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by Bensbites
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone buying anything on primeday?
Replies: 47
Views: 597

Re: Anyone buying anything on primeday?

I'm thinking about getting the unicorn magnum pepper mill - got 10 dollar credit from whole foods purchases that can only be used during prime day. I have the salt and pepper mills and love them. Although, one of them next expansions of my culinary woodwork will be mills. Once I clear out my handle...
by Bensbites
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Dao Vua Sharpening Angle
Replies: 13
Views: 277

Re: Dao Vua Sharpening Angle

In my experience with the Daovua 210, I've found your observation about the hardness to ring true; on the one hand, my iteration doesn't seem to hold an edge for very long (which could have multiple reasons), and on the other, it is very amenable to honing on a steel, which tells me it wasn't heat-...
by Bensbites
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Dao Vua Sharpening Angle
Replies: 13
Views: 277

Re: Dao Vua Sharpening Angle

I am sure that will work. I am less concerned about my angle and more about finding a reproducible metric. For example, most blades I hold the knife in my right hand lay my index finger on the spine and hold the knife in an edge trailing position. I keep my index finger just off the stone. Reset the...
by Bensbites
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: cross contamination between stones
Replies: 16
Views: 636

Re: cross contamination between stones

The 600 Atoma is ok for raising a slurry but it doesn’t flatten well since it’s too fine to do much. I only use the 140 on stones. In fact I use the cheap one we sell more these days since I tend to burn through them. https://www.chefknivestogo.com/140grdistflp.html To avoid stone contamination jus...
by Bensbites
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So many things wrong with this picture!
Replies: 21
Views: 624

Re: So many things wrong with this picture!

ChefKnivesToGo wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:54 pm
snipes wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:18 pm
So many things indeed.... The only thing missing is a Minnesota Vikings mug.
It’s worse. New England Patriots...
Hey, wait a minute!
by Bensbites
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Moritaka Honesuke W/ Custom handle
Replies: 9
Views: 304

Re: WTS Moritaka Honesuke W/ Custom handle

MisoSatisfried wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:38 pm
Is the handle stabilized?
Not this one.
by Bensbites
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Slurry and swarf
Replies: 15
Views: 287

Re: Slurry and swarf

Also, another related question: What makes some knives easier to sharpen than others? My guess would be that knives with complex edges (asymmetric or double bevel), and harder steel would be harder to sharpen. I'll add stainless steel, especially cheap stainless to the list based on Altadan's comme...
by Bensbites
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top 5 knives under $300 from CKTG...go!
Replies: 19
Views: 582

Re: Top 5 knives under $300 from CKTG...go!

This was too easy. Do we need to repeat this at less than $150?
by Bensbites
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So many things wrong with this picture!
Replies: 21
Views: 624

Re: So many things wrong with this picture!

I wish people would learn glasses on their sides will not get clean! Water has to be able to shoot up and in the clean the glass.

Atleast it wasn’t a carbon steel knife.
by Bensbites
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top 5 knives under $300 from CKTG...go!
Replies: 19
Views: 582

Top 5 knives under $300 from CKTG...go!

I saw this on another forum and thought it looked like fun. What are your top three “affordable” knives Mark and company offer? I like anything made by a Kurosaki and a number of offerings from our Vietnamese friends Dao. I know my tastes are constantly changing... it would be fun to looks back on t...
by Bensbites
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Squeaky sharp??
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: Squeaky sharp??

Could it be a sign that you have filled the stones pores with steel filings?
by Bensbites
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fun stuff.
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Fun stuff.

Is there any chance the original apex steel was overheated during grinding? You removed a thinner layer of junk to get to the nicer HT steel?
by Bensbites
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Removing Mazaki handle?
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Removing Mazaki handle?

If it's glued I just take a belt sander to it. That being said, I would try tapping it off first. I have removed many epoxyed on handles. You can generally whack them pretty hard. In my case, most of my clients do not care about the original handle, and I can be quicker than I need to be in jumping...
by Bensbites
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Removing Mazaki handle?
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Removing Mazaki handle?

Looking for some advice on how to remove a handle, any handle, that looks as if it's glued. My Mazaki has a nice d shaped handle with a buffalo horn ferrule I would like to save for something else maybe (if it's possible). Just worried about damaging the tang by hammering off. Thanks and can post p...
by Bensbites
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke comparison
Replies: 48
Views: 1792

Re: Konosuke comparison

I’m quickly becoming convinced of the aftermarket- finding someone to customn grind your blades and make customn handles. I’ve been trying to buy the perfect knife for too many years with no solution. Find a knife close to what you want, get a good grinder involved to really get what you want out o...
by Bensbites
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Daovua knives?
Replies: 64
Views: 2149

Re: Daovua knives?

I have the tall petty and two of the 210s. I love the tall petty and the 210s are fine, but Im having a hard time getting them to keep an edge. I was wondering if anyone had any advice. As background, I have a number of carbon steel knives- mostly J-knives with the majority being white steel and a ...
by Bensbites
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Vitamix
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: Vitamix

I just picked one up at a recent Costco sale, it was about $275 for the basic model. We are happy with it so far.
by Bensbites
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My fault or flaw in metal?
Replies: 15
Views: 578

Re: My fault or flaw in metal?

I have knives that are thicker behind the edge for cheeses, squash and similar. These thin, hard steels can’t take any side to side torque.
by Bensbites
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Daovua knives?
Replies: 64
Views: 2149

Re: Daovua knives?

I'm curious, are you going to get any other stock from Daovua? I know they also make sayas for all of their knives, I'd love a tall petty with a saya, but with a darker handle. The sayas all are unstabilized and they warp and crack often so we’re not going to sell them to customers. Ha! I ordered a...
by Bensbites
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Bensbites
Topic: 2019 Handles
Replies: 83
Views: 5842

Re: 2019 Handles

Yellow cedar burl with a redwood spacer. A nice little handle that is at home in a French pro kitchen.

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