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by -btm-
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Micro chipping on AS nakiri
Replies: 9
Views: 367

Re: Micro chipping on AS nakiri

There might have been a little burr or weak steel from factory sharpening. I use my Kohetsu AS as my rough&tough knife and I can vouch for the toughness of the steel. Give it one good full progression and you should be good to go.
by -btm-
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Retinning services for copper pots?
Replies: 14
Views: 534

Re: Retinning services for copper pots?

enjay- No need to fear the tin! It is like having a carbon steel knife.... with a little extra attention it is no problem. Yesterday I stumbled across this beautiful Lamalle copper gratin with perfect tin for a few bucks at my local thrift store. They do 1/2 price on cookware Thursdays so it was eve...
by -btm-
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Retinning services for copper pots?
Replies: 14
Views: 534

Re: Retinning services for copper pots?

A hand wiped tin lining should last a really long time in a home kitchen if you treat it nicely. Years and years. I have pans I've used almost daily for 4-5 years without even the slightest hint of copper showing through. I can imagine they won't need tin until my kids inherit them. I think some peo...
by -btm-
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Retinning services for copper pots?
Replies: 14
Views: 534

Re: Retinning services for copper pots?

Yeah, given shipping costs and your location you might stay on the East Coast. ECT just had a spring special with free inbound shipping if you have two or more pans. He runs specials on shipping pretty often. If that has expired you can use his shipping account via the ECT website for discounted shi...
by -btm-
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your knives!
Replies: 398
Views: 22694

Re: Show us your knives!

bueno.

Seeing everyone post these epic collections is making me want to try some new knives!
by -btm-
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your knives!
Replies: 398
Views: 22694

Re: Show us your knives!

Hey Dan-
When did you pick up the Ashi 180 petty? I've been dying to see how one fits me in-hand.... I might need to stop by your place for a beer soon.
Ben
by -btm-
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Retinning services for copper pots?
Replies: 14
Views: 534

Re: Retinning services for copper pots?

PS Expect to spend $4-$6 per inch. 2x sides plus bottom to figure a rough price. Most of these tinners have have a quote calculator or will get back to you quickly with a price. Southwest was around $4 and I think ECT is $5 now. It is actually really satisfying to take an old crusty pan and see it b...
by -btm-
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Retinning services for copper pots?
Replies: 14
Views: 534

Re: Retinning services for copper pots?

I've used East Coast Tinning and Southwest Hand Tinning. Shipping cost is a big factor with copper, so your location might decide for you. East Coast Tinning has been around a long time and has quick turn around. Jim is nice and easy to do business with. I personally prefer Southwest Hand Tinning fo...
by -btm-
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shapton full thickness glass stones
Replies: 27
Views: 1030

Re: Shapton full thickness glass stones

I really like the glass 220. An extra thick version would make a lot of sense for that stone since it is a bit softer than the rest of the line. The upper grits are pretty slow wearing so I agree that building low to high is the best way to go.
by -btm-
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Flattening plate question
Replies: 18
Views: 852

Re: Flattening plate question

As everyone said you will be fine. Those diamond plates can sometimes be irregular or a little extra aggressive the first few times you use them. After flattening your low grit stone a few times it'll settle down. Two quick things to add to what has been said... - You will need to flatten your 5k st...
by -btm-
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Kamo R2 240 Gyuto - SOLD!
Replies: 8
Views: 547

Re: WTS Kamo R2 240 Gyuto

Yeah, amazing knives. I would still love a 150 petty from that particular batch. If he made a 165 petty I'd be all over it. Hopefully this particular knife will tick all the boxes for the new owner!
by -btm-
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Kamo R2 240 Gyuto - SOLD!
Replies: 8
Views: 547

Re: WTS Kamo R2 240 Gyuto

SOLD! Thanks Forum.
Thanks for the good communication and quick payment ddw12!
by -btm-
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Kamo R2 240 Gyuto - SOLD!
Replies: 8
Views: 547

Re: WTS Kamo R2 240 Gyuto

I forgot to mention that the knife will ship with the original box...
by -btm-
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Kamo R2 240 Gyuto - SOLD!
Replies: 8
Views: 547

Kamo R2 240 Gyuto - SOLD!

For Sale: Shiro Kamo R2 240mm Gyuto. This one is from a batch Mark got a few years back. Ho/Buffalo handle. This particular batch was extra light and ground extra thin compared to earlier batches. Lightly used at home. Great knife but I've been using smaller knives lately and this is a big/oversized...
by -btm-
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Field cast iron skillets factory seconds sale
Replies: 91
Views: 3442

Re: Field cast iron skillets factory seconds sale

Even better is vintage copper if you can find it... I just had these two beauties retinned. The splayed pan dates from sometime around the 1880's and the Saute is c 1900. Just keep an eye out for any copper that looks legit (chunky cast iron handles, copper rivets, thick copper, etc.). Even if it lo...
by -btm-
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Field cast iron skillets factory seconds sale
Replies: 91
Views: 3442

Re: Field cast iron skillets factory seconds sale

@Gastro Gnome Yes, the older vintage lodge pans are significantly better than any newer production stuff. They made pans for many many years without a lodge logo on the bottom. Most of the older pans have a raised "heat ring" with three notches cut out and the size number. The older pans were finish...
by -btm-
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Western style fillet knife made in Japan
Replies: 18
Views: 876

Re: Western style fillet knife made in Japan

I love the TK steel for cutting meat. Tough, takes a great edge, easy to touch up.... A 5 or 6" boning knife with a classic upswept profile would be amazing. There is definitely a gap in the market there. Victorinox is basically the industry standard but there is no comparison to the TK steel. A rep...
by -btm-
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Ceramic Rod
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: WTB: Ceramic Rod

Found something that will work. Mods please close. Thanks!
by -btm-
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Ceramic Rod
Replies: 1
Views: 193

WTB: Ceramic Rod

I had an Idahone rod for years and hardly used it. I ended up giving it away to another forum member since I was doing fine on stones and strops. Now I find myself doing more butchery and I need a rod for quick touch-ups. If anyone has something in good condition gathering dust somewhere maybe we ca...
by -btm-
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: stone recommendations for axe sharpening
Replies: 30
Views: 1385

Re: stone recommendations for axe sharpening

^^^ Those look perfect Ken! I imagine any broken or cut down stones would also work, but that "puck" size is common for a reason. I especially like the slightly smaller EP size for the narrow, longer shape. I find I can really see what I'm doing and get good control over the stone as I work my way o...