortly after I had people sending me knives for sharpening. To me sharpening is not a difficult task and is something that has always come naturally, but I quickly found out that is not the case for everyone else.

Even today I have a hard time calling myself a professional sharpener mainly because I never started calling myself that. I kinda fell into the position and eventually had to accept the title or stop accepting work.

It's something that started as a hobby and has turned into a adventure.

Re: New videos, stone review, and the answers to life!

Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:03 am

"great videos, Jason. thank you. i have one question. on the last vid, you said you said you were using the nubatama ume 1k extra extra hard stone. i would be very interested in buying this stone, but can't seem to locate it on the CKTG site. i'm probably not looking in the right place. could you possibly post a link so i can find it? thanks again for the vids."

Mark (CKTG) is no longer stocking the hard or extra hard 1k (XXH) 1k Ume. To purchase these contact me directly at 209 612 2790 or ksskss@earthlink.net

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Ken
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