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by bruin
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 2912
Views: 201158

Re: Show us your new knife!

Additions this week courtesy of the CKTG Black Friday sale: Saji ginsan nakiri and Kohetsu B2 honesuki. Pictured with Kato 210 nashiji suminagashi rounding out my current kit for work. Pardon my scored beater cutting board.
by bruin
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Your preferred stone progression
Replies: 18
Views: 441

Re: Your preferred stone progression

Chosera 600, Chosera 2000, Chubo 6000, CKTG bovine strop with 1 micron diamond paste, .5, then bare. I also have a Chubo 1000/4000 combo stone but I don’t really like the feel of either so I haven’t been using it. Depending on the knife and how much action it’s seen since I last sharpened it sometim...
by bruin
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you do this with your Shibata R2?
Replies: 72
Views: 1593

Re: Would you do this with your Shibata R2?

I showed Shiba. Here is what he wrote to me. Hi Mark, I saw Chef Lex's video about the salmon. Oh no! You are right to recommend a deba for that kind of job. I realize that we have to educate our customers better. I am working on this. Kind regards, Shiba I like this response. I had a managerial me...
by bruin
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you do this with your Shibata R2?
Replies: 72
Views: 1593

Re: Would you do this with your Shibata R2?

There’s nothing wrong with ignorance as long as you’re self aware and ready to learn. One of the things I love about cooking is that the more you learn the more you realize you don’t know. Most of the best chefs in the world would tell you they suck or at least that there’s tons of people better tha...
by bruin
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Wish Lists
Replies: 147
Views: 4946

Re: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Wish Lists

I picked up the Kohetsu B2 honesuki (just used it to break one chicken so far but really liking it) and the Saji nakiri (arriving Friday). Hoping nothing was tempts me, starting to stretch my budget here! Thanks again Mark and CKTG team
by bruin
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Wish Lists
Replies: 147
Views: 4946

Re: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Wish Lists

Wow @ the additions today. Went in on the Saji. Thanks CKTG team!
by bruin
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Pass Arounds
Topic: Kanjo VG10 Black Damascus Bunka 180mm
Replies: 17
Views: 696

Re: Kanjo VG10 Black Damascus Bunka 180mm

Such a good looking knife. Thanks for the write up, especially appreciate the comparisons to the Matsubara
by bruin
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Wish Lists
Replies: 147
Views: 4946

Re: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Wish Lists

Like I’m not tooting my own horn, but some of the Saji’s (ginsan) seem like slow movers. (-: Underrated and excellent. The Ginsan 210 has been my most-used gyuto for 4 years. A Saji nakiri might be tempting. +1 I’d be in for a Saji nakiri for the right price as well. Even thought I just bought a kn...
by bruin
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My new purchase is in the works.
Replies: 11
Views: 331

Re: My new purchase is in the works.

Saw that on Instagram earlier, so cool a couple of them are headed your way.

Here’s a finished one with his shizuku pattern from the Kurosaki instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BvFtHbNB8xS ... 55ojgyrtcc
by bruin
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: New Edge Sharpening - Peter Nowlan
Topic: Deburring
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: Deburring

When I sharpen I de-burr by doing light edge trailing strokes just before move up in grit on my progression, as well as running the knife lightly through cork between stones. I strop on diamond paste-loaded leather and bare leather only at the very end of the process and have never done it between s...
by bruin
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Wish Lists
Replies: 147
Views: 4946

Re: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Wish Lists

ChefKnivesToGo wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:36 am
I think a couple of you guys will like this one: https://www.chefknivestogo.com/masasg2bu18.html
Why do you have to do that to me! :P just bought the sale honesuki yesterday
by bruin
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Site Issues?
Replies: 27
Views: 556

Re: Site Issues?

The store site was coming back to me with "Primitives" for the home page. HTML links where there hsould have been images. Clicking on the links led back to the home page. As of a moment ago it was fine though. I’ve had this happen to me a couple times in the past week but for the most part it’s bee...
by bruin
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite kitchen scale
Replies: 13
Views: 342

Re: Favorite kitchen scale

I’ve used the Oxo in both a home and professional setting... I like it for its build quality, size and clean-ability but I wouldn’t recommend it if you’re trying to weighs things under 10-15 grams. Otherwise it’s a great buy
by bruin
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Wish Lists
Replies: 147
Views: 4946

Re: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Wish Lists

Lots of great gyutos so far... how about some petty or honesuki action? Or nakiri/bunka? Wa handled of course. Take my money!
by bruin
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Pork rib stock
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Pork rib stock

Gelatinous pork bone stock... the first thing that comes to mind is tonkotsu ramen. Fortify it with some kombu and some allium, serve with noodles, pork belly, soft boiled egg... whatever you like on ramen. I think the answer does depend on what seasoning is on the ribs in the first place. If it’s B...
by bruin
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Optimum Sharpening Set Up
Replies: 23
Views: 562

Re: Optimum Sharpening Set Up

Jeff B wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:45 pm
arthurfowler wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:31 pm
NP’s 150, 320, 600, 1.5k, 3k.
What are NP's?
Naniwa Professional aka chosera ? Correct me if I’m wrong
by bruin
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Wish Lists
Replies: 147
Views: 4946

Re: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Wish Lists

I’ll second the Shibata and Konosuke from the OP. I’d also likely jump on some Takeda. And chosera stones! I look forward to giving you all my money CKTG!
by bruin
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moribashi Pointers
Replies: 15
Views: 533

Re: Moribashi Pointers

Off the top of my head there’s a couple things I really like cooking with chopsticks - scrambled eggs/omelette & noodle soup/stir fry. I’ve never had my own pair like this but I have too worked with chefs that were extremely nimble with them.
by bruin
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: New Edge Sharpening - Peter Nowlan
Topic: Sharpening video
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Re: Sharpening video

Thanks for the upload. I have learned a lot from your videos.
by bruin
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Ikeda 270 yanigiba special blue suminagashi - SOLD!
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: WTS: Ikeda 270 yanigiba special blue suminagashi

Soooo gorgeous. Jealous of whoever picked this up