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by gladius
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Working on a 210mm wa gyuto. Profile suggestions please
Replies: 20
Views: 1865

Re: Working on a 210mm wa gyuto. Profile suggestions please

One oversized with a high grind, ~47-48mm height, one third of the blade flat at the heel and a slightly more than gentle sweep to rock - similar to the Mizuno Hontanren would be ideal.
by gladius
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Takeda Nakiri vs. Bunka
Replies: 14
Views: 1857

Re: Takeda Nakiri vs. Bunka

Here is the chart comparing the characteristics of each:

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by gladius
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Takeda Nakiri vs. Bunka
Replies: 14
Views: 1857

Re: Takeda Nakiri vs. Bunka

I prefer the classic to the stainless and the bunka to the nakiri. I owned the classic nakiri and small & large bunka at the same time so compared them head-to-head. I found the small bunka to be more versatile due to the tip and nimbler. I use it all the time - Takedas are super sharp with good ste...
by gladius
Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Is it worth it to get balsa strop vs 6K strop?
Replies: 12
Views: 1374

Re: Is it worth it to get balsa strop vs 6K strop?

Frankly that King combo stone is all you need for now. Do a full sharpening and finish on the 6k and be happy. That King 6k finish is quite polished and you will have a very keen edge on the AS steel. For maintenance the balsa will provide a quick touch up option if you don't want to strop using wat...
by gladius
Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vitamix Leaky Canister
Replies: 4
Views: 620

Re: Vitamix Leaky Canister

It may be covered under warranty. Give them a call...

https://www.vitamix.com/Customer-Service/Contact-Us
by gladius
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teruyasu Fujiwara and Shigefusa
Replies: 91
Views: 9952

Re: Teruyasu Fujiwara and Shigefusa

ChefKnivesToGo wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:24 am
...But doing a cheat sheet would out them in a very public way and would run the risk of me getting yelled at and cut off from some suppliers.

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...and we wouldn't ever want that.
by gladius
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teruyasu Fujiwara and Shigefusa
Replies: 91
Views: 9952

Re: Teruyasu Fujiwara and Shigefusa

I do wish you could do a primer on who makes all the sundry knives out there, all the Konosukes and Yahikos and Takayukis and even Gesshins and Kagayakis and other stuff. I understand why that's never going to happen, but it would be so educational. ----------- A spreadsheet like the grit chart. Ha...
by gladius
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Beginner: One Quality Stone or Combo?
Replies: 6
Views: 713

Re: Beginner: One Quality Stone or Combo?

One stone...

by gladius
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teruyasu Fujiwara and Shigefusa
Replies: 91
Views: 9952

Re: Teruyasu Fujiwara and Shigefusa

I do wish you could do a primer on who makes all the sundry knives out there, all the Konosukes and Yahikos and Takayukis and even Gesshins and Kagayakis and other stuff. I understand why that's never going to happen, but it would be so educational. ----------- A spreadsheet like the grit chart. Ha...
by gladius
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teruyasu Fujiwara and Shigefusa
Replies: 91
Views: 9952

Re: Teruyasu Fujiwara and Shigefusa

ChefKnivesToGo wrote:
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:22 pm
gladius wrote:
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:08 pm
ChefKnivesToGo wrote:
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:51 pm
No but that's a good guess.
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Itto-Ryu
No comment.........
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None required :)
by gladius
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teruyasu Fujiwara and Shigefusa
Replies: 91
Views: 9952

Re: Teruyasu Fujiwara and Shigefusa

ChefKnivesToGo wrote:
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:51 pm
No but that's a good guess.
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Itto-Ryu
by gladius
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Way Wicked WoodWorkz
Topic: Handle | Honey/Curly Maple & ABW | Unknown Deba
Replies: 15
Views: 2190

Re: Handle | Honey/Curly Maple & ABW | Unknown Deba

Nice but still prefer the RTFS handle best.
by gladius
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Need 240mm carbon gyuto recommendation
Replies: 18
Views: 1278

Re: Need 240mm carbon gyuto recommendation

Fits in my block. It also fits well in a cleaver stand.

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/weclst.html

I use it way more often than my Koishi.
by gladius
Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Need 240mm carbon gyuto recommendation
Replies: 18
Views: 1278

Re: Need 240mm carbon gyuto recommendation

The Kraemer is a fantastic knife! Excellent distal taper makes it a true workhorse with a fine tip. 52100 gets super sharp - as sharp as Hitachi steels.

See...
http://kitchenknifeguru.com/bob-kramer- ... hef-knife/

It is a very good choice imo. I love mine.
by gladius
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Help Frustrated with Gyuto Choice
Replies: 36
Views: 2985

Re: Help Frustrated with Gyuto Choice

Welcome! ...I want a sharp, long lasting blade...aesthetics mean a lot...the natural look…unpolished steel, patina on high carbon, natural wood handles (maybe exotic, but at least showing the grain….not a plasticized wood)...I like hammered...I guess I want a pieces of art that is a great knife, or ...
by gladius
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Help choosing Nakiri for professional kitchen
Replies: 12
Views: 1256

Re: Help choosing Nakiri for professional kitchen

...I've already decided my next chef's knife is likely already going to be the Kohetsu HAP 40... ------- The SLD Nakiri will make a good compliment to the Kohetsu HAP40 240 gyuto if that will be your choice. I think you will be quite pleased with the SLD and will be a night and day difference in re...
by gladius
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any interest in a knife making class at Takefu Village?
Replies: 34
Views: 2730

Re: Any interest in a knife making class at Takefu Village?

That would be very cool! Would the trip include other areas of Japan?
by gladius
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Help choosing Nakiri for professional kitchen
Replies: 12
Views: 1256

Re: Help choosing Nakiri for professional kitchen

SteveG wrote:
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:25 am
+1 on the Kohetsu SLD, nice call gladius :-).
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Yes, it is most appropriate for the criteria. IF the budget was higher, the Kohetsu HAP40 would be my pick, hands down. HAP40 gets surprisingly sharp and the edge lasts and lasts...
by gladius
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Help choosing Nakiri for professional kitchen
Replies: 12
Views: 1256

Re: Help choosing Nakiri for professional kitchen

Welcome! Get the http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kosldna16.html,Kohetsu SLD Nakiri <<. The performance is reported to be very good and the steel is outstanding. I have a Richmond Addict SLD and http://www.chefknivestogo.com/sldsteel.html,SLD << sharpens nicely and holds an edge very well. Well suited ...