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by Altadan
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Entry level gyuto recommendation
Replies: 9
Views: 65

Re: Entry level gyuto recommendation

Sac36555 is right on that one. I was where you are about a year ago... I've owned 6, to date, and currently hold on to 4 (and have been party to a dozen passarounds, too). If you made as far as the forum to ask your question, you are likely overthinking things right now. I've a feeling that's unavoi...
by Altadan
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you store your saya-less J-knives?
Replies: 15
Views: 178

Re: How do you store your saya-less J-knives?

Very much appreciated, indeed.
I've been planning on getting one of these for every one I've ever bought a knife for.
I've got friends who keep their FKM in the drawer, with all their other kitchen tools :( and... they machine-wash it, too :oops:
by Altadan
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Entry level gyuto recommendation
Replies: 9
Views: 65

Re: Entry level gyuto recommendation

Hi there, congratulations on your new job, and welcome to the forum :) The two top knives (note, R2 and SG2 are similar\identical steels) are laser knives. The Migaki has enjoyed critical acclaim by all who've used it. "it ghosts through product" is often the phrase that go along with it. Another no...
by Altadan
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking to buy 3 knives to replace a set
Replies: 12
Views: 244

Re: Looking to buy 3 knives to replace a set

And so the rabbit hole opens its maw wide and large... hahaha Perhaps, gentlemen, for Graysonjohnson's sanity and simplicity, would you agree that an excellent gyuto cand and would be well complemented by a 150 petty from the same maker? What I'm suggesting is that he start with a recommended gyuto ...
by Altadan
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Combo stones
Replies: 6
Views: 92

Re: Combo stones

Owning a Masutani myself, I can agree with all of the above, 3k is a sweeter spot for the VG1 steel than a 6k would be.
Just recently I scaled down from sharpening our santoku on the 1k\6k, to doing it on the 1k, and then an Aoto. It works well :)
by Altadan
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: New Arrivals
Topic: Makoto Sakura SG2 Gyuto
Replies: 50
Views: 896

Re: Makoto Sakura SG2 Gyuto

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81JjXO1EH0L._SX425_.jpg The only time I dont use one is when paired with a cleaver. Back when I worked for a spell as a prep and pizza-line man in an Italian restaurant, these did everything from scraping the station clean, portioning the dough, and ...
by Altadan
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: New Arrivals
Topic: ITK Custom
Replies: 9
Views: 119

Re: ITK Custom

...an adept's project-knife with an overly costly handle given the level of the knife. ;) That's why it's for the adept - to re-shape, re-grind, re-what-ever-it-takes-to-raise-the-performance-to-match-the-handle... project knife :lol: It'll either sell, or it won't, right? edit: speaking of project...
by Altadan
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: New Arrivals
Topic: ITK Custom
Replies: 9
Views: 119

Re: ITK Custom

Looks quite nice, actually, wouldn't you agree? I've never had one, but worst-case scenario it's an adept's project-knife ;) ...an adept's project-knife with an overly costly handle given the level of the knife. ;) That's why it's for the adept - to re-shape, re-grind, re-what-ever-it-takes-to-rais...
by Altadan
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: New Arrivals
Topic: ITK Custom
Replies: 9
Views: 119

Re: ITK Custom

Looks quite nice, actually, wouldn't you agree?
I've never had one, but worst-case scenario it's an adept's project-knife ;)
by Altadan
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking to buy 3 knives to replace a set
Replies: 12
Views: 244

Re: Looking to buy 3 knives to replace a set

I wish I could write in more detail, but just to give you a quick direction (though at your upper limit, if you keep all three by same maker), is the Kanehiro Ginsan; Stainless, though exhibits many pros of the carbon steels. The gyuto is curvy enough that it might make an easier transition from a w...
by Altadan
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Pass Arounds
Topic: Yahiko White #2 Hammered 240
Replies: 46
Views: 1059

Re: Yahiko White #2 Hammered 240

Pleasure to read! Great write-up, and much of the same impressions as my own :)
by Altadan
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Ever wish you could buy old naturals?
Replies: 47
Views: 862

Re: Ever wish you could buy old naturals?

Lepus wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:39 pm
A kanna is a Japanese woodworking plane.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_plane
Ah, I see now. Thanks
by Altadan
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Makato 210 AS - SOLD with LOVE!
Replies: 21
Views: 740

Re: WTS Makato 210 AS

I can't believe this one is still here. It's just so gorgeous, and in AS, and pristine, and a good price, and, and... ugh, me wants it. Somebody buy it before I run outta cash to pay for food to cut with these knives! ahaha
by Altadan
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: KONO Western 270 swed gyuto - CLOSED!
Replies: 15
Views: 431

Re: WTS KONO Western 270 swed gyuto

I just finished dealing with one hard cabbage this week, totally exposing the weakness of my edges (or the profiles of my knives...)
Would love to own a good long cabbage knife, but alas, cannot at this season!
That Kono deal really was sweet! GLWS - and success on the food truck!
by Altadan
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One pan to rule them all?
Replies: 93
Views: 6687

Re: One pan to rule them all?

EDit: Ben, I think it is worse than that. I could live with one gyuto but not one pan. I don’t know. If I had one knife to take out squash and dice onions it would be about the same as using a non stick skillet for everything. But I will not disagree. Many meals require more than one pan\skillet\po...
by Altadan
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Patina photos
Replies: 79
Views: 9848

Re: Patina photos

Cut me some real smooth chuck-roast cubes with this Tanaka B#2 Deba. Man, that was sharp, and smooth, and fine. I was enjoying myself so much that it took me longer than it should have, and here's the result (mind you, the meat was raw, and a smidge cooler than room temp!) Capture3.JPG Capture1.JPG ...
by Altadan
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One pan to rule them all?
Replies: 93
Views: 6687

Re: One pan to rule them all?

I gotta ask, don't you all have carpel tunnel syndrom, or some other manner of serious wrist pain? I mean, my wife would love to get us some cast iron, but I'm the main cook around the house, and the weight of a cast iron just seems too... prohibitive. I'm no small fellow, but, I just don't know. Fr...
by Altadan
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Knife for a timid user
Replies: 10
Views: 199

Re: Knife for a timid user

What knife or knives does she use now? The reason I ask is that my mother cooked for 40 years and her most used knife was a 4" utility (what we'd call a petty). She had several knives that were longer or taller, and never used them. A 150-165 may be too long for your MIL to be comfortable using. +1...
by Altadan
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Mirror polish on hagane
Replies: 35
Views: 699

Re: Mirror polish on hagane

Man, you made that knife look good. I like the flowers too...lol. Oh, and Dan, you should always have lil' knife funds as they are fun to have around. Well, they just went out walking, and those two jnats came in their stead :lol: Now I have to put one dollar to another before I can do any more dam...
by Altadan
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Mirror polish on hagane
Replies: 35
Views: 699

Re: Mirror polish on hagane

Man, you made that knife look good. I like the flowers too...lol. Oh, and Dan, you should always have lil' knife funds as they are fun to have around. Well, they just went out walking, and those two jnats came in their stead :lol: Now I have to put one dollar to another before I can do any more dam...