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by cliff
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Polishing knife
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Polishing knife

If you have soft natural stones, it would help, something like a Hakka, for reaching the low spots. Among synthetics, King 800 is nice and soft and can get in there and gives a nice Kasumi. Check youtube for Hamaguri sharpening. I would not flatten the bevels; it will alter performance. Try to get i...
by cliff
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local California fires
Replies: 24
Views: 350

Re: Local California fires

This is such a scary situation. Hoping everyone stays safe
by cliff
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Starting a whetstone collection
Replies: 22
Views: 397

Re: Starting a whetstone collection

Take it from the king of making bad choices when it came to starting my water stone collection. Buy a coarse stone, 400, 500 or 600. That’s where to start, 1,000, 2,000 or 3,000 can be where you finish. It’s now you finish the sharpening process it’s how you start it. I sharpen every day and every ...
by cliff
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What To Use On A CCK Handle?
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: What To Use On A CCK Handle?

I would just use mineral oil and reapply from time to time. If you want to use tru-oil, you can dilute it with mineral spirits to keep the waterproofing while cutting back on the slick, slippery shine. I usually cut the tru-oil around 50/50. It takes more coats, but I think it looks nicer.
by cliff
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: What is the best line of knives from CKTG's that you can put in the dishwasher and not worry about it getting damaged?
Replies: 34
Views: 764

Re: What is the best line of knives from CKTG's that you can put in the dishwasher and not worry about it getting damage

I don't think any knife can really survive this. My stepfather treated Wusthof that way, and it didn't go well. That said, maybe the Kanehide fibrox handle knives?
by cliff
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Baking Much?
Replies: 204
Views: 42739

Re: Baking Much?

Thought you said Kato 8" !
by cliff
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has Moritaka changed cosmetically during last years?
Replies: 29
Views: 782

Re: Has Moritaka changed cosmetically during last years?

I see it listed as 64-65, Knives and Stones says the Damascus used to be taken even higher. In any case, it's definitely a good option with great fit and finish that I forgot about. Still, they cost at least twice as much.

ETA - not double but a lot more.
by cliff
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has Moritaka changed cosmetically during last years?
Replies: 29
Views: 782

Re: Has Moritaka changed cosmetically during last years?

May I ask Mark Richmond to tell us how the latest Moritaka knives perform cosmetically (KU and it's resistance)? And if they are not first class in this regard, which knives made of AS with a similar HRC rate, approximately equally priced he can suggest as a good alternative? Thanks in advance. Val...
by cliff
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking for a new best over all workhorse
Replies: 50
Views: 2418

Re: Looking for a new best over all workhorse

Interesting, I haven't measured, but the Kuro 270 AS feels pretty tall
by cliff
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking for a new best over all workhorse
Replies: 50
Views: 2418

Re: Looking for a new best over all workhorse

I have to think they're very, very close. I have the Kamo R2 and Kuro AS in 270, and they are very similar knives.
by cliff
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Mazaki + others like it sharpening question
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: Mazaki + others like it sharpening question

Yeah, for me it was Watanabe.
by cliff
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Mazaki + others like it sharpening question
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: Mazaki + others like it sharpening question

Mine did not come that way, but I've had other knives that did. Yes, create a bevel for it or take it to someone you trust. They're pretty hard, so I wouldn't play around with it on a zero grind.
by cliff
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's your current go to knife?
Replies: 80
Views: 9799

Re: What's your current go to knife?

I've been using my 210 Ginga petty a lot; a new 270 Kamo R2, which I love; and a 270 Wat for heavy duty.
by cliff
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Knives-n'-Cabbages
Replies: 120
Views: 35101

Re: Knives-n'-Cabbages

Bob Z wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:30 pm
Wow it kinda makes the cabbage look small!
That's not the biggest head of cabbage out there, but yes, the Wat is a big beast.
by cliff
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Knives-n'-Cabbages
Replies: 120
Views: 35101

Re: Knives-n'-Cabbages

270 Wat for some slaw
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by cliff
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: 210 or 240 Gyuto? Can't decide!
Replies: 60
Views: 7823

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

I want to add one twist, which is that if you are moving to a Japanese handled knife, the added length of the handle takes some getting used to, too. When I got my first 240, it felt positively enormous. But I will echo what the others have said first about the bigger knife improving your skills -- ...
by cliff
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: 210 or 240 Gyuto? Can't decide!
Replies: 60
Views: 7823

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

I've been considering if I want a 210, 240, or a 270 for my "feature" gyuto (maybe even a laser-like design). Are there any desirable options for the OP that actually come in between 210 and 240? Apologies if I missed that up in earlier posts. Sakai 240's tend to be around 230 on the edge. They're ...
by cliff
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Need a workhorse gyuto!
Replies: 6
Views: 1578

Re: Need a workhorse gyuto!

Western handle really limits your options. You could break the bank and get a TF -- I've seen Kurosaki with Western handles, but nothing right now in terms of the handmade Kurouchi knives you seem to gravitate towards. I love my 270 Misono Dragon, but that's a very different look, and it's fully rea...