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by Seattle_Ben
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Harukaze looks very similar to my Akifusa, anyone handle both?
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Harukaze looks very similar to my Akifusa, anyone handle both?

My friends love my Akifusa and want to buy a copy of it, but the price of it's nearly doubled since I've bought it. I've been looking around for them and the Harukaze PM look to be very very similar. Weight, profile etc. If you've had any experience with both these knives or have other recommendatio...
by Seattle_Ben
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Burr On and On again
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: Burr On and On again

Thank you!
by Seattle_Ben
Wed May 08, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: F Dick Packing House Steel 10"
Replies: 8
Views: 528

Re: F Dick Packing House Steel 10"

With the possible exception of a flattening plate though going outside to the sidewalk is an option.
by Seattle_Ben
Sun May 05, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Best finishing stone for some tooth
Replies: 11
Views: 798

Re: Best finishing stone for some tooth

You still liking that Etsy stone huh? I’ve been thinking about getting one but can’t quite make myself do it.
by Seattle_Ben
Sun May 05, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: before and after Gihei Blue#2
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Re: before and after Gihei Blue#2

Looks nice!
by Seattle_Ben
Thu May 02, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spa treatment for an abused cutting board
Replies: 13
Views: 709

Re: Spa treatment for an abused cutting board

That does look really nice. Sorry your board was so misused.
by Seattle_Ben
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Nubatama Green Ume 220 brick
Replies: 7
Views: 751

Re: Nubatama Green Ume 220 brick

Thanks for an excellent review! I really do appreciate using coarse stones. The 220 is an excellent choice. For even more speed I also like the 180 and 120. For coarser work , the 60 and 24 grit stones are excellent choices when you really need to move some metal. The tri-hone type stones are notor...
by Seattle_Ben
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got my first taste
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: Got my first taste

Another great place to play, Meals On Wheels. We did a stewardship thing for work one day and I ended up doing 4 hours of veggie prep with their knives. I told the girl I should have brought mine and she told me I was welcome to anytime. She told me I didn't have to do it through work at all, I cou...
by Seattle_Ben
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got my first taste
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: Got my first taste

I always was partial to the wavy scalloped Vic/Forschner for bread. The wave of the blade allowed for knuckle clearance aplenty and the scalloping was more gentle on crumb while letting you get through any crust.
by Seattle_Ben
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: First kasumi polish, questions, tips and expectations?
Replies: 1
Views: 349

First kasumi polish, questions, tips and expectations?

I'm working on my first try with getting a kasumi polish. The knife is a Makoto and I'm still working on getting the bevels totally flat. As I embark I'm curious mostly right now about how long I may expect to spend trying to get to my first polish. I know that I should keep my expectations limited ...
by Seattle_Ben
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Nubatama Green Ume 220 brick
Replies: 7
Views: 751

Re: Nubatama Green Ume 220 brick

FWIW I was greatly helped by just committing to some "coarse stone courage" and going for it with the really coarse stones. Peter Nowlan really advocates it and I've found as long as I really back off the pressure with them I'm very happy. I often start with a SP320 and if I've got some really hideo...
by Seattle_Ben
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Help a customer buy several knives.
Replies: 4
Views: 516

Re: Help a customer buy several knives.

+1 on a longer gyuto over a sujihiki or yanagiba. You'll just get far more use out of them especially if you're a value and budget conscious home cook. As far as the petty, my parents have loved dearly the ps60 series knives that I've gifted them and they don't seem as able to hurt them as easily as...
by Seattle_Ben
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Beat up Sabatier
Replies: 21
Views: 1506

Re: Beat up Sabatier

That looks really good.
by Seattle_Ben
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Miyazaki letter
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: Miyazaki letter

I've recieved hand written notes in a few packages I've ordered online and they really make the purchase feel extra special.
by Seattle_Ben
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cutting Board
Replies: 10
Views: 497

Re: Cutting Board

Peter Nowlan thinks highly of them if I recall correctly. I'm sure you can search thy forum and find some of the other Canadians discuss it.
by Seattle_Ben
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How do you "finish" your knives
Replies: 14
Views: 1283

Re: How do you "finish" your knives

Cck Cleaver, 700-1000 unless I'm bored. Western and cheapo no more than 2k, again boredom may increase this. Fancy pants gets 3-8k synthetic and or natural to awasedo.
by Seattle_Ben
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Handles
Replies: 11
Views: 1029

Re: WTS Handles

Really nice looking. These should move.
by Seattle_Ben
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which Lapping Plate to Buy
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Re: Which Lapping Plate to Buy

I've happily used the cktg plate on my Shapton 320. It's good and cheap.
by Seattle_Ben
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sabatier blanks on ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Sabatier blanks on ebay

If this isn't ok feel free to delete. Found a vendor selling blanks if anyone is interested in playing with one and simultaneously getting a sabatier worth one owner. Mine is on the way and I'm a bit nervous to take on this level of a project but also really excited. I'll be taking on my first handl...