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Re: New Knife Database 2 years 2 months ago #3748

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Whoops Clay! I may have, and I am sure I did, post the Bark River Bravo 1 twice, when I added a comment by going back rather than using the Edit control! Bad Leo! Sorry!

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Re: New Knife Database 2 years 2 months ago #3750

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No problem Leo, I approved the second and deleted the first so I think we're good to go. Thank you for adding them!
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Whoops Clay! I may have, and I am sure I did, post the Bark River Bravo 1 twice, when I added a comment by going back rather than using the Edit control! Bad Leo! Sorry!

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Re: New Knife Database 2 years 2 months ago #3764

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Thanks to everyone who's been adding knives, it's growing quickly!
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Re: New Knife Database 2 years 2 months ago #3837

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Bumping up the thread again to remind everyone to add your knives if you have a moment to spare.
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Re: New Knife Database 2 years 2 months ago #3850

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This database is great idea, but I think that details like recommended angle and finish are mostly the product of user preference, and its usefulness are questionable. I think comments from different people about processes an results of sharpening with different settings would be better.
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Re: New Knife Database 2 years 2 months ago #3853

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Thank you Lukas. I agree that the settings are subjective - it's nearly impossible to come up with a single setting that all will agree is perfect for a given knife, especially since we all use them a little differently. It's still instructive as a starting place for people to begin their own experience with a knife. The comments section is intended to provide a space where the user can discuss the reasons for choosing a given angle/finish for a knife. With my entries, for example, I try to detail my history with the knife and why I've come to adopt the settings I'm using. The more insightful the comments are from the submitter, the more useful the entry will be. As the database grows, patterns will emerge that will be meaningful. For example sorting the data by the 'Steel' column will allow a quick view into what settings the majority of people are using for a given steel, presumably based on experience using the knife. So if someone has just picked up a new knife and finds it in the database, they'll have some pretty clear ideas as to what has been working well for others. Your comment does make me want to include a reply section so a dialog can begin for each knife as others jump on and discuss their experiences. I'll mention it to our webmaster to see if it can be done. It would be very helpful.
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This database is great idea, but I think that details like recommended angle and finish are mostly the product of user preference, and its usefulness are questionable. I think comments from different people about processes an results of sharpening with different settings would be better.
--Clay Allison
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