Here is another collection of pictures and videos, this time from JNS gathering 2015 in May. Pictures and videos are in no particular order.
Crazy Dan's new tattoos:D
Japanese grinding water wheels. I didn't waste my time and was grinding in every free moment.
And quick test:
This time I was using normal belt grinder to make my knives.
Who like sake?
Andrey loves it:D
I was always doing something with my knives.
And here is my Western gyuto after initial grinding.
Making and sharpening knives may be dirty...
Stainless steel anyone?
Other JNS gathering participants.
Super huge Blue Aoto:
Very happy mr. Yamasake:D
Traditional Russian Borscht.
''Potato bastard'' in Japanese. Only people who were on the gathering knows what is ''potato bastard'':D:D
They are only joking:D
And as always I must show you what I brought from JNS.
Super cool Toyama 240mm Usuba in White steel
Collectors grade big Red Aoto. This one come from Maksim's private collection:D
Shoubudani type 100 for razors
Super cool new JNS 300 splash 'n' go.
Asano nagyras set. From left: Botan, Tenjyou and Meijiro.
Some wood for handles: