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by Bensbites
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Matsubara Ginsan Damascus
Replies: 14
Views: 214

Re: Matsubara Ginsan Damascus

We just got them in so nobody owns one yet. I tried to knock off the handle on one to do a custom and I [email protected]#[email protected]#$ broke it. Apparently they use good glue. He’s made big strides on the Damascus that he’s making. Last year when we got them they had gaps and these look much better. It’s nice and tall wh...
by Bensbites
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Spring Cleaning Sale Part 1
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: Spring Cleaning Sale Part 1

Just out of curiosity, I don’t see the steel type and model listed for the Kohetsu 240mm gyuto. I have more money heading to wood and tools, otherwise I would be curious about one or two of these.

Good luck with the sale!
by Bensbites
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: lifetime pair of kitchen shears
Replies: 6
Views: 65

Re: lifetime pair of kitchen shears

I can tell you what works for me, I have a cheaper no name pair of kitchen shears where the two sides fit a clip/hole assembly for easy disassembly and cleaning. I would rather this approach when it comes to cleaning the shears that I just used on a chicken, even if I have to replace them periodical...
by Bensbites
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: New Arrivals
Topic: Makoto Sakura SG2 Gyuto
Replies: 44
Views: 807

Re: Makoto Sakura SG2 Gyuto

What about the toughness upon crushing garlic? Hope this question didnt offend anyone. I just don't want to deal with the same issue as I did with Shibata :< they bent easily... I have not tried crushing garlic with the SG2 when it was in my hands, but the blade felt stiff enough. Then again I have...
by Bensbites
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: New Arrivals
Topic: ITK Custom
Replies: 9
Views: 100

Re: ITK Custom

Looks quite nice, actually, wouldn't you agree? I've never had one, but worst-case scenario it's an adept's project-knife ;) ...an adept's project-knife with an overly costly handle given the level of the knife. ;) That's why it's for the adept - to re-shape, re-grind, re-what-ever-it-takes-to-rais...
by Bensbites
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Still Kicking
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: Still Kicking

MadRookie wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:45 am
LOL......Read my location.....

:)
Ha. Ok, I couldn’t see that on my phone.
by Bensbites
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Still Kicking
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: Still Kicking

I have only seen one person use that avitar on a different forum. Are you the same northern friend, or am I mistaken?
by Bensbites
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: New Arrivals
Topic: ITK Custom
Replies: 9
Views: 100

Re: ITK Custom

I like them well enough for what they are but not enough to put on a handle that cost twice as much as the knife (slight exaggeration). Then again, I don't think I'd do that with any knife. :P I completely understand where you are coming from. I have some clients who buy more for the visual, and le...
by Bensbites
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Various items - CLOSED!
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: WTS Various items

Next up are two cleavers, a cck #2 stainless(small). It has some scratches on it, other than that well cared for. Sharpened maybe three times, still really thin at the edge, great fun knife, extremely practical comes with SAYA cktg. $60 u.s shipped PayPal friended or add $5 for PayPal fees. Also, d...
by Bensbites
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Japanese Carpenters competition
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: Japanese Carpenters competition

I have seen similar videos where they make sheets of paper by planing an end grain mosaic patten. Different, but still impressive.

I have to wonder how they sharpen those planes
by Bensbites
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please show us your collection!
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Please show us your collection!

I have a few knives due to arrive back from a spa day, so I will post later. We have show us your newest knife, newest stone, but no place for the true art show. Let’s see what you have! I know limpet has a thread going. Watching the newest knive thread, I realize there must be some amazing collecti...
by Bensbites
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 1030
Views: 35043

Re: Show us your new knife!

mauichef wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:35 am
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Looks sexy, but what is it? One of these days you should post a picture of your collection.
by Bensbites
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shun Fuji Handle Care
Replies: 15
Views: 290

Re: Shun Fuji Handle Care

Huh. I didn't even think about warranty. I guess I will ask them. Although...I have USED THE CRAP out of this knife...so part of me feels a little...off...about that. Fun story on my knife - I saw it in a William-Sonoma store. I was specifically looking for a Honesuki at the time and fell in love. ...
by Bensbites
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shun Fuji Handle Care
Replies: 15
Views: 290

Re: Shun Fuji Handle Care

You might want to soak the handle in mineral oil overnight or longer. Then use the board conditioner ontop of that. Is the shun under warranty? Edit : it looks like this line is covered by the lifetime warranty. I would push them and say the handle shouldn’t wear like that. I know there are some peo...
by Bensbites
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Makato 210 AS - SOLD with LOVE!
Replies: 21
Views: 702

Re: WTS Makato 210 AS

Chefspence wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:21 pm
Holy balls...that’s awesome. If I ever have anything for sale you like you get a good price. Pay it forward right?.
I will follow your lead and offer Sean the “pay it forward “ discount for my shop.
by Bensbites
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Makato 210 AS - SOLD with LOVE!
Replies: 21
Views: 702

Re: WTS Makato 210 AS

Knife is SPF. It went to a good cause. Forum member Radam85 ran into some bad luck and got his knife roll stolen a couple weeks ago. I offered the knife to him for 70.00 to help offset what the bad guys took from him and he accepted. I hope this knife brings him years of good luck and helps confirm...
by Bensbites
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Kurosaki 210 AS
Replies: 20
Views: 653

Re: WTS Kurosaki 210 AS

Sound good👍 Just having fun, I’m surprised it hasn’t sold. You are having fun, I am having my own personal debate in my head. Practical vs Collector vs Makoto Fanboy. I really need to see what the 210 arriving tomorrow looks like. I bet I will have even more trouble convincing myself. Are you talki...
by Bensbites
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Kurosaki 210 AS
Replies: 20
Views: 653

Re: WTS Kurosaki 210 AS

Ahaha. If your serious Ben I’ll give it to you for 160.00🤪 I am seriously debating, let’s see what happens when I get the next round of work done and paid for. Sound good👍 Just having fun, I’m surprised it hasn’t sold. You are having fun, I am having my own personal debate in my head. Practical vs ...
by Bensbites
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Kurosaki 210 AS
Replies: 20
Views: 653

Re: WTS Kurosaki 210 AS

nakneker wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:21 pm
Ahaha. If your serious Ben I’ll give it to you for 160.00🤪
I am seriously debating, let’s see what happens when I get the next round of work done and paid for.
by Bensbites
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Kurosaki 210 AS
Replies: 20
Views: 653

Re: WTS Kurosaki 210 AS

This knife is SPF. Thanks 2pulis and CKTG. Was checking this out again last night and told myself I was going to make an offer if it was still here when I got home from work today. Don't know rather to be happy or sad right now. Think this will go in the regret department, should have jumped on it ...