Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:31 pm
Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:16 am
Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:03 am
Raibeaux wrote:Yep. From recent forum experience I can tell you it's fine.
And I can tell you one more little thing with absolute, 100%, gut-lock-cinch, no-question-about-it, complete certainty: you do NOT want to use a diamond plate to break in a diamond plate.
I've been checking the relevant obituary columns the last few days to see if a certain knife nut is listed after I asked THAT question. I was afraid I had given him a heart attack.
At least I finally did take the paper bag off my head.
So far, so good on the obiturary columns.
Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:40 am
Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:00 am
Knife Fanatic wrote:If you want to break in a diamond plate, simply flatten a few stones with it, or run a piece of scrap steel over the surface (aka sharpen a beater blade, butter knife, or nothing) just to get the really big nasty diamonds off, which they're going to break off fast anyways. They purposely saturate the surface with diamonds to make sure you get them in there. So really, breaking in a diamond plate is as simple as lapping your coarsest stone for a few minutes... DONE!
Don't overthink it, breaking it in is really just a precaution if you're going to do a knife on it right out of the box. A new diamond plate out of the box will completely destroy any steel that gets in its path, aka you better have really steady hands if you're going to use it right away or goodbye finish and/or edge. Atoma plates are far better than DMT, that's why they're more expensive. That being said, I own a DMT, and love it. I want an Atoma though.
Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:25 pm
Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:08 pm
Jack wrote:Wow, I'm really glad I read this one AFTER i took my Tojiro DP to my DMT Course, then fine. Thats okay because I expect an Ozuku to be delivered today and I will go to town on some knives again. How do you feel about a progression from DMT to Shapton Glass to Jnat?
Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:37 pm
Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:48 pm
Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:57 pm
Jack wrote:I would like to emphasize that there are 2 people names Jack involved in tis thread