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Re: Voodoo steel

Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:32 pm

Or I guess standing together with the kikuichi Swedish warikomi given the conversation in another thread?

Re: Voodoo steel

Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:11 pm

So far, the Suisin Inox Honyaki's are the thinnest blades I've handled to date. The Kohetsu has to be very close, I don't have a Suisin here with me, but the Kohetsu and Suisin represent the 2 overall thinnest knives on the website as of now, I'm guessing the Kikuichi has to be up there as well now. When it comes to thinness behind the edge there are many that are very thin, but not all of them are thin throughout the entire blade.

And please remember: "Thin" does not always equal "Good". There are people who like tougher edges and heavier knives. Personally I like thin edges with heavier bodies because I don't do high volumes of prep, and I don't abuse my edges. Added weight gives you added cutting power, but also increases fatigue. It's all about finding that happy medium that best suits you.

Re: Voodoo steel

Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:11 pm

Just edited my last post, didn't realize how thin that Kikuichi was... it's one of the few knives I haven't handled yet. I've handled the Warikomi non-Swedish damascus, but not the Swedish one.

Anyhow back on topic about Voodoo steel. I have a tester that I finally sharpened up, (took a little longer than usual but Shapton Glass always gets the job done) 10 degrees on both sides, 8k edge... it's smoking sharp, so know that it takes refinement well. ;)

Re: Voodoo steel

Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:33 pm



A little something I did this morning for you guys. ;)

Re: Voodoo steel

Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:34 pm

Man, that HAP40 can really take a beating. Can't wait! Buy two and chop things up drummer style maybe?

Re: Voodoo steel

Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:41 pm

looks like the knife has been thinned a bit =D

Re: Voodoo steel

Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:17 pm

It was kinda like that before I got it, and yeah, I went crazy on it one night as well. :D We were trying to see how steep of an edge it would take. Under 20 degrees inclusive, that's for sure. :twisted:

Re: Voodoo steel

Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:06 pm

Love that video Shaun! Quirky but cool!

Re: Voodoo steel

Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:13 pm

If this is still the same one I had....it was pretty thin even by the time I got it. I believe Mark had said he got it the way I got it from the factory....he hadn't sharpened it by the time I got it in other words.

Now, if that's how all the knives would come....that would be killer. But, me suspects the edge was put on this one special. :)

Re: Voodoo steel

Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:19 am

Seeing that abuse...wow, i dont think my $2 cleaver has even had such use..haha
Super excited to see a production version.

Is sharpening such a hard steel taking a while? Or has a routine been developed eg: atomas?
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