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by milkbaby
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite unloved knife.
Replies: 15
Views: 195

Re: Favorite unloved knife.

I bought a Mutsumi Hinoura 240 mm gyuto in stainless clad shirogami 2 which is freaking great. It's a middleweight wide bevel (at least from visual and tactile inspection, I haven't tried the bevel on the stones yet) that is thin behind the edge with very nice performance. I got it during last year'...
by milkbaby
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Itto Ryo Nakiri w/Custom Handle and Saya - SOLD!
Replies: 16
Views: 375

Re: FS - Itto Ryo Nakiri w/Custom Handle and Saya

That whole package is awesome looking. GLWS
by milkbaby
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Getting ready to thin
Replies: 18
Views: 240

Re: Getting ready to thin

Here is a diagram of thickening behind the edge: http://www.survivalnewsonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Flat-Grind.gif I don't have a Henckels in front of me, but I'm guessing they are possibly a compound grind with a slight hollow lower bevel going into a flat grind towards the spine? The pur...
by milkbaby
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wood supplier saying hi!
Replies: 24
Views: 409

Re: Wood supplier saying hi!

Welcome Ben! One of these days I'll be financially solvent enough again to buy some of that cool wood from you that looks awesome. :) My favorites that I saw on your Instagram and website over this last year was the leopardwood burl. That cumaru burl and thornwood you got right now run a close secon...
by milkbaby
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 106
Views: 2119

Re: Show us your new knife!

https://i.imgur.com/yeGkBqV.jpg https://i.imgur.com/XmWCOFe.jpg My Sukenari W#1 Honyaki 185mm santoku with new shroeder semi custom handle :D hated the stock handle , Alton installed a lovely purple maple burl with African Blackwood ferrule and buckeye Burl spacer . I put it in full rotation today ...
by milkbaby
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taking Care of Full Carbon
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Taking Care of Full Carbon

5160 shouldn't be any harder to take care of in the kitchen than other similar relatively simple carbon steels. Basically don't leave it wet. When you cut acidic foods, like tomatoes or citrus, you may want to wipe off with a wet towel (or rinse with water) followed by a dry towel in between ingredi...
by milkbaby
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 106
Views: 2119

Re: Show us your new knife!

I bought my first Japanese knife about a month ago, so these are all new. http://www.chefknivestogoforums.com/download/file.php?id=1673&mode=view - I have a fu-rin-ka-zan blue #2 usuba coming in the mail Getting into these knives, learning new cutting techniques, and sharpening, has been a really f...
by milkbaby
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 106
Views: 2119

Re: Show us your new knife!

Milkbaby. What is the nakiri? Looks fantastic. Thanks for the kind words! It's the latest knife that I made. It had significant warps after I heat treated it, especially bad at the edge, so I planned on just finishing it out best I could and keep it myself. However, it came out so much nicer than I...
by milkbaby
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 106
Views: 2119

Re: Show us your new knife!

The Bloodroot is from the November lottery, so I suspect it was made in September or October. It is absolutely magnificent in terms of fit and finish, and it is also one of the thinnest, most precise grinds I've seen, at least according to first impressions. I've only had it for a few days... If yo...
by milkbaby
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 106
Views: 2119

Re: Show us your new knife!

Actually the one above isn't mine, I just had brought it at home to clean before returning it after a club event I'm in charge of.

I am debating keeping the one below though. Not a huge nakiri fan, but... :)

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by milkbaby
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 106
Views: 2119

Re: Show us your new knife!

Something different, whatcha think?
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by milkbaby
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 106
Views: 2119

Re: Show us your new knife!

Some turnover in my collection! Nubatama 240mm Kaneshige 210mm Bloodroot Sawblade 220mm Konosuke W#2 120mm One more on the way...but not sure when it will arrive. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4552/23870221467_8c059c2dd1_k.jpg That Bloodroot! Sweet... how recently was it made? They keep getting be...
by milkbaby
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 106
Views: 2119

Re: Show us your new knife!

It's not fair to put the Carter rehandled Doi in the same post with that awesome HHH gyuto! Everything Randy and Junior have been making recently has been f* incredible. That is the nicest Doi I've seen on the interwebz tho. :)
by milkbaby
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Zwilling Medium Bamboo Chopping Board
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Zwilling Medium Bamboo Chopping Board

I would use and do have an edge grain bamboo board though I prefer my other end grain boards. End grain wood boards are just gentler on the edge, but any wood board is okay IMHO. I don't like poly boards but they are fine too. I find that poly boards tend to dull the edge faster than wood boards. Ju...
by milkbaby
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS or WTT Custom 210mm "KS" Gyuto
Replies: 11
Views: 382

Re: WTS Custom 210mm "KS" Gyuto

Wow that's pretty, very nice knife at a really good price! Somebody should jump on this one quickly, would make a great Christmas present... GLWS
by milkbaby
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Yahiko Shirogami Hairline 240 out of the box impressions
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: Yahiko Shirogami Hairline 240 out of the box impressions

I like the pic, the finish looks very attractive. Is the handle really small or the Toyama handle really large?

Are you right handed or left handed? The Toyama choil shot shows asymmetry versus the Yahiko which looks symmetrical.
by milkbaby
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Get A Handle On It
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Get A Handle On It

In addition to commissioning a custom handle, I believe cktg also has a bunch of different ones sitting around that you could choose from: https://www.chefknivestogo.com/knifehandles.html
Hmmm... looks like all the fancy custom ones priced at $125 are sold out though.
by milkbaby
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Carbon Steel: Monosteel vs Clad
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: Carbon Steel: Monosteel vs Clad

I'm like Kalaeb in that I can't feel any difference between clad and monosteel on the cutting board. One advantage of the cladding is thinning should be easier since the cladding is soft and not abrasion resistant like the hardened steel core.
by milkbaby
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Stracener/Tumbleweed Cutlers
Topic: Field knives
Replies: 16
Views: 998

Re: Field knives

Thezep wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:39 pm
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Somehow I missed seeingth us one earlier, that is really cool! I like how you shaped the handle and the way it showed the layered micarta as a result. The spacers into a guard idea is very cool too.
by milkbaby
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Time to graduate
Replies: 11
Views: 220

Re: Time to graduate

I believe that you won't necessarily get the best advice for medium and high grit stones if you don't specifically identify what you want different from your current stones. Quality and performance of your edge is more dependent on your technique and grit progression rather than any specific waterst...