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by Robstreperous
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Meara JNS - SOLD!
Replies: 12
Views: 516

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: 516

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: 8
Views: 414

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: 600

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...
by Robstreperous
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 2973
Views: 214398

Re: Show us your new knife!

Ladies and gentlemen... I bring you the Tsourkbata Kotetsu -- Chef Lex edition. Glued it up this morning. https://i.imgur.com/0ZDvsLl.jpg?2 Do you happen to have a choil shot post repair? Mowgs Ha. No.. I am not the mystery buyer of the repaired Chef Lex knife. I named mine the Chef Lex edition bec...
by Robstreperous
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: "Tim Johnson Knives" Handcrafted in Oxford, MA
Topic: 2019 Customs and WIP Stuff
Replies: 39
Views: 14396

Re: 2019 Customs and WIP Stuff

Wow. Huge difference.
by Robstreperous
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What kind of wax to seal tang opening in handle?
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: What kind of wax to seal tang opening in handle?

Ha Ben! Fitting for you to reply.

It's that Tsourkan handle you (somehow) pulled off intact on the practice blade about a year ago.

Thanks for the help.

I just put the Tsourkan on a Shibata.
by Robstreperous
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What kind of wax to seal tang opening in handle?
Replies: 3
Views: 193

What kind of wax to seal tang opening in handle?

Hi. So I have a little bit of a void around the opening for the tang on a knife I just handled. (First time and the void's not so bad so no complaints on my end.) . The knife's R2 so I'm not worried about rust or anything. What kind of wax do you use to seal up the void? Any wax at all? Candle wax? ...
by Robstreperous
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you do this with your Shibata R2?
Replies: 91
Views: 3356

Re: Would you do this with your Shibata R2?

^^^^

And all is right again with the world. These are remarkably good knives. I love mine.

Here's the one this thread inspired me to purchase and handle.

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by Robstreperous
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 2973
Views: 214398

Re: Show us your new knife!

Ladies and gentlemen... I bring you the Tsourkbata Kotetsu -- Chef Lex edition. Glued it up this morning.


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by Robstreperous
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you do this with your Shibata R2?
Replies: 91
Views: 3356

Re: Would you do this with your Shibata R2?

And on a positive note... my new Kotetsu 210 arrived Saturday. I have a handle all lined up for it ---- fits like a glove. I'll be doing the install once my epoxy arrives later this week. It's a really nice looking package I'll post pics probably over the weekend. In a funny sort of way -- without t...
by Robstreperous
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Great 2019 New knife shoot out!
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: The Great 2019 New knife shoot out!

Certainly great problems to have. I find myself moving back and forth among my Takedas, Shibata (soon to be plural), and Tsourkan. The driving factor for me tends to be profile lately i.e, how do I feel like cutting that particular day. - The Tsourkan''s definitely the workhorse in my crew. - The Sh...
by Robstreperous
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Don't need 4 AS KU gyutos - Shiro Kamo and Takeda Sasanoha for sale!
Replies: 7
Views: 997

Re: Don't need 4 AS KU gyutos - Shiro Kamo and Takeda Sasanoha for sale!

Somebody needs to buy that snakewood Shiro. Fantastic knives. Grinds are insanely good.

If I hadn't just picked up one of his ironwood 210s I'd be all over it.
by Robstreperous
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you do this with your Shibata R2?
Replies: 91
Views: 3356

Re: Would you do this with your Shibata R2?

In its own way it's probably an excellent outcome. Some things are not for certain people. To quote US News & World Report: We spare our readers unimportant news. We spare our advertisers unimportant readers. The situation's analogous here. Breath in. Breathe out. Move on. BTW. All this discussion h...
by Robstreperous
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you do this with your Shibata R2?
Replies: 91
Views: 3356

Re: Would you do this with your Shibata R2?

I would also add that it’s curiously uncommon for professionals to have the kind of knowledge people on this forum do about knives. Many have good knife skills (I would put this woman in the bottom 50% for breaking down fish), but wouldn’t have heard of Shibata or know the appropriate technique and...
by Robstreperous
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you do this with your Shibata R2?
Replies: 91
Views: 3356

Re: Would you do this with your Shibata R2?

A deba would be fine for this task. Not a laser thin knife with steep edges and hard steel. I use a gyuto on salmon like that all the time - never had one chip - maybe she needs to learn to keep her knife straight in the product. I have figured out that chipping in hard steel does not seem to come ...
by Robstreperous
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you do this with your Shibata R2?
Replies: 91
Views: 3356

Re: Would you do this with your Shibata R2?

ChefKnivesToGo wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:06 pm
I'm sure Shiba doesn't want his good name splattered across Youtube after abusing his work.
Among the first things I thought of. His knives are very special when used the proper way for the right jobs.
by Robstreperous
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you do this with your Shibata R2?
Replies: 91
Views: 3356

Re: Would you do this with your Shibata R2?

I don't know what the hell to do with customers like this I heard her say "chef for 2 1/2 years" . as well as repeating " I don't want to damage my meat." a couple of times. A). Get her feedback from an experienced chef. As far as what I've heard cutlery selection is part of a chef's ongoing traini...
by Robstreperous
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hilarious Restaurant Review
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Hilarious Restaurant Review

Oh dearie me.... Sometimes the review pretty much says it all .... all on its own! Worst experience ever they had to reheat my Steak 3 times and then I got offered to be reheated again. I can just see the follow up conversation.... I'm sorry sir... our grill will only reach 1100*F.......... For the ...
by Robstreperous
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Site Issues?
Replies: 27
Views: 831

Re: Site Issues?

The store site was coming back to me with "Primitives" for the home page. HTML links where there hsould have been images. Clicking on the links led back to the home page. As of a moment ago it was fine though.