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by lsboogy
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Help me find a Big bad prep beast!
Replies: 11
Views: 175

Re: Help me find a Big bad prep beast!

i vote for the Konosuke HD 240mm. i picked up a western handled version after owning a few over the years and they are just great all around knives. especially in a professional kitchen. im going to end up picking up another one soon here because they just work. the western ones are a little cheape...
by lsboogy
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Kohetsu Togatta HAP40 Vs Makoto Sakura sg2 240 Gyutos
Replies: 19
Views: 395

Re: Kohetsu Togatta HAP40 Vs Makoto Sakura sg2 240 Gyutos

Drewski wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:18 pm
I'm not a pro, but I feel like this thread is just screaming for the standard Kohetsu HAP40
https://www.chefknivestogo.com/kohawagy24.html
Love mine - at home and at my "learning" job. One of the few knives I've ever had that can do a dozen boxes of veg and not need even a stropping.
by lsboogy
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Kohetsu Togatta HAP40 Vs Makoto Sakura sg2 240 Gyutos
Replies: 19
Views: 395

Re: Kohetsu Togatta HAP40 Vs Makoto Sakura sg2 240 Gyutos

I like kohetsu stuff very much - have many of their blades. They seem to be geared towards performance rather than aesthetics, and the handles are pretty cheap (I've had some of mine re-handled - Bensbites made them into great kitchen units), but they are very good in a professional setting and woul...
by lsboogy
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Shun Kaji or Miyabi SG2
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: WTB: Shun Kaji or Miyabi SG2

Probably have better luck selling them on eBay - but I'll ask him this weekend
by lsboogy
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Shun Kaji or Miyabi SG2
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: WTB: Shun Kaji or Miyabi SG2

There are a few small gyutos on the site https://www.chefknivestogo.com/gyutos1.html And I think it will be hard to find people here who have shun or Miyabi blades - I keep a small set for NSF stuff, but even my Miyabi loving neighbor (whole block full of the birchwood handled things) is starting to...
by lsboogy
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Shun Kaji or Miyabi SG2
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: WTB: Shun Kaji or Miyabi SG2

There are a few small gyutos on the site https://www.chefknivestogo.com/gyutos1.html And I think it will be hard to find people here who have shun or Miyabi blades - I keep a small set for NSF stuff, but even my Miyabi loving neighbor (whole block full of the birchwood handled things) is starting to...
by lsboogy
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can I ask a knife recommendation?
Replies: 14
Views: 3316

Re: Can I ask a knife recommendation?

I've always been a huge fan of knives, but there's been a lot of stigma against carrying knives, so the hobby's been dead for about 15 years. I’m from VT and was told by my dad 35 years ago to always have a knife in my pocket. I have an opinel in my pocket 90% of the time, which is sort of the anti...
by lsboogy
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Shun Kaji or Miyabi SG2
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: WTB: Shun Kaji or Miyabi SG2

Your friends will do much better with a line knife https://www.chefknivestogo.com/argtgy21.html I have the forerunner of that, great little blade that takes and holds an edge that a Shun or Miyabi could only hope to, and you can avoid the big box store thing as well. Don't know why anyone up here wo...
by lsboogy
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: stone(s) for a straight razor ?
Replies: 19
Views: 481

Re: stone(s) for a straight razor ?

I think roo holds compound better (feels a little rougher), and bovine (especially a 60+ year old barber strop) works great alone. I use the roo loaded one and the bovine one - 3,2,1 - every day as my dad taught me. Razor stays very sharp and shaving is comfortable
by lsboogy
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: stone(s) for a straight razor ?
Replies: 19
Views: 481

Re: stone(s) for a straight razor ?

A 5K whetstone is great for setting the bevel and will give you a good shave. Strop it before every use and it will give you a great shave. I have a bare strop and a roo loaded with 1 micron CBN (from Ken123) in the bathroom - shaves are always great. Sharpen the razor once or twice a year on stones...
by lsboogy
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knife steel statistics
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Knife steel statistics

Hi Paul - I find that grain size in knife steels is mostly in the 2-6um range, but a Buck knife is going to be 20um or bigger. Most German steels are in the 7-15um range(~0.0003" - easy to pick up optically with just a bench microscope) and a good smith can get some white steels into the 500nm or so...
by lsboogy
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Knife Knowledge, Skills, Technique and Care
Topic: If you had only one knife to bring to work
Replies: 86
Views: 15486

Re: If you had only one knife to bring to work

End of a very long day. Small dinner tonight, but Rick has 5 catering jobs tomorrow that I spent my day doing prep for. More onions and carrots than I've ever done in a day, and lots of othe veg went on ice for tomorrow. For some reason, I have agreed to coming in tomorrow at 2 to do lots of chicken...
by lsboogy
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking for two new knives
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: Looking for two new knives

I have a Matsubara 210 gyuto (very tall one) that comes out often. I think they are great knives, and I have big hands so 45mm tall blades can get a bit on the short side at times. The steel in mine (B#2) rakes and holds a great edge over many long shifts. I have it with me today - I'm done with oni...
by lsboogy
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Gyoto recommendations for a wedding gift
Replies: 16
Views: 493

Re: Gyoto recommendations for a wedding gift

He is the main cook and she uses a smaller petty for some veggies. Looking at their registry, he should get one thing he wants :D He requested a western handle over a Wa. The Konosuke looks nice, maybe a bit too lazerish for a main knife? I don’t have a laser, so no experience The Konosuke is defin...
by lsboogy
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Knife Knowledge, Skills, Technique and Care
Topic: If you had only one knife to bring to work
Replies: 86
Views: 15486

Re: If you had only one knife to bring to work

Hikary, I love posting this stuff. I'm an old aerospace guy who loves to cook, with a SO who also loves food (she's a Yelp elite lady). I ride bikes with Rick and have for years, and when he started helping Jen and I in a homeless shelter (we do meals at a place with women and kids in St Paul), I le...
by lsboogy
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: kiritsuke vs Bunka
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: kiritsuke vs Bunka

I have an old (early 80’s) Kikuichi white steel bunka that is 50-50 grind and a Suisin 50-50 Kiritsuke - they exist. Typically, only the head or executive chef was allowed to use kiritsuke blades, they were a cross of Usuba and yaganaki blades - good for both veg and fish, and require very good tech...
by lsboogy
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knife steel statistics
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Knife steel statistics

What needs to be remembered is that all of these steels are very easy to change - wrongly if you don't know what you are doing. I would guess most of the smiths have secret sauce to make their steels perform well. But the basics of annealing show that higher temps or longer times show increased grai...
by lsboogy
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knife steel statistics
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Knife steel statistics

I guess I kind of have the same inner nerd in me (physicist), but what I have been learning using knives and at work leads more into anneal and quench stuff than just composition. Grain size in metals is dictated by how hot and how long it is kept there, and what I have been learning using a SEM at ...
by lsboogy
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: First Hand Sharpening Experience
Replies: 8
Views: 461

Re: First Hand Sharpening Experience

Awesome stuff - thanks Radar!! Ya I did feel some relative success on the 1K stone. The 2 knives are definitely much sharper in the end....especially my mother-in-laws cheap Henckel that couldn’t even do a rough cut through printer paper. I will watch and learn all that I can... Any reason you stro...
by lsboogy
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Konosuke HD 270, custom scales, custom Saya
Replies: 10
Views: 730

Re: Konosuke HD 270, custom scales, custom Saya

Carter does amazing work - glad it sold. May have kept me off the couch