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by Kit Craft
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top Three (Right Now)
Replies: 12
Views: 370

Re: Top Three (Right Now)

Mmh, hard choice. Masamoto KS (250) If I could only have one J knife based on the knives I have owned thus far, this would be it. It just makes me happy to use. I do wish it was taller though. Well balanced, for me, grind that falls between a laser and a light-middleweight. Kono HD2 (235) This knife...
by Kit Craft
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harukaze G3 Nashiji Gyuto
Replies: 17
Views: 492

Re: Harukaze G3 Nashiji Gyuto

Looks like a lot of knife for the money.
by Kit Craft
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Website - Finally!!
Replies: 16
Views: 328

Re: Website - Finally!!

After way too much time and procrastination, I have launched my C II Bladeworks website. In addition to continuing my custom knife and handle work, I will be listing spec blades for sale on the site....the commerce side has all the standard protections. I appreciate the support that the CKTG Commun...
by Kit Craft
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End-Grain vs. Hi-Soft vs. Sani-Tuff vs. “Synthetic Rubber”
Replies: 35
Views: 3805

Re: End-Grain vs. Hi-Soft vs. Sani-Tuff vs. “Synthetic Rubber”

mauichef wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:15 pm
What's up Kit. Nice to hear you are well :D
Better than I have been in 15 years. :mrgreen: Ya'll must have missed my post in the cross contamination (grit) thread. Though it was last month. Guess I AM a bit too inactive. :oops: And thanks!
by Kit Craft
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End-Grain vs. Hi-Soft vs. Sani-Tuff vs. “Synthetic Rubber”
Replies: 35
Views: 3805

Re: Need advice: Comparing end-grain boards to synthetics

I would be curious too. After protein I lug mine to the sink and hit it with some dish soap/sponge. What ratio of vinegar/water are you using Kit? 50/50 but since getting the farmhouse sink I lug the board over way more often and do it up with soap and water. After I started scraping my boards heav...
by Kit Craft
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: cross contamination between stones
Replies: 16
Views: 716

Re: cross contamination between stones

I have a slight variation from Ken's that stems from not being overly concerned if I get some higher grit "contamination" on a lower grit stone. So if I was going to use say a sequence of 1k, 2k and 6k stones that I wanted to flatten, I would start with the 6k and get that flat, then follow with th...
by Kit Craft
Fri May 03, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Flattening stones
Replies: 16
Views: 814

Re: Flattening stones

I agree, I have three of the CKTG 140 and like them all. Two full size and one edge pro size. I use one full size for synthetics and one for naturals and the little one is used as a slurry stone.
by Kit Craft
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Sharpening/honing on the fly.
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: Sharpening/honing on the fly.

It really depends. I have a set of edge pro sized shapton glass that I keep in a small drawstring bag and can throw in a fishing/hunting/camping bag and have on occasion. Having said that, I've never really had much of an occasion to use them--lol. If I go hunting/fishing I normally go for the day a...
by Kit Craft
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just accepted a dream job offer
Replies: 12
Views: 568

Re: Just accepted a dream job offer

nakneker wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:46 pm


Congratulations! Anytime we get to earn a living doing something we enjoy I would call that blessed! Enjoy!
Agreed and gratz to the op! Someone should pay me to read forums. :lol:
by Kit Craft
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: 210 or 240 Gyuto? Can't decide!
Replies: 44
Views: 1832

Re: 210 or 240 Gyuto? Can't decide!

Eh, depends. I like something in the 215-235mm x 47-51mm range. The thing is that knives in that range may be classified as a 210 or a 240 so it really depends on the smith and the region the knife is from. But I think it is safe to say that if you are into knives you will enjoy many knives in the 2...
by Kit Craft
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cancel my order fee
Replies: 41
Views: 1562

Re: Cancel my order fee

In Marks case,with knife orders,I would imagine it is quite frequent that orders are canceled.It is easy to imagine a person wanting to put in an order on a knife that he has seen very good reviews on while searching the forum and then bam,he spots a few more reviews that maybe aren't so good or an...
by Kit Craft
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite non-chef bladed implement
Replies: 19
Views: 615

Re: Favorite non-chef bladed implement

My Opinel is probably pretty close to being my favorite! But I have a fair few bladed tools that I got as gifts while growing up that have sentimental value. Practically speaking though the Opinel takes the cake. However I would have to say my Leatherman PST is right there with it. I don't use it da...
by Kit Craft
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What constitutes a laser?
Replies: 14
Views: 505

Re: What constitutes a laser?

Lol, you know what I mean. I hate to call a knife that is thin behind the edge a laser. I have plenty of knives @3-4mm at the spine that are thiner at the edge than some knives traditionally thought as lasers. Lol, yeah I do know what you mean. I do understand where the term can become confusing th...
by Kit Craft
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What constitutes a laser?
Replies: 14
Views: 505

Re: What constitutes a laser?

Kalaeb wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:42 pm
IMO, anything with 2ish mm spine at the heel is a laser.
Even if it is 2mm at the edge? :lol:
by Kit Craft
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What knife does your SO end up using?
Replies: 71
Views: 2543

Re: What knife does your SO end up using?

It has changed a lot over the years and normally whatever stainless beater I am testing at the moment but recently it has been a Miyabi Koh 200mm Gyuto. That or a Suisin Western Inox 90mm petty.
by Kit Craft
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cancel my order fee
Replies: 41
Views: 1562

Re: Cancel my order fee

I've got absolutely no problem with it. 'Makes perfect sense to me.....But I'm not one of the people cancelling orders ;) The concept of canceling an order is something I've never given though to, honestly. Not with knives but in general. Then again I only order things I can not get in person and I...
by Kit Craft
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All Clad handles are super uncomfortable
Replies: 27
Views: 885

Re: All Clad handles are super uncomfortable

Another from the camp that, while I've never thought of them as comfortable, I've also never found them unusable. They do the job and, as long as they haven't come out of the oven, they stay pretty cool. Maybe I've just never had a really comfortable handle to spoil me with before these, ha. I've n...
by Kit Craft
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cancel my order fee
Replies: 41
Views: 1562

Re: Cancel my order fee

I don't think such an implementation is unreasonable.
by Kit Craft
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All Clad handles are super uncomfortable
Replies: 27
Views: 885

Re: All Clad handles are super uncomfortable

What is the issue with rivets? Cleaning or fear that they won't hold or will leak or something? I have found rivets a big upgrade over the box stuff where you have to tighten the screw every few weeks (Looking at you T-Fal!). Hey Kit. For me it's the cleaning. Not so big an issue I'm willing to pay...
by Kit Craft
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All Clad handles are super uncomfortable
Replies: 27
Views: 885

Re: All Clad handles are super uncomfortable

Just ordered some flour sack towels. We have all kinds of towels and rags around the house but I wanted to try some of these. I always like when some mentions a favorite item they use. I hope they work out for you. I particularly like mine at the sharpening station. Loads of people seem to like mic...