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by bruin
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3233
Views: 337584

Re: Show us your new knife!

Man... I’ve wanted a Tank for a while now. Post a choil shot if you can!
by bruin
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Fixing a tip
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: Fixing a tip

I would make the edge and the spine meet by both lowering the spine and thinning/sharpening from the edge. Doing as much of the work as possible from the spine will help maintain the original profile of the knife. What stones do you have? Something low grit really helps with this kind of thing. This...
by bruin
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Steve's 69th Batch of Quick Review Videos
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Steve's 69th Batch of Quick Review Videos

Look forward to digging into this! Thanks, guys
by bruin
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Kono & Takeda Nakiri
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: WTS Kono & Takeda Nakiri

I’m interested but waiting for those better pics you mentioned... got a choil shot? Thanks
by bruin
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Starting a whetstone collection
Replies: 22
Views: 397

Re: Starting a whetstone collection

Take it from the king of making bad choices when it came to starting my water stone collection. Buy a coarse stone, 400, 500 or 600. That’s where to start, 1,000, 2,000 or 3,000 can be where you finish. It’s now you finish the sharpening process it’s how you start it. I sharpen every day and every ...
by bruin
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Learning to push cut: Nikiri or Bunka?
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Learning to push cut: Nikiri or Bunka?

Bunkas may be a bit more versatile, but if you already have gyutos and such for other cutting techniques I say go with a nakiri. Feels like a bit more of a pure push cut machine to me.

Are there any specific knives you’re looking at?
by bruin
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kitchen masks???
Replies: 9
Views: 145

Re: Kitchen masks???

Yeah, if you are serious about this do some reading into how well different masks work. Wearing anything less effective than a KN95 I think is useless. I’m sure you could find a way to rig one around a bandana... try Googling it - I’ve seen a lot of healthcare workers posting their “hacks” for comfo...
by bruin
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kitchen masks???
Replies: 9
Views: 145

Re: Kitchen masks???

We wear KN95s at my job and discreetly remove them to taste and smell. They’re definitely was breathable than normal surgical masks, but that’s because they’re actually working better. 40-50 hours per week in them and they don’t really bother my ears, but some of my coworkers have sown buttons onto ...
by bruin
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: What is the best line of knives from CKTG's that you can put in the dishwasher and not worry about it getting damaged?
Replies: 34
Views: 764

Re: What is the best line of knives from CKTG's that you can put in the dishwasher and not worry about it getting damage

Not having time to wipe down a knife is just a hard thing to understand..it's just part of prep. No one is too busy to not have a minute or two to clean up after using things if they are prepared. I would like to echo this for the OP. I have gone home and cooked dinner after very long shifts many t...
by bruin
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Millennial wedding gift
Replies: 18
Views: 366

Re: Millennial wedding gift

I don’t really understand this thread... millennials are everyone ages 24-39. How could we possibly pick a gift that would work for anyone in a 16 year age bracket with no other information? Avocado toast?! Fair enough. I am just a simple burger flipper and it made sense in my mind, but it works di...
by bruin
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Millennial wedding gift
Replies: 18
Views: 366

Re: Millennial wedding gift

I don’t really understand this thread... millennials are everyone ages 24-39. How could we possibly pick a gift that would work for anyone in a 16 year age bracket with no other information? Avocado toast?!
by bruin
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Regular honing for AS steel (HRC 63)?
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Regular honing for AS steel (HRC 63)?

Definitely do not use a normal honing rod. Ceramic ones are good substitutes if you’re knife is seeing heavy use, but I prefer just using strops and higher grit stones on because I find them easier to maintain a consistent angle on. I’d wager your AS will stay sharp long enough that you won’t need t...
by bruin
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: What is the best line of knives from CKTG's that you can put in the dishwasher and not worry about it getting damaged?
Replies: 34
Views: 764

Re: What is the best line of knives from CKTG's that you can put in the dishwasher and not worry about it getting damage

I wouldn’t recommend anything on CKTG if your wife won’t change her cleaning habits. Your best bet is getting her something cheap you don’t mind replacing every so often. Victorinox are good cheap beaters (but even that I would feel bad treating this way). You may have already tried this, but I woul...
by bruin
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me find the best knives
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Help me find the best knives

Hello, New to the forum and still working my way around. Please excuse me if this question has a previous topic. Looking for recommendations on flagship knifes. More specifically really good heat treatments for their particular steel. Also could be an all around great knife for its class. Looking f...
by bruin
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are the negatives of getting a maker's stainless version?
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: What are the negatives of getting a maker's stainless version?

As you suspect, you’re going to find variance from maker to maker and steel to steel for every question you have. If you can point us to specific smiths and knives we can give you a better idea of the differences. While a lot of users here do prefer carbon, if you’re worried about the upkeep of a ca...
by bruin
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Single Bevel Wa Gyuto Recommendation
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: Single Bevel Wa Gyuto Recommendation

Don’t see a ton of these on CKTG or elsewhere, but I did spot one on Strata’s (Portland ME knife shop) Instagram recently and it looks like they have a few on their online store- https://strata-portland.myshopify.com/search?type=product&q=Single+bevel+gyuto+ I’m curious to try one of these myself. A...
by bruin
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scratches.....
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Scratches.....

For me it depends on how long I’ve had a knife... when I see scratches on a knife I’ve barely used it’s a bummer, but an older knife that’s been around the block a bunch they don’t bother me on.
by bruin
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: First deba knife for home cooking
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: First deba knife for home cooking

Carbon steel can be good for a deba because they’re better at taking a steeper edge like you have on single bevel knives than softer steels. But because they are, as you said, more brittle, they can be more prone to chipping. Small/micro chips And frequent sharpening should be expected eventually on...
by bruin
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Stones for my shibata kotetsu gyuto
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: Stones for my shibata kotetsu gyuto

Depending on how much abuse you’re talking about, you may want a lower grit stone. Most would recommend starting a dull knife on around 500 grit and you’ll want even lower for chipped knives & other repair work. I have a 220 and 600 in my kit and they do come in useful, but especially the 220 I don’...
by bruin
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Knives at work
Replies: 113
Views: 41650

Re: Knives at work

Yoshimi Kato VG10 vs. ginger. Not the most even but small and fast :p
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Pardon my old beater cutting board.