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Dr. Vadim Kraichuk

Started by Drilon, January 24, 2023, 10:36:12 PM

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It's hard to believe, but it's been a year now since Vadim Kraichuk (wootz) left us. We owe him a lot for his studies and ideas. RIP

Sir Amwell

Yes you're right.
So many things I keep thinking of to ask him!
He left a massive legacy,

Ken S

I agree. I held Wootz in high regard. However, I also believe that he was continually looking for better ways to sharpen knives. His untimely death cut short his explorations. I think it is important not to become stuck in the past, even Wootz' past. We need to keep building on his innovations.



Personally, I learned very much from Vadim. Like a real teacher, like in the old days at our craft school.   
But was also innovative.
Rest in peace.

Ken S


I found Dr Kraichuk after a friend gave me an old T4 that started my journey down the knife sharpening rabbit hole.
I corresponded with him many times and appreciated his reluctant patience and wry humor.
I miss him.
"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in this world. Marines don't have that problem."
President Ronald Regan


We should have a annual toast each year in honor of Vadim.


He was truly an enthusiast and inspirer that is missing in our world.

3D Anvil

His videos were a big part of the reason I got into the Tormek system.  Sadly, he passed away not long after I purchased my T-8.  I'd have loved to have the opportunity to pick his brain, now that I have hands-on experience.