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  1. texomajim

    Questions for the knife experts out there from a newbie headed to Japan

    3. One post I read suggested cheap carbon Nakiri's can be found practically everywhere in Japan for $15, any brands besides Tojiro that might be better all-round nakiris for cheap? For instance, what's the the MAC JU-65 Nakiri at $60 going to get you that the Tojiro DP at $30 wont? Durability...
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    First Rehandle

    Thanks Dsanchez2503, but I'm not the one you would want to rehandle your knives.  I am worse than a rank amateur.  There are people on here that would do you a very good job. Maybe someone more knowledgeable can give you some suggestions. Jim 
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    Drywall screen flattening

    Pretty much the same way I do it. And the rinse is important 
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    Whats wrong with German knives?

    I'm not experienced enough to be commenting on this, but I will anyway and some one else can tell me I'm all wet.  I have a German profile chef knife and several J knives.  For an 8" knife I really like the German knife, anything over that up to 12" blades I like the Japanese knives.  Weight has...
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    Best combo stone in a budget ?

    I don't have anything bad to say about that stone, it is what I learned to sharpen on.  It is also known as SteeleX from some vendors.  They are smaller than other more expensive stones, but I still think for a starter stone they are good. 
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    First Rehandle

    Thanks everyone. :)  It was a fun project.
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  15. texomajim

    First Rehandle

    I bought an old Homestead knife off Ebay for $11 including shipping.  The handle was in such bad shape I decided to try and rehandle it myself.  I don't have any Wa handled knives so that is what I decided to use.  Since the knife was so cheap and figured I wasn't out much if I screwed it up...
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    Watching a Konosuke Sujihiki demo on youtube...

    I'm trying to get to this point of understanding my knife needs, although I'm not quite there yet.  But I'm close mainly because I'm running out of room to store them 
  17. texomajim

    Leather Strop Size

    Hmmm, got a lot of MDF laying around too.  Now that you mention it, it would make a good substrate for the leather also since it is totally flat.
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    Leather Strop Size

    Thank you BDL.  I hadn't thought far enough ahead to consider charging compounds.  My thoughts were to use veg tanned kangaroo and actually make two strops, one flesh side out and the second one skin side out.  Do you think a different charge for each would be needed or just charge the flesh...
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    Leather Strop Size

    Thank you Phatch.  I should have said 3.5", not 4".  I went out and measured it and wasn't remembering correctly.  I'll make it 14" long and rip it down to 2" if you think 3.5" is too wide.  I've got plenty of leather, so that is not a worry.
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    Leather Strop Size

    Hello, I have lurked here for quite awhile and learned a lot about knifes and cooking in general that I didn't know previously.  So thank you all! Now to my question.  I have been learning to sharpen on water stones and have decided I want to make my self a leather strop.  I have searched but...
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