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by Organized
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Shrimp and Grits
Replies: 16
Views: 215

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: 215

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: 1520

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: 1677

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: 1677

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: 1677

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: 1677

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: 1677

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.
by Organized
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: BEST CARBON 210 GYUTO UNDER $600
Replies: 53
Views: 1677

Re: BEST CARBON 210 GYUTO UNDER $600

Kenichi Shiraki indeed does the kagekiyos...he admitted it in Instagram.
by Organized
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Need Help: Fujiwara versus Masamoto
Replies: 16
Views: 422

Re: Need Help: Fujiwara versus Masamoto

Misono moly I like quite a bit more than either fujiwara.
by Organized
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Need Help: Fujiwara versus Masamoto
Replies: 16
Views: 422

Re: Need Help: Fujiwara versus Masamoto

I had the fujiwara Carbon suji and stainless gyuto. They were both trash in terms of grind. Like I said both were purchased 4 years ago. Carbon suji was the worse offender though.
by Organized
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Need Help: Fujiwara versus Masamoto
Replies: 16
Views: 422

Re: Need Help: Fujiwara versus Masamoto

I owned a fujiwara gyuto and suji about 4 years ago, both of which I felt were poorly ground and thick behind the edge(even for the price).
I guess more attention is being paid nowadays, anyways it was a purchase I regretted.
by Organized
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Pass Arounds
Topic: Yahiko Nashiji 240 passaround
Replies: 38
Views: 1298

Re: Yahiko Nashiji 240 passaround

Has anyone compared this knife to mazaki knives? They look like they’re the same knife.
by Organized
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS: Masamoto KS Gyuto 240mm - SOLD!
Replies: 26
Views: 882

Re: WTS: Masamoto KS Gyuto 240mm

alanhuth wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:22 pm
I sure like mine. What's the best way to get rid of the varnish?
Borrow your girlfriends fingernail polish
by Organized
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toyama knives
Replies: 72
Views: 2825

Re: Toyama knives

I'm not privy to the JNS business model but I think their handles might all come from one maker. All of the JNS knives I've touched have had very similar handles. I haven't seen anything quite the same on CKTG. If the handles come with the knives, fine. If not, maybe a chestnut handle this time, or...
by Organized
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Toyama, Akebono 240 comparison
Replies: 9
Views: 936

Re: Toyama, Akebono 240 comparison

I love the idea of an ikeda honyaki! That being said Toyama is more workhorsey and akebono is more of a finesse knife(although it could be somewhat workhorsey too).
I like having a thicker power cutter to use next to a more precision oriented cutter. That’s how I would characterize this duo.
by Organized
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Toyama, Akebono 240 comparison
Replies: 9
Views: 936

Re: Toyama, Akebono 240 comparison

When I owned both Toyama and akebono simultaneously I found Toyama be the better all arounder and akebono better for moving through dense foods(great potato slicer). Personally, akebono was more reactive than Toyama. I didn’t like the akebono balance point(heavy handle). Much preferred sharpening ak...
by Organized
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to take care of a KU finish
Replies: 14
Views: 635

Re: How to take care of a KU finish

Organized » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:42 pm Nah, anything with weak KU finish is a no go for me. Ain’t got time for that. That's too bad. There are some really nice knives out there with a KU finish. I've not had any problems with my Tojiro knives, and rather like them. Oh I love KU finish, don’t get me w...
by Organized
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did you order with the Black Friday sale?
Replies: 105
Views: 5125

Re: What did you order with the Black Friday sale?

Sounds great. Seriously PM me whenever you’re ready to move it. It’s gonna go on the Geshin Ittetsu Honyaki after I make a whole bunch of practice pine handles to get the whole process down. It’ll be a while. Sell me that ittetsu handle. Sure, it’s pretty thick and rather long as it’s off a 270mm. I...
by Organized
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did you order with the Black Friday sale?
Replies: 105
Views: 5125

Re: What did you order with the Black Friday sale?

All I got was 20 bucks worth of ebony, horn and stainless spacer material for a handle project. I’m gonna do it, what the heck! Get it! What beauty you plan on putting it on? It’s gonna go on the Geshin Ittetsu Honyaki after I make a whole bunch of practice pine handles to get the whole process dow...