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by Bensbites
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How to secure a natural stone?
Replies: 9
Views: 107

Re: How to secure a natural stone?

^ this. Make sure your border is tight to the sides. If any leaks thru then you have it stuck to your table/workbench. 😀 Epoxy also works well for this. Been there, done that. Ample lining of the space under you stone with wax paper or Al foil will make for easy clean up. You can cut your wood supp...
by Bensbites
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How to secure a natural stone?
Replies: 9
Views: 107

Re: How to secure a natural stone?

I went though this recently.

1) Buy a spray can of waterproof lacquer.
2) Tape the top of the stone and spray the bottom and sides with several coats of lacquer.
3) epoxy stone to base of your choice. Wood, plastic ect. Seal the base.
by Bensbites
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Photos
Topic: Look who's guarding the hen house!
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: Look who's guarding the hen house!

I just want to play with Sevin the surfing dog. Your IG feed is awesome.
by Bensbites
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Bensbites
Topic: 2018 Handles
Replies: 56
Views: 2970

Re: 2018 Handles

Stabilized spalted maple burl ferrule with a figured Mango body. Note: this handle was purchased to be installed by the purchaser on a blade he already owned. He did a great job.

by Bensbites
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Komagiri AKA wide gyuto
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Komagiri AKA wide gyuto

Ben - I think they are kind of like bell bottoms - cool in their day. I bought what I would consider a Komagiri at Tsujiki in Chuo many years ago. Don't remember the maker, but it was a club - big 210 that weighed about 350 grams (3/4 lb) - stopped using it years ago because it was a workout even p...
by Bensbites
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Komagiri AKA wide gyuto
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Komagiri AKA wide gyuto

After one of these “wide gyuto” or Komagiris showed up in the “show me your new knife” thread, I am seeing more and more of Instagram and the web in general. At 75 mm high, I wonder if this might be the next trend like tall nakiris. I find myself intrigued, but I doubt it will outperform some of my ...
by Bensbites
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Bensbites
Topic: 2018 Handles
Replies: 56
Views: 2970

Re: 2018 Handles



Moritaka AS Kiritsuke 270mm. Dyed poplar burl body with curly maple spacers and purpleheart ferrule and endcap. Wow stunning!
by Bensbites
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS- Aizu Stone
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: WTS- Aizu Stone

Weekend bump.

FYI. I don’t think this is a crack, as much as a line that had the potential to crack before I mounted the stone to a board.
by Bensbites
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Bensbites
Topic: 2018 Handles
Replies: 56
Views: 2970

Re: 2018 Handles



Steak knives and a prototype handle have landed in a forum members hands.
by Bensbites
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Makoto AS 210mm Gyuto
Replies: 19
Views: 413

Re: Makoto AS 210mm Gyuto

...I did dig out my calipers to do some measuring but the battery is dead. It seems to use the one battery I don’t have spares of!... Bill knows all about that problem. ;) A little bit of advice too, most digital calipers will use a little current even when turned off and kill a battery when stored...
by Bensbites
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: What Kind of Knives do I Really Have?
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: What Kind of Knives do I Really Have?

I have friends in the bbq world who have sets and love them. I know one guy who gets them for free as part of his sponsorship. I can’t get a choil shot to see how thin behind the edge they are. I like lighterweight handles myself.
by Bensbites
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Pass Arounds
Topic: Yahiko White #2 Hammered 240
Replies: 61
Views: 1972

Re: Yahiko White #2 Hammered 240

Chefspence wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:19 pm
Gentlemen, I’m sorry, but I just started a divorce and am still working my butt off. Promise I’ll get it out tomorrow.

May be tmi, but I feel bad and want to let y’all know whats up. Thanks for your patience!
Oh man that sucks. Not sure it’s the right word choice, but good luck and best wishes.
by Bensbites
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tale of 3 Nakiris
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: Tale of 3 Nakiris

marcel2006 wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:22 pm
Now I want to try that Makoto!
I have tried a few, I want to own them all! The knife budget is not that large.
by Bensbites
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Sharpen knife with strang tip
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Sharpen knife with strang tip

jmcnelly85 wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:04 pm
It’s one of many things Ken said way before me. It really helped me too.
I picked it up from one of Ken’s videos.
by Bensbites
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 1337
Views: 46826

Re: Show us your new knife!

My most recent pick up, sort of a cross between a Gyuto and a Chinese Clever, I believe it is a Tadafune. It's about 230mm on the length and 65mm+ on the height (still need to measure to get a more accurate number here). This guy has been a ton of fun to use this last weekend, makes me want to try ...
by Bensbites
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Help learning about flavor pairing.
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Help learning about flavor pairing.

I would say I am a pretty good home cook. I know how to cook my protein/carbs/veggies/baked good just right. I tend to opt for simple salt/pepper/olive oil on a lot of foods and let the natural flavors shine. One area where I know I have a lot to learn is flavor pairing/recipe development. Where do ...
by Bensbites
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Bensbites
Topic: 2018 Handles
Replies: 56
Views: 2970

Re: 2018 Handles

This was interesting and quite successful. I had one of my prototype one piece handles made from two tone rosewood that I really liked. Empty handle with a custom bunka from @willisonknives. Lastly I played with beeswax installs, not my typical, but super easy. I also played with thinning and polish...
by Bensbites
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Sharpen knife with strang tip
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Sharpen knife with strang tip

Set your stone to 20 degrees off the counter, hold the knife level to the counter.
by Bensbites
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS- Aizu Stone
Replies: 1
Views: 168

WTS- Aizu Stone

Large used Aizu stone. Purchased on eBay. There is a crack, the stone is lacquered and epoxied to a wooden support. You can see the history posted here. http://www.chefknivestogoforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6478&hilit=Aizu Looking for $200 shipped within The USA From the EBay seller: Width: 68mm L...
by Bensbites
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tale of 3 Nakiris
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: Tale of 3 Nakiris

It is right or wrong that I want all three?