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by old onion
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How do I find a good mid grit natural?
Replies: 16
Views: 1152

Re: How do I find a good mid grit natural?

I’ve been getting more interested in natural stones -mostly because they are such a pleasure to use- and find myself looking for a nice mid-grit natural. I figure I’m happy with my Shaptons up to about the SP2 as far as edges go though they do seem less useful for refining the blade road. I figure ...
by old onion
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Good Sauce for Bugs
Replies: 15
Views: 5808

Re: Good Sauce for Bugs

Nope,probably more like one of the Little Rascals. lol
by old onion
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Good Sauce for Bugs
Replies: 15
Views: 5808

Re: Good Sauce for Bugs

When we were kids, now that's going back about 60 years for me, we used to have a little club house in the woods. I remember a time when we fried up a bunch of Japanese Beetles in a skillet. There were only 6 of us in our club because eating the beetles was the only way to join. This kept all the gi...
by old onion
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Egg Recipe Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 4720

Re: Egg Recipe Problem

My doctor told me " no more eggs or cheese " so now I cheat and learned a new way of making my eggs taste better since I remove the yokes. I just scramble about 4 eggs in a bowl along with a little yellow mustard and chopped onions and some pepper and turmeric. This has become a bit of a habit for m...
by old onion
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Hard boiled egg problem
Replies: 38
Views: 10022

Re: Hard boiled egg problem

I don't have or keep ice so I do it the hard way and just take them from the boiling water after 12 minutes and peel them under cold running water. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, same as with all the other methods. All my eggs come fresh from my chickens. Brown eggs peel easier then wh...
by old onion
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Older knives question?
Replies: 8
Views: 748

Re: Older knives question?

I have some neighbor friends who are poor and they would think they died and went to Heaven if they had those knives to use in their kitchen. Sometimes it is not how much they cost.
by old onion
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Pitch it or Fix it?
Replies: 16
Views: 2548

Re: Pitch it or Fix it?

Send it back and get it replaced by another beater knife under their warranty. Sounds like a good plan "A" to me.
by old onion
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Imanishi combo/Rika 5K
Replies: 2
Views: 535

Re: Imanishi combo/Rika 5K

I have many stones but the Rika 5k still remains my favorite for the reasons that Mark states. The Rika and I communicate well together.
by old onion
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Review of Nubatama 320 Platinum
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: Review of Nubatama 320 Platinum

Pretty darn good review. Thanks.
by old onion
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wild Boar Peeling Knife
Replies: 8
Views: 852

Re: Wild Boar Peeling Knife

Could be used as a caper too.
by old onion
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting knife needed
Replies: 95
Views: 10605

Re: Hunting knife needed

Drewski, Top is the Classic with a 3-5/8"blade,middle is the Bob Bat Hunter with a 3-1/2" blade and the bottom is the Frontier Valley with a 3 inch blade. Notice the handle size in comparison to each other. All seem just fine to me but I gravitate to the shorter blades for the control that I prefer...
by old onion
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting knife needed
Replies: 95
Views: 10605

Re: Hunting knife needed

Drewski, Top is the Classic with a 3-5/8"blade,middle is the Bob Bat Hunter with a 3-1/2" blade and the bottom is the Frontier Valley with a 3 inch blade. Notice the handle size in comparison to each other. All seem just fine to me but I gravitate to the shorter blades for the control that I prefer....
by old onion
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting knife needed
Replies: 95
Views: 10605

Re: Hunting knife needed

How do you find the slightly smaller Bobcat vs the Classic Drop Point? Based on online specs, the blade is about a quarter inch shorter but the handle is about a half inch shorter. Blade is also thinner on the Bobcat. Any preferences? Noticeable differences with the different steels? six or one hal...
by old onion
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting knife needed
Replies: 95
Views: 10605

Re: Hunting knife needed

Here is the Bob Cat Hunter by Bark River with CPM154 How do you find the slightly smaller Bobcat vs the Classic Drop Point? Based on online specs, the blade is about a quarter inch shorter but the handle is about a half inch shorter. Blade is also thinner on the Bobcat. Any preferences? Noticeable ...
by old onion
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Richmond Plating Spoons
Replies: 16
Views: 1372

Re: Richmond Plating Spoons

jkramb922 wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:49 am
Anyone have them? are they fairly similar in size, shape and weight to Kunz Spoons?
Yep,they are.
by old onion
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: On what grit/stone do you finish HD2?
Replies: 13
Views: 1170

Re: On what grit/stone do you finish HD2?

I have a bunch of stones and admittedly, I have gotten quite lazy in my sharpening habits and for a long time, my go to stones have been a SP 1k and finishing on a SP2k. Just these two stones make me happy and satisfied with any steel. They are cheap and easy too, a win win situation.
by old onion
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Torn Between Two Knives
Replies: 16
Views: 1207

Re: Torn Between Two Knives

Hey everyone, I'm looking at making my big purchase to upgrade my kitchen and I've narrowed it down to [URLtarget]https://www.messermeister.com/products/kawashima-8-inch-chefs-knife?variant=31103466242125¤cy=USD&utm_campaign=gs-2018-07-27&utm_source=google&utm_medium=smart_campaign&gclid=EAIa...
by old onion
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy holidays to all my knife nerds.
Replies: 16
Views: 999

Re: Happy holidays to all my knife nerds.

Merry Christmas and God bless !
by old onion
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The next tasmanian blackwood?
Replies: 7
Views: 628

Re: The next tasmanian blackwood?

That is a very beautiful wood.
by old onion
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show your slip joints
Replies: 36
Views: 4312

Re: Show your slip joints

STPepper9 wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:26 am
My first knife was apparently also my first Japanese knife. Go figure. I don't know anything about this other than it was given to me by my granddaughter in the 80's.
Those are the best kind and the most priceless, the ones that your Grandfather gives you.