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by Bensbites
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Knife(s) for Firehouse
Replies: 17
Views: 395

Re: Knife(s) for Firehouse

Go to the closeout page. You can get a Tojiro Color Series 240 gyuto, a 270 suji, and a 120 petty for under $110 total. I have the 150 honesuki and the 120 petty and they are great knives for the price although you will have to sharpen them. Once they are sharp they hold and edge well and are prett...
by Bensbites
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: PayPal Family & Friends
Replies: 37
Views: 709

Re: PayPal Family & Friends

My biggest fear is that Paypal protects the buyer more than the seller. I've never experienced this, so far, but I've heard stories of buyers falsely claiming they didn't received the product. Then they receive a refund for it which leaves the seller out of luck and screwed. Obviously so not cool. ...
by Bensbites
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 263
Views: 6245

Re: Carbon Skillets

Altadan wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:45 pm
Pancakes sound great. I've got avocado oil,
but, is there any room for good ol' olive oil in all this?
I think the smoke point of EVOO is too low. I have no problem using refined olive oil.
by Bensbites
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 263
Views: 6245

Re: Carbon Skillets

The best way I found to season my markers, make pancakes 1) spray canola oil, a thin layer on low/medium heat. Once the pan is warm enough the bubbles pop and the surface is smooth and glossy, add your pancake batter. The pancakes absorb the extra oil. Wash out when done. After a few weekends of pan...
by Bensbites
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Tadafune Vintage SK Komakiri Gyuto 270mm bnib
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: WTS Tadafune Vintage SK Komakiri Gyuto 270mm bnib

This is a beast. I have had my eye on one for a while. I have a trade offer out on a 230.

Good luck.
by Bensbites
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 263
Views: 6245

Re: Carbon Skillets

Drewski wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:20 pm
Does anybody have experience making a red wine pan sauce in carbon pans? Is this something to be avoided, even if the red wine is only in the pan for 5 minutes?
It really depends on how well seasoned the pan is. My CI, I wouldn’t think twice. My CS, maybe, it should be fine.
by Bensbites
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Home Coffee Roasting
Replies: 13
Views: 183

Re: Home Coffee Roasting

For what it’s worth, I went behmor because of capacity. We go though 1-1.25 lbs a week. I also prefer light to medium roasts.

Keep in mind the cost savings by not buying expensive beans. For me the return on investment was 6 months.
by Bensbites
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: PayPal Family & Friends
Replies: 37
Views: 709

Re: PayPal Family & Friends

We do not allow F+F sales on the CKTG forum. We also do not allow people to ask for PP fees as a separate item. Just add 3% and get on with your lives! AND don't forget to insure the package for the sale price value. This is the correct and upstanding way to do business. What people do behind close...
by Bensbites
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: PayPal Family & Friends
Replies: 37
Views: 709

Re: PayPal Family & Friends

I have added the 3% fee and send the money with the protection. If someone has an issue with that, then I don’t want to do business with them. This is definitely a good idea if you don't know the person you are dealing with. I buy from Ben and quite a few others here, I have gotten to know a lot of...
by Bensbites
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: PayPal Family & Friends
Replies: 37
Views: 709

Re: PayPal Family & Friends

I have added the 3% fee and send the money with the protection. If someone has an issue with that, then I don’t want to do business with them.
by Bensbites
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 263
Views: 6245

Re: Carbon Skillets

After using my Matfer for the first time, I did have an idle thought: Why would I still use my 12-inch cast iron skillet if the carbon pan was better overall? Question for those who have used both for a long time. What advantage does cast iron have over carbon? I can see the benefits of cast iron f...
by Bensbites
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Removing patina and polishing masamoto ks
Replies: 24
Views: 338

Re: Removing patina and polishing masamoto ks

I have used BKF, it is a strong acid. When you are done, I recommend a couple washes with baking soda slurys to ensure all the acid is neutralized.

I have also removed patina with mother’s metal polish, think of that as a 20-30 K grit paste.
by Bensbites
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke MM Info Please?
Replies: 78
Views: 1494

Re: Konosuke MM Info Please?

Here's a drawing showing the outline of three very similar knives. B2 Fujiyama B1 Damascus Fujiyama MM B2 All are 240's by title. I think you'll be surprised how close these are Are these forged, then the profile Die Cut? That’s how I would do it for reproducibility. I don’t know, I am just asking.
by Bensbites
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlboro, ma knife show
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Marlboro, ma knife show

I don’t think I can make it, but I wish you the best!

How many Boston area knife nuts are on here ?
by Bensbites
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shibata Tank
Replies: 24
Views: 492

Re: Shibata Tank

No...does it come with his new CS pan? I want all the toys..
by Bensbites
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke White #2 Fujiyama No. 6 Cleaver
Replies: 30
Views: 683

Re: Konosuke White #2 Fujiyama No. 6 Cleaver

Ha. I guess jury duty saved me money. Luck me (maybe)
by Bensbites
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Precise Sharpening - Ken Schwartz
Topic: Michiaki Tanaka deceased
Replies: 13
Views: 223

Re: Michiaki Tanaka deceased

Sorry Ken.
by Bensbites
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Rusty Knife project.
Replies: 33
Views: 1002

Re: Rusty Knife project.

Regarding buffers..... "Know thyself" "Respect the tool" I used to use 2x48" belt grinder on knives, edge leading. I also used 10" buffing wheels, loaded with compound, for same knives. I never forget the time I was buffing out my BRK Golok! I'm don't remember exactly what happened; but the buffer ...
by Bensbites
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Mauviel factory sale
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Mauviel factory sale

https://www.mauvielusa.com/info/Warehouse-Sale.html

I found this on another forum. I would go it I could.
by Bensbites
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum only Konosuke Sale?
Replies: 67
Views: 1624

Re: Forum only Konosuke Sale?

As I haven't bought that much and have a relatively low post count, I should probably ask is this the last shipment before Christmas? The Fuji was on my list Whats the MM comparison with the Fuji, I'm thinking Kono and Takeda are my finalists as we approach the holidays. There is a recent, long thr...