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  Judging by the ever increasing amount of adds and the serious work out the anti tracking programs on my computer are getting I would have to say more than a few lol.
I totally understand, and i dint think anyone made stone choice more complicated than I did (just look at my threads here lol).Only other suggestion I can think to add is that going from 800 to 5-6k can be a large gap and force a lot of extra time on the finer stone due to having to remove the deeper scratches etc.I have found that though sometimes it is more than others depending on the steel and actual size of the scratches being removed but I have found reducing the gap...
Wanted to add that when looking at grit numbers or ratings etc that there are three different standards organizations that may be used when a manufacturer is rating the abrasive or coarseness of their products There are sizable difference in the American, European and Japanese systems, and the actual micron size of the abrasives used within similar numbered grits. I have not looked at this in a few years, but remember from a post I did previously that the JIS (Japanese...
Though just like the wall street guru's disclaimer that past experience is no guarantee of the future my expectations are that there will not be any major changes in currency exchange, but either way I would not expect to see the typical yearly increases in prices (everyone in business looks forward to those lol) go away anytime soon.In my personal knife rack the age ranges from 2-5 except one much older odd ball, and I see them all selling higher used now than I paid...
I'm not avoiding the question but if you get bored and have extra time there are countless "good" threads here on the topic of lower cost j knives, and many including the one in my signature that address some of the differences and how to help one determine how to find what's best for them. That said a lot to do with making a good suggestion or even decision has to do with your technique, experience, and personal preference. If you don't like or feel comfortable with a...
Excellent point!I wouldn't suggest this for pro/commercial use and I have since brought it back closer to factory angles but when I first got mine a few years back I exaggerated the asymmetry and reduced the total angle quite a bit and the resulting effortless cutting was amazing for what is considered an entry level knife.Though it wasn't as practical after it became more of a utility or second choice after I added the Konosuke etc (preferred it not to be as aggressive or...
Don't forget to post your thoughts and results.
Though there are many good suggestions here so far ( I totally agree with the Tojiro DP and Fujiwara FKM as the best choice for inexpensive entry level etc) I am believing from what you have posted the underlying cause of your friends problems may be from multiple issues. A good sharp knife is a must and a step in the right direction, and the final choice if any of the Japanese knives recommended should help initially at least as that should deal with the dull knife...
I have to agree with the idea of upgrading to a higher end or nicer wood, but personally don't have as large an opinion on the handle style when it comes to a gyuto as say with a petty or slicer where you are always holding the handle etc.
I always liked the hammered look, but I hope that handle color grows on you lol I remember you saying something about going against the grain or popular opinion in a previous post, and this does support that statement that's for sure. Hope you enjoy it!
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