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Should be fun, excited to see what you find.
I'd probably go .250 on the spine, saber grind yet still hit the bte and run hardness ~63rc
It's Tojiro DP, nothing crazy exotic needed with the geometry.
So don't go crazy and scuff up the side of the blade.
Just sharpen freehand on a...
Get a copy of that book that @Cliff Carter Knives linked for detailed answers on normalizing, thermal cycling, austenitizing, cryo, temper, etc...
Get the Edge Pro, don't waste money on junk.
Over the years you'll pile up a bunch of gadgets and gizmos trying things out and trying to pinch...
I think for me it's two fold,
One, it's simple, I cut an apple in the kitchen, the texture is smoother, less cell damage, taste is better than if...
Got the Gilmore NIST tracable Certified Indenter.
The repeatability and reproducibility is better than both the Grizzly indenter...
3" for me, More stone surface speeds up the process on kitchen knives for me. More stone mo' betta.
It's not that it doesn't work, it's just that sprays work better. The less gunky filler there is in a compound the better also just cakes up the...
I just got them local, I liked the 2", stays cooler
Just get a strop, use 1um diamond spray
In simple terms,
Without temperature control It's just easy to make higher carbon plain steels more brittle and less strong at the same time....
They die too quickly for me, I bought a bunch of em for the price but it was more worth it for me to just buy a higher quality belt like a blaze 980p.
2150f will do everything.
@Kevin Kf knives
My first impression is it looks like you have some nasty decarb on that blade. I would grind it away and etch again to see if...
Nah, don't overthink it.
There is no shortage of overthinking things.
All kinds of crazy little idiosyncrasies folks can chase.
Keep it simple
57.5rc on my delica on my calibrated tester.
Burr is fairly stubborn.
The same way you deburr anything.
Make a small burr followed by alternating passes with light touch, same angle to reduce and remove as much as...
Idk, I don't keep track of who gets what from where and history of who made what and where.
I just love steel.
Price and effort to acquire is high.
Low hanging fruit is more available and cuts longer.
I like ZDP but it's difficult to justify except I like...