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by Altadan
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Bensbites
Topic: 2018 Handles
Replies: 71
Views: 3677

Re: 2018 Handles

Wow, Ben, these uniform or unibody, or whatever they should be called.. they are really something special! Love it
by Altadan
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: New stone set
Replies: 13
Views: 325

Re: New stone set

Before I had a stone holder,I just kept my stone on a wet micro towel draped over a short 2x4 length of wood to keep the stone elevated.That worked so well that I measured out a length of 2x4 to reach across my kitchen sink with a couple short cross boards to hold it in place and I had a good sink ...
by Altadan
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Refinishing a damascus blade
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: Refinishing a damascus blade

Takayuki Damascus Wa-Gyuto 240mm I received this knife razor sharp and proceeded to use my fledgling sharpening skills to mess it up badly. By the time I actually learned how to sharpen I had really scratched up the sides of the knife, ruining the look. I decided to take the finish off using my sha...
by Altadan
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: New Arrivals
Topic: Itto-Ryu Hammered Gyuto
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: Itto-Ryu Hammered Gyuto

Isn't it still significantly heavier than its old counterpart? I seem to remember those old hammered ones to be listed in the sub-7oz region... (just off my memory. Never owned one)
by Altadan
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Handles
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: WTS Handles

beautiful handles! Makes me wanna upgrade something
by Altadan
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Single bevel stone advise
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Re: Single bevel stone advise

The 1k to 5k jump will be fine (though that nice hazy finish will be lost). To mitigate scratches on your blade face you might want to add the ,2k in between, but that's more for aesthetic reasons than practical. Remember, get it sharp on the 1k, and only when you're done there move on to the next. ...
by Altadan
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Photos
Topic: Santoku wedding gift I made
Replies: 8
Views: 161

Re: Santoku wedding gift I made

very, very special looking! Nice work!
by Altadan
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Photos
Topic: Young Samurai Dreams of Sushi
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: Young Samurai Dreams of Sushi

Oh, I think the most useful tip I caught out there (only one video I saw mentioned this) was to have a ice-cold wet rag nearby, to swipe the slicer clean after every cut (of the finished roll). That sticky rice really sticks, and it will effectively ruin your roll if you try to cut while it's still ...
by Altadan
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Photos
Topic: Young Samurai Dreams of Sushi
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: Young Samurai Dreams of Sushi

Thanks for the kind words, guys! The korin video is nice and slow, and if you wish to review you can just play it on 1.25 or 1.5 speed :) https://youtu.be/ExpQB_WF5ug I really needed to hear the basics all over again. It's amazing how long you can spend on doing something wrong, and then how relativ...
by Altadan
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Pass Arounds
Topic: Yahiko White #2 Hammered 240
Replies: 77
Views: 2869

Re: Yahiko White #2 Hammered 240

Glad to hear you too were impressed. I'll show my green hand here by asking - how on earth can you make use of a tip - as good as it is - on a 250 (heavy) blade like that?? On another note, I was under the impression the hammered was stainless clad... :roll: Now that I've got a budget properly set-u...
by Altadan
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Young Samurai Dreams of Sushi
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Young Samurai Dreams of Sushi

So, My wife loves sushi rolls. When we go on a date, it's (almost) always sushi. So what can I do? I had to learn to make the girl some sushi... but to make sushi, I explained, you have to have the right tools :twisted: Enter Young Samurai :mrgreen: It was a real pleasure, a little stressful, and sl...
by Altadan
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Tanaka Blue #2 Damascus (Sekiso) 240mm Gyuto - SOLD!
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: WTS: Tanaka Blue #2 Damascus (Sekiso) 240mm Gyuto

Mine came with a much darker handle, and weighs 226g - yours looks real sweet :)
by Altadan
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 1481
Views: 54704

Re: Show us your new knife!

p.p.s Is there any way to know whether mine is yellow steel or blue? Would be white, not yellow. You'll be happier that way. ;) Also the other product pages for the same style blade say they are white #3. oh, well then, I don't know where I got this idea of "kigami" (yellow) steel into my head... m...
by Altadan
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young Samurai
Replies: 108
Views: 3577

Re: Young Samurai

Got my 240 today.

Lovely thing, this is.
Wife took it in hand, looked at it this way and that, and said "I love how the core is bright, and the other part is so cloudy"
Me beaming :mrgreen:
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by Altadan
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 1481
Views: 54704

Re: Show us your new knife!

Young Samurai 240, IMG_20180513_162622410.jpg Arrived just in time to carve Chuck roast cube for a dried-fruit tagine. Man, that chuck was cut so smoothly, it wasn't sure if it was cut or not... When I lifted the pieces to throw them in the pot, I had remind them, "no, no, I cut you - yes, I assure ...
by Altadan
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 1481
Views: 54704

Re: Show us your new knife!

Young Samurai 270 yanagiba. Beautiful knife for the money, just needs a finish sharpening. Nice! I'm looking forward to hearing more about these. I'm tempted to pick one up myself as my current project is to make sushi regularly. Still tempted by the practicality of a suji, though! My sentiments ex...
by Altadan
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Carving beef with a yanagi?
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Carving beef with a yanagi?

Omnomnom... That photo got me drooling!
It looks staged to me too. The rims on that plate seem highly unpractical.
by Altadan
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young Samurai
Replies: 108
Views: 3577

Re: Young Samurai

so many buttons to click before that "place order" button finally shows! ahahaha!
Mark, could tell us (again?) if the knives have kanji inscribed on them or not? I thought I read they did, but the photo of the 270 was without (perhaps a photo of the first prototype?)
Thanks,
Dan
by Altadan
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best bang for the buck knife brand?
Replies: 41
Views: 1651

Re: Best bang for the buck knife brand?

Masutani comes to mind. I tried to beg Mr. Masutani to do a wa handled line when I met him a couple of months ago. If he does them we’ll sell a gazillion of them. How about a 210 version of the Masutani? I've been eying the red-handled Harukaze AS, but it ain't stainless (for wife\friends), and it'...
by Altadan
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best bang for the buck knife brand?
Replies: 41
Views: 1651

Re: Best bang for the buck knife brand?

Masutani comes to mind. I tried to beg Mr. Masutani to do a wa handled line when I met him a couple months ago. If he does them we’ll sell a gazillion of them. How about a 210 version of the Masutani? I've been eying the red-handled Harukaze AS, but it ain't stainless (for wife\friends), and it's p...