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by jbart65
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Help choosing a laser
Replies: 24
Views: 1244

Re: Help choosing a laser

...The Ryusei is the best value on CKTG. I've owned the 210 and 240. Not a laser , but thinly ground and a great cutter... Of all these knives, I'd go with the Ryusei. It has a 2mm spine with a thin grind, how can it be anything but a laser... :? Somewhat different definitions, perhaps, and maybe d...
by jbart65
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Help choosing a laser
Replies: 24
Views: 1244

Re: Help choosing a laser

The Shibata AS is the best cutter I have ever used. King of the lasers. Suitable for a pro kitchen? Not sure. It is thin, though it doesn't seem delicate. Wonder of the Kashima is more delicate. The Kobayashi R2 is a close second in cutting ability. Tallest of the lasers and a more robust feel even ...
by jbart65
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: New Arrivals
Topic: Kobayashi SG2 line
Replies: 13
Views: 5905

Re: Kobayashi SG2 line

What WOULD be your desert island knife and why? The best two all-round knives I’ve had were a Masamoto KS (since sold) and my Tanaka Sekiso. It’s well known the Sekiso is my preferred desert-island knife. Handles all ingredients from fresh herbs to butternut squash and all styles of cutting. Good s...
by jbart65
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Masakage Koishi AS 165 Nakiri - SOLD!
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: WTS: Masakage Koishi AS 165 Nakiri

Keep trying to find an excuse to buy a nakiri I definitely don’t need. I tested the Maskage Koishi and Yuki before I bought the Yuki. If the Yuki is the best 165 mm nakiri I’ve used, and I’ve used quite a few, the Koishi is 1B. If I didn’t already have a Watanabe 180 I’d have bought this by now. Hig...
by jbart65
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: New Arrivals
Topic: Kobayashi SG2 line
Replies: 13
Views: 5905

Re: Kobayashi SG2 line

For a while I gravitated toward flatter knives, but I have reverted back to my normal universal ways. I have flat knives and round knives and stuff in between. Tall, medium and shorter knives. Carbon, stainless clad, stainless. VG10, hap40, R2. Got a santoku, nakiri, bunka, honesuki, petties, parers...
by jbart65
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: New Arrivals
Topic: Kobayashi SG2 line
Replies: 13
Views: 5905

Re: Kobayashi SG2 line

Haven't had a have a problem with any technique, Dan. Shibata is the only other knife I've used aside from the Kobayashi that glided through a skinside-up bell pepper as if there were no resistance at all. I really wasn't expecting that. And slicing thick and tall carrots ... right up there with the...
by jbart65
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: New Arrivals
Topic: Kobayashi SG2 line
Replies: 13
Views: 5905

Re: Kobayashi SG2 line

I just picked up the 210 version. Really nice. It’s like Shibata has a younger brother. This was the sharpest knife I’ve ever gotten out of the box. Good all-round profile. I like the profile a touch better than the Shibata AS. Quite laser-like, but the handle gives some heft. Very nice polished han...
by jbart65
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Need a Stainless Recommendation
Replies: 23
Views: 1640

Re: Need a Stainless Recommendation

I've tried all the stainless knives in this thread except for the Kobayashi (which I plan to pick up). The Kurosaki R2 is the best stainless knife I've used in 210. Great profile, thin edge, superb cutter, nice looker. Ginsan is my favorite stainless steel. Feels much like aogami, though it doesn't ...
by jbart65
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Help me find a Big bad prep beast!
Replies: 25
Views: 1650

Re: Help me find a Big bad prep beast!

[/quote] Could you tell me why the Kamo is High on your pro list? It is absolutely a beautiful knife. [/quote] Versatile profile - chopping, pushing and rocking. Powered metal steel that takes and holds a great edge. Stainless too. Workhorse power in midweight size (assuming you get a regular handle...
by jbart65
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Help me find a Big bad prep beast!
Replies: 25
Views: 1650

Re: Help me find a Big bad prep beast!

Kanehiro AS 240. https://www.chefknivestogo.com/kaasgy270.html Not a laser, performs like one, amazing heat treat, truly a beast of a cutter. Super agile performer with great edge retention. This is / was my main prep knife, that gets rotated out with a Toyama 240. Ditto. Great knife, one of the be...
by jbart65
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS: Kanehiro Ginsan 170 Santoku - SOLD!
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: WTS: Kanehiro Ginsan 170 Santoku

Sold.
by jbart65
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS - Kurosaki VG10 210 - SOLD!
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: WTS - Kurosaki VG10 210

Sold.
by jbart65
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS - Kurosaki VG10 210 - SOLD!
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: WTS - Kurosaki VG10 210

Sorry, Saul. Forget to message your first!

I've been using the 240 a lot lately. Just a really nice line of knives. Very close to the quality of the Tanaka's VG10, though I might give the edge to Tanaka.
by jbart65
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS: Yoshimune White No. 1 240 gyuto - SOLD!
Replies: 2
Views: 248

WTS: Yoshimune White No. 1 240 gyuto - SOLD!

Yoshimune White No. 1 240 gyuto Height: 51 mm Weight: 6.9 oz Blade length: 239 mm Asking: $125 Conus (Paid $240) The backstory: I was sharpening this a few months ago, and before I knew it, I was thinning and such. In the process I marred the finish (impatient, et al). This really was not the knife ...
by jbart65
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS: Kanehiro Ginsan 170 Santoku - SOLD!
Replies: 2
Views: 253

WTS: Kanehiro Ginsan 170 Santoku - SOLD!

Kanehiro Ginsan 170 Santoku Height: 47 mm Weight: 4.3 oz Blade length: 169 mm Asking: $125 (Paid $200) I’ve owned several Kanehiro ginsans and my wife uses this a lot. However, I’d like a little more length found in a 180 santoku. This knife has been used quite a bit, but it is in excellent shape. S...
by jbart65
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS - Kurosaki VG10 210 - SOLD!
Replies: 6
Views: 378

WTS - Kurosaki VG10 210 - SOLD!

Kurosaki Fujin VG10 210 Height: 48 mm Weight: 5.7 oz Blade length: 215 mm Asking: $200 (Paid $240) CONUS I bought this last fall, and I liked it so much, I got its big brother. Turns out I like the 240 a bit better (I prefer the VG10 version to the AS that I also tried). Lightly used overall. I’ve t...
by jbart65
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone pick up the instock shibata kashimas?
Replies: 9
Views: 874

Re: Anyone pick up the instock shibata kashimas?

I darn near bought one. I was tempted. Still am, but got too many fires to put out as a homeowner. )-:
by jbart65
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Testing 1 2 3
Replies: 20
Views: 716

Re: Testing 1 2 3

hz_zzzzzz wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:51 pm
During last week, I can see the first picture but cannot slide it to other pictures. It now works.
Ditto. The photos I could not see on my iPad earlier I can see now.


Same for other knives. Problem appears to be fixed, but keep in mind this has happened from time to time. Not the first time.
by jbart65
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Testing 1 2 3
Replies: 20
Views: 716

Re: Testing 1 2 3

Lately a lot of photos of knives have failed to load on my iPad. I get the main photo, but not the extra ones (choil shot, etc). The photos DO show up on my laptop at home and desktop PC at work. Just checked again. I can see all the photos for the Mizono (link below) below on closeout on my PC (Mic...