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by shevitz
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching
Replies: 98
Views: 3321

Re: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching

Steve,

Is there any chance you could post a close up, of your blade road, say 1" x 1" in hi-res and good focus. I'm curious if the finish is as mirror close up as it is from a distance. I am curious about what's left in the scratch patter. Inquiring minds want to know!

D
by shevitz
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching
Replies: 98
Views: 3321

Re: Kasumi Finish & Fingerstone Polishing

I didn't realize you were doing this as a business. I thought this thread started out recreation. Congrats on finding a niche. Your work is absolutely stunning!
by shevitz
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching
Replies: 98
Views: 3321

Re: Kasumi Finish & Fingerstone Polishing

Your work is stunning! All in, how many hours would it take you to do a knife? The real number, no shorting it :). If I want to try this, I want to know what I'm getting myself into.

Danny
by shevitz
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Mushrooms
Replies: 49
Views: 2644

Re: Mushrooms

I still hate you...
by shevitz
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Mushrooms
Replies: 49
Views: 2644

Re: Mushrooms

Carter, that is one pretty picture.
by shevitz
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Mushrooms
Replies: 49
Views: 2644

Re: Mushrooms

We don't have maitake around here. At least that I am aware of. The water/rain is up high. The oaks are low. We also only have scrub oak. Maitake's are some of my favorite, so it bums me...
by shevitz
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Garlic,how to?
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: Garlic,how to?

NM. We have recorded humidity of 1/4%. Dryer than the Sahara. With our current drought I think we gotten less than an inch of rain this year.
by shevitz
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Garlic,how to?
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: Garlic,how to?

Both hardnecks and softnecks store for me until next spring even summer. As I said, I keep mine ventilated in mesh bags. I keep as much paper as I can to reduce humidity loss.The garlic seems dormant after harvesting. My won't sprout until it has been cooled. So there is no worry in the fall. I agre...
by shevitz
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Garlic,how to?
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: Garlic,how to?

I dry in an open paper grocery bag. When fully dry I cut the tops and store hanging in mesh bags in my garage. I still have usable garlic from last july. I leave as much paper on as I can. I don't wash and leave dirty. I think it helps control the moisture. When ready to use, the dirty wrapper comes...
by shevitz
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Question about the Moritaka line
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: Question about the Moritaka line

Mine has a slight overgrind. I find the KU acceptable. Not the best. Not the worst. The KU has lasted a few years but has some worn spots like the photo above. That said, it's a great knife and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. On the other hand, I think the Makoto W#2 is superior in every way fo...
by shevitz
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Mushrooms
Replies: 49
Views: 2644

Re: Mushrooms

also for cleaning. Dry clean in the field (really at home as well). A dry brush or you hand can be used to get as much detritus off before putting in your bag/basket.
by shevitz
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: garlic rant
Replies: 55
Views: 5895

Re: garlic rant

In NM, we are having this awful drought and I pulled my plants yesterday. They were more than half dried which is really too late, but this is my earliest harvest by 2 weeks ever.
by shevitz
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: garlic rant
Replies: 55
Views: 5895

Re: garlic rant

Congratulations. Those look mighty fine and plentiful. The only observation I might have is that if I zoom the bottom photo, the closeup, I may see some individual cloves without a bulb wrapper. If so, they went too long. Those won't keep so use them first. A trick I found is that if you peel and pu...
by shevitz
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Mushrooms
Replies: 49
Views: 2644

Re: Mushrooms

always better to clean in the field. If you include the earth around the base of mushroom, after putting in a bag or basket, all the mushrooms are now dirty. The stems dirty the clean tops of others. In principle, you should not put the mushrooms touching (real collectors will wrap each), but for fo...
by shevitz
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Mushrooms
Replies: 49
Views: 2644

Re: Mushrooms

How do you time your mushroom hunting? Trial and error. There is no other way. Around here (Jemez, Santa Fe) there are a few limited spots that have the mushrooms (all high elevation). All mushroom hunters know where they are, but their honey holes are still carefully guarded secrets. People won't ...
by shevitz
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Mushrooms
Replies: 49
Views: 2644

Re: Mushrooms

Los Alamos. We live on the side of the Jemez mountains that goes up to 10,400'. Longer drives with a hike can put me up to 11,000 feet. The ones that are bulges are called "shrumps". Learning to spot shrumps is one of the signs of an accomplished collector. The basic rule with mushrooms is only eat ...
by shevitz
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Mushrooms
Replies: 49
Views: 2644

Re: Mushrooms

Don't eat it based on my affirmation, but yes that's a lobster mushroom in your hand. They are my favorite, but while I know they can be found in large quantities, I have only ever found a few singles. In NM we get boletes, oysters, chantarelles, some morels, lepiotas, agaricus, and a few others. Bu...
by shevitz
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Mushrooms
Replies: 49
Views: 2644

Re: Mushrooms

Carter wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:30 am
BTW, they were delicious last night.
Now you are just being cruel.
by shevitz
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Mushrooms
Replies: 49
Views: 2644

Re: Mushrooms

Carter wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:46 pm
Chanterelles are back! Just got these in the woods behind the shop....between yesterday afternoon and this batch, we have filled a 1 gallon bucket.
Bastard. It's so dry here I don't think there will be any kind of mushroom whatsoever this year.
by shevitz
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Mushrooms
Replies: 49
Views: 2644

Re: Mushrooms

Can you use 90lbs or do you have to dry / give away a bunch of them? I guess morels dry ok, I've been told chanterelles are not so good as dried mushrooms. Dry cook to get the water out. Can be dry sauteed if not many, or dry cooked in a saucepan and the water poured off a few times if a lot. Weigh...