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by salemj
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Konosuke MM
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: Konosuke MM

Nice write up, Jeff. It provides a lot of information about exactly the topics people are interested in hearing about most. I think the only thing missing is whether or not you actually want to buy one for yourself!
by salemj
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black Friday
Replies: 86
Views: 3196

Re: Black Friday

ChefKnivesToGo wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:39 pm
Here are the items. I haven’t calculated discount prices yet. https://www.chefknivestogo.com/links.html
Holy crap. Well done, Mark. This speaks to the vast majority of [crazy] asks and suggestions!!
by salemj
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Sukenari w1 honyaki santoku 190mm
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: WTS Sukenari w1 honyaki santoku 190mm

That is just an awesome looking little knife. I love the visual proportions of the blade.
by salemj
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke comparison
Replies: 22
Views: 399

Re: Konosuke comparison

Joe, I do think it’s a worthy endeavor to compare them a bit , if only to point out that the new lines have continued to carry on that excellent legacy of the old lines . What are you guys looking for specifically or would you prefer just a quick breakdown of the differences ? I agree! If you look ...
by salemj
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Higher Quality Stones
Replies: 11
Views: 177

Re: Higher Quality Stones

Grant is right: reading answers to other threads is the best way to learn. Other than that, the other key is knowing what you want/need, which is what others have said, above, too. Unless you are building a large collection, the key is knowing the type of sharpening you are doing and the resultant e...
by salemj
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: First Japanese Knife
Replies: 50
Views: 951

Re: First Japanese Knife

There is a newer Shizuku R2 version with higher grinds. I can't say that all the Shizukus Mark has in stock are with higher grinds though. http://www.chefknivestogoforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3869&p=69874#p69874 Thanks for that, Drewski! I remembered that post vaguely but didn't remember enough ...
by salemj
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kurosaki Fujin in AS
Replies: 13
Views: 253

Re: Kurosaki Fujin in AS

I like that the grinds look taller. I know Jeff has commented on this trend before. This is actually exactly the knife someone is looking for in another thread...too bad it doesn't quite exist yet. Haha. It exists. Carbon Knife Company had one on there Instagram that Kurosaki sent as a sample a cou...
by salemj
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: First Japanese Knife
Replies: 50
Views: 951

Re: First Japanese Knife

Actually, in addition to what I just posted, I saw this thread. This actually looks like exactly what you really want, but it isn't quite available just yet. It is likely thinner, lighter, and with taller grinds than the one you found...and it also as a KU finish look while still having some texture...
by salemj
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kurosaki Fujin in AS
Replies: 13
Views: 253

Re: Kurosaki Fujin in AS

I like that the grinds look taller. I know Jeff has commented on this trend before. This is actually exactly the knife someone is looking for in another thread...too bad it doesn't quite exist yet. Haha.
by salemj
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What knife does your SO end up using?
Replies: 39
Views: 350

Re: What knife does your SO end up using?

I'm a little confused on this one: can I ask if she is scared she will cut herself when washing a knife? Or does she not wash knives because she just doesn't really do dishes? I ask because I think this is fairly common: that the fear of a sharp knife isn't so much in using it, but in having it sit...
by salemj
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Need Recommendation for 210 Gyuto
Replies: 8
Views: 86

Re: Need Recommendation for 210 Gyuto

I wouldn't recommend the Makoto as a first "transition" knife from the world of German steel to Japanese steel. Good recommendations above, but this is a sleeper that people often forget about, but once it is mentioned, others tend to chime in on it being a fantastic performer, especially for the pr...
by salemj
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What knife does your SO end up using?
Replies: 39
Views: 350

Re: What knife does your SO end up using?

My wife likes the nakiri and 145 utility knife in the photo below...the nakiri is not finished, the top knife was a customer knife that I was testing, the blade on the larger knife with a nice handle was never finished. She will use a knife whether it is sharp or not, she will never wash a knife......
by salemj
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: First Japanese Knife
Replies: 50
Views: 951

Re: First Japanese Knife

Then i think i'll stick to my plan, i'm still going back and forth between the Koishi and the Anryu and the price difference but that's just someting i have to sort out with my own wallet. Edit: I found this Kurosaki line on a swiss shop : https://www.japanische-kochmesser.ch/Messer-sortiert-nach/K...
by salemj
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: First Japanese Knife
Replies: 50
Views: 951

Re: First Japanese Knife

Spine thickness on a knife like the Koishi is not a good predictor of use. In general, there are two kinds of knives: one which have a neck that is the same thickness as the blade, and ones which have a neck that is considerably thicker than the blade and which "thins out" very quickly after the nec...
by salemj
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Knife
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: Big Knife

Honestly, I just love that these knives require "team work" to use. I think it is telling that the concept of a single, quick slice is more important than one person hammering it out as quickly as possible with a single, smaller knife.
by salemj
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke Fujiyama Auction for Red Cross
Replies: 17
Views: 309

Re: Konosuke Fujiyama Auction for Red Cross

What a great gesture, Mark! We just flew in from Japan this morning, and we were shocked to see the effects that the fire has had on the air quality and visibility here in the Bay Area. My wife and I decided that in lieu of buying our relatives Christmas presents this year, we are going to donate a...
by salemj
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What knife does your SO end up using?
Replies: 39
Views: 350

Re: What knife does your SO end up using?

Both SOs since I got into Japanese knives have embraced my hobby AND using my knives. I think it is very interesting, however, which ones they use. Despite really embracing my hobby, they continually gravitated toward undersized 210s over 220-30-40 sized knives. ALWAYS. They also used petty knives o...
by salemj
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 1729
Views: 71298

Re: Show us your new knife!

Cutuu wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:03 pm
mauichef wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:00 pm
Mahalo Jeff.
I might think about doing that. Still trying to figure out what in want to be when I grow up.
I thought you were a professional dog walker.
Haha. Hilarious!
by salemj
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke comparison
Replies: 22
Views: 399

Re: Konosuke comparison

Thank you for responding to my question Joe. Fist hand knowledge is very valuable and I appreciate you for sharing. My pleasure. I'm glad "ashy" chimed in, too, and I hope other people with access to many Konosukes contribute to the thread, such as Inhuman. I realize I didn't say that in the OP, bu...
by salemj
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke comparison
Replies: 22
Views: 399

Re: Konosuke comparison

@joe I'm curious about a direct comparison between your Fuji ginsan and the new mm ginsan. I miss my fuji ginsan. It was my favorite knives to shave veggies, onions in particular. And i've seriously considered the new ginsan. I believe I got one of the new fujis from the first batch and it definite...