Search found 374 matches

by cedarhouse
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is a shun killer
Replies: 49
Views: 1109

Re: This is a shun killer

I think some of the hate for advertising reflects business decisions. We like the idea, and where possible the actuality, of a business that does what they do because the love it and want to excel in their area of expertise. The mere presence of advertising implies a larger corporate apparatus and s...
by cedarhouse
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking for a first knife
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: Looking for a first knife

Very cool gig. I would love to hear more about it. We got to visit a national fish hatchery earlier this summer on a family vacation. They were raising channel cats. It was very cool. The guy working there bumped up feeding a bit so we could be there to watch. I would suggest to push through and fin...
by cedarhouse
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: SHIBATA KOTETSU: Battleship 195 vs Gyuto 210/240 - R2 vs AS
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: SHIBATA KOTETSU: Battleship 195 vs Gyuto 210/240 - R2 vs AS

Playing devil's advocate here... I agree with delmar that you should be able to get R2 as sharp as AS but I find it is easier to get AS to a high degree of keenness. For a home setting, I personally would prioritize ease of sharpness over edge holding. For that reason, where given the choice, I pref...
by cedarhouse
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is a shun killer
Replies: 49
Views: 1109

Re: This is a shun killer

I'm not fond of Shun. I'm unimpressed with the feel in hand, admittedly a subjective thing; I feel like there is a prioritization of aesthetic over function, also somewhat subjective; and part of that design ethos makes choices I don't like, namely the bolster/wa handle, entirely subjective; on top ...
by cedarhouse
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Gyuoto or Kiritsuke?
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: Gyuoto or Kiritsuke?

For most tasks, a single bevel knife would be pretty tough to use. As I understand it, most Japanese home cooks use double beveled knives (though I claim no expertise).
by cedarhouse
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: mac chef th80 vs richmond artifex 2
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: mac chef th80 vs richmond artifex 2

I understand. I am just giving the best, first hand information I can muster. As I said, its not quite apples to apples.

Best of luck with the purchase. Let us know how it works out for you.
by cedarhouse
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New knife forger in my backyard
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: New knife forger in my backyard

Fun.
by cedarhouse
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This hurts to look at.
Replies: 24
Views: 709

Re: This hurts to look at.

Whoa.

Such a straight break...I'm not that accurate with a circ saw on purpose...
by cedarhouse
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: mac chef th80 vs richmond artifex 2
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: mac chef th80 vs richmond artifex 2

So with the Artifex II there is upside possibility over what it is OOTB. With the Mac, maybe not so much.. (but remember, I don't own any). I would not have thought of it this way but I think that is a fair assessment. The Artifex is a good knife that can become more. The MAC is a good, maybe even ...
by cedarhouse
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Night of the Short Knives
Replies: 38
Views: 1117

Re: The Night of the Short Knives

Jeff B wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:38 pm
I was in my mid thirties last year now I'm in my early 50's. It really starts to go fast at your age! :shock:
:lol:
by cedarhouse
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to deal with the handle.
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Re: How to deal with the handle.

I wonder how something like this would work: https://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/watco/butcher-block-oil-and-finish I've not used it on handles but I have used it on desks, knife blocks, and drawer organizers. What I have used in the past is a paste of mineral oil and bees' wax...
by cedarhouse
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Night of the Short Knives
Replies: 38
Views: 1117

Re: The Night of the Short Knives

I assumed you were about my age, Ryan—we're both mid-thirties now... ...but I do think it begins to look odd when it comes from people like you (!!!!). And by that I mean people who openly profess to essentially only wanting to own 240s... Yup, mid thirties...though late thirties and forties are fe...
by cedarhouse
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some woodworking questions
Replies: 13
Views: 502

Re: Some woodworking questions

I am no expert and some of these other guys are so take this for what it is worth: I just did a project where I freehand drilled a hole on an angle in a piece of scrap then used that as a guide for all the holes I needed to drill. It was not perfect, I could even see how it was off with my eye but a...
by cedarhouse
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Night of the Short Knives
Replies: 38
Views: 1117

Re: The Night of the Short Knives

For the most part, I am going to humor a bit of a tangent here and ignore the OP a bit....sorry. ...I have often noticed that I am one of the youngest non-chef participants on the forum with the exception of people making knives or handles This BEGS two questions: How old are you? and How old do you...
by cedarhouse
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yahiko Ice
Replies: 46
Views: 1842

Re: Yahiko Ice

Purdy...too bad about the price.
by cedarhouse
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking for Pro Sujihiki
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: Looking for Pro Sujihiki

I'm not a pro but the Japanese handled Konosuke is one of the only sujis I ever used. Good knife.
by cedarhouse
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Nakiri vs usuba or another santoku ?
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: Nakiri vs usuba or another santoku ?

Stay away from an usuba. Single bevel knives can be restrictive in what you can do with them and they are quite a bit different in use from the double bevel knives which are ubiquitous in the west. A nakiri is what you want if you want a pure bred veggie knife. They excel at chopping but offer littl...
by cedarhouse
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Refinishing ikeda AS guuto
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: Refinishing ikeda AS guuto

Joe got this.

You can polish with sand paper or synthetic woven abrasive pads (scotchbrite). I understand that many damascus knives are etched to enhance the contrast between the layers.
by cedarhouse
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R2....vs everything else
Replies: 29
Views: 961

Re: R2....vs everything else

I’ve never actually used R2 but have used plenty of ginsanko, sld, skd, aebl, “swed stainless”, etc etc etc... So far I’ve found ginsanko and skd steels to sharpen up the easiest and quickest. Is R2 more like sld? Since heat treatment is WAY important, apples to apples comparisons even between kniv...
by cedarhouse
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R2....vs everything else
Replies: 29
Views: 961

Re: R2....vs everything else

I'll be the one to piss in the punch bowl... I'm not a bit R2 fan. It is not a bad steel in my experience. I have owned several knives using the steel. I just tend to find, on the whole, the knives I like best tend to use other steels. As has already been suggested, perhaps if I tried a Shibata I mi...