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by Altadan
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Make It Sharper
Topic: Tanaka B#2 Damascus thinning
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Tanaka B#2 Damascus thinning

The tip on this Tanaka was quite able before the thinning, but Chris has given this knife back with a superb distal-taper that ends in a wispy tip that literally ghosts through anything. Onions give dangerous little resistance, hahaha :D More importantly for me, hard produce like carrots and sweet-p...
by Altadan
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching
Replies: 215
Views: 10931

Re: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching

Beautiful work!
Tell me, are the rainbow (green/pink) colors reflected in the blade coming from the finish, or is that something in your windows?
by Altadan
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your knives!
Replies: 81
Views: 883

Re: Show us your knives!

This will be fun. I started down this rabbithole Christmas of 2018, found CKTG by chance and bought a Makato 210. Stone and knife trading followed but the thing I enjoy the most are the people who share a passion for this too. I’ve met some good friends through this hobby, some really enjoyable peo...
by Altadan
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another cutting board question
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Re: Another cutting board question

Thanks for the confirmation, y'all. The Epicurean is indeed much cheaper, but the aesthetic appeal of an end-grain won the day. I pulled the trigger on something out of ash. Maybe I'll post a photo when I get it. The concern for the oil came from leaving a hot pan once, and a hot lid another time, a...
by Altadan
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorites are live
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: Favorites are live

It works :)

Though it took a moment to find. It's not quite a "button" yet
by Altadan
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tigerwood cutting boards
Replies: 11
Views: 226

Re: Tigerwood cutting boards

Delboy wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:48 pm
Isn’t this stuff a bit hard for cutting boards? All of my boards are walnut & cherry, which are 995-1010 on the janka scale…..Tigerwood is beautiful, but it’s at 1850.
The Janka Scale :o :shock:
The rabbit hole keeps getting deeper, folks.
by Altadan
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All Clad handles are super uncomfortable
Replies: 26
Views: 343

Re: All Clad handles are super uncomfortable

Try a DeMeyere next time for a more comfy handle, and no rivets. https://www.cutleryandmore.com/demeyere I've been looking for a stainless pan, as we slowly transition away from nonsticks and over to carbon... The complaint on the handles is significant. I too grab the handle and toss. You got me e...
by Altadan
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another cutting board question
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Re: Another cutting board question

This is what I'm trying to convey. The advantages of something simpler are two; it's cheaper, and I can wash it with soap or even dishwasher. On the other hand, I'm ambivalent with regards to juices entering an end-grain. I really do believe that oil and wax can choke any bacteria that gets inside.....
by Altadan
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another cutting board question
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Another cutting board question

So, We've been cooking carbon-steel-panned steaks quite often, and since the family is small, I just end up cooking one or two, carving them in strips and serving them at the center of the table for everyone to grab. For this purpose we've started looking for a carving/cutting board with a juice gro...
by Altadan
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Patina photos
Replies: 118
Views: 18098

Re: Patina photos

Tanaka B#2 Damascus, after a thinning and refinish on rhinowet sandpaper and a takashima tomae.
Then some steaks on deBuyer 😋
by Altadan
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Western Santoku Project
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: Western Santoku Project

I wonder if Takamura would sell me these blades without handles? https://www.chefknivestogo.com/tachpasa161.html The takamura is a gorgeous looking blade with a real meh handle. That's a sweet idea. Having a stainless clad carbon steel blade with nice western scales is also attractive. In fact, I c...
by Altadan
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: That's not a knife...
Replies: 7
Views: 1010

Re: That's not a knife...

I want this guy's gear
and free time
by Altadan
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Comparing 2 210 gyutos
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Comparing 2 210 gyutos

Very simply, they are both very good knives but the Harukaze is the better knife with better steel and worth the extra cost. Hahaha :) Love the simplicity! Also, it's got a very wicked looking cladding line, that will only enhance the beauty of that already beautiful knife. Show us some pictures of...
by Altadan
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Comparing 2 210 gyutos
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Comparing 2 210 gyutos

Hello Katie, Both are beautiful indeed. I haven't used either, though the Takamura has been a smash hit with many forum members (and their extended families!). You should know that the Chromax steel, though "semi" stainless, is practically stainless (it contains Chromium), while the Harukaze has an ...
by Altadan
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Masamoto
Replies: 9
Views: 304

Re: Masamoto

Welcome to the Forum, Junjun. At first read, the mention of "hype" around massamoto immediately brings to mind the Masamoto KS This one: https://www.chefknivestogo.com/maksgy21.html As far as I've ever heard, that's the only Masamoto anyone raves about, and (as far as I understand) this is due to it...
by Altadan
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Funny but True
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Funny but True

Hahaha :)
So true. +1 on that

But on the flipside, the CKTG forums got me into Carbon Steel pans, and those things need either more oil, or more butter, so I guess the health thing is off-set by that... :P :lol:
by Altadan
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Make It Sharper
Topic: Tanaka B#2 Damascus thinning
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Tanaka B#2 Damascus thinning

After some work on the Takashima, and then toning/smoothing that down with some hard-felt and 1micron diamond paste, this is what came out.
by Altadan
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Make It Sharper
Topic: Tanaka B#2 Damascus thinning
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Tanaka B#2 Damascus thinning

I'll make this short and sweet; Chris is a pleasure to work and interact with. He is patient, informative, and at the same time both intuitive and cautious. I this Tanaka B#2 Damascus I really liked, but it would not square off carrots anywhere near what other knives I've had (owned or passaround), ...
by Altadan
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new handle
Replies: 99
Views: 5160

Re: Show us your new handle

Sean, that's your... SECOND go at handle-making?? Those are real sweet!
by Altadan
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vote on in stock out of stock feature
Replies: 36
Views: 437

Re: Vote on in stock out of stock feature

Option #1