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Welcome Leo Barr

Discussion in 'New Member Check-In' started by Jim, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

    Welcome @Leo Barr

    Please join me in welcoming our newest member, Leo Barr. We are happy to have you as part of our community.
    Why not start by telling us something about yourself!
  2. James

    James smarter then your average duck Founding Member Gold Contributor

    welcomd to Fora Leo, great to have you join us
  3. Just came accross this forum I am a member of a few of the knife forums.
    I sharpen using Japanese whetstones as yet no JNATS I use Nubatamas, Naniwa, King, Shapton Glass and Aotoma.
    Principle I like Japanese knives mainly chefs knives my favourite knives are single bevel laminated knives.
    I have one honyaki forged nakiri but in general I prefer laminated blue or white steel with iron cladding are my favourites.
    I am not that keen on damascus clad knives since I would prefer to see the cost of the knife go elsewhere and unless knives are for collections I am not so keen on highly polished cladding especially if this means polishing the Kireha after each sharpening.
    The thing I like best about freehand whetstone sharpening is there is no end to learning . I recall a Master Katana polisher saying the only real time he felt happy with the results of his work was at the end of his 10 year training when his master complimented him since then he has never been 100% happy with his results I think it is this that helps to make a better sharpener I certainly question my results and get more and more fussy each time I sharpen.
  4. I see ********* are blanked out I am members of both sides of the forums those that blank out these stones & those that dont obviously the purveyer of said stones has offended some people in the trade I am still experimenting with stones the King & the blank are good for a kasumi (misty) finish say for Takeda knives whilst Naniwa are good for high shine . I have yet to venture into JNATS but most knives I get to sharpen like Shun, Miyabi do not really require them since they are "nice & shiny" I do get the better knives to sharpen that would benefit from them but I just can't quite justify them at the moment especially as prices are high and it is hard to get unbiased advice on them.
  5. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

  6. THE Leo Bar? :D Welcome!
  7. James

    James smarter then your average duck Founding Member Gold Contributor

    lol I thought you just cussed out your stones.... not sure qhat happened there
  8. Taylor

    Taylor Professional Craftsman Founding Member

  9. Intrigued

    Intrigued Founding Member

    Welcome to the Fora!
  10. High there Mark this is a new one for me.
    Any idea why half the forums blank out ******** stones I have so far not found out why I almost feel they are from the dark side.
  11. Uhm, what is blanked out here? I know there is another forum where CKTG is blanked out, but not here afaik.
  12. Mark since it is automatically blanked our these stones begins with n*****a promoted on the sharpening forum
  13. Nubatama? Hah! I never noticed that. I thought we were clear of such things here. But Nubatama seems like a link to CKTG nevertheless.

    Maybe one of the mods can tell why this is censored?
  14. I dont wish to take sides it is just that in listing my stones on another forum I encountered the same thing it just intrigues me how the feeling is such that they have written code to do this .
  15. Just testing it out, 'cuz I'm not entirely sure: Nubatama.

    Edit - Heh.
  16. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

    Can someone send me a pm with what they are typing out perhaps with spaces? There are no censured words here but those that would offend my sister the nun.
  17. Rick

    Rick aka Pensacola Tiger Founding Member Gold Contributor

  18. NubatŠ°ma ? Obviously a very dark powers stones :)

    Welcome to the KKFora, Leo!
  19. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

    I just checked and this word was blocked at some point but I don't have any recollection why, perhaps we were being spammed or something.
    In any event this was cleared out. Just a reminder that a pm or email to me can usually resolve or at least explain any issue you run into.
  20. Wagner the Wehrwolf

    Wagner the Wehrwolf Founding Member


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