kwakster

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    Replied to the thread Show your Paper Wheel edges.
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    This vintage Al Mar Applegate Fairbairn dagger from a display collection had factory edges which were rather coarse, had a few flat spots, and a flattened point.
    Since the "R" from Rex Applegate's signature was already quite close to the +/- 50 degrees…
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    Replied to the thread Forever Diamond Titanium knives.
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    The knife that Chef Patrick used for two months in a commercial kitchen could still slice a firm tomato in good standard slices (not paper thin ones) with very light pressure, and i think that many non-knife people would have still considered it sharp…
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    Replied to the thread Kohetsu HAP40 Santoku.
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    The factory edge on this second Kohetsu HAP40 could just shave a few hairs on skin level, so i "resharpened" it with 3.0 micron diamond compound on a Paper Wheel, then removed the extremely fine burr with 1.0 micron diamond compound on a second Paper…
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    Replied to the thread Forever Diamond Titanium knives.
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    A few days ago Chef Patrick brought me the two knives, and this morning he came by to collect his own knife again.
    These first two pics show Patrick's own Sakai Takayuki santoku in cladded VG10 steel together with the reground diamond titanium santoku.
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    Replied to the thread Forever Diamond Titanium knives.
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    On the 15th of November i received this e-mail from Patrick (translated from Dutch):

    "I didn't keep track of how much exactly i used the diamond titanium knife during the past two months, but my best guess is that i used both my own santoku (a Sakai
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    Replied to the thread Show your Paper Wheel edges.
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    Dustar Model 1 Arad 67 Commemorative combat knife from a collector.
    The factory "edge" was very rough and also still had a burr so thick that i could lift the entire knife from the table by hooking it with my finger nail.
    Edge angle was +/- 45 degrees…
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    Replied to the thread what sharpening system.
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    The Tormek will leave a visible hollow edge on wider bevels, especially if you use a jig, but during the deburring process the very apex will become ever so slightly convex due to the use of the leather wheel.
    When doing very narrow bevels (like on thin…
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    The exact type of steel is still an unknown to me, but through the German knife forums i've learned that it could be C60 or CK60 carbon steel.
    It wasn't hard to regrind/sharpen due to the rather low wear resistance, but the fact that i used silicon
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    I did make at least 2 "before" pics, but i must have deleted them somehow.
    Just did a search on my computer, but found nothing.