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by snipes
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: 210 gyuto and a petty
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: 210 gyuto and a petty

Looking at the VG-10 offerings on the site, have you considered the Tanaka Nashiji line? Both are in your price range. There is a Kohetsu damascus line as well, but slightly above your price point. No experience with either in this particular line, but I would think either would be a safe bet.
by snipes
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 66
Views: 1258

Re: Carbon Skillets

The wife just bought 23 new chicks a few weeks ago to top off our chicken coop supply so I figure to be eating a whole bunch of eggs.I don't know why I never bought a dedicated omelette pan before but thinking I don't want to be tossing my 11-7/8" Matfer around, I just ordered a 9-1/2" Matfer to ta...
by snipes
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nomura is coming to the show!
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: Nomura is coming to the show!

Might be cheaper to simply charter a plane. :) Have fun.
by snipes
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Photos
Topic: Young Samurai Dreams of Sushi
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: Young Samurai Dreams of Sushi

Great pics. The food looks fantastic. Would you mind sharing the Korin video please? I need to try and mess mine up as well.
by snipes
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young Samurai
Replies: 104
Views: 3354

Re: Young Samurai

Hmm ghost, hard to say from the pics. Did you try running a sharpie over the length and see what comes off? Thankfully the only "flaw" on mine that I've noticed so far is a fairly heavy handed grind mark at the tip and some left over crud (I guess) on the backside. While dull out of the box, which d...
by snipes
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thermoworks Thermapen Flash Sale - 20% off
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: Thermoworks Thermapen Flash Sale - 20% off

Dude, you are stealing Jeff B's thunder. Are you sure you aren't his alternate profile?
by snipes
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Knife for 11YO daughter
Replies: 20
Views: 663

Re: Knife for 11YO daughter

Hiroshima wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:25 pm
Not that you guys were waiting to find out but I decided to give my daughter a Masakage Yuki santoku... little more than $75.... but I gotta look at it in my knife block so,... why not.

Thanks for all the feedback and input. Appreciate it
:D Dad of the month ribbon right here!
by snipes
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your Breakfast Knife!
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Re: Show us your Breakfast Knife!

I didn't know such a thing existed, but makes quite a bit of sense.
by snipes
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EDC suggestions
Replies: 38
Views: 693

Re: EDC suggestions

I like the fixed blade idea for this use case. I'd hate to have to go rooting through my pockets with a dog biting at my arms and legs.
by snipes
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EDC suggestions
Replies: 38
Views: 693

Re: EDC suggestions

Ceast, I noticed you mentioned mini griptillian and the responses seem to drop the "mini". Like you, I'm sensitive to weight with my EDC setup. I don't use and remove the pocket clips. Not a fan of advertising it in my pocket. I carried a mini griptillian for a number of years and frankly in shorts ...
by snipes
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Single bevel stone advise
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Re: Single bevel stone advise

unboxed my Young Samurai 270 yani last night. Geez Paul, you are right this sucker could use a edge put on her. I own no full size stones as I sharpen using an EP. Would the Naniwa 1/5K combo be a decent combo stone to learn on? The other two candidates that may see use would be my Tojiro Honesuki a...
by snipes
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First bacon is done
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: First bacon is done

Nice problem to have. I've been on a jerky kick lately and have been putting my smoker to work. I use my suji to slice the raw meat. If I had the new young samarai yanagiba here I'd have used that. I would think either would be a very good option. Oh and how long will 5 lbs. of smoked bacon last????...
by snipes
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knives to Bring to Chicago Show
Replies: 41
Views: 1434

Re: Knives to Bring to Chicago Show

In general I'm hoping to see some nice custom handle and saya work. I'd really love to see all the different handle shape/style options that people have on their knives. The flat sided oval, coke bottle, timos' dovetail, etc. I'd be all over this as well. I fear I'd walk out of there with about a $...
by snipes
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knives to Bring to Chicago Show
Replies: 41
Views: 1434

Re: Knives to Bring to Chicago Show

Probably going to bring several knives, mostly common but maybe a couple rare. Thinking maybe - HD2 KS Koishi Kurosaki AS and Megumi R2 Makoto W2 Mazaki 215(Cleancut) Toyama 240 Damascus and Standard TF 240 and 210 Pre-crazy Shaun Fernandez 230 Yo handle in s35vn Great choices Jeff and glad to see ...
by snipes
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young Samurai
Replies: 104
Views: 3354

Re: Young Samurai

placed my order. How's the edge on them? No experience sharpening single bevels.
by snipes
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Carving beef with a yanagi?
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: Carving beef with a yanagi?

How can you tell it's a single bevel knife from that picture?
by snipes
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young Samurai
Replies: 104
Views: 3354

Re: Young Samurai

210s and 240s and 270s. Here is the sign up page. He gave me final pricing too for the nicer handles so these prices should be correct. https://www.chefknivestogo.com/youngsamurai.html Can you proactively take my $$? :) In all seriousness (though I am serious about that), I'll be ordering whatever ...
by snipes
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Beginner Advice
Replies: 13
Views: 249

Re: Beginner Advice

1. Should I just go ahead and buy the EP? If not, why does it exist? What need is it filling if a beginner can just as easily learn to sharpen by hand? Based on your stated intentions and goals the EP system will get you sharper edges more quickly. I've used one for years and not a fan of sharpenin...
by snipes
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 66
Views: 1258

Re: Carbon Skillets

Thought I'd add this link for those looking for an easier way to handle their hot handles. Silicon handle cover.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004QM8W0I/
by snipes
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 66
Views: 1258

Re: Carbon Skillets

I also have a little matfer. Perfect size for a couple of sunny side up eggs. Now if could just get the mrs. to stop using it maybe I could work up to slicker than glass . Still though just a teaspoon or so of butter and no issues with eggs sticking. So much lighter and quicker heating than cast iro...