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by jbart65
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What items do you want to see for Black Friday?
Replies: 25
Views: 255

Re: What items do you want to see for Black Friday?

The simple answer from any customer is: whatever I want to buy! Thinking as a business person, I’d want to move: Anything I have a lot of that I can discount and still fetch a good margin on; Any line that deserves more attention but lacks word of mouth. Matsubara, Yahiko, Nishida, Yoshimitsu AS. He...
by jbart65
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Tim Johnson built me the perfect knife.
Replies: 14
Views: 308

Re: Tim Johnson built me the perfect knife.

That's good enough, Rob. I'd be curious to know the weight, but this is plenty of detail. Thanks!
by jbart65
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke Updates
Replies: 814
Views: 96054

Re: Konosuke Updates

Thanks Kosuke. I understand. Perhaps in the future ...
by jbart65
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: First Japanese Knife
Replies: 37
Views: 746

Re: First Japanese Knife

My Koishi is very thin at the tip and in the front third of the knife generally, but it's meatier on the back half. It wedges a bit on very thick and hard potatoes, but otherwise cuts most things extremely well. My Kanehiro ginsan does appear to be made by Yoshimi and it's not quite as stout at the ...
by jbart65
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: First Japanese Knife
Replies: 37
Views: 746

Re: First Japanese Knife

i don't think I would go with a more expensive knife for the first one. Personally I'd go with either a Makoto - the Ryusei is quite nice at a great price - or the Tanaka Nashiji. On your list, the Koishi is a excellent knife, but it does require precision by the user. The Tanaka is more forgiving, ...
by jbart65
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke Updates
Replies: 814
Views: 96054

Re: Konosuke Updates

i know it's been asked before, but I'd love a somewhat taller Konosuke ginsan, say 50 mm instead of the current 47 mm or so. Basically a ginsan version of the MM Blue that is the same size.

I also wonder if Konosuke has stopped making nakiris. I don't see any listed on CKTG go anymore.
by jbart65
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 270
Views: 6325

Re: Carbon Skillets

After using my Matfer for the first time, I did have an idle thought: Why would I still use my 12-inch cast iron skillet if the carbon pan was better overall? Question for those who have used both for a long time. What advantage does cast iron have over carbon? I can see the benefits of cast iron fo...
by jbart65
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 270
Views: 6325

Re: Carbon Skillets

Finally seasoned my new Matfer and took it for a spin. Up first: Pan-seared salmon. Crust came out great. Definitely faster than cast iron and better heat control. The fish didn't stick at all. Good start. *** By and large I prefer pans no larger than 12-inches for better control, but I do own All C...
by jbart65
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Tim Johnson built me the perfect knife.
Replies: 14
Views: 308

Re: Tim Johnson built me the perfect knife.

Gee Rob, how bout some specs!

Looks really nice. Tim is doing a handle for me. Once I figure out exactly what I want, I’ll get a custom knife from him too.
by jbart65
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Which Tanaka?
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: Which Tanaka?

Thank you for your detailed and thorough response. I think the microchipping you noted from the Ginsan probably knocks that knife out of contention although it otherwise probably would have been my first choice based on the rest of your description. I have zero experience with Tanaka's VG10 but bas...
by jbart65
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 270
Views: 6325

Re: Carbon Skillets

Oddly I have been asked a number of times what ghee is.

It's clarified butter, I say. What's that? I get asked next!

Love to hear your process. I know it sounds easy. I just haven't done it, though I suspect making brown butter gets me almost there.
by jbart65
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Which Tanaka?
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: Which Tanaka?

The Tanaka Sekiso is the big boy of the bunch. It’s got extra weight, a meatier grind and more convexing. The profile is a gentle sweep that makes it a good rocker on herbs and such, but by adjusting the forward motion of the knife, it chops well. Pushes just fine, too. The tip is not the thinnest, ...
by jbart65
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: JKnife Recommendation
Replies: 9
Views: 253

Re: JKnife Recommendation

Super knife that checks all the boxes... https://www.chefknivestogo.com/tabl2na21gy.html +1 on this selection I've owned or used four different Tanakas. The Tanaka that Gladius recommends is now my top entry point knife for most new customers - except for devout choppers. Most newcomers to this for...
by jbart65
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Help with my first Gyuto
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Help with my first Gyuto

The Tanaka Nashiji simply can't be beat for the money. Few knives at any price outperform Tanakas.

https://www.chefknivestogo.com/tabl2na.html

A close second is the Makoto Ryusei. The Makoto is a little better at chopping.

https://www.chefknivestogo.com/makotoryusei.html
by jbart65
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Petty for MILs
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Petty for MILs

Takamura obviously will outperform the other two, but it is not quite as tough as the Kanehide.

The Takayuki is in between. Got to wonder if a wood handle will hold up for the inlaws, though.

I'd rec a Konosuke Swedish if were in stock ...
by jbart65
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Nonlaser stainless-clad 210 that can rock
Replies: 40
Views: 1212

Re: Nonlaser stainless-clad 210 that can rock

The walnut and oak handles are not head turners, but they are plenty nice and well made. No complaints from me, Jeff. Beats the heck out of some handles I've gotten.
by jbart65
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shopping Cart Issue
Replies: 32
Views: 485

Re: Shopping Cart Issue

I had the issue on Safari on my iPad. So I used Chrome on my desktop to make my most recent purchase.
by jbart65
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Nonlaser stainless-clad 210 that can rock
Replies: 40
Views: 1212

Re: Nonlaser stainless-clad 210 that can rock

I was quite certain I would like the Tanaka Nashiji, Gladius, but it exceeded my expectations. Not sure why. I've used four knives by Tanaka and all have been superb. His treatment of VG10 is as good as any I have encountered. Ditto for his ginsan. Yeah, Ashy, the obvious candidate was there all alo...
by jbart65
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 270
Views: 6325

Re: Carbon Skillets

I just picked up a Matfer 11 7/8. It weights 4.6 pounds or thereabouts vs 8 lbs for my 12-inch cast iron. Not light or thin necessarily, but lighter and thinner than my Lodge pans.

Still got to season and put thru the paces. I'll report back later.
by jbart65
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Nonlaser stainless-clad 210 that can rock
Replies: 40
Views: 1212

Re: Nonlaser stainless-clad 210 that can rock

I’ve also ruled out Goko, Gihei and Kanehiro (I own two already) Might the Gihei B2 be one of the two? I've been curious about that one, particularly as to how much it thins out toward the tip. Inelegantly crafted sentence. I meant to say I own two Kanehiros - a santoku and 240. I did own a Gihei 2...