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Old 04-10-2019, 11:17 AM   #1
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The best togishi in Japan.

I've watched this guy polish for years. Listen to the drag on the stones. It's the same noise, stroke after stroke--for all of the 42 irreplaceable inches of 800 year old folded steel...


www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5lmhZiup3o
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Looks like a sweet gig. He doesn't have to wear shoes, and he sits around all day in his pajamas.
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Looks like a sweet gig. He doesn't have to wear shoes, and he sits around all day in his pajamas.
Well, so do I, but I'm not going to take offense.

Right now I'm honoring a "life sharp" guarantee, although technically I shouldn't. I'm a softie.

One of the assistant lead-baristas wanted another Barge. I did not have one with me, so I offered him that polished Schrade. I had Joyce's Protech/Emerson already in the pipeline by then. I guess he had never owned a switchblade, even though former Gov. Scott Walker made them legal 1.5 years ago before he left office.

A little barista came up to me and asked me if I would polish her Barge--it was dead flat dull. It had been her "boy friend's" knife, the guy I gave the Schrade to. Obviously, it had some wear, but he technically lost any free polishing when the knife had a new owner.

The pivot was loose, the blade was encrusted with little scotch-tape snibbles, and not one part of the edge matched another part of that knife. You could have loaned that dull edge to a actor doing a retrospective of "Wait Until Dark," since it made a better prop than a cutting device.

It's been cleaned, the pivot has been re-adjusted and blade has every iota of tape removed. I'm three stones up on the edge, and it's starting to shine.

I'll make her visit here with room to spare...

(BTW, that guarantee is a family promise, too. If your wife needs a superior knife, give her yours. I'll just sell you something more expensive!)
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