Thu May 08, 2014 3:17 pm
San Mai... not Warikomi.
Fri May 09, 2014 10:24 pm
I will own one of these IF THEY EVER COME BACK IN STOCK!
Thu May 15, 2014 7:26 pm
My FT is an awesome knife. The fit and finish is not great though. The core steel and the cladding are not quite the same height on the spine. The core is just a bit recessed compared to the cladding. It isn't a big deal, and I'm certain that a little time and sandpaper will solve it.
Thu May 15, 2014 9:27 pm
i miss my Teruyasu. sent it off to install a new handle. can't wait to get it back.
Sat May 17, 2014 8:23 pm
I can't think of a single thing about mine to complain about. I need to take it to the stones for the first time tomorrow if I can find the time. I used it tonight, but she is ready. It shouldn't shock me if the knife is on a different level after her first sharpening. I can only imagine what his AS offerings are like.
Sun May 18, 2014 12:20 pm
SNIPES <> This knife will reach whatever level you are capable of taking her to... her hagane is supernatural.
I have refrained from yet answering your earlier question because I want to add one more informational piece to this thread about the knife that will develop over more time. I will say that I have finished her progression with a Yaginoshima, and I have done my best to employ a roll per`se in my strokes throughout the entire progression... meaning I have tried rolling the bevel to follow the convex.. it is extremely pronounced, and its geometry is paramount to this knife's cutting acumen. I do not claim to be a sword polisher, but that's what this knife is.
I have spent years training myself to eliminate any rolling so it is interesting to practice. I might evolve into employing a micro-thinning, then the edge bevel, and then a blending thereof to recreate the convex, but this is working for now in what I believe to be a more traditional method... albeit void of a hanhan.
Thu May 22, 2014 3:04 am
Can post some close up pics of your sharpening?
Sat May 24, 2014 10:35 am
Wed May 28, 2014 4:19 am
Wow that looks amazing , how did you do that ? I see you widen up the bevel a bit, 50/50 asymmetry on both sides? around 10-12 degrees on edge? need to put my one on the stones, just dont know thats the best way for this knife and dont want to mess it up
Wed May 28, 2014 5:31 pm
The one thing you learn about Mel after hangin' around here for a while is that he does nothing half ass or half way, it's all or nothing.
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