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by Robstreperous
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Review of Nubatama 320 Platinum
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Review of Nubatama 320 Platinum

Thanks for the very well written and thorough review. I remember the first time I used one of these. I forget whether it was a 320 or 600. I ran it through what I thought was going to be my first trial pass. What ordinarily would have just been a couple of strokes, sucked in my breath and said... "Y...
by Robstreperous
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Cleaver or Takeda (but not both!)
Replies: 10
Views: 309

Re: Cleaver or Takeda (but not both!)

I like Gladius' advice above. I have both my CCK and 210 Takeda bunka. The cleaver really is its own unique style. Taller. Flatter. My 210 bunka I'd say is closer to a cross between a nakiri and gyuto. It's about as tall as my 240 Takeda. Slightly more swept than my Shimo nakiri. It's a true in betw...
by Robstreperous
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: anyone bored yet? Lets design a knife!
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: anyone bored yet? Lets design a knife!

So... Tim... Ya' think this one might take less time then the last time I tried this with you...

Just wonderin...' :mrgreen:

Kidding of course... great idea.

I vote for heavy cleaver.
by Robstreperous
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: "Tim Johnson Knives" Handcrafted in Oxford, MA
Topic: Currently Available
Replies: 37
Views: 16697

Re: Currently Available

Striking blades Tim. Good to see you back in production.

Dove Was all the way huh?
by Robstreperous
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronovirus in the kitchen
Replies: 43
Views: 1347

Re: Coronovirus in the kitchen

Wish I could do more than say my heart goes out to all you guys in the industry. As a customer I can see what's happening first hand. Any given month I easily have 20 tabs I pick up for business. Sometimes 2 to 3 times that if it's a heavy travel month. Now? My company shut our offices and my custom...
by Robstreperous
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Profiles vs Protein
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: Profiles vs Protein

My experience is that grinds matter more than finish or profile (by profile in this case I mean the sweep of the edge from tip to heel). Blade height as cliff points out obvioulsy matters. Example: I love both my Tsourkan (workhorse) and my Kashima (laser). They both do a better than average job on ...
by Robstreperous
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Help choosing a laser
Replies: 24
Views: 1183

Re: Help choosing a laser

The Shibata AS is the best cutter I have ever used. King of the lasers. Suitable for a pro kitchen? Not sure. It is thin, though it doesn't seem delicate. Wonder of the Kashima is more delicate. Good point. My Kashima does seem a bit more delicate than my Kotetsu and I haven't tried anything of Shi...
by Robstreperous
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Help choosing a laser
Replies: 24
Views: 1183

Re: Help choosing a laser

This will be used in a profession environment but only when I know I can care for it properly, never on the line or anything. A few knives I’ve been eyeing are: Full disclosure I'm a huge fan of lasers and Shibata's are my favorite. So when someone asks for a laser recommendation I immediately thin...
by Robstreperous
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: New Edge Sharpening - Peter Nowlan
Topic: Takeda Sharpening
Replies: 15
Views: 5686

Re: Takeda Sharpening

Ha! What and eye opener. Know what? It's never ever occurred to me to try to sharpen both sides with the same hand! I've always used my right for one side and left side for the other and --- know what? I've always struggled with the opposite problem you mention... I'm significantly better and more c...
by Robstreperous
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rock Chopping Style and Japanese Knives
Replies: 10
Views: 685

Re: Rock Chopping Style and Japanese Knives

Knives are very personal tools and Konosuke has a huge following around here. I'm not the best person to comment on the various Konosukes though.

You should probably wait for feedback from the guys who know them better.

That particular Kohetsu is very well regarded.
by Robstreperous
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rock Chopping Style and Japanese Knives
Replies: 10
Views: 685

Re: Rock Chopping Style and Japanese Knives

In addition to jmcnelly's advice above it'd help if we knew what knife you bought. Some JKnives are fantastic pure rockers. Some are only push/pull. It depends on the knife's shape. I have one knife I love I only dig out for rocking. Others do it all. Yet others could only rock if they were laying o...
by Robstreperous
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: New Edge Sharpening - Peter Nowlan
Topic: Takeda Sharpening
Replies: 15
Views: 5686

Re: Takeda Sharpening

Hi Peter. As usual... an excellent article. Thank you for it. You've confirmed something I've been fiddling with in practice: The finger placement thing right before switching stones. It's what I kind of "migrated to" on my own. Since I don't sharpen enough to have my muscle memory locked in for Tak...
by Robstreperous
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Shiro Kamo R2 Damascus 210 vs Takamura Damascus R2
Replies: 9
Views: 791

Re: Shiro Kamo R2 Damascus 210 vs Takamura Damascus R2

I added a Shiro Kamo 210 sometime this summer. I'm reaching for it a heck of a lot more than I expected. I've always been a 240 guy. Something about that grind. It's no laser but it's still awfully nimble and the profile works as a do it all kind of knife. So many good things about this knife it's e...
by Robstreperous
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Repeating or moving on
Replies: 15
Views: 862

Re: Repeating or moving on

Tips are trickier than farther toward the heel. At least I find. For me it has to do with the angles my hands and body are in relative to the stone and blade. Like anything else though it gets easier with practice. Eventually you'll get to the point where your body knows what to do with out consciou...
by Robstreperous
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your knives!
Replies: 468
Views: 65992

Re: Show us your knives!

Which is exactly why I'm at 3 dozen or so knives and counting... :? That sounds like my (near) future! I am currently eyeing 6 or 8 more knives... Yeppp... I decided to limit myself to no more than 2 new knives per year and sticking to it. The way it's gone though I'm now bought out through 2033.
by Robstreperous
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Dutch Oven/Braiser
Replies: 46
Views: 12250

Re: Dutch Oven/Braiser

^^^^^ Drag and thanks for the heads up.

Kind of like Patagonia's lifetime replacement policy. Lifetime means for as long as they sell that item. That's why I'm an Arc'teryx guy.
by Robstreperous
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Meara JNS - SOLD!
Replies: 12
Views: 857

Re: WTS Meara JNS

Nmiller21k wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:38 pm
I like to slurry mine with the green brick :D

Good point. I almost always use some kind of nagura with mine in order to raise a slurry.
by Robstreperous
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Meara JNS - SOLD!
Replies: 12
Views: 857

Re: WTS Meara JNS

I will probably regret this but I am just not using this stone. I like it but it needs to go to someone who will use it. 250 including shipping CONUS. Any chance you can describe the approximate grit of the stone and how that changes? This may help. It crosses over beautifully from a Nubatama Bambo...
by Robstreperous
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone pick up the instock shibata kashimas?
Replies: 9
Views: 857

Re: Anyone pick up the instock shibata kashimas?

I liked my 240 Kashima so much it made me pick up a 210 Kotetsu. For the way I like to cut these are wonderful knives. That said, I wonder if the custom handle thing impacted sales velocity at all. At least for me it would. I'm kind of particular about colored handles. I either love it or I don't an...
by Robstreperous
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: That was fun
Replies: 20
Views: 1307

Re: That was fun

On Vics, there’s definitely been a change in steel. Sharpened a newer one, less than five years old, an at Element hotel. Then last week I sharpened a roughly 20-year-old Vic I originally bought and gifted to a friend. The older Vic was easier to sharpen, got sharper and felt good on the stones. Th...