The Maestro Wu D12 heavy cleaver is a beast – weighing in at almost 2lbs, it is meant for serious bone chopping. Here we used the Jende JIGS for Knives Guided Sharpener and sharpened it up to 5K using Naniwa Chosera stones and Jende Diamond Plates. We finished with a 0.5 micron Jende Nanocloth strop loaded with 0.5 micron Jende… Read More »Sharpening a Maestro Wu D-12 Heavy Cleaver on the Jende JIGS for Knives
The Maestro Wu H2 Kukri Knife/Machete is a serious piece of “get out of my way”. Weighing in at over 500 grams, or about 1+ pound, this beast can slay all kinds of zombies. We sharpened this Kukri at 25 degrees per side using the Jende JIGS for Knives and the 400, 1K, 3K, and 5K Chosera stones, and finished… Read More »Maestro Wu H-2 Kukri Sharpened on the Jende JIGS for Knives
See the aftermath of a buffer strike on a knife. These wheels move at over 80mph, and can cause severe damage. Be aware. Be very aware.
Sharpening and repairing a Maestro Wu D-11 Chinese Slicing Cleaver. This blade survived a terrible accident with a buffer wheel spinning upwards of 82 miles per hour.
So it’s Christmas at a local market, and we are doing some sharpening! We were given 3 matching Asian cleavers/ fish knives to sharpen and we noticed some of the previous sharpeners’ work and decided to discuss it a little. In Taiwan, many sharpeners use stone wheels or sandpaper flap wheels. While the knives usually do get arguably sharp, the… Read More »On Thinning and Sharpening a Knife
The Jende Industries Guided Sharpener – or JIGS for Knives – has launched it’s kickstarter campaign that will run from August 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019. (You can see our original post and info about the JIGS, here.) And seeing as JIGS does have a global appeal, we have a Korean version that our South Korean Jende dealer, Sharpco Knives, has put together. (You can see the full Korean… Read More »Jende Industries Guided Sharpener – JIGS for Knives in South Korea!
Jende Industries Guided Sharpener takes precision knife sharpening to whole new levels Jende Industries launched their kickstarter campaign on August 1, 2019 for the Jende Industries Guided Sharpener – or JIGS for Knives. Their entry into the guided sharpener market marks the beginning of a new era in precision and ease of use to anyone looking to sharpen a knife. Founded by Tom… Read More »JIGS for Knives – Kickingstarting an amazing guided sharpening system for all your knives
Every now and then, knives fall or get dropped. Sometimes things go tragically wrong and the entire tip breaks off, or in this case, the end just gets bent, but not broken. For this paring knife, we first tried repairing the bend by bending it back with pliers. The small area of bend made it more feasible to just grind… Read More »Paring Knife Bent Tip Repair and Sharpening
Robot Coupes are pretty serious food processors. They utilize double curved saber-like blades to cut through nuts, frozen foods, seeds and pits. With anything mechanized, it is always more important to have a good shape of the blade rather than more refinement. You also need some more obtuse geometry at the edge to withstand the constant and speedy impact forces… Read More »Sharpening Robot Coupe Blades