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by Robstreperous
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Ikeda 240 vs Shibata AS or R-2 240mm Gyuto
Replies: 25
Views: 278

Re: Ikeda 240 vs Shibata AS or R-2 240mm Gyuto

Don't mean to hijack this thread. I'll start a new one but I'll make one last post on this off topic as a follow up. short height and thin spine it actually functions as a pretty competent mid sized suji... You'll have to directly compare the Kashima vs " the real thing " KS and post your comments. ...
by Robstreperous
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Kamo R2 240mm gyuto FS
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: Kamo R2 240mm gyuto FS

When I imagine myself working in (some poor unfortunate ) restaurant's kitchen as a pro this is the knife I have a hunch I'd want.

Outstanding knife. Someone needs to pick it up and give it some love.
by Robstreperous
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Ikeda 240 vs Shibata AS or R-2 240mm Gyuto
Replies: 25
Views: 278

Re: Ikeda 240 vs Shibata AS or R-2 240mm Gyuto

Thank-you for the replies. So it looks like these are two different animals with similar profiles and different grinds. Does either have convexing to help with food release and is whippiness an issue? Good questions. I had no issues with flexibility when using the Kashima R2 or the Kotetsu R2. I di...
by Robstreperous
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Ikeda 240 vs Shibata AS or R-2 240mm Gyuto
Replies: 25
Views: 278

Re: Ikeda 240 vs Shibata AS or R-2 240mm Gyuto

...something I'm enjoying tremendously about the Kashima is due to its short height and thin spine it actually functions as a pretty competent mid sized suji... I can slice/carve with my other gyutos but the Kashima's so much better at it. --- ...and thus the appeal of the KS profile. Really? This ...
by Robstreperous
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Ikeda 240 vs Shibata AS or R-2 240mm Gyuto
Replies: 25
Views: 278

Re: Ikeda 240 vs Shibata AS or R-2 240mm Gyuto

I like the Shibata AS profile better. I find the R2 profile a bit short in the heal. The AS is talled by a couple mm and I like the extra height behind the tip. Just personal preference. ------ You are referring to the AS vs Kashima, agreed I like the profile better too... the Kotetsu R2 is tallest...
by Robstreperous
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Ikeda 240 vs Shibata AS or R-2 240mm Gyuto
Replies: 25
Views: 278

Re: Ikeda 240 vs Shibata AS or R-2 240mm Gyuto

I'm not sure how much different if any the Kotetsu line is from the Battleship or Kashima but I've got the Shibata Kotetsu in R2 and have no reservations cutting anything with it. Very strong cutter and steel considering the thin laser geometry. The Kotetsu is another fantastic knife and I enjoyed ...
by Robstreperous
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Ikeda 240 vs Shibata AS or R-2 240mm Gyuto
Replies: 25
Views: 278

Re: Ikeda 240 vs Shibata AS or R-2 240mm Gyuto

Jeffry's comments above are right on the button regarding the Kashima (I have the R2) It's the racehorse in the stable and a winner of a racehorse at that. Don't go using it to jump fences.... Neither you, the horse, nor the knife will will be happy with the results. Slice - Yes! Chop - be careful. ...
by Robstreperous
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Konosuke HD2 240mm Gyuto + Khii Ebony
Replies: 27
Views: 231

Re: Konosuke HD2 240mm Gyuto + Khii Ebony

Heh, that meat hidden somewhere in the grind is an interesting thing and I had no idea how to get that point across. I am glad it makes sense. I know. It's the kind of thing where once you feel it it'll make sense. I've only used 2 Konos so far (Blue Fuji was the other one. ) But they both had it. ...
by Robstreperous
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Konosuke HD2 240mm Gyuto + Khii Ebony
Replies: 27
Views: 231

Re: Konosuke HD2 240mm Gyuto + Khii Ebony

Hey Kit.. good job. I read the whole review and I found myself largely agreeing with your assessment on its characteristics. I had that knife for a period of time and the only item I can't comment on is edge retention -- I never got that far. The rest of the characteristics? I agree. This statement ...
by Robstreperous
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are your best woods?
Replies: 25
Views: 382

Re: What are your best woods?

Good to know. I just knew I liked it. Waiting to find the right application for it. The figuring on hthe side with the elipse is really intense. Wish I was better at taking pictures.
by Robstreperous
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are your best woods?
Replies: 25
Views: 382

Re: What are your best woods?

I have this spalted ivory turning square I'm waiting to find the right project for.

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by Robstreperous
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Opinion: Patina on or Off When Selling a Knife?
Replies: 29
Views: 499

Re: Opinion: Patina on or Off When Selling a Knife?

I agree and good for you.

Lately I've noticed a Japanese (? Asian at least) art form on pottery.

When the pottery breaks, chips or cracks, the pieces are put back together or the dent covered in gold --- so the effected area actually stands out. It paints the story of the piece.
by Robstreperous
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Opinion: Patina on or Off When Selling a Knife?
Replies: 29
Views: 499

Re: Opinion: Patina on or Off When Selling a Knife?

^^^^. Man you’ve got that right. Even with above average personal stuff anymore it’s a maze. I just try to make sure I’m up on my basic data and familiarize myself with some of the record keeping I need. Enough. Never did get to take a picture of the Doi. Tomorrow... I’m leaving the patina on.
by Robstreperous
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Opinion: Patina on or Off When Selling a Knife?
Replies: 29
Views: 499

Re: Opinion: Patina on or Off When Selling a Knife?

Trust but verify. Any accountant or tax lawyer is only as good as the data and guidance they receive from you. Could you imagine going to a doctor, giving them no input, saying OK. You figure it out? Then expecting a perfect outcome? You can pay someone for advice. You can pay someone for representa...
by Robstreperous
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Opinion: Patina on or Off When Selling a Knife?
Replies: 29
Views: 499

Re: Opinion: Patina on or Off When Selling a Knife?

Wanna move the Doi over to the classifieds yet? I am sure there are a couple of people out there looking for a good Doi! Yeah... It's on my list of stuff to get done. This morning was taking a preliminary run at my 2017 Federal Taxes.... Oy Gawwdd.. I need a break. Back to the Doi.. I take such rot...
by Robstreperous
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Opinion: Patina on or Off When Selling a Knife?
Replies: 29
Views: 499

Re: Opinion: Patina on or Off When Selling a Knife?

I consider patina on a reactive knife blade to be desireable as it helps protect the steel. Consequently, I would leave it on and up to the customer to remove if they so desire. After all, they are purchasing this patina-ed blade “as is” and I do not change deal terms after money has been exchanged...
by Robstreperous
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Pride Abrasive
Replies: 40
Views: 612

Re: Pride Abrasive

Sure. As long as, given the size of the list, there's any stone left by the time they get to me!
by Robstreperous
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Opinion: Patina on or Off When Selling a Knife?
Replies: 29
Views: 499

Opinion: Patina on or Off When Selling a Knife?

So what do you guys think?

If you were selling a knife in the classifieds would you clean it up first so it's nice and shiny or leave the hazy, slighlty blue patina on?

They show better when they look "like new" still there's something to be said for a nice patina.
by Robstreperous
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: 240 Gyuto recommendation
Replies: 15
Views: 318

Re: 240 Gyuto recommendation

Yepp... That's the knife. You've got 3 formats to consider -- KTip Gyuto all stainless the Kotetsu R2 https://www.chefknivestogo.com/shkor2gy24.html --- Gyuto slightly shorter blade height slgihtly longer blade leghth R2 stainless the Kashima https://www.chefknivestogo.com/shkacugy24.html I think I ...
by Robstreperous
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: plastic ferrules? a little like plastic bolsters?
Replies: 23
Views: 480

Re: plastic ferrules? a little like plastic bolsters?

Just one voice among many here.... When I look at a knife with a plastic ferrule I immediately add $70 to its price and assume I'm going to need to upgrade it if I like it. To be fair having upgaded on my own I'll probably have acquired and upgraded handle. The fact is I really don't like the feel o...