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by jacko9
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: White steel vs. Tomatoes?
Replies: 26
Views: 549

Re: White steel vs. Tomatoes?

I've seen the same edge deterioration cutting tomatoes with my White #1. I just keep using the strop every 5 or 6 slices (or get out my Blue #2 Fuji).
by jacko9
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting knife needed
Replies: 67
Views: 2093

Re: Hunting knife needed

ML knives in upstate NY makes some really fine hand forged stuff - https://ml-knives.com
by jacko9
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Website - Finally!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1150

Re: Website - Finally!!

Nice web site Carter
by jacko9
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seasoning cast iron and pan discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 2571

Re: Seasoning cast iron and pan discussion

from my experience the oven is your friend both for pre-heating and for setting in the seasoning. i almost always preheat cast iron in the oven at around 350-400 to avoid hot spots. then after cooking, i rinse in hot water, using a nylon brush to remove any crusted on bits, then wipe in about 1-2 t...
by jacko9
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Magnetic Knife Racks
Replies: 20
Views: 1609

Re: Magnetic Knife Racks

Nice looking - wish I had wall space in my kitchen
by jacko9
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Edge grain cutting technique
Replies: 14
Views: 458

Re: Edge grain cutting technique

Is the HASEGAWA cutting board available in the USA? Anybody know where the best place to order from? Yes it is. MTC Kitchen have them from time to time. I'm waiting for the small size to get back in stock. Ray, I just found the MTC Kitchen site and they now have the 9 x 13 and the 10 x 15 sizes in ...
by jacko9
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Edge grain cutting technique
Replies: 14
Views: 458

Re: Edge grain cutting technique

Is the HASEGAWA cutting board available in the USA? Anybody know where the best place to order from?
by jacko9
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Stainless Gyuto recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 1098

Re: Stainless Gyuto recommendations

I like the Konosuke HD2 that I've been using for over three years mine is a 240mm Gyuto.
by jacko9
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Field Skillets #6
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Field Skillets #6

I ordered the #6 today and as far as the #4 goes I have two of them. I use the #4 for a single serving breakfast skillet or baking smaller banana breads. I sometimes make a recipe where I divide it into two #4 skillets (one for home and the other to our son who lives across town). I now have the Fie...
by jacko9
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Active Japanese blacksmith ?
Replies: 61
Views: 3746

Re: Best Active Japanese blacksmith ?

Thanks guys, I didn’t expect a controversy, lol, but I agree that “Who are your top 5 favorite Smith” Would have been a much better question. I tried but I can’t edit my posts somehow except fresh posts, I wonder why? I would like to hear your fav. top 5 & why, as a leaning experience. Would also l...
by jacko9
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: First Japanese Knife Recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 1128

Re: First Japanese Knife Recommendations

MacKenzie, I agree with Rob that sharpening is very important however, as a home cook I've had a 240mm Konosuke HD2 Gyuto for four years now. Let me emphasize that I never cut near bone and always use a good end grain cutting board and I have only used a strop to keep the edge cutting. I understand ...
by jacko9
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: First Japanese Knife Recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 1128

Re: First Japanese Knife Recommendations

Mackenzie, Welcome to CKTG forum. My knife collection up until four years ago were the Stainless Wusthof knives. My first Japanese style knife was a 240mm Gyuto Konosuke HD2 Stainless with a Japanese handle (I just thought I would try a Japanese handle one time). Well, I now have replaced all of my ...
by jacko9
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Pitch it or Fix it?
Replies: 11
Views: 657

Re: Pitch it or Fix it?

Have to agree that sending it back to Cutco makes sense.
by jacko9
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New one. Jiro
Replies: 25
Views: 2429

Re: New one. Jiro

Sounds interesting would like a little more information on his offerings
by jacko9
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How long time does it take to produce a Shigefusa
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: How long time does it take to produce a Shigefusa

Ok, I visited them and saw their shop. They, like most other makers, do them in runs of dozens of knives at a time to make things more efficient so it's difficult to say exactly how long it takes to make 1 knife. I would guess they can bang out 30 knives in a day and could most likely grind the bla...
by jacko9
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is this thing?
Replies: 16
Views: 713

Re: What is this thing?

It's a "Light Saber" you just have to fine the on switch.
by jacko9
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Takeda Coin
Replies: 53
Views: 2271

Re: Takeda Coin

Jeff B wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:18 pm
As Jessie said with the Konosuke Lapel Pin,"Great, now I have to buy a $300 knife so I can get free shipping on this." :roll:
Just think you can wear that lapel pin proudly when you go into the bank for a loan ;-)
by jacko9
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 2787
Views: 148076

Re: Show us your new knife!

I kinda like the rustic look - very nice!
by jacko9
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Takeda Coin
Replies: 53
Views: 2271

Re: Takeda Coin

Dang - How can I get the coin unless I get a Takeda knife? "must resist" at least until my wife forgets about the last purchase. You know it's not easy when your wife is the family accountant and auditor!
by jacko9
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 2787
Views: 148076

Re: Show us your new knife!

FedEx just rang the doorbell and Christmas comes early. Just looking at that Kato makes my wallet hurt... :? My wallet got lighter (since I got the Kono Fuji in the same buy) but it does fill out the knives that I have been pursuing for years. I am one happy camper and my wife didn't get too mad si...