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by cedarhouse
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Typographical errors on the site.
Replies: 185
Views: 33941

Re: Typographical errors on the site.

Ha! Jeff, are you a hobbyist proofreader?
by cedarhouse
Sat May 30, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: What did you cook today?
Replies: 513
Views: 59715

Re: What did you cook today?

Sourdough and roux for shrimp etouffee. Crumb on the sourdough. A friend asked me for some evidence of my work ;). And I totally forgot to take a pic after it was all plated up. The last photo is when I came back for seconds. Not pictured, my kid and mom made buttermilk pie. IMG_1464.JPG IMG_1466.JP...
by cedarhouse
Fri May 29, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: What did you cook today?
Replies: 513
Views: 59715

Re: What did you cook today?

Kids and Grandkids over Saturday night, so we made pizza dough Friday night for Saturday night pizza. Olive oil, garlic and pesto base with prosciutto and cantaloupe Sausage (we make that, too), mushroom, tomato, onion, bell peppers black olives Cheese and Pepperoni Cheese https://i.imgur.com/2uMep...
by cedarhouse
Fri May 29, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 697
Views: 62764

Re: Carbon Skillets

Ha.

I'm not sure Mark has the tone of voice to be a knife therapist.

I KNOW I don't
by cedarhouse
Fri May 29, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: What did you cook today?
Replies: 513
Views: 59715

Re: What did you cook today?

Whoa!
by cedarhouse
Fri May 29, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Given known dislike, what should I rule in or out?
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Given known dislike, what should I rule in or out?

Chosera are some very pleasant stones to use. You could do worse. Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with either the Beston or the Bester so I can't give you much insight on what would be different. Are the stones muddy? Do you get a cloud of stone material that works its way off the stone? From your d...
by cedarhouse
Fri May 29, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS 240mm Blue #1 Tanaka Kyuzo Migaki Gyuto
Replies: 11
Views: 491

Re: WTS 240mm Blue #1 Tanaka Kyuzo Migaki Gyuto

A blade like this is always tempting...

Thanks for the info!
by cedarhouse
Fri May 29, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS 240mm Blue #1 Tanaka Kyuzo Migaki Gyuto
Replies: 11
Views: 491

Re: WTS 240mm Blue #1 Tanaka Kyuzo Migaki Gyuto

Is this the same Tanaka here on CKTG?
by cedarhouse
Fri May 29, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeling discouraged.
Replies: 9
Views: 357

Re: Feeling discouraged.

thetoe wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 2:56 pm
How crazy is it that a broken knife has made me so sad?

It's never been a knife but I know that feeling when something hits and it is just too damn much.

Sorry this is where you're at.
by cedarhouse
Fri May 29, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Monosteel stainless Gyuto, preferably "laser"
Replies: 21
Views: 444

Re: Monosteel stainless Gyuto, preferably "laser"

salemj wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 10:59 pm
Just want to clarify this is the W2 version. According to the OP, you'll want to find the SS version.

Good catch, thanks for spotting me ;)
by cedarhouse
Thu May 28, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Monosteel stainless Gyuto, preferably "laser"
Replies: 21
Views: 444

Re: Monosteel stainless Gyuto, preferably "laser"

Way outside your budget but this is where my head went instantly.

https://www.chefknivestogo.com/maksgy21.html
by cedarhouse
Thu May 28, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heat treatment -- how do you know it's good?
Replies: 23
Views: 522

Re: Heat treatment -- how do you know it's good?

I'm not sure I follow, Tim. I understand what you are saying about Takeda's knives. I know most knives on CKTG and other major JK knife retailers go through the process you are describing but there are knife making techniques where the named craftsman does not do any heating and shaping of the blade...
by cedarhouse
Thu May 28, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forgers vs. Stock removers
Replies: 15
Views: 268

Re: Forgers vs. Stock removers

The making of Tamahagane would be analogous to making clay from a riverbed. 99.99% of knives being made with a forge are also starting from the same steel that knives being made by stock removal are. This is what I was thinking about. I think the rabbit whole gets deeper and deeper. I would guess 9...
by cedarhouse
Wed May 27, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Something Different #13
Replies: 13
Views: 257

Re: Something Different #13

w/ an 22cm blade?
by cedarhouse
Wed May 27, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Something Different #13
Replies: 13
Views: 257

Re: Something Different #13

ken123 wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 5:14 pm
Introduced as a novelty it turns out to be a useful design.

How do people put these to good use? I've been tempted to pick one up but I had no idea people used 'em.
by cedarhouse
Wed May 27, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heat treatment -- how do you know it's good?
Replies: 23
Views: 522

Re: Heat treatment -- how do you know it's good?

Beyond the nostalgic elements at play here, I'm curious, from a performance standpoint, how the steel might be different. I get that my Mazaki is handmade in a way that my Masamoto isn't -- or, at least, differently. Is there really more carbon left in the stock-removal knives? I think the point I ...
by cedarhouse
Wed May 27, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heat treatment -- how do you know it's good?
Replies: 23
Views: 522

Re: Heat treatment -- how do you know it's good?

Forging means the steel/iron is heated until it is plastic then shaped with a hammer. Stock removal means a steel blank that is roughly the thickness of the finished knife is shaped using grinding to its final dimensions and geometry. Forged knives are usually ground to some degree for final shaping...
by cedarhouse
Wed May 27, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: New stones for Fathers Day - what next?
Replies: 23
Views: 299

Re: New stones for Fathers Day - what next?

That progression will work fine. You will see a lot more return on your time investment on the coarser stones because of the steel qualities. Even up to a 2k stone you will still be able to observe improvements. When I sharpen western knives, because of the steel, I rarely use a finer stone than 2k....
by cedarhouse
Wed May 27, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: New stones for Fathers Day - what next?
Replies: 23
Views: 299

Re: New stones for Fathers Day - what next?

Hey, I'm just rereading your original post. You are sharpening Wustofs. Wustofs are fine knives but their steel may struggle to show some of the finer nuances of sharpening. Two finer points about steel and sharpening. It is easier to sharpen something that is harder than it is to sharpen something ...
by cedarhouse
Wed May 27, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: New stones for Fathers Day - what next?
Replies: 23
Views: 299

Re: New stones for Fathers Day - what next?

Too many options. Leather is always a crowd pleaser. Any animal hide you can get will work. People have their favorites. I have some purpose bought strops from CKTG but my favorite is some scrap leather I picked up at a local leather working shop and glued to a scrap of red oak. Balsa wood alone is ...