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by Organized
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Suehiro #180???
Replies: 11
Views: 335

Re: Suehiro #180???

I much prefer true grit yahiko 240? grit over pink brink before moving to cerax 320.
by Organized
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is a shun killer
Replies: 49
Views: 1551

Re: This is a shun killer

I’ve never resented shun for the steel or the handles or the cheap dammy....for me it’s all about the truly horrible profile. Like 4% of all the food I cut I use a rock chop and yet the shun profile in a way encourages the user to rock chop everything.
by Organized
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Gesshin stones, anyone use em and have any feedback?
Replies: 14
Views: 590

Re: Gesshin stones, anyone use em and have any feedback?

I’ve owned Atleast a dozen gesshin stones over the years. It’s really impossible to generalize their properties as they’re all designed with different characteristics and features. Gesshin 2k is a little overrated I think, much prefer Jon’s splash and go 1200. 5k isn’t special. 3k splash and go suck...
by Organized
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke YS question
Replies: 13
Views: 827

Re: Konosuke YS question

Well, knives don’t turn into gold because Yoshida placed his hands on them. His magnum opus remains.
That’s an interesting tidbit of information.
by Organized
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke YS question
Replies: 13
Views: 827

Re: Konosuke YS question

Without a doubt the best knives under the Yoshikane brand were made before Yoshida San retired in 2013 and also were made by him. Today they’re still fine for what they are, bang for the buck sorta thing. But today we see a much different level of craftsmanship. The old Damascus v2 and wh2 knives we...
by Organized
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Freeing hostages
Replies: 126
Views: 3675

Re: Freeing hostages

Man, I went through process 3 times and finally I realized I never selected ground shipping therefore the order wouldn’t process. Can’t help but wonder if I had a chance.
by Organized
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke YS question
Replies: 13
Views: 827

Re: Konosuke YS question

Yes, and I’ve read that the letters indicate the smiths and sharpeners behind the lines not the brand line or anything like that.
by Organized
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke YS question
Replies: 13
Views: 827

Re: Konosuke YS question

I’m wondering if the Y stands for the famous Tsuneo Yoshida that retired several years ago. A swan song performance perhaps?
by Organized
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS: Terayasu Fujiwara 240 Nashiji W#1 custom - SOLD!
Replies: 25
Views: 1245

Re: FS: Terayasu Fujiwara 240 Nashiji W#1 custom handle

Where does this knife sell new for $380 at? They can be had for much less than that.
by Organized
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Flattening; Yes or No. Why?
Replies: 29
Views: 1282

Re: Flattening; Yes or No. Why?

Depending on what kind of stone youre using, they may need to be flattened in order to be effective. Lots of soakers load and until the loaded surface of the stone is clean again they will not cut properly. Kitayama and rika 5k are 2 pretty extreme examples of this. Those stones will suck to use if ...
by Organized
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R2....vs everything else
Replies: 29
Views: 1148

Re: R2....vs everything else

I’ve never actually used R2 but have used plenty of ginsanko, sld, skd, aebl, “swed stainless”, etc etc etc...
So far I’ve found ginsanko and skd steels to sharpen up the easiest and quickest. Is R2 more like sld?
by Organized
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Shrimp and Grits
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Re: Shrimp and Grits

You can also even soak your grits overnight before you cook them. I think they cook more evenly this way as some water is already absorbed.
by Organized
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Shrimp and Grits
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Re: Shrimp and Grits

The way that grits are cooked can be pretty contentious. Lots of people like slow and low, but I prefer to boil them until thickened-either way it’s important not to overlook grits(can’t stand mushy grits). I use chicken stock or atleast chicken base with grits although most people I know like milk....
by Organized
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Finding Kato or "something similar"
Replies: 59
Views: 2336

Re: Finding Kato or "something similar"

Maybe take a look a ginrei/ shihan knives. Similar geometry but without the huge spine.
by Organized
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: BEST CARBON 210 GYUTO UNDER $600
Replies: 53
Views: 2510

Re: BEST CARBON 210 GYUTO UNDER $600

Out of curiosity, what are these “new designs and high end aesthetics” that people seem to think are unique only to Fujiyamas?
by Organized
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: BEST CARBON 210 GYUTO UNDER $600
Replies: 53
Views: 2510

Re: BEST CARBON 210 GYUTO UNDER $600

I’m aware of the various price points for Shirakis work. From dirt cheap tesshu, to high end honyaki and fujiyama in between. What’s interesting is I’m not so sure Shiraki cares as much about the secrecy as the brands might. He did after all just voluntarily out himself for making kagekiyos. I perso...
by Organized
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: BEST CARBON 210 GYUTO UNDER $600
Replies: 53
Views: 2510

Re: BEST CARBON 210 GYUTO UNDER $600

Actually, I think Shiraki does a lot of vg10, but I have zero actual evidence for that besides a few lines I’ve seen that look like his work. Given that they guy is one of the fastest smiths in history, he’s probably fluent with most classic steels and also is probably still forging more than many ...
by Organized
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: BEST CARBON 210 GYUTO UNDER $600
Replies: 53
Views: 2510

Re: BEST CARBON 210 GYUTO UNDER $600

Shiraki is on instagram, maybe someone could reach out to him to find which lines/steels he does.
My guess would be the more expensive ones. Not wh2 or vg10.
by Organized
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: BEST CARBON 210 GYUTO UNDER $600
Replies: 53
Views: 2510

Re: BEST CARBON 210 GYUTO UNDER $600

I just checked back on Instagram, I was going to share with you the link. Anyway, Shiraki commented on Jon’s recent post about the Kagekiyo line. He said basically “thank you for carrying my knives”. It appears that Jon deleted the comment. Which isn’t surprising.