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by jbart65
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Help me find a Big bad prep beast!
Replies: 11
Views: 178

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: 125

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: 163

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: 163

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: 117

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: 125

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: 163

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: 658

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: 429

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: 429

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...
by jbart65
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Your preferred stone progression
Replies: 34
Views: 1757

Re: Your preferred stone progression

I haven't used any Choseras. I'll get one eventually. I've acquired a Shapton Glass 220, 500 and 400, with a 1K and/or 2K to come. To my surprise I like them better than the pros. I thought they wouldn't feel as nice, but they feel just fine.
by jbart65
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Newest knife
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: Newest knife

The Kehetsu Hap40 is quite thin. Among the steels with the best overall edge retention. Beyond that, I'd look at R2. Kurosaki and Kamo make excellent ones. B2 also has pretty good edge retention. What does an extra $100 to $150 buy? The Harukaze AS is a superb cutter. Most knives that are far expens...
by jbart65
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Recommend me a Santoku
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: Recommend me a Santoku

There's a Konosuke HD for $274. Very light and thin, but slices thru everything. Semi-reactive.

https://www.chefknivestogo.com/mabl2nabu17.html

Want to spend less? The Kuro R2 is a helluva cutter.

https://www.chefknivestogo.com/kur2sa16.html
by jbart65
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Partner/family friendly do-it-all petty
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Partner/family friendly do-it-all petty

Nothing on Knives and Stones? I'd give them a look since you are in Australia.
by jbart65
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: first real Japanese knife recommendation
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: first real Japanese knife recommendation

I don't think you need a single-side (bevel) knife. Those are specialized blades for specialized products. Nor do I think a kiritsuke is necessary. And why do you have a suji listed? It's basically a carving knife. As for full carbon, why not get stainless clad? Carbon edge, but stainless covering t...
by jbart65
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Anryu AS Santoku or Kanehiro Ginsan Santoku
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Re: Anryu AS Santoku or Kanehiro Ginsan Santoku

The Kanehiro ginsan has a great profile. I owned the 240 and still have a santoku for my wife. Excellent stainless steel, sharpens easily and well. The Anryu AS, or any AS, will beat it on edge retention, however. And the Kanehiro ginsan santoku won't handle denser product as well as the Anyru. A co...
by jbart65
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knife of the Decade 2010-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1600

Re: Knife of the Decade 2010-2019

But ...which Kono Fuji! (-:

Loving my new SKD. Touched it up yesterday, and hot damn, got screaming sharp with just a few strokes on the stones. Great steel.
by jbart65
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: That was fun
Replies: 20
Views: 791

Re: That was fun

On Vics, there’s definitely been a change in steel. Sharpened a newer one, less than five years old, an at Element hotel. Then last week I sharpened a roughly 20-year-old Vic I originally bought and gifted to a friend. The older Vic was easier to sharpen, got sharper and felt good on the stones. The...
by jbart65
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: 60 grit stone is here!
Replies: 12
Views: 680

Re: 60 grit stone is here!

I’ve found a few knives so hard to sharpen and get a burr I had to switch from a Nuba 120 to the Atoma 140 diamond plate. These knives were causing the 120 to work too hard! Now I need a 60 grit diamond flattener.
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