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by J david
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Pass Arounds
Topic: Black Lotus Knives
Replies: 151
Views: 12124

Re: Black Lotus Knives

Looking forward to the video Dan. I always enjoy them.
by J david
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Shohonyama Awase Toishi Pass Around
Replies: 28
Views: 359

Re: Shohonyama Awase Toishi Pass Around

I'll give it a go
by J david
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: 240mm gyuto pro
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: 240mm gyuto pro

If you are cutting a lot of fruit in a pro setting, you might consider staying with all stainless like the Tanaka vg10 you mentioned. Another to consider is the Kohetsu hap40. It gets lots of love from pros. https://www.chefknivestogo.com/kohawagy24.html It will stay sharp a long time but takes a bi...
by J david
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Butch Harner
Topic: carbon steel single bevel slicer
Replies: 5
Views: 2181

Re: carbon steel single bevel slicer

Cool.
by J david
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Recs For A First Japanese Natural
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: Recs For A First Japanese Natural

Gladius has good recs. I second the Takashima or hideriyama as a first stone, even above an aoto. Use them as finishers or for kasumi. Good examples will be fairly consistent without any crunchies and leave a very nice working edge.
by J david
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Push or pull
Replies: 18
Views: 745

Re: Push or pull

Lots of opinions on this subject. I think most beginners should use an edge trailing pressure. It is easier to learn this way without gauging your stone. After some experience, try edge leading, light pressure as a finishing technique. I get good results this way. I don't feel like steel type matter...
by J david
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS natural stones
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Re: WTS natural stones

#1 is traded. All stones gone. Thanks CKTG.
by J david
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS natural stones
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Re: WTS natural stones

Bump
by J david
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pro chef egg cracking method - curious
Replies: 12
Views: 989

Re: Pro chef egg cracking method - curious

I'm not a pro, but I worked in a big kitchen at a conference center while in high school. Last thing we did before going home is crack eggs into 5 gallon buckets in preparation for the next morning's breakfast. Depending on the number of guests, we would do as many as 25 gallons. I got to where I co...
by J david
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS natural stones
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Re: WTS natural stones

#3 : Shoubudani Tomae is SOLD
by J david
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS natural stones
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Re: WTS natural stones

#3 : Shoubudani Tomae is SPF
by J david
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where do you buy ingredients?
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: Where do you buy ingredients?

"Sushi grade" generally refers to how the fish has been handled, (frozen to x degrees for x amount of time) to ensure no harmful parasites can survive. "Sushi grade" does not mean it is higher quality, only that it will not give you an unwanted critter in your gut. If you buy sushi grade in the US, ...
by J david
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS natural stones
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Re: WTS natural stones

#2 Okudu suita is SOLD
by J david
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS natural stones
Replies: 5
Views: 727

WTS natural stones

I am offering these three Japanese natural stones for sale. They are all excellent examples of their type and are clean with no crunchies or lines that need to be dug out. I may not sell all three as I like them all but they are redundant in my collection. #1 : Maruoyama Shiki Uchimugori 188 x 66 x ...
by J david
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Yanagiba Fix and FS Polishing
Replies: 13
Views: 781

Re: Yanagiba Fix and FS Polishing

That's a lot of work with a rewarding finish. Congratulations. So long as you've done the work ahead of time, an acceptable streak free finish can be had with a quality natural (or synthetic) bench stone. It comes down to pressure control, stroke control, and patience. I will give you a tip for what...
by J david
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The GREATEST leap forward in knife design ever
Replies: 12
Views: 376

Re: The GREATEST leap forward in knife design ever

I noticed that people who bought those knives also bought the spyfinder hidden camera device.
by J david
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Knife Knowledge, Skills, Technique and Care
Topic: When to teach knife skills to kids
Replies: 12
Views: 870

Re: When to teach knife skills to kids

My son has been using sharp knives since he was 4. I got nervous he was going to mess up my good knives so I bought one of those prison knives Mark had a while back. It was too heavy and unwieldy for a kid that young but it served its purpose to learn on initially with a blunt heel and tip. He soon ...
by J david
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Slurry and swarf
Replies: 15
Views: 692

Re: Slurry and swarf

1: you are correct about slurry being stone particles in a water solution on the stone. Weather it is desirable depends on what you are trying to accomplish. For general sharpening it is o.k. and many people like a muddy stone. You are also correct about what swarf is but it is only a problem if it ...
by J david
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Gesshin Heiji Semi-stainless gyuto 240
Replies: 5
Views: 485

Re: Gesshin Heiji Semi-stainless gyuto 240

The steel in these is next level. Everything I love about carbon in a semi stainless. It takes patina readily but resists rust nicely and takes and holds a terrific edge.
by J david
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 2792
Views: 148339

Re: Show us your new knife!

Delboy wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:39 pm
Set is finished!!! I only snagged the Gyuto & Paring knife, the Nakiri(tsuke) is still up for grabs....

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