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by Captaincaed
Tue May 05, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your knife collection.
Replies: 490
Views: 80028

Re: Show us your knife collection.


Took a little family photo recently. Some have been sold and gifted since then, but it's a nice group.
by Captaincaed
Tue May 05, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your knife collection.
Replies: 490
Views: 80028

Re: Show us your knives!

It's been a while since I got a new knife. Recently this got delivered. It's by Cris Anderson. A 215mm Nitro-V XH gyuto with a triple dyed cotton wood handle with mammoth tooth 20200412_224151.jpg 20200412_224106.jpg 20200412_224118.jpg That's a great way to show off the grind - it's quite unique a...
by Captaincaed
Tue May 05, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: stone(s) for a straight razor ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1632

Re: stone(s) for a straight razor ?

I just picked up my first straight to play with. I've had pretty good luck with a coticule, but I'm nowhere near a HHT yet. I have also been working with a rigid leather strop with 1m diamond. Any beginner tips for getting to that final polish? I'm accustomed to the number or reps required for knife...
by Captaincaed
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Field cast iron skillets factory seconds sale
Replies: 117
Views: 7643

Re: Field cast iron skillets factory seconds sale

Does anyone have experience with how well these stay dead flat? I've had just about every other 8" or larger pan warp on the bottom just slightly. It's a minor complaint, but it makes using a glass-top stove in an apartment just that much less easy
by Captaincaed
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3139
Views: 287852

Re: Show us your new knife!

Acidwash wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:29 pm
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Picked up a couple Raquins
Love that maker's mark on the tip
by Captaincaed
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3139
Views: 287852

Re: Show us your new knife!

Been after an Ashi for a long time, 249x50 with crazy cool banding. This may be one of those knives that you want forever but release it after checking it out, too nice to use. BA67F217-BEA7-4BA1-829E-D9902C8403E9.jpeg I think you have to stare at honyaki a while before you really appreciate the su...
by Captaincaed
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your knife collection.
Replies: 490
Views: 80028

Re: Show us your knives!

e.chou wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:42 pm
Devin Thomas family photo! (minus the ITKs)

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That's a stellar family photo
by Captaincaed
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cutting potatoes
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: Cutting potatoes

Ooooh thank you. Got it
by Captaincaed
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cutting potatoes
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: Cutting potatoes

Why can I not embed videos properly...
Any advice?
by Captaincaed
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cutting potatoes
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Cutting potatoes

Every now and then, I haul out the new knives and cut some taters together. Figured it's fun to watch, and my memory is bad, so I try to film in case I forget which knives I like. Enjoy!
[YouTube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fYVGh37nGQ[/YouTube]
by Captaincaed
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS sukenari zdp 189 damascus 270 gyuto.
Replies: 13
Views: 1741

Re: WTS sukenari zdp 189 damascus 270 gyuto.

For what it's worth, my 270 ZDP is a great cutter, good food release, nice flat profile and well finished. I have the plain version with a plain handle. This looks like a good deal for the price. I've had mine for a year and haven't needed to sharpen it yet, and it still pops (not really shaving, bu...
by Captaincaed
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Technique advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 4624

Re: Technique advice?

This is probably not worth watching in its entirety, it's a spot check. Still some wobble, but less. Stone's feedback is terrible, especially with light pressure. Sorry the paper cutting is half out of frame, but the audio is clear. Last 3-4" are the final touch ups to get a smooth cut with a 220 st...
by Captaincaed
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Technique advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 4624

Re: Technique advice?

Peter, Rewatched your pressure/burr removal video (https://youtu.be/GtatnyLz8YM), which helped solidify the need for good light and no reflections. I have heard that sometimes you may get a 'cocks-comb burr' that doesn't reflect, but still produces a somewhat weak edge. Is this something you are con...
by Captaincaed
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Knife Knowledge, Skills, Technique and Care
Topic: Question on proper storage of carbon knives
Replies: 14
Views: 4176

Re: Question on proper storage of carbon knives

Also speaking as a chem lab guy, desiccant only works in a sealed container, needs replacement from time to time.

Gun owners have electric heated bars that go in safes to drive off humidity. If you have very expensive knives, might be something to consider.
by Captaincaed
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Knife Knowledge, Skills, Technique and Care
Topic: Question on proper storage of carbon knives
Replies: 14
Views: 4176

Re: Question on proper storage of carbon knives

My experience Storing in wood saya long term hasn't been successful, has led to moisture retention and rust. You can see this if you bake your saya at a low temp, 175-200F for 20-30". It will drive out moisture that you can see if you put the knife back in the saya. It steams up the blade. I also li...
by Captaincaed
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Technique advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 4624

Re: Technique advice?

Ken, I like your approach to cleaning the edge with small motions, seems to make sense, especially for the single bevel. I've have a crack at it and see how my edge performs.

Peter, thank you for the encouragement, I hope to have some follow up material in a week or two.
by Captaincaed
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Technique advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 4624

Re: Technique advice?

Yeah the synthetic natural is a Gesshin branded stone, I'm using the designation it's sold under. It's a quality stone, supposed to finish in the 3-6k range as Peter said. Thank you everyone for the excellent advice! I took the suggestions out for a test drive and found that I'm very likely not debu...
by Captaincaed
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Technique advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 4624

Technique advice?

I'm cross-posting this from another forum because I value the tone of suggestions over here. I feel like I've gotten worse over the past couple months, but I also think that may be changing personal standards. I can still get knives to push-cut printer paper, cut paper in a circle, etc. Where I'm fe...
by Captaincaed
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Several Knives Kikumori, Masamoto, Konosuke, Raquin, Ikeda
Replies: 26
Views: 2962

Re: WTS Several Knives Kikumori, Masamoto, Konosuke, Raquin, Ikeda

I had a great experience with BoostedGT. Sent me some extra photos and did a great packaging job. That has not always been my experience on these forums - but this transaction was really good. Everything was presented exactly as it really was. And it's a beautiful knife! Fast, friendly, A+.
by Captaincaed
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Several Knives Kikumori, Masamoto, Konosuke, Raquin, Ikeda
Replies: 26
Views: 2962

Re: WTS Several Knives Kikumori, Masamoto, Konosuke, Raquin, Ikeda

Hey I contribute to another forum and just came across this forum. Been lurking for a couple days, and this post piqued my interest. I’m interested in one of your pieces, but is it OK to be on the buyer’s end before posting? I've purchased, um... a couple pieces and I still haven't hit my 30. The f...