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  1. jnaught

    Favorite stone for setting bevels and minor repair?

    Fair. Other attributes are probably more important, but the OP specifically listed it as a positive in the stones he was currently using. The Mutt is noticeably "smoother" than the Manticore, though (predictably) slower.
  2. jnaught

    Favorite stone for setting bevels and minor repair?

    +1 for the American Mutt. I have it and the Manticore (and the Arctic Fox) from Baryonyx, and they are all excellent, fast, and very slow to dish. The Manticore is far-and-away the fastest, but it is not what I would call smooth, and care need be taken not to do more than intended with how...
  3. jnaught

    Traditional and Modern pairings

    It's a little ridiculous, completely superfluous, and sometimes get's wedged in things, but I like that knife so much. Sometimes there's no accounting for taste.
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    Knives and Coffee

  5. jnaught

    Traditional and Modern pairings

    I've seen several clips on that Sage. Found a favorite yet?
  6. jnaught

    Please share experience with the manticore stone

    For flattening I've had good success both with loose SIC (60 or 80 grit, I think) and with a coarse SIC "stone flattener" I got out of the big river that flows through the rainforest in Brazil, so not sure why that wouldn't have worked for you. If anything, the finish off the loose grit was...
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    Knives and Coffee

  8. jnaught

    Traditional and Modern pairings

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  9. jnaught

    Traditional and Modern pairings

    I like those knives, but that is a gorgeous dogwood!
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