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by kwackster
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Takamura R2 gyuto 210 sharpening
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Takamura R2 gyuto 210 sharpening

The owner of the Takamura R2 just sent me the link to this clip, in which he uses a grape to test the new edge:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ID9KZW0d9 ... e=youtu.be
by kwackster
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Takamura R2 gyuto 210 sharpening
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Takamura R2 gyuto 210 sharpening

Right hand Takamura R2 Gyuto 210 mm from a local Chef, who got it as a birthday present from his wife. The knife has already been used for two months in the commercial kitchen and it was time for it's first resharpening, which i did yesterday on a Paper Wheel with 15 micron diamond compound and then...
by kwackster
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Marble's Woodcraft ?
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Vintage Marble's Woodcraft ?

Back together again. https://s15.postimg.cc/su9n4o5kn/image.jpg https://s15.postimg.cc/nvm4q3jrb/image.jpg https://s15.postimg.cc/gfmv4cls7/image.jpg https://s15.postimg.cc/8a4t66i3r/image.jpg https://s15.postimg.cc/5st1yxt2f/image.jpg https://s15.postimg.cc/gse9ajyx3/image.jpg
by kwackster
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Marble's Woodcraft ?
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Vintage Marble's Woodcraft ?

Handle disassembled, washers numbered & lined up for glueing and reassembling:

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by kwackster
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Marble's Woodcraft ?
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Vintage Marble's Woodcraft ?

A couple of days ago i also bought the real thing, and although it needs a bit of TLC i like it already. It still has an almost full blade geometry and also the original leather sheath. My knife was part of a 1930's run for the Brown Shoe Company operating from St.Louis USA, as an incentive for pare...
by kwackster
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Marble's Woodcraft ?
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Vintage Marble's Woodcraft ?

After removing all the edge damage and restoring the full convex blade shape with 400 and 800 grit wet & dry using WD40 oil as a lubricant on a semi-hard rubber backing. Removed the tiny burr with some 1.0 micron diamond paste on hard cardboard, and the new edge angle is +/- 26 degrees inclusive...
by kwackster
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Marble's Woodcraft ?
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Vintage Marble's Woodcraft ?

Recently i bought this nice little knife, and although it looks quite a bit like an old Marble's Woodcraft model i don't think it's a real one. The blade has no markings and the pommel doesn't have the mushroom shape like the Woodcraft models i've seen online. Based on this and the typical handle co...
by kwackster
Wed May 09, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Cold Steel Black Bear machete handle mod
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: Cold Steel Black Bear machete handle mod

The Cold Steel Black Bear machete is something of a crossbreed between a short machete & a bowie knife, and imo because of the untapered fairly thick & rigid blade and the resulting overall weight this model is better suited for chopping branches and smaller trees than light brush or bramble...
by kwackster
Mon May 07, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Ceramic Knifes, how do you like them?
Replies: 15
Views: 9028

Re: Ceramic Knifes, how do you like them?

@Spidergear: do you make these Agitator Dagger OTF knives yourself or do you have them manufactured in China ?
by kwackster
Fri May 04, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Cold Steel Black Bear machete handle mod
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: Cold Steel Black Bear machete handle mod

The overall length of the knife (handle + blade) is 45,2 cm or 17.8 inches, while the blade alone measures 30.8 cm or 12.13 inches. Blade thickness on my example is 2.89 mm, and there is nothing flimsy about it. The old Western Bowie is one of my own favorites as well, both because of the knife's ti...
by kwackster
Thu May 03, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Cold Steel Black Bear machete handle mod
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Cold Steel Black Bear machete handle mod

Yesterday i gave this Black Bear machete a contoured handle with a "fuzzy finish". Next will be a resharpening of the factory edge. https://s31.postimg.cc/tcsjymtxz/GEDC1965.jpg https://s31.postimg.cc/fvvlfstx3/GEDC1967.jpg https://s31.postimg.cc/saidg3iuf/GEDC1970.jpg https://s31.postimg....
by kwackster
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Omega-Werk Solingen pocketknife
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Omega-Werk Solingen pocketknife

"In 1847 the sheet metal worker & hardware salesman Joseph Feist settled in Solingen, Germany. After 1870 he also sold cutlery together with his brother Abraham. Later Abraham Feist started Lunawerk in the Eintrachtstrasse, and Joseph Feist started Omega-Werk on the Köllner Strasse 18, and...
by kwackster
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: 2018 Vespa Combat Troodon Style knife
Replies: 3
Views: 426

2018 Vespa Combat Troodon Style knife

Anyone familiar with Vespa Knives ?
I must say that i do like what i see in this YouTube clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o9urfKNEeA
by kwackster
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Optimizing 3 Cold Steel Kukri Machetes
Replies: 6
Views: 785

Re: Optimizing 3 Cold Steel Kukri Machetes

Another bit of info i learned only yesterday: these machetes are made by Lasher Tools, a South African company.

http://lasher.co.za/
by kwackster
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Optimizing 3 Cold Steel Kukri Machetes
Replies: 6
Views: 785

Re: Optimizing 3 Cold Steel Kukri Machetes

About twice a week we like to take a hike in the forests surrounding our home town, and each time we walk between 7 and 10 kilometers. (about 4 to 6 miles) During that time i use any of my choppers to keep the walking trails clear from overgrowth, ranging from small green branches up to small trees,...

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