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by gladius
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Home cook wants a carbon 210.
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: Home cook wants a carbon 210.

My recommendation is the Tanaka Blue #2 Nashiji Gyuto 210mm <== It is a fantastic knife especially for the price.
by gladius
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS: Clear Out--Kagekiyo, Konosuke, Takamura
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: WTS: Clear Out--Kagekiyo, Konosuke, Takamura

The tip is fixable...

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Good prices. GLWS
by gladius
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching
Replies: 101
Views: 3362

Re: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching

Beautiful results. I know polishing is time consuming...about how long per knife does a polish like this take? Have you ever done or would you consider doing a video of the process?
by gladius
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why so Hard to Land the Rare Knife
Replies: 15
Views: 264

Re: Why so Hard to Land the Rare Knife

Lol, ok. Follow up question: that's the knife's had some abuse over the years before I got it and later that I learned how to take care of knives. Is there a good person to get it touched up. Its been out of use, mainly kept it for sentimental reasons. --- Try http://www.chefknivestogoforums.com/vi...
by gladius
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why so Hard to Land the Rare Knife
Replies: 15
Views: 264

Re: Why so Hard to Land the Rare Knife

Side bar, out of curiosity I looked up what a Shig was being fairly new to the hobby. The kanji looks a lot like a santoku I was given as a hand me down years ago. This is a picture of it, is this one? https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XODYCgB2kqnwcRahMqJfadR92qz-mk0t/view?usp=sharing --- Yes, that ...
by gladius
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Can you get my girlfriend to go J-knife
Replies: 12
Views: 104

Re: Can you get my girlfriend to go J-knife

marlinspike wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:33 am
Come to think of it, I think other than Gude and Felix there is probably no possible alternative for her since she wants a bolster, correct?
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She is specifically requesting a bolster??
by gladius
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Can you get my girlfriend to go J-knife
Replies: 12
Views: 104

Re: Can you get my girlfriend to go J-knife

All kidding aside, you said it must be stainless, just guessing but that usually means they don't want to hear about caring for it, they just want to use it. Then, also a chopper ..... so it sounds like you need stainless steel that will be forgiving on the board if it is slightly misused. Sounds l...
by gladius
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Calimari
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: Calimari

by gladius
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Aotos
Replies: 22
Views: 301

Re: Aotos

Gregory27 wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:22 pm
Are they out of stock already?
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Apparently so.
by gladius
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Watanabe nakiri - iron or stainless clad
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: Watanabe nakiri - iron or stainless clad

What do you like about the toyama better? --- They both a very good knives. The Toyama ( top & left ) is more refined, has a better grind and taper, the steel is finer grained, is easier to sharpen and gets sharper at a lower grit. The knife feels more nimble and the tip goes through product better...
by gladius
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Watanabe nakiri - iron or stainless clad
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: Watanabe nakiri - iron or stainless clad

delmar wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:32 pm
Hows the patina on the 240 gyuto?
It’s been kept in check with BKF and Sandflex Super Eraser. I’ve not used it much in favor of Toyama and that in favor of Kato WH - I keep going back to it.

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by gladius
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Watanabe nakiri - iron or stainless clad
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: Watanabe nakiri - iron or stainless clad

Stainless KU nakiri and 180 gyuto and iron-clad 240 gyuto.
by gladius
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: King Hyper 1000 ???
Replies: 19
Views: 319

Re: King Hyper 1000 ???

zizirex wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:55 pm
they both cut at the same rate? nice, I might buy the hyper but let's see. I need a muddy soft soaking 1k that cut fast.
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The Cerax 1000 is one of the best 1k's out there. You might also like the Bester 1200, also a very fast cutting stone.
by gladius
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Watanabe Knives
Replies: 41
Views: 1542

Re: Watanabe Knives

Well I found the Watanabe site interesting... with so many jnats for sell he steers people to synthetics and after trying “thousands of stones” they have settled in on the Kitayama 8000 as a finisher. —- The Kitayama is a good stone but for him it is due to the speed and appropriateness in a produc...
by gladius
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steels picky with specific grits.
Replies: 27
Views: 462

Re: Steels picky with specific grits.

I agree, it does a good job on Euro stainless, but not any better than my SP2k. I have several Victorinox knives and my SP2k does as good or better job on them as the GB. As before, I'm not saying it's a bad stone, I just don't understand the mythical magnificence about the stone. To me it's just a...
by gladius
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steels picky with specific grits.
Replies: 27
Views: 462

Re: Steels picky with specific grits.

The Green Brick of...meh. I just don't get it. I've bought one on two different occasions trying to figure it out but I just don't get the hype, sold both of them. I figure it has to be me has because of the cult following it has. It's not a bad stone but give me a SP2k over the Brick anyday. --- I...
by gladius
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS: Mazaki 245mm Gyuto
Replies: 17
Views: 371

Re: WTS: Mazaki 245mm Gyuto

The “new profile” has a pointier tip, more taper and weighs less. The weight of this one matches old profile.
by gladius
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS: Mazaki 245mm Gyuto
Replies: 17
Views: 371

Re: WTS: Mazaki 245mm Gyuto

Are you sure this is the new profile?
by gladius
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS: Mazaki 245mm Gyuto
Replies: 17
Views: 371

Re: WTS: Mazaki 245mm Gyuto

Is this the "New Profile" from JNS?
by gladius
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Are you an edge trailer or edge leading person?
Replies: 23
Views: 385

Re: Are you an edge trailer or edge leading person?

Now I have a nice visual aide to confirm why edge leading is the better way to go (in my opinion). --- Not necessarily and not always so. Remember this is on a jig and we are assuming everything was done same-same. There are multiple variables introduced when free handing. One also needs to conside...