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by Altadan
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: stainless workhorse recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 269

Re: stainless workhorse recommendation

That said, Tanaka is my favorite Smith and his knives just work. I just picked up his VG10 240, and hot damn, it’s the best VG10 I’ve encountered (I also used the 210 version). Feels and cuts like a laser and came as sharp as most of my carbon knives. I’d be comfortable with that in the kitchen too...
by Altadan
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: stainless workhorse recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 269

Re: stainless workhorse recommendation

When considering "not delicate," "worry free," "under $400," "stainless," and "jack of all..." the knives that come to mind are Tanaka R2 (I'm surprised Jbart65 didn't mention it!), and Shiro Kamo R2, as well as the Kohetsu HAP40. The recommendations you got from Jeffry are solid, and come from heap...
by Altadan
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Konosuke ys 210mm (EU)
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Re: WTS Konosuke ys 210mm (EU)

That's kinda unbelievable.

Are people missing the fact that shipping is included?
by Altadan
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 2797
Views: 149323

Re: Show us your new knife!

Τhis photo still belongs to the piano days... ;)
by Altadan
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Shohonyama Awase Toishi Pass Around
Replies: 31
Views: 468

Re: Shohonyama Awase Toishi Pass Around

Wow!

I love the close-ups! Were those cropped out of cellphone shots?

I'm planning on touching up a Deba, but I'm not sure how one goes about "touching up" a single bevel. Just it put it through the ringer?
Any way, nice review!
by Altadan
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Handles
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: WTS Handles

Sweet, as usual ;)
by Altadan
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coffee Lovers
Replies: 40
Views: 497

Re: Coffee Lovers

When I met my wife, I was cooking my black Turkish in a pot. She introduced me to espresso, which I thought was such a hassle with all those buttons, and drips, and things to constantly wipe clean. Also, she wssnt very good at it... I've since taken over 😎😉🤗 We've been with the Gaggia classic for ov...
by Altadan
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking for a knife recommendation
Replies: 30
Views: 530

Re: Looking for a knife recommendation

Lot's of questions Lot's to worry about Waaaay to easy to overthink this. Look, this whole "sell it if you don't like it" is no big deal. You will likely love whatever you get, because it'll be handcrafted, wicked, and beautiful (not mention excellent). If you end up getting another, and another aft...
by Altadan
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking for a knife recommendation
Replies: 30
Views: 530

Re: Looking for a knife recommendation

After more research, I am now leaning to the following gyuto blades in 210mm size: Kanehiro AS or Makoto Ryusei AS or Anryu B#2 Hammered The Yahiko W#2 Nashkiji and the Makoto W#2 are both OOS, but impressive. I have a nakiri (Shun), but really like the look of the tall nakiri from Masakage Yuki. I...
by Altadan
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Shigefusa Kitaeji Wa-Gyuto w/ Custom Handle 240mm
Replies: 26
Views: 1960

Re: WTS Shigefusa Kitaeji Wa-Gyuto w/ Custom Handle 240mm

Eyeing a Rocket. Oh no, you may have lead me to another rabbit hole. I'm a huge coffee drinker, but never thought to get something like that for my house... But the door has been cracked. Oh man, the hole goes DEEEEPPPP. I have been on home-barista forums all weekend and am even looking at semi-vin...
by Altadan
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Wustof Epicure Sharpening/Stone Advice
Replies: 17
Views: 313

Re: Wustof Epicure Sharpening/Stone Advice

Yikes, no thanks! I did work on a bolster just that once, and I "shoe shined" it with 120 sandpaper. It was slow going, and I gave up after a made the minimal amount of progress that would make a difference. It blunted the heel, but thankfully didn't scratch anything. I'll update y'all once its done.
by Altadan
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Wustof Epicure Sharpening/Stone Advice
Replies: 17
Views: 313

Re: Wustof Epicure Sharpening/Stone Advice

. If you are set on a wusthof, get the ikon line and you’ll never have to deal with the bolster. Hi jmcnelly85 The thing ain't for me 😙 knife belongs to a friend who's asking me to help him sharpen. If I had extra cash, I'd buy an extra coarse stone just to help out "stainless friends." My knives a...
by Altadan
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Pass Arounds
Topic: Black Lotus Knives
Replies: 151
Views: 12300

Re: Black Lotus Knives

Second impressions: This thing has a beautiful mirror finish under all that patina the cladding line is gorgeous The handle is the biggest I've ever held, but still - as mentioned before - strangely fitting this very, very chunky knife. I kept thinking that CJM would do a great job thinning this thi...
by Altadan
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Wustof Epicure Sharpening/Stone Advice
Replies: 17
Views: 313

Re: Wustof Epicure Sharpening/Stone Advice

Wusthof knives for me are always just a pain in the butt to sharpen. I have a few just because I live near one of their factories in CT. They have an outlet store there and a lot of stuff is dirt cheap. The only wusthof series that isn’t too bad sharpening wise that i’ve used are the pro and gourme...
by Altadan
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS 3 Knives
Replies: 9
Views: 720

Re: [b]WTS[/b] 3 Knives

Sweet prices for sweet knives. These should be moving along shortly...
I'm so tempted by the third one... It just fits what remains of my hobby-piggy 😋
by Altadan
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking for a knife recommendation
Replies: 30
Views: 530

Re: Looking for a knife recommendation

This might be left field, but small hands, short-ish blade, laser... Reactive? All these sound like a Konosuke is in order. Only, maybe making the budget is a challenge here... The MM B#2 (lovely flat profile with nice sweeping tip) is $325... The Fujiyama FM B#2 Laurel (an extremely pleasurable bla...
by Altadan
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking for a knife recommendation
Replies: 30
Views: 530

Re: Looking for a knife recommendation

+1 on what Carlo said. But just to set you off, here are three knives, all middleweights, that get little else than praise: a) all reactive Mazaki Gyuto, in W#2 https://www.chefknivestogo.com/yashhagy21.html (there is also a Kurouchi version, which is excellent, though the coating has some drag to i...
by Altadan
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Wustof Epicure Sharpening/Stone Advice
Replies: 17
Views: 313

Re: Wustof Epicure Sharpening/Stone Advice

Has anyone had any experience with Yahiko True Grit series?
by Altadan
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Wustof Epicure Sharpening/Stone Advice
Replies: 17
Views: 313

Re: Wustof Epicure Sharpening/Stone Advice

Hmm. I have a lot of steels, albeit not that specific blade, and have yet to have a problem with either the sg500 or the kohetsu 800. I actually prefer the 800 but that's just my preference. Do you have an 800 to try? I bought up some of the thicker/older ones ( and my kids bought me a couple as gi...