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by kwackster
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Show your Paper Wheel edges
Replies: 31
Views: 2949

Re: Show your Paper Wheel edges

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 inclusive factory edge i chose not to...
by kwackster
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Forever Diamond Titanium knives
Replies: 10
Views: 1162

Re: Forever Diamond Titanium knives

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 enough. I chose to resharpen the edge freehand u...
by kwackster
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Kohetsu HAP40 Santoku
Replies: 2
Views: 843

Re: Kohetsu HAP40 Santoku

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 Wheel. On this knife i chose to also us...
by kwackster
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Forever Diamond Titanium knives
Replies: 10
Views: 1162

Re: Forever Diamond Titanium knives

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. Patricks knife has already been resharpened aga...
by kwackster
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Forever Diamond Titanium knives
Replies: 10
Views: 1162

Re: Forever Diamond Titanium knives

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 Takayuki in cladded VG10 steel) and your knif...
by kwackster
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Show your Paper Wheel edges
Replies: 31
Views: 2949

Re: Show your Paper Wheel edges

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 inclusive which i left intact as the c...
by kwackster
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Early Western Bowie
Replies: 11
Views: 875

Re: Early Western Bowie

Found a twin brother of my own knife, also from the first generation (around 1965-1966) but in better overall condition. The blade has seen less sharpenings over the years, only the apex was a bit blunt & damaged due to the use of a pull through device. The guard has no play and the wooden grip ...
by kwackster
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: WIP: Modifying a large Solingen scout knife
Replies: 17
Views: 1539

Re: WIP: Modifying a large Solingen scout knife

My three choppers together: the modified Solingen Scout knife, a modified Western Bowie, and a Tora Blades Camping kukri. You can click each pic 2 X for more detail. https://s25.postimg.org/eybnvgy5n/GEDC0945.jpg https://s25.postimg.org/fb321o3kr/GEDC0947.jpg https://s25.postimg.org/tua7304ej/GEDC09...
by kwackster
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Forever COL-HWB Ceramic scissors
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: Forever COL-HWB Ceramic scissors

None of my posts on this or any other forum are promotional, i thought that was obvious. Whenever i review or modify a knife i do it for my own pleasure, and to see if there is any validity in certain advertising claims about specialty materials like ceramics or titanium, or whatever new material i ...
by kwackster
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Anton Wingen Jr. Othello Scout knife
Replies: 0
Views: 376

Vintage Anton Wingen Jr. Othello Scout knife

This knife was bought by a Dutch man in the late '50's or early 60's as a souvenir, and from what i learned from his daughter is that it spent the rest of it's days forgotten in a drawer inside it's sheath. When i bought it the blade was quite pitted and almost black from all those years inside it's...
by kwackster
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Forever COL-HWB Ceramic scissors
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: Forever COL-HWB Ceramic scissors

Do read my other posts on this forum,
by kwackster
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Forever Diamond Titanium knives
Replies: 10
Views: 1162

Re: Forever Diamond Titanium knives

Today sous-Chef Patrick sent me his impressions on the factory fresh Diamond Titanium santoku knife that i lent him to use, the still new & unused Santoku model: https://s21.postimg.org/i57uucz4z/GEDC0818.jpg Below is what he wrote me (translated from Dutch): "You asked me to write down my ...
by kwackster
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Kohetsu HAP40 Santoku
Replies: 2
Views: 843

Re: Kohetsu HAP40 Santoku

This is how i received the knife back after about a month of use in a commercial kitchen, and only after the Chef cut up several Italian artisan breads with almost rock hard crusts, which of course damaged the very hard & very thin edge. There were both chips and rolls in the apex, but only one ...
by kwackster
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: WIP: Modifying a large Solingen scout knife
Replies: 17
Views: 1539

Re: WIP: Modifying a large Solingen scout knife

The knife at this moment.
(Click 2 X on the pics for more detail)

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by kwackster
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Early Western Bowie
Replies: 11
Views: 875

Re: Early Western Bowie

Yesterday i continued playing / testing / finetuning the knife somewhere in the Veluwe nature reserve. About a week ago i thinned the blade just a bit more and the new apex now fits neatly in the 25 degrees slot of my Tormek WM200, and so far the knife seems to be able to handle that angle without a...

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