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by Drewski
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your knives!
Replies: 17
Views: 213

Re: Show us your knives!

I’m enjoying these knives like everyone else for sure. I hope more people post their knives. It’s fun when Mark starts these threads, one of the things I like most about CKTG! I know Jeff’s wife won’t get that mad, well I don’t know that but I hope he posts! Don't you mean started down this rabbith...
by Drewski
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What was your first job?
Replies: 55
Views: 1073

Re: What was your first job?

For me, it depends on what this "first" job means. My very first job was at Hollister, but I only worked two shifts because they never put me on the schedule for 6 months, but my first real job was as a lifeguard. However,my first job after culinary school was in a one michelin starred restaurant i...
by Drewski
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your knives!
Replies: 17
Views: 213

Re: Show us your knives!

This will be fun. I started down this rabbithole Christmas of 2018, found CKTG by chance and bought a Makato 210. Stone and knife trading followed but the thing I enjoy the most are the people who share a passion for this too. I’ve met some good friends through this hobby, some really enjoyable peo...
by Drewski
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Halcyon Forge 215mm Damascus Gyuto
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: WTS Halcyon Forge 215mm Damascus Gyuto

Damn that's nice!
by Drewski
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS 300mm Ikeda Sakimaru Takobiki Suminagashi
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: WTS 300mm Ikeda Sakimaru Takobiki Suminagashi

Trade for a 390mm Masamoto suji? :lol:
by Drewski
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tigerwood cutting boards
Replies: 11
Views: 207

Re: Tigerwood cutting boards

Was curious in the difference between the Janka and Rockwell scales. The Janka hardness is a measure of the lbs./in2 (psi) required to embed a 0.444 inch steel ball half its diameter in the wood surface. Seems like Rockwell is a bit more difficult to define as there are several types of tests, but i...
by Drewski
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Takamura 180 - SOLD!
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: WTS Takamura 180

ooo, I like that one. Trying to keep my SO on a 210 but this would probably be perfect for her.
by Drewski
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custom handle for my masamoto KS
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: Custom handle for my masamoto KS

Another really cool handle maker is Alton, The Culinary Craftsman. Can be a wait to get something, but he does really nice work.
https://www.theculinarycraftsman.com/
I've got handles from Ben, Jobone, Schroeder, and Duy, and am happy with all of them.
by Drewski
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Funny but True
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Funny but True

Josh Runyon wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:34 pm
So, I have CKTG to thank for my family eating healthier than ever. Why? Cause I have a new Nakiri , and I need vegetables to chop lol. Happy cooking!
-Josh
pics or it didn't happen
by Drewski
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Quick Reviews Round 57
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Re: Quick Reviews Round 57

Does anyone have a comparison between West Japan Tools and Blanc Creative carbon steel? They are completely the opposite of each other but would love to know anyones opinion if they've used both. You might have more luck in this thread: http://www.chefknivestogoforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=7609
by Drewski
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 2206
Views: 97996

Re: Show us your new knife!

enjay wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:49 pm
Mesmerizing, this one.
Exactly my thoughts
by Drewski
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: What did you cook today?
Replies: 271
Views: 6416

Re: What did you cook today?

Jeff B wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:28 pm
So that's what's wrong with my cooking, I don't drink enough! :D
I despise cooking sober.
by Drewski
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Question for the pros: pickling
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Question for the pros: pickling

As some others have noted, a natural pickle uses fermentation to generate the acid needed to preserve the vegetable (cucumber in this case, but cabbage or other as well). Most vegetables have some amount of the lactobacillus bacteria on them already. This is a salt tolerant bacteria. When you put t...
by Drewski
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Masamoto KS 240s and 270s Soon
Replies: 27
Views: 942

Re: Masamoto KS 240s and 270s Soon

lsboogy wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:12 pm
I just sent Mark a picture of the belly of a 10" Sab my mom brought back from France in the mid 50's. Bit over 4 3/4" flat spot on the belly. ultimatums have about the same. My Masamoto 245 has just over 4" flat spot. Big difference with 3 bunches of scallions at a time
Sounds like you need a 280
by Drewski
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stickers
Replies: 24
Views: 314

Re: Stickers

Thanks guys! That is an old photo for sure, but it is my "hobby", LOL! The one circled is a Muteki, the front row is Carter IP, Muteki, Carter PK and TF Maboroshi. The TF is definitely a favorite, the handle is by Carter Hopkins. Question on Ben's handles, that one was pretty early for him but not ...
by Drewski
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Salt suggestions
Replies: 21
Views: 359

Re: Salt suggestions

Diamond Crystal is the industry standard for kosher salt. It craps all over Morton's kosher, which has huge crystals that make it easy to overseason food (and take forever to dissolve in liquid). Diamond Crystal's fluffier, smaller crystals are much easier to dose out evenly (and to dissolve quickl...
by Drewski
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stickers
Replies: 24
Views: 314

Re: Stickers

& stickers would be awesome…..But who would design them? Whoever wants to :D This is something I’ve had on my mind for a long time and I just need a push to work on it. I want to do more stickers. Preferably ones of some of our more popular blacksmiths. I would love some feedback on the knife maker...
by Drewski
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: choosing my first gyuto 240
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: choosing my first gyuto 240

I love my Koishi, haven't used any of the others though so I can't compare.