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by pd7077
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching
Replies: 264
Views: 18597

Re: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching

This project has been months in the making...a Genkai Masakune 400mm honyaki yanigiba. This is, by far, the longest knife that I have ever worked on, and the fact that it’s a honyaki didn’t make things any easier. The owner accidentally chipped the edge while breaking down some salmon so he sent it ...
by pd7077
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 2843
Views: 165980

Re: Show us your new knife!

that's some unicorns up there on this page!! I second the understated handle for the shig yo kitaeji. now this unicorn of mine is about to land soon - excuse all the oil :D ... will post more details and exact measurements + pics once it arrives! https://i.imgur.com/1Af7XsQl.jpg No photos... you're...
by pd7077
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 2843
Views: 165980

Re: Show us your new knife!

Ethan, I think just about every yo shig kitaeji I've seen has some sort of curly something wood for the handle. It's like an unspoken rule or something. I say break the rule. Buck the system. And speaking of buck, find some beautiful buckeye burl. That would compliment the pattern of the blade nice...
by pd7077
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching
Replies: 264
Views: 18597

Re: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching

In terms of feel, the iromono and tomae were probably my favorites. There’s a bit of overlap between the two, but I would say the that tomae is a tad harder and finer. In terms of the kasumi, I would have to give it to the Yagi suita. It’s not quite as hard as the Ohira, but it’s finer and gave a bi...
by pd7077
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching
Replies: 264
Views: 18597

Re: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching

Life has been busy so it’s been a while since I’ve been able to sit down and do a bit of polishing. I got a few new stones in, and I had a bit of downtime over the weekend so I decided to test them out on a kiridashi that a buddy gave me. The bevel was already pristine so I figured that it would be ...
by pd7077
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Recent Work
Replies: 343
Views: 41382

Re: Recent Work

Carter wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:54 pm
This is a new handle/saya for a Konosuke HD 270mm gyuto. The handle is ironwood burl and the saya is ironwood.

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Ironwood never looked sooooo good! I’m digging the matching mosaic in the saya pin. Strong work as usual, Carter 👍🏻
by pd7077
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coffee Lovers
Replies: 58
Views: 1224

Re: Coffee Lovers

I've taken a more pragmatic or simplistic approach and have been using a French Press for years. I did go out and buy a Frother (Breville - I keep gravitating towards that brand). I like it but don't use it often enough. A flawless product. I'm sure I could make a better pour over or cup of coffee ...
by pd7077
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coffee Lovers
Replies: 58
Views: 1224

Re: Coffee Lovers

...and/or look for local roasters to find bean/roast combinations you like best. Get to know your local bean monger. Sounds like you enjoy a smooth clean cup and the AeroPress is excellent at producing that. You can try different filter types and brands because they do make a difference or explore ...
by pd7077
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coffee Lovers
Replies: 58
Views: 1224

Re: Coffee Lovers

+1 I have tried all of the following and have come to enjoy most the pour-over and immersion brewing methods. -POUR-OVER -drippers (Hario, Bonmac, Melita...) -small single hole -large single hole -multiple small holes -paper vs screen filtered -Chemex -IMMERSION -French press (full screen filtered)...
by pd7077
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coffee Lovers
Replies: 58
Views: 1224

Re: Coffee Lovers

I love coffee, and I find all of the equipment very fascinating. I’m satisfied with my current cheapo Aeropress setup, but I do plan on getting into the more serious stuff after we finish renovating our kitchen. So from what would you guys recommend for a coffee noob like me? What are the “must have...
by pd7077
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 2843
Views: 165980

Re: Show us your new knife!

I’ve slowed down on knife purchases, but I pretty much forced a good buddy to sell this to me as soon as I found out that he had it. I’ve been wanting one for the longest time so I definitely owe my buddy a big favor for passing this one off to me. Measures 272x55 😍 https://i.imgur.com/T41eY0q.jpg h...
by pd7077
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coffee Lovers
Replies: 58
Views: 1224

Re: Coffee Lovers

gladius wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:53 pm
Currently doing Pour-Over, French Press and AeroPress using:
Purity whole beans, Hario Skerton Burr Grinder, Hario V60 Ceramic Dripper and Sterling French Press

+ and a large Chemex when I have company come over
I use a Hario Skerton and Aeropress too.
by pd7077
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 260x60 wrought iron Shihan - CLOSED
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: WTS 260x60 wrought iron Shihan

Gorgeous knife. That looks like it would be a fun one to polish 🤔 GLWS!!!
by pd7077
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Marko Tsourkan 225mm Gyuto (52100 S-grind) - SOLD!
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Marko Tsourkan 225mm Gyuto (52100 S-grind) - SOLD!

If I didn’t have a 240 coming, then this knife wouldn’t be going anywhere. Marko’s S-grind on this monosteel 52100 gyuto performs like a champ, but she doesn’t get as much use as she should because I prefer 240-270 edge lengths. She’s gone through a full progression on stones once, and has a nice st...
by pd7077
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Pass Arounds
Topic: Black Lotus Knives
Replies: 159
Views: 22080

Re: Black Lotus Knives

I haven’t used the knife (I just polished her up and sent her to Sean for the handle), but the comments thus far are pretty much in line with what I expected based on the grind I saw. Most people tend to gravitate towards thinner, laserish grinds, but those that know me can attest to the fact that I...
by pd7077
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new handle
Replies: 245
Views: 28090

Re: Show us your new handle

Tanaka R2 Ironwood 240mm chef, re-handled in Ironwood burl. Handle done by Cody Paul: https://i.imgur.com/mRUqHjD.jpg https://i.imgur.com/hjFxK3T.jpg https://i.imgur.com/y1n0kar.jpg Jaw dropping good work by Cody! I dig it!!! I’ve been planning on getting mine rehandled too because the stock handle...
by pd7077
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new handle
Replies: 245
Views: 28090

Re: Show us your new handle

Finally had my Gassan 210 B2 (really 218mm) redone by Tim (timos). Superlative effort. I wanted a somewhat lighter handle so it’s a bit shorter than some of my others, but it’s right in my wheelhouse. As Tim describes it: The bog oak frame is a few thousand years old. This stuff comes with a certif...