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by Altadan
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Blu skillet 7inch gratin
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Blu skillet 7inch gratin

Ah!

How did I miss this one?!
We just moved back home out of the U.S and man do the ovens feel small here!
My DeBuyer's handle won't fit inside the oven anymore - and gratin is exactly what we liked preparing with it in the oven.
You really are a class-act, Sean. Goodonyamate
by Altadan
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Cleaver or Takeda (but not both!)
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Cleaver or Takeda (but not both!)

CCK small cleaver. First see if you even like the style. If you haven't used a cleaver, get the CCK and use it for everything everyday for a month (like chefs in Chinese Culinary School). If you decide you really like it then you can upgrade from there. https://www.thecleaverquarterly.com/stories/c...
by Altadan
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Cleaver or Takeda (but not both!)
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Cleaver or Takeda (but not both!)

I like Gladius' advice above. I have both my CCK and 210 Takeda bunka. The cleaver really is its own unique style. Taller. Flatter. My 210 bunka I'd say is closer to a cross between a nakiri and gyuto. It's about as tall as my 240 Takeda. Slightly more swept than my Shimo nakiri. It's a true in bet...
by Altadan
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Cleaver or Takeda (but not both!)
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Cleaver or Takeda (but not both!)

I like Gladius' advice above. I have both my CCK and 210 Takeda bunka. The cleaver really is its own unique style. Taller. Flatter. My 210 bunka I'd say is closer to a cross between a nakiri and gyuto. It's about as tall as my 240 Takeda. Slightly more swept than my Shimo nakiri. It's a true in bet...
by Altadan
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Cleaver or Takeda (but not both!)
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Cleaver or Takeda (but not both!)

Hey hey, This corona-stay-at-home thing has gotten me busy with home stuff, and now I'm itching for new steel :twisted: Now, I've been wanting to try a cleaver for a while now, but in all actuality, its a Takeda that I feel I could really use. We eat so many fresh salads that using a shorter (i.e., ...
by Altadan
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: New Arrivals
Topic: Kobayashi SG2 line
Replies: 13
Views: 5905

Re: Kobayashi SG2 line

I've been attracted to that knife for a long while, actually. It's the nose-up profile that kept turning me away... I much prefer a spear point, like the Yahiko Nashiji, or a lower point but more belly, like the Sekiso or VG10 (which is a heck of a knife! If only had some distal taper, that would be...
by Altadan
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: New Arrivals
Topic: Kobayashi SG2 line
Replies: 13
Views: 5905

Re: Kobayashi SG2 line

I just picked up the 210 version. Really nice. It’s like Shibata has a younger brother. This was the sharpest knife I’ve ever gotten out of the box. Good all-round profile. I like the profile a touch better than the Shibata AS. Quite laser-like, but the handle gives some heft. Very nice polished ha...
by Altadan
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's complicated
Replies: 27
Views: 1764

Re: It's complicated

This is much better than TV, or Facebook :D
Makes me wanna own one MORE knife than I need, hahaha
by Altadan
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's complicated
Replies: 27
Views: 1764

Re: It's complicated

Anything that gets Mark thinking gets our wallets greased and fingers itching, Hahaha! I like where this might go
by Altadan
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did USPS loose my knife?
Replies: 32
Views: 1420

Re: Did USPS loose my knife?

Huh Well guys, I ordered a blade cross-Atlantic, and... it went cross-Pacific instead. Landed in Australia two weeks ago, and only just four days ago dislodged itself from the Australian "exchange station." Still moving, I'm sure, but only God knows where ;) Susan has been on it, however, and has be...
by Altadan
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Knives-n'-Cabbages
Replies: 74
Views: 24559

Re: Knives-n'-Cabbages

Bob Z wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:44 pm
Monster Cabbages i found in the Russian market. These would scare most of the knives in my house away!
Bob, is that you??
What an impressive cabbage! Maybe that monster explains the recent trend towards 270's among home cooks... hahaha :lol:
by Altadan
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you do this with your Shibata R2?
Replies: 91
Views: 4843

Re: Would you do this with your Shibata R2?

I’m coming to this thread late. The video is marked private and the IG won’t get me there but after reading through the entire thread all I can say is hats off Mark. You are known for fantastic customer service, I’ve bought many things from you and only one had an issue and it may have been my faul...
by Altadan
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Pass Arounds
Topic: Black Lotus Knives
Replies: 181
Views: 48255

Re: Black Lotus Knives

really, really sweet looking knife AND handle!
How is it shaped? Is it as chunky as the previous passaround one?
by Altadan
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PCB Etchant disposal
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: PCB Etchant disposal

Bensbites wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:08 am
1) Check you local government for hazardous waste collection.

2) offer it for free pickup on Craigslist.
I think option #2 is what I'll go with. Indeed, someone else can make use of it.
Thanks!
by Altadan
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PCB Etchant disposal
Replies: 2
Views: 256

PCB Etchant disposal

Hey all,

I need to get rid of a bottle of PCB Etchant.
Is there a safe way to dispose of it... maybe without having to neutralize it all with baking soda?

Thanks!
by Altadan
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: knife cleanup - Butternut nasty film
Replies: 7
Views: 504

Re: knife cleanup - Butternut nasty film

Ended up using nail-polish remover.
It works.

Man, that stuff is tough!
I just cut another one recently, and the same thing happened. This hasn't happened to me before, so I'm really wondering what gives now
by Altadan
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: knife cleanup - Butternut nasty film
Replies: 7
Views: 504

Re: knife cleanup - Butternut nasty film

This butternut is stuck to the blade, not tarnished*
I'll get back to with results asap. Thanks for the ideas.

* On a side note - the stainless did react a little since it was purchase, though. Ginger made it quite obvious
by Altadan
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: knife cleanup - Butternut nasty film
Replies: 7
Views: 504

knife cleanup - Butternut nasty film

So, I've cut butternts before, but this time, I think she to leaving the knife unwashed for a while, the gunk that comes out of a butternut really, and I mean really stuck to my knife. It's a Kono MM ginsan, and I'd rather not use a very abrasive material on it. Any ideas? Vinegar? Lemon? PCB etchan...
by Altadan
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moribashi Pointers
Replies: 16
Views: 1373

Re: Moribashi Pointers

Well, dealing with some frying and grilling is what I originally got excited about, but like I said, the effort to properly control them brings into question the badass/utility ration, especially where some tongs might serve better. They're still here <sigh> we shall see plating the sushi, on the oc...
by Altadan
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite steak and how you cook it?
Replies: 65
Views: 8634

Re: Favorite steak and how you cook it?

I lie in bed, satisfied of this saying every possible way...and then this thread gets me all sorts of hungry again, darn it 😂 I really do have to put in that order for a ChefAlarm and Thermapen (but why $99? Whyy?) From another thread, but didn't want you to miss this. Pull the trigger! https://www...