Ben Maynard: This is the real life hatori hanzo. Thanks for the video and you are a very
talented man. Such a beautiful beautiful edge. I wish I could do
Max Savino: ooooooh so you get your fully convex edge by using the coarse black
compound? Not by rolling your wrist on the stone? I noticed your coarse
stone is very hollow, I thought you leave it that way so it will convex
your edge, but I noticed on the other stones you sharpen a normal v. So
your convex edges are made with the black bark river compound?
paulie 4x: Hi Doc, don't pay any attention to the rude Ding Dong ' s posting, you can
see they are nothing but Potlickers, anyhow I always appriciate what you
have to say, and I do like the tip how you took off that sharp swedge
Thanx, I almost got the Essee 6 or a Top's similar knife, but to be honest
with you, even though both Essee and Top's do a super great job on
Tempering their knives, but I went with Swamp Rat instead I got the Rodent
6 but I had the top gaurd taken off and now it look's like a beefy Ratmandu
the steel is SR101 which is a 52100 Ballbearing Steel but Tempered by Busse
Technology, great stuff Doc, I also had Swamp Rat thin down the Rodent 6,
it's becoming my favorite 6"+ blade lenght knife I have and I have a few
knives in that size, I also got the Rodent 4 a smaller blade 4 3/4" I had
it thin down and because all my Swamp Rat's have choil's I can choke up on
the knife and to me it's like two knife sizes in one, again great video,
and I apologize for those Potlickers with their rude comments. Your OK Doc.
Colby Black: I don't get how you keep the angle perfectly while moving lol Or how to
find the right angle to begin with.
ecleveland1: I enjoyed your video instruction on sharpening with a wet stone.
superbarnie: What knife is the brown handle one at 1:50 ?
Goose: Can you give more details about each sharpening stone you used? regards
vollickplays: i like how you speak, and sharpen things!
martin27: awesome... i want ² do that ²
Sharpblade: Another awesome video, thank you. I also like how you speak hehehe
Maurice Hernaiz: great stuff . Very informational .
Dave Potokar: Great video. I really like listening to you. And your technique is amazing
to watch. Thank you.
zackroe1: THE King of sharpening! and stropping!
LVI BushcraftandSurvival: I love both the Japanese water stones, and convex edge. I have done the
same to a couple of my own knives. Also, I use a 12,000 grit Japanese water
stone to sharpen my razor that I use for shaving my face. This method that
you are showing is probably the best ever for making a knife extremely
sharp, and strong. Good job.
TheBladebuster: @jtdbs I think the question is how many knives has virtuovice tested. I
know he get rid of the ones that are not "virtuovice approved" :)
Canesser: Exactly. Looking forward to getting a 17" double sided leather strop and
polishing compounds . . . and a Bark River knife!
virtuovice: I don't have it any more. At that moment I planned to use is as an
anti-bear weapon since we cannot own a hand gun. But its top edge was real
sharpened and seemed a bit dangerous to me. And the both side edges can be
against Japanese knife law. Then I dulled it. Thanks.
virtuovice: @jtdbs I keep only favorite knives. So I have around 40 knives now. Thanks.
sKeM2k9: What is the name of that sheath that came with the altoids tin? Does the
inside of the sheath dull the knife at all?
Oni Hall: What kind of stone is that at 6:10?
kingmanted: Here's a man who knows how to sharpen a knife,haha.
virtuovice: @knivesfishwild I have mistaken some times in the past. So the 白 is the
essential symbol for me. Thank you!
seihaz: You make it look so simple.... I've try whole day without success.... thank
you for sharing...
ILOVEFIATBRAVA: you sound like Arnold shvarceneger
Canesser: After watching many of your videos today, felt privileged to sit in a front
row seat of a master. So appreciate your generosity in sharing such
knowledge and helping me with making a confident knife choice. When I saw
the incredible symmetry of your re-profiling done free hand, I realized the
skill you've developed over many years of practice. You have a new fan from
Canada. Many thanks.
virtuovice: Plastic sheaths from ESEE don't dull the edge at all. As a fighting knife I
think nimbleness is important especially to fight a bad guy. Even if I was
stabbed on my belly, I will thrust the opponent's neck with the razor sharp
5 inch blade. The fight should end in an instance. I cannot assume a long
battle. I assume just a thrust. To fight a bear, if we had no blade length
limitation by law, I would have some cold steel long knife in a leather
sheath. Its plastic sheath dulls the edge. Thanks.
sKeM2k9: I totally agree with the nimbleness, and yes to me it is very important.
What knife do you think is best for fighting bad guys? (Must be light, and
must have a cross guard) Please let me know what knife you think is best
for self defense/combating bad guys?
Oni Hall: @virtuovice Well i guess i'll do the same exact thing in the "Scandi short
KaBar USMC knife" video
Yoshi: the 3000 grit stone is so silent
virtuovice: Cross guard will not be necessary for a single thrust to a guy. I think
Kabar BK-17 clip point knife is the best one. Its guard design on the
handle will be secure enough to fight a guy with. I reground its bevel from
its starting line to make a 25 degree zero secondary edge. It is one of my
sharpest knives. Thanks.
virtuovice: The sheath is MOLLE Back and its accessory pouch. You can get it in black
or green from The-Knife-Connection > Knife Accessories > Sheaths/Carry
Accessories > ESEE. The sheath itself is the original one which comes with
the knife. Thanks.
OnRappel: I think it is funny that Japan has laws concerning how long a knife blade
can be considering they are the land of katana and samurai swords. Do you
have any experience with tanto-style knives? What are your thoughts?
Oni Hall: Do you think i can make a knife razor sharp by using the 220 or 250 grit
stone and still polish it with a 6000 grit stone?
Shutterguy: I wish I could sharpen my ESEE-6 as well as you. Thanks for making the
virtuovice: @sgtschmitty8013 ESEE6 has a full flat bevel. ESEE5 has a saber grind
Stefan Wolf: Another great sharpening job ;)
Phil W.: Very nice video on sharpening. +1 I agree with you completely about the
sharpened backside of the blade being foolish/pointless. Try putting dryer
lint in the steel box with the fire starter as it will ignite easily from
sparks. Also anti-biotic ointment packets will fit in the box and can be
used for your cuts or starting fires.
virtuovice: @sgtschmitty8013 I don't think so. The #6000 stone is very very fine and
has little sharpening power in my experience. I recommend you #1000/#4000
combination stone and white compound loaded leather stropping after that
rather than #6000 stone. The #6000 stone seems to need strict angle holding
during honing and I was not able to do it properly. Thanks.
sKeM2k9: Thanks for the quick response. Does the sheath make the knife dull when
taking it out or putting it in? Question 2: I am trying to buy a knife that
is good for both bush crafting and self defense against a bear or even
people. Do you have any recommendations for what knife would be the best
choice? (The knife MUST have a cross guard) Thanks in advance.
virtuovice: @MrEShue I cannot find out the reason. I understand the both are basically
identical. The water stones are more clean because the ground metal powder
goes into the kitchen drain with water. The sandpapers are more useful
because they don't need water and can be done anywhere. Thanks.
virtuovice: @OnRappel I actually measured my intuitional sharpening angle to be between
10 and 15 degrees. So the stone finished edge must have been around 25
degrees. And after that I convexed it on the black compound leather which
must have deepen the edge angle. But the final angle was clearly sharper
than the factory 30 degree edge. So I just assumed my semi convex edge was
28 degrees or so. Thanks.
lobo9er: how throwing some band aids and matches in the metal box
sKeM2k9: Thank you, I appreciate the time you took to actually write a guide to find
it on the site. Great videos by the way, keep it up!
Hunter Green: I do not understand what the difference is from black and white. Please
explain. Thanks, huntergreenbro at yahoo dot com
Jason Vella: G'day, I've watched a couple of your videos, you mention a few knives, can
you write a list of what is your choice deer skinning and boning knives
please? Also, do you place any emphasis or preference on the type of steel
as well? With regards to sharpening your knives where should I start? What
griot stones would you suggest as a bare minimum for keeping good sharp
knives? Do you have any info re where to purchase etc? Your videos are very
interesting and informative. Thanks.
virtuovice: @ILOVEFIATBRAVA I have learned English much from his Terminator movies.
markwest1987: Nice videos my friend. BTW, are you Japanese?