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by AlbuquerqueDan
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Knife for slicing sushi rolls
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Knife for slicing sushi rolls

Thanks for all the feedback. Never heard of Shi Han, knives look pretty good but i dunno. He's a maker in Santa Fe, NM. He trained under Ashi in Japan. He does everything (laminating, forging, heat treating, grinding, sharpening, handle making, etc...) in his impressive work shop (I've visited a fe...
by AlbuquerqueDan
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Knife for slicing sushi rolls
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Knife for slicing sushi rolls

Hard to beat a Ginga 210 petty, given your stated preferences.

Given your budget, though, Shi Han is knocking out some killer 210 petties right now. They're not lasers, but Shi Han's grinds are flawless.
by AlbuquerqueDan
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3026
Views: 228240

Re: Show us your new knife!

This one if just getting wrapped up. My second Black Lotus, 255x56 with mid weight grind, spaghetti oak handle. My first BL was such a joy to use I ordered a second. Jeff Steele collaborated with friends of mine and they came up with the idea for this knife together. Then Jeff did his thing and del...
by AlbuquerqueDan
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Knife for steaks, pork, chicken breasts and brisket
Replies: 24
Views: 1325

Re: Knife for steaks, pork, chicken breasts and brisket

Hi guys - thanks for the info so far. To add more info - I will not be breaking up chickens or using it to de-bone per se. How does that affect your opinions? So far we have two votes for petty's and two for honesuki's. Long (180mm+) thin petty would be my choice. You said you liked nimble. That de...
by AlbuquerqueDan
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Knife for steaks, pork, chicken breasts and brisket
Replies: 24
Views: 1325

Re: Knife for steaks, pork, chicken breasts and brisket

I'm a big fan of my Ashi Ginga 180 stainless petty for trimming meats. For breaking down whole chickens, I love my Hattori Forums honesuki (really such a great and under-appreciated knife). So, in sum, a long laser petty and a good honesuki is a nice team to play with if you can swing buying two kni...
by AlbuquerqueDan
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Wanting to dip my toes into 'better' knives - home cook
Replies: 33
Views: 1873

Re: Wanting to dip my toes into 'better' knives - home cook

Anyhow, let's try again... So the Takamura Chromax seems a popular choice. How is it for ease of sharpening, considering I don't have traditional stones, rather a system similar to the Edgepro Apex? Also would it be ok for use in cutting up sweet potatoes - this is probably the hardest task it will...
by AlbuquerqueDan
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Wanting to dip my toes into 'better' knives - home cook
Replies: 33
Views: 1873

Re: Wanting to dip my toes into 'better' knives - home cook

I gave 3 Takamura chromax as Christmas gifts last year, all to J-knife newbies. They all love them. The only complaint I ever got was that they were too sharp and were scary. There have been reports of a few cut fingers, but nothing worthy of stitches (yet). I think the knife is a great introduction...
by AlbuquerqueDan
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Bevel width inconsistency
Replies: 22
Views: 2479

Re: Bevel width inconsistency

I've been toying with the idea of sharpening with both hands (I.e., switching hands to sharpen different sides). It feels very awkward so far. Any tips you can give on learning, or is it just practice practice practice?
by AlbuquerqueDan
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top Three (Right Now)
Replies: 12
Views: 2528

Re: Top Three (Right Now)

I'll play!

Shi-Han 260. White 2/wrought iron. Perfect grind.
Kochi 240. Blue 2/iron. Just feels right in my hand.
Xerxes Primus 230. Laser! The tip is impossibly thin.
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by AlbuquerqueDan
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: New Arrivals
Topic: Butter Spreader
Replies: 5
Views: 4129

Re: Butter Spreader

I really like my Robert Herder carbon breakfast knife. Thin, flexible, and can get as sharp as anything. I use it almost every morning. Opinal has a brunch knife that looks similar.
by AlbuquerqueDan
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pecan wood butcher block?
Replies: 24
Views: 1313

Re: Pecan wood butcher block?

sweet project! Thanks! I'm in need of ideas as to how to finish this thing. I don't have any tools, nor do I have room for them, yet... I need to really flatten this thing if it's gonna be a cutting board (or else wife want to screw legs into it and turn it into a table or stool :\ ) I suppose I co...
by AlbuquerqueDan
Thu May 30, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Toyama 270mm Kasumi Gyuto -
Replies: 18
Views: 1611

Re: Toyama 270mm Kasumi Gyuto -

Such an awesome knife. I sure love mine!
by AlbuquerqueDan
Tue May 28, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Hard boiled egg problem
Replies: 37
Views: 7551

Re: Hard boiled egg problem

I've had the best (by far) results from steaming. In a Dutch oven, bring about two inches of water to a boil. Place eggs in a steamer basket, place in the Dutch oven, cover and cook for 11 minutes. Then transfer eggs to an ice bath. I think I got it from Cook's Illustrated. Works really, really well.
by AlbuquerqueDan
Wed May 22, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many BTU do I need?
Replies: 103
Views: 6650

Re: How many BTU do I need?

JustinP wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 4:05 pm
AlbuquerqueDan wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 9:27 pm
Here's mine all set up. I've been running it for about 6 months now. Simply couldn't be happier!
Nice, I see you upgraded to the worlds best knives too :D.

And sweet stove! I really need to up my stove game.
Cutco is seriously underrated. I sold all my j-knives to get that set. 😉
by AlbuquerqueDan
Mon May 20, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many BTU do I need?
Replies: 103
Views: 6650

Re: How many BTU do I need?

Here's mine all set up. I've been running it for about 6 months now. Simply couldn't be happier!
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Here it is with a 10inch pan on it:
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by AlbuquerqueDan
Sat May 04, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hattori HD
Replies: 11
Views: 1084

Re: Hattori HD

rk592934 wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:18 am
Any opinions on the Hattori FH?
I own a Hattori FH honesuke and really like it. It's one of my most used knives because of the amount of chicken we eat. Comfortable handle. Steel gets nice and sharp without too much hassle.
by AlbuquerqueDan
Wed May 01, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Knife Knowledge, Skills, Technique and Care
Topic: When to teach knife skills to kids
Replies: 14
Views: 5843

Re: When to teach knife skills to kids

I made my kids wood knives that they like to mimic what I was doing at that age. I don't know exactly when they started using real knives I was probably around 5. My 3.5 year old uses a wooden knife (santoku), too, and a little cheese/spreading knife made of metal. I've taught her the pinch grip, a...
by AlbuquerqueDan
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your knives!
Replies: 440
Views: 58693

Re: Show us your knives!

[/quote]...I would have to say the biggest surprise in the bunch was the Mazaki. It can hang with the best of them and I seem to reach for it the most as an everyday knife... [/quote] I'm with you on Mazaki. I own three (I've also sold three that didn't quite make the cut). They're all very differen...
by AlbuquerqueDan
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your knives!
Replies: 440
Views: 58693

Re: Show us your knives!

-btm- wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:27 pm
bueno.

Seeing everyone post these epic collections is making me want to try some new knives!
We are enablers, for sure! Come over and borrow a knife or three.
by AlbuquerqueDan
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your knives!
Replies: 440
Views: 58693

Re: Show us your knives!

Hey Dan- When did you pick up the Ashi 180 petty? I've been dying to see how one fits me in-hand.... I might need to stop by your place for a beer soon. Ben Ben!! I bought it for my wife, but she just loves the Mizuno and this one gets neglected. If you like light, you'll love this little devil. Co...