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by salemj
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drop point knife profile and evolving preferences
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: Drop point knife profile and evolving preferences

For me, it all depends on what I am cutting. I have yet to find a knife that does everything as well as any other knife. I do have favorite "all around" knives, but my lasers definitely wedge WAY LESS than my thicker knives on hard ingredients, for example, just like they cut thin slices in softer v...
by salemj
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 2097
Views: 90465

Re: Show us your new knife!

I chased this specific knife for 5 years. Was quite pleased when I finally got it. I'll have to take some better pics, but for now: Konosuke Fujiyama B1 240 Congrats! I'd be very interested to know the spine thickness and shinogi thickness at the heel. My B1 (from CKTG) was from a couple years late...
by salemj
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: brussel sprouts
Replies: 25
Views: 633

Re: brussel sprouts

I use a gyuto, but I often do all the stems first, then go back and halve or quarter separately, and if leaves come loose I often scrap them because they are often the least pleasant exterior ones. This also has the advantage of not having the stem bits re-mix with the halves and quarters on the boa...
by salemj
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Dutch Oven/Braiser
Replies: 28
Views: 1107

Re: Dutch Oven/Braiser

I know there's a lot of input outside of this forum on this matter, but I feel like I have a trusting relationship here. I'm getting ready to buy an enamel coated cast iron Dutch oven and wondering what the concensus is on size, shape, and brand. I will be living in a 2 person household but regular...
by salemj
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS: Masamoto VG 210mm Stainless Gyuto
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: WTS: Masamoto VG 210mm Stainless Gyuto

Argh. I sold mine as a gift to a single parent dad who cooked all the meals for his three kids. It was the right home for my knife, but I miss it every day.

GLWS. A terrific "beater" for any connoisseur, as this is a "beater" that actually lives up to connoisseur standards.
by salemj
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adventures in Japan
Replies: 106
Views: 2482

Re: Adventures in Japan

Very cool. I admire that you have thought to schedule cooking classes when you travel! That's a great idea. I also really like your flower arrangement in particular (I assume it is the one on the left in the picture). Both would really catch my eye in any setting.
by salemj
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 2097
Views: 90465

Re: Show us your new knife!

With Konosuke, for those who discover they like them, it tends to be less of a temporary bug and more of a lasting epiphany. Haha. Nice catches. I still think of my HDs as the only workhorses (for a home cook) that will probably serve me in that capacity until the end of time.
by salemj
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Tim Johnson boning knife/scimeter - SOLD!
Replies: 12
Views: 574

Re: Wtt wts Tim Johnson boning knife/scimeter

That is a very cool looking package. GLWS.
by salemj
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke Updates
Replies: 1036
Views: 113216

Re: Konosuke Updates

That's...pretty nuts. Is this the older version, or the FM's? Doesn't really apply. The profile is more like the newer ones but not entirely, and the grinds lack a shinogi line, but it is possible the sharpener is the "old" sharpener and these are not typically branded as FM (which would imply the ...
by salemj
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke Updates
Replies: 1036
Views: 113216

Re: Konosuke Updates

Yeah. I think the weirdest thing is that supply is actually better than it has been in years, if not EVER.
by salemj
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Kono Fuji Blue 2 240 - CLOSED!
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: WTS: Kono Fuji Blue 2 240

GLWS. Some of Konosukes have lighter or faded stamps and I actually really like the look over time. Lots of character for a stamp. I'm amazed how much nicer their stamps look than, say, a T-F. I suspect this will go immediately once people lose hope over the recent shipment. In the meantime, I think...
by salemj
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: LF: Petite Laser gyuuto/santoku/bunka
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Re: LF: Petite Laser gyuuto/santoku/bunka

I'll add that the person to PM is Nkmiller. He's a professional chef who bought my Suisin. I feel comfortable saying his preference is usually for knifes that are the opposite of the Suisin: hand-made, heavier, thicker spines, and real solid with carbon steel. If he says the Suisin behaves like I su...
by salemj
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: LF: Petite Laser gyuuto/santoku/bunka
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Re: LF: Petite Laser gyuuto/santoku/bunka

Thank you Joe for your insight, just to clarify when I mean a line knife I work in a boutique Japanese fine dining restaurant so most of my work on the line is very fine Garnish. As for edge retention I personally don't mind sharpening my knives everyday. In regards to the shibata, what do you mean...
by salemj
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: LF: Petite Laser gyuuto/santoku/bunka
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Re: LF: Petite Laser gyuuto/santoku/bunka

I'd avoid the Shibata R2 for this kind of work. I think you need a more usable tip that is less prone to catching the board. Honestly, if you're open to non-AS, you could do much worse than a Kono HD or SS in 210 (really, 201-3). or, given your price range, I'd probably highly recommend a Suisin Ino...
by salemj
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: LF: Petite Laser gyuuto/santoku/bunka
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Re: LF: Petite Laser gyuuto/santoku/bunka

For what it is worth, I also immediately thought of the Takamura R2 in 180. Despite not being AS and having a Western handle when you prefer Wa, it seems like it would serve you well. Although I try to stick to your original asks in my previous post, I want to echo this recommendation made by others...
by salemj
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: LF: Petite Laser gyuuto/santoku/bunka
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Re: LF: Petite Laser gyuuto/santoku/bunka

For delicates cuts with a thin knife and AS steel, you'll be a little limited, especially in those sizes. Depending on your disposition, a Takeda immediately comes to mind: you certainly cannot get any thinner, but I find the edges on Takeda knives to feel less than exacting in the cut due to the be...
by salemj
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mele Kalikimaka!
Replies: 13
Views: 271

Re: Mele Kalikimaka!

mauichef wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:08 pm

Many mahalos Joe.
We wish you and yours a wonderful New Year.
Talking of rainbows...this is one from this morning!
We always seem to get a beauty on Christmas day.
This morning?!?! Amazing! :D 8-)
by salemj
Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mele Kalikimaka!
Replies: 13
Views: 271

Re: Mele Kalikimaka!

Thanks Ray! And to you as well. It is rare to capture such a rainbow—it is the perfect image to inspire optimism for the new year! Also, after watching "The Grinch" last night, I find your best friend receiving far better treatment than Max the fake reindeer, even if Sevin still has to don some form...
by salemj
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS KONOSUKE HD2 240 BLONDE/ EBONY
Replies: 23
Views: 1098

Re: WTS KONOSUKE HD2 240 BLONDE/ EBONY

That is a great knife. Maybe I need another HD.... --- It is a great knife. I picked up a HD2 Khii Ebony from Mark earlier this year: the dark handle is very nice. I think it looks nicer than light colored esp. with the blonde ferrule. Contrast to the Konosuke White No.1... https://i.imgur.com/M7I0...
by salemj
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adventures in Japan
Replies: 106
Views: 2482

Re: Adventures in Japan

This latest post was really one of the most impressive to me in terms of the photos—amazing success rate! Perhaps the overcast lighting freed you up a little bit, as I really find the composition and emotion in most of the pics to be dynamic and moving especially as trip memorabilia (not that your o...