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by jbart65
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Left Handed looking to purchase Japanese Gyuto, Deba, and Honesuki
Replies: 14
Views: 3425

Re: Left Handed looking to purchase Japanese Gyuto, Deba, and Honesuki

As long as my knives cut well, have good separation and are easy to sharpen, it doesn’t matter to me if the grinds are true 50-50. Any lefty imo can buy virtually any knife on CKTG with confidence. I can only speak to my experience and that’s what I have found.
by jbart65
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Workhorse for home
Replies: 9
Views: 2455

Re: Workhorse for home

My hap40 is not brittle at all. I thought it might be, but my wife hasn't chipped it. She does have OK knife skills, however. Not sure how it would far with those who are less than careful.
by jbart65
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Left Handed looking to purchase Japanese Gyuto, Deba, and Honesuki
Replies: 14
Views: 3425

Re: Left Handed looking to purchase Japanese Gyuto, Deba, and Honesuki

Well I may not be a "pro" sharpener. (cough cough), but I have owned many hundreds of gyutos, and have had many, many hundreds more in my shop. I can guarantee with certainty that most all Japanese gyutos are not even close to being evenly ground. As an experiment, I cut some stuff with a variety o...
by jbart65
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Left Handed looking to purchase Japanese Gyuto, Deba, and Honesuki
Replies: 14
Views: 3425

Re: Left Handed looking to purchase Japanese Gyuto, Deba, and Honesuki

I'm a lefty, I will assert that most gyutos tagged as 50/50 grind actually are not. Most japanese knives have a much flatter face on the left side, meaning poor food release for a left handed user. Now, every knife is different, and a good retailer should hand pick a knife with a more even grind. T...
by jbart65
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Left Handed looking to purchase Japanese Gyuto, Deba, and Honesuki
Replies: 14
Views: 3425

Re: Left Handed looking to purchase Japanese Gyuto, Deba, and Honesuki

Well I can say I use my debas almost every week or two breaking down fresh fish. We’re fortunate enough to have a great supply of fish at our local Hmart, 99 Ranch, and Central market here in Dallas so I make fish a couple of times a week. Which is why I said most. (-: There are always some who cou...
by jbart65
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Left Handed looking to purchase Japanese Gyuto, Deba, and Honesuki
Replies: 14
Views: 3425

Re: Left Handed looking to purchase Japanese Gyuto, Deba, and Honesuki

Almost all the knives on CKTG are ground 50-50. I am a lefty and I’ve tried most of them. Really is zero issue for a gyuto. Nada. Get what you like and hit us up for more info. Even the ones I tried that were not evenly ground caused me no problems. For a honesuki, I have a Kanehide Bessaku for left...
by jbart65
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: 210 or 240 Gyuto? Can't decide!
Replies: 60
Views: 7374

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

For quite some time the smallest knife I used regularly was an oversized Gassan B2 210 (closer to 220). I’ve since picked up a Yoshimune 210 and a Kobayashi 210. The Yoshimune, I’ve owned two 240s, but decided they were too big for my needs. The Kobayashi is an eye-opener. Second sharpest knife I ha...
by jbart65
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Workhorse for home
Replies: 9
Views: 2455

Re: Workhorse for home

I’d just get a Victorinox for the family. Messer is the best of the German knife brands in my view, but the it will show wear and tear too. Especially the Stealth Elite. I got my wife a Kotetsu hap40 santoku. Surprisingly tough knife line that I recommend. It’s tougher steel than I thought, gets ver...
by jbart65
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Need a workhorse gyuto!
Replies: 6
Views: 1493

Re: Need a workhorse gyuto!

The Kotetsu hap40 is hard to beat. Great steel, good all-round profile, with a long-lived edge. Not as hard to sharpen as suggested, either. https://www.chefknivestogo.com/kohagy24.html If you want a taste of the ultimate in sharpness, the famed HD2. I am not a fan of Western handles because of the ...
by jbart65
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Knife set
Replies: 13
Views: 3135

Re: Knife set

Very nice steak knives for the money. The price to quality ratio is high. They look nice, feel nice, cut well and don’t break the bank. Messermeister is my favorite German knife brand. I also own a 9 inch messermeister stealth elite chef knife for my beater. Its the only large German knife I still o...
by jbart65
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Knife set
Replies: 13
Views: 3135

Re: Knife set

Messermeister makes the best set of relatively inexpensive steak knives. I’ve got eight, but don’t use them much. https://www.amazon.com/Messermeister-Avanta-Steak-Knife-4-Piece/dp/B017P0GXWG?th=1 Get one really good knife from CKTG and you will be impressed. Like this one. https://www.chefknivestog...
by jbart65
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Mark told me to post here so here I am!
Replies: 7
Views: 2176

Re: Mark told me to post here so here I am mainly reflect

The five-stars reviews mainly reflect the consistent quality of the knives. They cost a lot of money, yes, but you almost always get what you pay for. Knives that cost this much should be good. And they are. Now, it doesn’t mean you will like every knife. As you hone your skills and learn your uniqu...
by jbart65
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Mark told me to post here so here I am!
Replies: 7
Views: 2176

Re: Mark told me to post here so here I am!

No offense intended, but I almost laughed when I saw this post. Amazon and Alibaba? It's okay to be skeptical of a site you never heard of until recently. Yet knife nerds like us - some of whom have bought thousands of dollars of stuff from CKTG - know it's the best place to shop for the most compre...
by jbart65
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Knife set
Replies: 13
Views: 3135

Re: Knife set

A set is definitely the worst way to go. I liked the idea of a set before I knew much about knives (a long time ago). I've since learned. The only knives worth buying as a set are decent steak knives. Even if you were to get a set, $200 to $300 won't get you quality knives. Unless you take Mike's re...
by jbart65
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Workhorse for friend
Replies: 20
Views: 5310

Re: Workhorse for friend

IMO the Kanehiros are well worth the money. If I could only have one all-round knife, the AS might be it. interestingly, I recall my Gihei as having a good flat spot AND some belly for rocking. But it's been awhile ... If you friend is a toe dipper, hard to beat the Harukaze ginsan. Weird to think o...
by jbart65
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Workhorse for friend
Replies: 20
Views: 5310

Re: Workhorse for friend

Agree with Bruin on the Yuki. Dan, I used the Harukaze AS with wa handle. Very similar from what I can see to the western handled one. I've used or own three different Harukazes and they are similar. The ginsan has a somewhat different profile and grind, but it's in the same family. Watanabe. I've g...
by jbart65
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Workhorse for friend
Replies: 20
Views: 5310

Re: Workhorse for friend

Every Harukaze I've owned or used is an excellent cutter, Dan. The AS is no exception. A bit rounded and I wouldn't call it a workhorse, but it can do the job. Really nice tip. You know what I think of Tanaka. The Nashiji sounds like a better fit in this case, unless your friend likes to rock a lot ...
by jbart65
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which is correct: roiling boil or rolling boil?
Replies: 11
Views: 3004

Re: Which is correct: roiling boil or rolling boil?

I am from the Boston area. My parents grew up in the city proper. I heard roiling sometimes as a kid. But it's been a long time since I heard the word or used it. Now i just say rolling.
by jbart65
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Convince me to NOT buy a Masamoto KS or Takeda Gyuto
Replies: 23
Views: 5905

Re: Convince me to NOT buy a Masamoto KS or Takeda Gyuto

I concur with dAviD's excellent summary of the two knives. Having owned several iterations of each line of knives, I'll offer a few more thoughts. If I were a pro, I'd take the Gihei hands down. It's a no-nonsense knife whose unique profile allows it to chop, push and rock as needed. Thin tip can do...
by jbart65
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Daughters First Good Knife
Replies: 20
Views: 5281

Re: Daughters First Good Knife

jbart65- Actually she hasn't used mine. All were purchased after she started school and were never out ... Thanks for your suggestions on choices. though I am no longer purchasing the Koshi at this time, would you mind expounding on this..... Takes a dextrous hand. The Koishi is a wonderful knife, ...