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by jacko9
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Rabbit hole? Nah
Replies: 34
Views: 729

Re: Rabbit hole? Nah

While on the topic of natural stones, what ever happened with those "Brazilian natural stones"? The vendor came here with a lot of hype but I don't ever recall anybody actually using them.
by jacko9
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EDC suggestions
Replies: 79
Views: 4047

Re: EDC suggestions

Benchmade 3 1/2" blade ATS-34 steel
by jacko9
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Difference between Konosuke GS+ vs HD2
Replies: 12
Views: 367

Re: Difference between Konosuke GS+ vs HD2

I have the GS in a 150mm petty and the HD2 in a 240mm Gyuto. The edge retention seems to be the same as far as i can tell but the GS based on other petty's of the same size does seem to be a lighter knife. The GS Petty is my wife go to knife and it's a daily driver.
by jacko9
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Wish Lists
Replies: 147
Views: 5160

Re: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Wish Lists

Tell her to quit Wa ing about it and Yo up! Well - I might just give her my Watanabe Professional 180mm nakiri with the saya I bought this summer. That would be sweet first knife. Yeah - I showed her a picture of it at Thanksgiving dinner at my nieces house and she did seem interested. I am going t...
by jacko9
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Wish Lists
Replies: 147
Views: 5160

Re: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Wish Lists

The Konosuke HD western santoku currently costs $64 less than the one you cited. https://www.chefknivestogo.com/kohd2sa16.html Thanks for pointing that one out. I think with her small hands I want to get her a Wa handle. Jack Tell her to quit Wa ing about it and Yo up! Well - I might just give her ...
by jacko9
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Wish Lists
Replies: 147
Views: 5160

Re: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Wish Lists

Hey Mark - I need to buy a knife for my 20 year old granddaughter who likes to cook and cuts a lot of veggies. How about adding a Masakage Yuki Santoku with Saya? Or perhaps the Konosuke HD2; https://www.chefknivestogo.com/kohdsa16.html This will be her first good kitchen knife and I want it to las...
by jacko9
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Rabbit hole? Nah
Replies: 34
Views: 729

Re: Rabbit hole? Nah

I don't have too many stones (34) I have too little storage space ;-)
by jacko9
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Wish Lists
Replies: 147
Views: 5160

Re: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Wish Lists

Hey Mark - I need to buy a knife for my 20 year old granddaughter who likes to cook and cuts a lot of veggies. How about adding a Masakage Yuki Santoku with Saya? Or perhaps the Konosuke HD2; https://www.chefknivestogo.com/kohdsa16.html This will be her first good kitchen knife and I want it to last...
by jacko9
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Wish Lists
Replies: 147
Views: 5160

Re: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Wish Lists

Evil Toad wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:42 pm
Just use it to cook her a great meal and when she raves about it say "Itʻs the knife"
LOL - I've said that about the past 10 knives ;-)
by jacko9
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: If i got atoma 400, should i get another stone?
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: If i got atoma 400, should i get another stone?

Get a Numbatama Black 220 or 180 stone for thinning and save your Atoma for stone flattening.
by jacko9
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Site Issues?
Replies: 27
Views: 631

Re: Site Issues?

I haven't seen any issues with the store site on my iMac computer. I don't try to access it on my iPhone since the screen is too small.
by jacko9
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heat Treatment
Replies: 36
Views: 746

Re: Heat Treatment

Things like edge retention and toughness depend more on the type of steel but the heat treatment does have some effect. knifesteelnerds.com is a site many of you might find interesting. There is so many misconceptions when it comes to steel and Larrin, who is the son of Devin Thomas and has a PHD i...
by jacko9
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heat Treatment
Replies: 36
Views: 746

Re: Heat Treatment

I think that the Rockwell hardness test is more for bulk hardness of a steel rather than for giving a material property of a thin section of material like a knife edge. They do micro hardness testing on thin materials that would be more appropriate for a given finished product. My experience with Ge...
by jacko9
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oops I bent my knife
Replies: 18
Views: 661

Re: Oops I bent my knife

I agree with the user error comment and I totally agree that Mark and Company have outstanding customer service!
by jacko9
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Those hard questions
Replies: 20
Views: 2571

Re: Those hard questions

Go for the bike and while riding think about new hobbies to add ;-)
by jacko9
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite steak and how you cook it?
Replies: 65
Views: 5060

Re: Favorite steak and how you cook it?

Interesting topic since I have given up trying to cook steak. First question in the reverse sear method is do you cook the steak in the oven at low heat in your cast iron or steel pan? In the reverse sear how hot do you get the butter (sizzling brown)? I'd like to get a good method to try and not wa...
by jacko9
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chef Knife made for Anthony Bourdain
Replies: 26
Views: 3036

Re: Chef Knife made for Anthony Bourdain

ChefKnivesToGo wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:51 am
I wonder if his estate still has that Konosuke he bought for one of his shows a few years back?
Mark - Do you have link to that show?
by jacko9
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 240mm B#2 Honyaki Gyuto
Replies: 19
Views: 1690

Re: 240mm B#2 Honyaki Gyuto

I been looking and I wonder what you folks think about a Hitohira Togashi Yohei Blue #1 Mizu Honyaki Gyuto 240mm Ziricote Handle? Like I mentioned before I'm totally new to looking for a Honyaki and I don't know anything about the blacksmiths and sharpeners that make them so I'm hoping for some of t...
by jacko9
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: clarification
Replies: 3
Views: 960

clarification

I noticed that Kosuke is sending a batch of 255mm Gyuto's; FM B#2 and FT B#2 can I get a quick explanation of the difference please?

Thanks,

Jack
by jacko9
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 240mm B#2 Honyaki Gyuto
Replies: 19
Views: 1690

Re: 240mm B#2 Honyaki Gyuto

So... I personally wouldn't recommend Jikko. The blacksmithing on them is fine, but I've seen some real horror stories in the sharpening department. Honyaki is not only difficult to forge, but difficult to sharpen well, because its ALL core steel, and not soft cladding. Because of the relative shor...