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by cliff
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3026
Views: 228540

Re: Show us your new knife!

Holy smokes! I thought my 360G Wat was a monster...
by cliff
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Need Recommendation for Gyuto 210ish for Rocking
Replies: 16
Views: 621

Re: Need Recommendation for Gyuto 210ish for Rocking

Agreed that laser's aren't really perfectly suited here. I'd also throw in the KS as very close to laser, performance wise, but more confident feeling. It's the best all around profile I've ever used.
by cliff
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Need Recommendation for Gyuto 210ish for Rocking
Replies: 16
Views: 621

Re: Need Recommendation for Gyuto 210ish for Rocking

It took me awhile to adjust. I tend to be more of a guillotine and glide cutter, but I do rock herbs. It took some time, but I have gotten used to the HD2 for that. I think a Western handled version would feel more stable and be an easier transition. It just takes a lighter touch
by cliff
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Need Recommendation for Gyuto 210ish for Rocking
Replies: 16
Views: 621

Re: Need Recommendation for Gyuto 210ish for Rocking

Konosuke HD2. I prefer long blades in general, especially for herbs. You have to be careful with such a thin blade, but it is not hard to get used to. ETA - I see you already have the SKD. Most of the lasers I can think of have flatter profiles. In terms of profile, I'd think the Kohetsu would fit, ...
by cliff
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Knife Knowledge, Skills, Technique and Care
Topic: Asymetric (60/40) vs Symetric (50/50) Bevel
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Asymetric (60/40) vs Symetric (50/50) Bevel

The asymetric bevel should perform better, though you could get some steering.
by cliff
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Masamoto KS 270mm Gyuto
Replies: 23
Views: 1548

Re: WTS Masamoto KS 270mm Gyuto

It's too long for a standard 270 saya. You can order direct from Masamoto, though shipping will not be inexpensive. I think it's an incredible knife.
by cliff
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Typographical errors on the site.
Replies: 177
Views: 28526

Re: Typographical errors on the site.

Description of the Masakage Kumo 270 gyuto refers to a santoku
by cliff
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Need a Stainless Recommendation
Replies: 23
Views: 1020

Re: Need a Stainless Recommendation

Do you gravitate towards medium-weight all-arounders or are you looking for some diversity. You could get the laser thin Shibata for something different. If you want your stainless to be able to handle a wider range of products, I would go for one of the others
by cliff
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 270-300mm Sujihiki
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: WTB: 300mm Sujihiki

I think you'll have a tough time finding those steels under $300 in that size. Edge retention on my Yuki Honesuki is quite good -- I would think that a good option in a handmade, clad knife (it's in stock). Maybe you could find a Masakage Mizu; I haven't seen one in that size. A Kurosaki Shizuku mig...
by cliff
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB 240mm iron clad Watanabe/Toyama, KU mazaki
Replies: 10
Views: 675

Re: WTB 240mm iron clad Watanabe/Toyama, KU mazaki

My relatively young, iron-clad Watanabe Kasumi (Jan 19) is surprisingly svelt -- style change must have happened before the switch to stainless. The Kurouchi, on the other hand, is a beast. If you want heft, make sure it's older or go with the Kurouchi. Good luck with the search
by cliff
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Gyoto recommendations for a wedding gift
Replies: 16
Views: 849

Re: Gyoto recommendations for a wedding gift

There's a sale on the Western version. It's right in the budget, if I'm not mistaken.
by cliff
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking for two new knives
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: Looking for two new knives

I think a Shibata petty might fit the bill. The big Nakiri I've seen raves about is Watanabe, but I think availability is spotty. Have you considered a Chinese cleaver? Or look at the Tall Nakiri section.
by cliff
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Gyoto recommendations for a wedding gift
Replies: 16
Views: 849

Re: Gyoto recommendations for a wedding gift

Have you looked at something like a Misono Dragon? They are not handmade, don't have finish of something like Konosuke. But for a Western handled carbon, they are great knives and very distinctive. I would also look at Suien's VC, Western handle with Hitachi Blue Steel
by cliff
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Gyoto recommendations for a wedding gift
Replies: 16
Views: 849

Re: Gyoto recommendations for a wedding gift

He is the main cook and she uses a smaller petty for some veggies. Looking at their registry, he should get one thing he wants :D He requested a western handle over a Wa. The Konosuke looks nice, maybe a bit too lazerish for a main knife? I don’t have a laser, so no experience The Konosuke is defin...
by cliff
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Gyoto recommendations for a wedding gift
Replies: 16
Views: 849

Re: Gyoto recommendations for a wedding gift

For those criteria, the Konosuke HD2 240 looks good. It's semi-carbon, mono-steel. Fit and finish are always top notch with Konosuke. The knife is very, very thin. Since he has a rough use knife already, I think this would make a great present. ETA, if you consider a wa handle, there would be more o...
by cliff
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Recommendation for family
Replies: 23
Views: 2036

Re: Recommendation for family

Hey all - I ended up with the Takamura and am thrilled. Just one question - any recommendations on not-super-expensive cutting boards that wont kill it? Is something like this ok? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000E1S08O/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza Noooooo. Go with a Hi-Soft, or one of these: https://...
by cliff
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Olive Oil Suggestions
Replies: 15
Views: 707

Re: Olive Oil Suggestions

I've pretty much switched over to buying 3L tins and then pouring into a dispensing bottle as needed. I saw at least one recommendation above that qualified. Does anyone else go this and have everyday OO suggestions? I've just been heading to a favorite Greek-owned grocery and picked the tin with t...
by cliff
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: On what grit/stone do you finish HD2?
Replies: 13
Views: 641

Re: On what grit/stone do you finish HD2?

I love the finish I get from a the Ohira Tomae Mark sells. If I'm doing tomatoes, I'll finish on a 2K or 3K.
by cliff
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3026
Views: 228540

Re: Show us your new knife!

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270 KS (has been in heavy rotation lately), 270 Kurosaki AS, and 240 Mazaki
by cliff
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Stainless or stainless clad beater workhorse.
Replies: 16
Views: 841

Re: Stainless or stainless clad beater workhorse.

dAviD wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:38 am
Another one I'm looking at is the Fujiwara FKM.
For $100 the price seems right and if I do upgrade it most likely will go to a fellow cook or my brother.
Hard to beat the price. I wonder if it would require thinning out of the box.