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by jmcnelly85
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: It's been a while....find me a Yanagibas
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: It's been a while....find me a Yanagibas

What vegetables are you planning on cutting with a yanagiba?
by jmcnelly85
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you do this with your Shibata R2?
Replies: 72
Views: 1540

Re: Would you do this with your Shibata R2?

She says it was a pin bone but later admits it was a spine. She emphasizes clean towels but displays scale-on fish skin resting on meat... that’ll presumably be served raw. She claims to be a chef but has no clue what to do with salmon scrap. Her towel guard tells me that she’d rather adapt to an un...
by jmcnelly85
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Where's the burr ?
Replies: 19
Views: 327

Re: Where's the burr ?

Burr detection is a skill that gets better with more practice. I’ve been phasing burr formation out of my technique, sounds like you’re already at that point. As long as you establish a proper apex, you don’t need a burr; however, keep feeling for them, you’ll start noticing smaller and smaller ones...
by jmcnelly85
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Rika 5000 problem
Replies: 9
Views: 169

Re: Rika 5000 problem

How are you testing your edges? What sharpness tests does it pass before it sees the 5k stone and what happens after the 5k?
by jmcnelly85
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Better coarse stone set up
Replies: 18
Views: 251

Re: Better coarse stone set up

I recently picked up a shapton glass 220 and prefer it to my pro 320 in every way. It seems to cut noticeably faster while avoiding the loading issues that the pro can exhibit.
by jmcnelly85
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Ideal traveling kit
Replies: 23
Views: 507

Re: Ideal traveling kit

I recently traveled with a 220 glass rubber banded onto a shapton pro 1500. I like the edge the 1500 produces on softer stainless as long as it doesn’t have to do a ton of heavy lifting.
by jmcnelly85
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Rabbit hole? Nah
Replies: 26
Views: 540

Re: Rabbit hole? Nah

The goal is to die with stones, not money
by jmcnelly85
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Richmond Plating Spoons
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Richmond Plating Spoons

https://www.chefknivestogoforum.com/ric ... 10916.html

I have a hard time distinguishing between my Richmond spoons and other people’s kunz spoons where I work so I decided to dremel my initials into the handle.
by jmcnelly85
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Site Issues?
Replies: 26
Views: 504

Re: Site Issues?

I haven’t noticed a problem
by jmcnelly85
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Optimum Sharpening Set Up
Replies: 23
Views: 530

Re: Optimum Sharpening Set Up

I see one 1k stone. Master it.
by jmcnelly85
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heat Treatment
Replies: 36
Views: 688

Re: Heat Treatment

I don’t see how allowing micro chipping is a different issue than edge stability. Edge degradation comes in many forms, all factors play a role but no one issue, including hrc, is an absolute. Higher doesn’t always mean better, lower doesn’t always mean worse.
by jmcnelly85
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heat Treatment
Replies: 36
Views: 688

Re: Heat Treatment

Isn't a knife with better edge retention that needs to be sharpened less harder than a knife that needs to be sharpened more regularly? Not necessarily. I've read enough from the likes of Peter Nolan and John Broida to know that heat treatment is only part of that equation and higher HRC does not a...
by jmcnelly85
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: knife cleanup - Butternut nasty film
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: knife cleanup - Butternut nasty film

Dawn dish soap rubbed on with a halved raw potato
by jmcnelly85
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heat Treatment
Replies: 36
Views: 688

Re: Heat Treatment

Metallurgy can be an exact science as well as a rustic, inherited tradition. I wouldn’t test gramma’s pasta water for an exact salt content per liter if the noodles are cooked right, the whole dish is the bigger picture anyway. I think you can have the best of both worlds here, proudly embrace the m...
by jmcnelly85
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oops I bent my knife
Replies: 18
Views: 634

Re: Oops I bent my knife

The worst bend I’ve gotten was a brainless dish/prep deciding that the proper place to put a full, deep hotel pan of braised beef was on top of my Kurosaki instead of on a speed rack... I’m glad I don’t work with him anymore.

They bend back pretty easy.
by jmcnelly85
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Wish Lists
Replies: 147
Views: 4852

Re: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Wish Lists

Kuhn Rikon peelers... buy one get one
by jmcnelly85
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Shun Blue vs. Dual Core
Replies: 11
Views: 2099

Re: Shun Blue vs. Dual Core

I used to work with a guy who had an 8 in kanso. I liked it a lot as a line knife but it wouldn’t be my first choice as a prep knife. Durable steel got sharp enough at middle refinement, comfortable, utilitarian handle, profile wasn’t for me but when they go on sale are a decent deal. I’d take one o...
by jmcnelly85
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: we've been doing it all wrong
Replies: 7
Views: 606

Re: we've been doing it all wrong

I don’t see what’s different between pulling out a diamond plate vs a strop. Why is one something that no one does and the other sometimes all you need? If it’s easier for him to hold an angle on a file, good for him, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to hold an angle on a knife. The whole thing kin...
by jmcnelly85
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Forum Issues
Topic: Blank videos
Replies: 0
Views: 1970

Blank videos

I don’t seem to be able to see videos posted by Ken in the technique advice and bevel threads in the sharpening sections. Just large blank areas near text.