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by Altadan
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke Updates
Replies: 841
Views: 99748

Re: Konosuke Updates

Just out of curiosity,
have there ever been any Damascus fujiyamas sold on CKTG?
I've never heard of them till someone mentioned them earlier in this thread
by Altadan
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Daovua Leaf Spring 240 Video
Replies: 8
Views: 107

Re: Daovua Leaf Spring 240 Video

I saw them come in, and the next time I looked - wham! Gone.
Real nice handles on these. Interesting shape.
Priced for Christmas gifting, and then some ;)
by Altadan
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Konosuke MM Blue #2 240mm Gyuto - SOLD!
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: WTS: Konosuke MM Blue #2 240mm Gyuto

:o :o :shock: :o :shock:

That FM passed through here, and I'm a week or two away from that MM passaround, and... and... and...
Good catch, David!
by Altadan
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Daovua 210 gyuto
Replies: 9
Views: 309

Re: WTS Daovua 210 gyuto

Yeah, those 240's that arrived yesterday were snagged like hot buns.. I gotta wonder how many came in the batch.
GLWS Sean!
by Altadan
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adventures in Japan
Replies: 43
Views: 468

Re: Adventures in Japan

Glad to hear you do post... otherwise I would have lost some heart, hahaha :D I go through Lr only, and I'm very happy with what my D750 can do with a 50 f/1.4, but to see the foody-shots you caught indoors - with what seems like warm, quiet, "romantic" lighting - is really quite impressive. Those ...
by Altadan
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adventures in Japan
Replies: 43
Views: 468

Re: Adventures in Japan

The color rendition you're getting in all those indoor settings is absolutely astounding. I hate to nerd-out like this on the forum, but please do tell - do you shoot raw and post-process? What a treat to the eyes, Steve. Bravo Don’t feel guilty about geeking out about photog stuff. I’m sure that t...
by Altadan
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adventures in Japan
Replies: 43
Views: 468

Re: Adventures in Japan

The color rendition you're getting in all those indoor settings is absolutely astounding.
I hate to nerd-out like this on the forum, but please do tell - do you shoot raw and post-process?
What a treat to the eyes, Steve. Bravo
by Altadan
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Small high-performance Gyuto
Replies: 20
Views: 289

Re: Small high-performance Gyuto

The Mazaki is a good knife, but it is fully reactive. *** [...] These knives are so sharp and their edges so acute that there's no need for rocking, a sometimes indiscrimnate form of cutting that I find less efficient and precise now that I have better tools for the job. I've often found that to be...
by Altadan
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Favorite coffee roasters in your area?
Replies: 26
Views: 403

Re: Favorite coffee roasters in your area?

Just came back from a business visit to San Antonio, and had one of the better cups of cappuccino this year at "Local" cafe. Seems like they have at least two locations (Pearl district, and somewhere else), and they roast their own. Thought I'd splurge and get a bag for wife to taste, but at $17 for...
by Altadan
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS nigara 240mm with custom handle
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: WTS nigara 240mm with custom handle

That knife is drop dead gorgeous! GLWS David!
by Altadan
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Pass Arounds
Topic: Konosuke MM Blue #2 Passaround
Replies: 101
Views: 1904

Re: Konosuke MM Blue #2 Passaround

gladius wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:35 am
Or Dr. Seuss...
"My alphabet starts with this letter called Fuj. It's the letter I use to spell Fuj-i-ya-ma. You'll be sort of surprised what there is to be found once you go beyond 'Z' and start poking around!" — Dr. Seuss
I really like where this went... :D :lol:
by Altadan
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Pass Arounds
Topic: Konosuke MM Blue #2 Passaround
Replies: 101
Views: 1904

Re: Konosuke MM Blue #2 Passaround

"He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two Konosuketh, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise." Wait...isn't that Shakespeare in the Park? :? A Sonnet to Fuji; O! how I faint when I of you do write, Knowing a better spirit doth use your name, And i...
by Altadan
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adventures in Japan
Replies: 43
Views: 468

Re: Adventures in Japan

Fuji X-Pro2 with a 35mm(equiv)/f1.4 wrapped in a custom half case. --- Nice kit! Vivid color too, do you have the color saturation up to 4? I shoot Nikon and my next camera will probably also be a Fuji, probably the X100F though. You two are sowing doubt here... my shoulders are still good, though ...
by Altadan
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching
Replies: 161
Views: 7582

Re: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching

Mucking around with micro-mesh is fun, though it does take a considerable amount of elbow grease :) Masking tape, and micro mesh from 1800 up to 3600. I'm not even sure this is worthy of this illustrious thread, but I thought I'd give this thread a lil' shake. After doing this I thought I should hav...
by Altadan
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Pass Arounds
Topic: Konosuke MM Blue #2 Passaround
Replies: 101
Views: 1904

Re: Konosuke MM Blue #2 Passaround

The knife is now in my posession and in perfect condition. I, coincidentally, nor not so coincidentally, also have the FM on passaround. I hope to put both through a workout this weekend and make some comparisons. It seems like alot of us also have the fms on the passaround, which is pretty cool an...
by Altadan
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 422
Views: 8431

Re: Carbon Skillets

Gentlemen, I think its time for a summary thread, titled something to the effect of Carbon Skillets BOTTOM LINE, or Carbon skillets FINAL WORDS Maui did it already, n'est pas? the steps seems to be clear; 1) Buy pan 2) Strip beeswax 3) Do the potato peel, salt n' oil as described in instructions 4)...
by Altadan
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 422
Views: 8431

Re: Carbon Skillets

Gentlemen, I think its time for a summary thread, titled something to the effect of Carbon Skillets BOTTOM LINE, or Carbon skillets FINAL WORDS Maui did it already, n'est pas? the steps seems to be clear; 1) Buy pan 2) Strip beeswax 3) Do the potato peel, salt n' oil as described in instructions 4) ...
by Altadan
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Pass Arounds
Topic: Konosuke MM Blue #2 Passaround
Replies: 101
Views: 1904

Re: Konosuke MM Blue #2 Passaround

UPDATE: Knife was sent to David on Monday. He should be receiving it tomorrow. As for the MM itself, well it's pretty simple... It performs 90-95% as well as a FM. My personal copy has a different profile, but the passaround model is nearly identical to my FM. If you really want a FM but can't find...
by Altadan
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Pass Arounds
Topic: Hosted Makoto Sakura SG2 Gyuto 240mm passaround
Replies: 112
Views: 4773

Re: Hosted Makoto Sakura SG2 Gyuto 240mm passaround

Huh? I must have missed this too. Did a message go out to us partic... oh! there it is, two posts up.
Hmmmm