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by Altadan
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: That's not a knife...
Replies: 5
Views: 877

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: 110

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: 110

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: 6
Views: 162

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: 91

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: 1
Views: 20

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: 1
Views: 20

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: 93
Views: 4896

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: 34
Views: 318

Re: Vote on in stock out of stock feature

Option #1
by Altadan
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spring Cleaning Sale
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Re: Spring Cleaning Sale

Bensbites wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:06 pm
Lucmfur wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:47 pm
oh cool ... this is going to be pretty awesome.
are you selling used stones now? (the three in the middle? )
Those are posted already. Unclear if they are sold or not
Sold a while ago... still deliberating whether I regret not getting those or not :?
by Altadan
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Hiromotos, Honyaki 240, VG10 210
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: WTS Hiromotos, Honyaki 240, VG10 210

That's as pretty a Damascus+kanji as I've seen in a while. Nice toe-cameo, too :)
GLWS!
by Altadan
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: JNS MAZAKI 210
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: WTB: JNS MAZAKI 210

Cutuu wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:03 pm
Didn't you just sell a mazaki?
I believe he sold a 180 KU
by Altadan
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spring Cleaning Sale
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Re: Spring Cleaning Sale

I’m going to dedicate some time each day to putting a couple new items in the Closeout section. Every piece of crap that’s lying around is going to be sold and I’m going to be aggressive to clean out our office. I’ll take a group shot of what’s going to be showing up when I get to work and organize...
by Altadan
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Santoku
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Santoku

I was gonna recommend the the Shibata as well (middle one)
Just came in, and I know that anyone who's handled this smith's knives has had nothing but bliss. The AS still is relatively low-maintenance (for a carbon steel, that is), and can produce beautiful edges as your skill in sharpening develops.
by Altadan
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Kobayashi 240mm Gyuto by Aaron Gibson
Replies: 6
Views: 437

Re: Kobayashi 240mm Gyuto by Aaron Gibson

HUGE upgrade on the image and sound.
He really is a ninja.
by Altadan
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stickers
Replies: 24
Views: 305

Re: Stickers

What do think about sticker (and/or T-shirts) that bear the kanji of various smiths?

EDIT: YES! What Jeff said :D
by Altadan
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New one. Jiro
Replies: 9
Views: 573

Re: New one. Jiro

Wow, that video of the insertion is mesmerizing! Thanks for putting that up, Mark EDIT: and then the sharpening process he goes through... I may be way off, but it seems like he's gone "Sanjo style" doing the whole thing by himself. That's quite the amount or love/work he puts into his knives :o :) ...
by Altadan
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stickers
Replies: 24
Views: 305

Re: Stickers

I was JUST telling my wife I'm thinking of putting that lil' sticker I got that says CK with a knife in the middle.
It's rather small, and doesn't seem to say enough. More stickers are indeed in order!
Also T-shirts ^_^
by Altadan
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 2205
Views: 97544

Re: Show us your new knife!

Just a little differentially hardened 10,000 layer Damascus from Master Smith Rader. I am not a fan of flashy Damascus, but this muted layering suits me just fine. https://i.imgur.com/R3i01UV.jpg Mind-blowingly spectacular knife!!!! Kind of makes me wonder what a a good natural stone polish would d...
by Altadan
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Moritaka AS Gyuto 240mm
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: WTS Moritaka AS Gyuto 240mm

That's a real fair - in fact, sweet - price.
I'm tempted, just to try out those Moritakas...
must...resist...
GLWS!