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Old 08-08-2008, 09:51 PM   #1
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We're not kidding.

Lots of people refer to their knives as "razor sharp." Professional tinkers don't even bother with that old term. We refer to our edges as 'spooky' or 'toasty.'

We use Japanese waterstones, paste and glaziers glass to buff our edges.

The only way I can describe feeling this edge is to say it's like 1,000 microscopic piranhas nibbling into your fingerprints. It actually feels like something is moving. Another name for this is "tickling the dragon."

This is a CRKT Ringed Razel I polished this morning.


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Old 08-08-2008, 09:58 PM   #2
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Now that's an edge!!!
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:00 PM   #3
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It's beautiful. I'd cut a finger off with something like that.
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:09 PM   #4
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That Razel is just a licensed copy of a Graham knife. In short, an eighty dollar sportsman's knife.

A Japanese laminate gyuto or sashimi worth a several hundred or a few thousand bucks is simply...inspiring...
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:12 PM   #5
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Wow very nice!
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:19 PM   #6
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That's a great looking picture with the reflections and all.
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:22 PM   #7
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I'm not your traditional computer/camera guy. I tell my clients "mirror" finish, and I have really no professional way to show them. The reflection is the answer for guys like me.

But there's more to it. If you could imagine looking at a traditional edge under a very high-powered lighted loupe' you would see what appeared to be a mountain range.

Using fine polishing papers, pastes and glaziers glass allows me to polish all of those minute tools marks off the edge. Yes, the decorative edge is pretty, but the edge itself is of the same qaulity.
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Old 08-08-2008, 11:40 PM   #8
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It's beautiful. I'd cut a finger off with something like that.

That is a beautiful edge, Chico.

Although, Connie, I think we'd be more apt to cut our finger off using a dull knife.

Omigosh! There's nothing like a good, sharp knife!!!
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Old 08-09-2008, 02:49 AM   #9
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That is a beautiful edge, Chico.
...ahh, and that's why I make the big bucks...

There's nothing like telling a sous-chef with a hair-trigger temper that his creme brulee smells like hassenpfeffer pureed with bunny scuts and then handing him a razor of a butakiri and an invoice...

It's why I'm the man I am today. A bundle of tact.

Truth of the matter, I really 'zen' with the wet rocks.
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Truth of the matter, I really 'zen' with the wet rocks.
Go get 'em tinker man.

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