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by snipes
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Suji, Cleaver, Stone & Shipping
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Suji, Cleaver, Stone & Shipping

Or do you have other recommendations for Suji? What about some ZDP189 like https://www.chefknivestogo.com/suzdsu27.html ? You have picked two of the more difficult knives to sharpen. Takeda knives have a unique grind and sharpening technique even though the actual AS steel used is not too difficult...
by snipes
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Suji, Cleaver, Stone & Shipping
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Suji, Cleaver, Stone & Shipping

The best way to find out when Takeda will be in stock is to email the retail store. We are just a bunch of knife fans and have no idea on when things are scheduled to come back in stock.
by snipes
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Question on hiromoto as 240mm gyuto
Replies: 18
Views: 731

Re: Question on hiromoto as 240mm gyuto

The AS Santoku was my first Japanese blade. Ordered it someplace and had it shipped directly to DM for sharpening. I cut my finger taking it out of the box when it finally arrived and the rest is history. Fun little knife. I sold it a couple years back to someone (pro chef I think) since it had been...
by snipes
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Takayuki Asks a Question
Replies: 24
Views: 448

Re: Takayuki Asks a Question

I'd agree with that sentiment. Who is the target audience for that line? I would think of the three blades in the series, only the gyuto could be considered a potential high volume seller. As a home cook it looks like a western style German knife and like you said the non Japanese writing doesn't he...
by snipes
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: None-stone sharpening
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: None-stone sharpening

Altadan wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:09 am
I'm just wondering how these systems might do for a Jknife in the hands of someone who doesn't care for steel dust under their nails, you know?
asking for a friend, right? :D
by snipes
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How to sharpen a single bevel knife.
Replies: 15
Views: 556

Re: How to sharpen a single bevel knife.

Just the thread and video I was looking for. I'm finally getting around to trying my hand at sharpening my Young Samurai yanagi
by snipes
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What was your first job?
Replies: 42
Views: 540

Re: What was your first job?

Had a paper route at 12 after doing any odd jobs I could find around the neighborhood. My dad used to say all the time "that boy will do anything for a dollar." Almost all of us started working as underaged children. The curse/benefit of not being born with a silver spoon in the mouth. I think it w...
by snipes
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Shaving
Topic: Straight Razor Newbie
Replies: 20
Views: 3881

Re: Straight Razor Newbie

I am trying to get into straight razor shaving. I was just wondering how long it has taken some people to finally get used to it and get good shaves from it. One month? Six months? A year? I'm not the best person to answer, but your post has been sitting here a few days so I figured I'd generate so...
by snipes
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What was your first job?
Replies: 42
Views: 540

Re: What was your first job?

Great stories, read them all. My first job ( I think) was working at one of my father's dry cleaners. He got sick of corporate life, opened the newspaper and said what business can I buy and learned it OTJ. Good gig, worked there during high school in between sport seasons and practices. In college ...
by snipes
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Charity Ideas
Topic: Minneapolis Crew!
Replies: 33
Views: 427

Re: Minneapolis Crew!

I'm game as well - live close to downtown so I can get anywhere easily Is this all out in Apple Valley? I also work with http://famplace.org/ in downtown St. Paul and a couple kitchens in Minneapolis Ah, Apple Valley. I spent the first half of my childhood there. Great place to be a kid other than ...
by snipes
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking for a 270mm Suji - up to $550
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: Looking for a 270mm Suji - up to $550

dmonterisi wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:57 am
Jeff B wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:14 pm
I love the cool patina a suji generally takes on. Being used mostly for proteins they tend to get more color to them.

My Kono W#2 Suji.
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gorgeous.
I believe you've just answered your own question sir. Mizuno for the win.
by snipes
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Instant pot $50 and Lodge 5 quart Oven $40
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Instant pot $50 and Lodge 5 quart Oven $40

Hmm, it said I wasn't eligible for the offer, but I have both Prime and Amex.
by snipes
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking for a 270mm Suji - up to $550
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: Looking for a 270mm Suji - up to $550

My only comment Damon is I'm not sure how "clean" the Mizuno would look with an iron cladding once it patinas. Suppose we all have different perspectives on "clean". I bet she's a heck of a cutter though.
by snipes
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking for new chef's knife. Seasoned chef here.
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: Looking for new chef's knife. Seasoned chef here.

I always enjoy these threads from seasoned Pros looking for a no nonsense blade for their toolkit. Following along, but nothing of value to add. Snipes do you have anything to add? Sounds like you may have some input? Nope. A big day in the kitchen for me is cooking for six people with no time pres...
by snipes
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which Lapping Plate to Buy
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: Which Lapping Plate to Buy

I have the DMT 120. Works just fine, never had an issue with it. If was to ever purchase another one, I'd almost certainly go for the cktg branded one with the same grit. I'm sure it would be just fine for my purposes at 1/3 price.
by snipes
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking for new chef's knife. Seasoned chef here.
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: Looking for new chef's knife. Seasoned chef here.

I always enjoy these threads from seasoned Pros looking for a no nonsense blade for their toolkit. Following along, but nothing of value to add.
by snipes
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 565
Views: 13337

Re: Carbon Skillets

One of these days I need to try my hand at French Onion. It's far and away my favorite soup. Killing me with no finished product pic on this cold sunny morning.
by snipes
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: stainless v. carbon
Replies: 20
Views: 609

Re: stainless v. carbon

The short (hopefully) answer is it really doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things. Each particular steel type has a set of tradeoffs to it whether carbon or stainless. As an example, the two you listed can be more difficult to sharpen than many carbon steels. Also, VG-10 can be very chippy depe...
by snipes
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 565
Views: 13337

Re: Carbon Skillets

Wow Ben. Those pics take me to my happy place. Looks delicious.
by snipes
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 565
Views: 13337

Re: Carbon Skillets

Figured I'd add another egg picture...just because. Streak continues. In the spirit of 100% transparency I had the smallest amount of sticking this morning on one teeny tiney edge that I had to nudge loose. Otherwise no sticking yet again. Been using about a teaspoon of room temp stick butter lately...