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by snipes
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone buying anything on primeday?
Replies: 47
Views: 636

Re: Anyone buying anything on primeday?

Nope didn't buy a thing this time around. I did briefly browse to see if they had any smoking deals on cheap TVs. All they seem to be pushing this year is their own branded stuff. I'm a Roku user so no interest in Fire stick and already have at least a half dozen Alexas in the house and probably 4-5...
by snipes
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Gyotu for midling Edgepro user, but which steel?
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Gyotu for midling Edgepro user, but which steel?

Get the Takamura. You won't regret it. Still has all the aesthetics, rounded choil / spine and slim western handle that you are looking for. It will be a step up in terms of steel quality and the edge retention on that blade is pretty damn good. I have an EP and bought this knife in the 150 petty fo...
by snipes
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So many things wrong with this picture!
Replies: 21
Views: 644

Re: So many things wrong with this picture!

So many things indeed.... The only thing missing is a Minnesota Vikings mug.
by snipes
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Thermapen Classic $59
Replies: 10
Views: 689

Re: Thermapen Classic $59

Ok, so I'm inching myself slowly towards getting one of these. Question: When checking the temp of a piece of meat how quickly does the temperature display go back down when you remove the probe? I was checking my steak over the weekend as it was getting close and wanted to check more than one place...
by snipes
Mon May 27, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blu Skillet Ironware.
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: Blu Skillet Ironware.

Look very nice. Love the various handles.
by snipes
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum Special
Replies: 25
Views: 1187

Re: Forum Special

I'm lucky enough to have an old time family butcher down the road from me with top quality meats at very reasonable prices. This steak was cooked on my large Matfer carbon steel skillet and finished with a little pat of butter and sea salt flakes.
by snipes
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Recommendation Japanese tool from steel
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: Recommendation Japanese tool from steel

cktg used to carry a few. I believe Tanaka made them. I kicked around the idea of picking one up off and on. No real help on what to look for though.
by snipes
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum Special
Replies: 25
Views: 1187

Re: Forum Special

Put this baby to the test last night against a 22 oz. prime bone in ribeye. Yumm.

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by snipes
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Takayuki steak knife
Replies: 18
Views: 625

Re: Takayuki steak knife

I always slice it on a board and then plate it. I keep the fatty parts and Sue takes the lean slices. :) It works so well with a small family of hungry mouths, too :) Which piece would you pick? https://youtu.be/9QwZ72jTo4s Glade to see the chef has better etiquette than I do when they put their fi...
by snipes
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Harder versions of white and blue
Replies: 36
Views: 1249

Re: Harder versions of white and blue

it has to be TFTFTFTF, tf's don't chip with the right board, technique and sharpening. I believe he is one of the only smiths who take the steel (white 1 and blue super) to almost the absolute usable max. His nashiji is softer than his maboroshi and with the denka being the hardest. TF was my thoug...
by snipes
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Harder versions of white and blue
Replies: 36
Views: 1249

Re: Harder versions of white and blue

The edges of some knives are also fatigued coming from the smiths shop depending on how they were sharpened making them chippy. Sharpening and exposing fresh steel stops the chipping. This is not a new or uncommon phenomenon. I've had this happen as well and it's not uncommon to get a new knife wit...
by snipes
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Takayuki steak knife
Replies: 18
Views: 625

Re: Takayuki steak knife

Qapla' wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:19 pm
Pardon me if this seems dense, but do you have a link? I couldn't find it on the site.
https://www.chefknivestogo.com/egiftcode.html
by snipes
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum Special
Replies: 25
Views: 1187

Re: Forum Special

Ut_ron wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:16 pm
LOL I just sliced a lime for a Caribbean mule using rum.
With the knife?? Also a heck of a salami slicer I just found out! Already in love. Just looked, can't believe these things aren't sold out.
by snipes
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum Special
Replies: 25
Views: 1187

Re: Forum Special

I just unboxed mine from the mailbox and all I can say is WOW. Beautiful if not a bit blingy blade, perfect handle fit and finish and quite substantial in size for ~120mm. If the profile wasn't so curved and cktg marketed these as a short petty they'd be constantly sold out at the current introduct...
by snipes
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Petty knives for steak knives?
Replies: 30
Views: 1360

Re: Petty knives for steak knives?

I know there were those forum special Sakai Takayuki steak knives that just went out, hope to hear back from those who got what they think. The hammered AND damascus pattern is very appealing. Another new arrival that looks suitable, but might not be depending on how stiff the blade is, is the Yaxe...
by snipes
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum Special
Replies: 25
Views: 1187

Re: Forum Special

I just unboxed mine from the mailbox and all I can say is WOW. Beautiful if not a bit blingy blade, perfect handle fit and finish and quite substantial in size for ~120mm. If the profile wasn't so curved and cktg marketed these as a short petty they'd be constantly sold out at the current introducto...
by snipes
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vote on in stock out of stock feature
Replies: 38
Views: 968

Re: Vote on in stock out of stock feature

Agree with every1 above, #1.
by snipes
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Takayuki steak knife
Replies: 18
Views: 625

Re: Takayuki steak knife

Thanks Ken. Appreciate the feedback.
by snipes
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Takayuki steak knife
Replies: 18
Views: 625

Takayuki steak knife

So I pulled the trigger on one of cktg's current forum specials for the Takayuki "steak knife", for posterity's sake, VG10 HRC 60. The inevitable follow on question would be, how does one maintain the edge? It will be used on regular dinner plates for cooked proteins. I only purchased one, so it wil...
by snipes
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum Special
Replies: 25
Views: 1187

Re: Forum Special

Want. But won’t use. 😂 hope everyone that picks one up uses it to the end of time. I gave it the same test criteria and luckily need was an easy yes . I'm looking forward to the first use and first use among friends to see the comments / questions that come up when only I pull this little excalibur...