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 Post subject: A good haul
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:14 pm 

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All these knives belong to an Executive Chef at one of the finer restaurants in my area, a great guy who loves his knives. This was a four hour job. This is just a part of collection, nothing really special here, these guys just are not into the Takeda's and other similar knives. I really need to get one and let them play with one for a day.
The Nubatama 150 came in handy on some of these.


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 Post subject: Re: A good haul
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:27 am 
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That is a unique variety Peter and I'm sure you have them in peak condition.



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 Post subject: Re: A good haul
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:37 am 
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Location: San Ramon Ca.
That is a good haul!



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 Post subject: Re: A good haul
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:07 am 

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Now today I go to prison..............to sharpen knives. I did this last year, it's not an enjoyable sharpening session, 50 very dull knives and they are tethered by a short steel cable which makes it awkward.
My Nubatama 150 will get a good workout, I'll use Shapton Glass as well, they are perfect for carrying around and will make quick work of the soft steel.


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 Post subject: Re: A good haul
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:07 pm 

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Location: Raleigh, NC
Whew! What kind of knives do you find in a prison? They can't all have Lockdowns. I'm curious what it looks like, but I don't know if you'd be able or allowed to take a phone in.


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 Post subject: Re: A good haul
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:46 pm 

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No, no phones allowed.
The knives are in a metal box, 3 to a box and all individually tethered by a 3-4 foot steel cable which is a real pain. So I move from unit to unit, each unit has the identical setup. 8" Chef, 8* serrated and 5" paring. (The serrated knives are so worn that I sharpened them like the other ones, the points are gone. The knives are Grohmann, (made here in Nova Scotia), same steel as the lower end Henckels so pretty soft, likely 54 ish.
I finished the 50 knives in about 5 hours using the following progression
Atoma 140,
Atoma 400
Shapton Glass 500, 1,000, 2,000.



The 2k is overkill but it finished them off very nicely.

It's a female only prison, 2 years to life, sad to see the ladies there actually.

I can confirm that Shapton Glass are the best prison stones out there. :)


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 Post subject: Re: A good haul
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:21 pm 

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Location: Raleigh, NC
What a truly peculiar situation. A very well respected sharpener doing heavy duty work on prison knives! With top of the line stones! There's got to be a short story in that.


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 Post subject: Re: A good haul
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:58 pm 

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Lol, yes it is peculiar, pretty strange actually, I'm sharpening in the kitchen while the girls are fixing their lunch, somewhat surreal but rewarding, they were happy to see me, or rather, happy to have sharp knives again. Thanks for reading.


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 Post subject: Re: A good haul
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:03 pm 
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Hey Peter, wouldn't Match.com or something similar be safer? :mrgreen:



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 Post subject: Re: A good haul
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:16 pm 

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Lol, good one.


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