Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:28 pm
"Photographically shooting it against a bright light would yield just a dark outline of the blade."
You mean like this great shot Ken?
Yes exactly. Pardon the OT discussion of photography for the moment, which isn't the topic of the thread. In your photo, the outline is present only as a silhouette. You have no detail of the surface at all and from the silhouette, you can't tell if the shot is skewed relative to the camera.
Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:55 pm
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Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:56 am
ken123 wrote:"Isn't the point of a choil shot to be able to see the cross-sectional representation of the grind?...and to see 'more or less how thin it is behind the edge?
Just to get a basic idea."
Yes. I feel that the shots I used actually give at least a basic idea plus even more detail. Did you have a chance to review all the other images on my FB page? Please look them over and let me know what else you would like to see. If you want a light bulb shot, I got in a few more knives that I can use to take additional shots for you (Desol) - even a light bulb shot I'll also get some more measurements for you (<<Melampus>>)
Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:28 pm
Umberto wrote:Ken and Mark...with all due respect we deserve more information. What is black steel? Is it a proprietary blend of materials that the blacksmith wishes to keep secret? If so, that's fine...Second, who makes Nubatama knives? Is this a secret too?
I can fully respect that you'd want to develop a high end esoteric boutique knife, but for that kind of money your customers deserve to know some very basic questions. Who forged it? How is black steel different than top shelf Hitachi steel?
"I do realize that many people are not going to be willing to take the plunge on an unknown knifemaker with a mystery steel and this greatly restricts the rate of acceptance of these knives for the value that they possess, but some parts of presenting this are beyond my control that I just have to accept. It will cause a much slower rate of acceptance of what is an exceptional knife."
Ken...I do believe without a doubt that many knife enthusiasts are willing to accept unknown knife steels knowing they are buying a one of a kind work of functional art. But those who buy such knives are seeking a direct connection to the person who forged the steel. Are you implying that the knife maker or collective knife production team does not want to make it's presence known?
I think it is safe to say inquiring minds want to know what is black steel...and who is behind Nubatama blades. If those questions can't be answered in the vaguest of responses then we absolutely have the right to possess doubts about Nubatama.
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