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by gladius
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Bird Beak Knife
Replies: 13
Views: 269

Re: Bird Beak Knife

100 grit sandpaper wrapped around ceramic rod (or steel) works well. Lightly debur with ceramic to finish.
by gladius
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking for cheap and sharp
Replies: 11
Views: 331

Re: Looking for cheap and sharp

Greetings and welcome. The Takamura Chromax Santoku 170mm will fulfill your request...
https://www.chefknivestogo.com/tach18gy.html
by gladius
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Professional Butchery and Steel Types
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Re: Professional Butchery and Steel Types

Victorinox is a good choice and also FDick knives: https://www.dick.de/en/tools-for-chefs- ... r-butchers
by gladius
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Latest sequence
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: Latest sequence

Ken will never live it down :)
by gladius
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Anyone using a Loupe?
Replies: 30
Views: 863

Re: Anyone using a Loupe?

This pocket microscope works really well too: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LAX52IQ/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Hey I've been curious about that model, how long have you had it and has it deepened your knowledge of sharpening in ways not possible without? --- I've had it sev...
by gladius
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Masakage Koishi
Replies: 31
Views: 831

Re: Masakage Koishi

With the transition of the elder Kato to retirement and the son to the smith, there was something lost In translation. The first koishi under the elder was 10 times the performer than the last and final koishi I owned. I don’t remember an official announcement of the transition but I think it shoul...
by gladius
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Seeking stone recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 311

Re: Seeking stone recommendations

The DMT covers the infrequent need for low grit power to repair an edge. I'd suggest adding first an 800: the Kohetsu 800 ( soaker ) or Naniwa Pro 800 ( splash-n-go ). I think either will work with your current set. The aggresive 800 is a good bridge between DMT 325 and the 3k. The 800 acts more lik...
by gladius
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Masakage Koishi
Replies: 31
Views: 831

Re: Masakage Koishi

My first Koishi (several years back) was thick and wedge prone but the current one acquired a few weeks ago is thin(ner than Limpets) and cuts beautifully.

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by gladius
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: KOCHI 240 STAINLESS CLAD GYUTO - CLOSED!
Replies: 30
Views: 1530

Re: WTS KOCHI 240 STAINLESS CLAD GYUTO

Is it the same knife as this in the link: https://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/pr ... i-wa-gyuto ??

Do you know what the core steel is?
by gladius
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 704
Views: 23699

Re: Show us your new knife!

Watanabe Pro 180 B#2 nakiri (with handle upgrade option) I loved my Yuki nakiri, but I felt it wasn't long enough. I started trying out 180 nakiris. Definitely more suited to my preference, but none of the ones I tried initially hit the spot. I am picky, too. I wanted a thin edge like the Yuki, but...
by gladius
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke MM 240mm First Impressions
Replies: 20
Views: 729

Re: Konosuke MM 240mm First Impressions

I had both the akebono and the akatsuki from K&S. Now I look at them the kono has the profile of the akatsuki and the stampings of the akebono and I’m not talking about the kanji as those are obviously different. The overall appearance from what I can see as not having actually seen the new kono is...
by gladius
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Water on stones
Replies: 39
Views: 563

Re: Water on stones

Isn’t it used on the stone wheels and not the synthetic waterstones?
by gladius
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Tonight's Beer
Replies: 69
Views: 3147

Re: Tonight's Beer

Yep. Then I sold it like a week later. LOL! Really wanted to try a Kurosaki western so I figured that was the ticket. Liked it at first but found it just wasn't for me, especially for the money. Now I have a Tanaka black micarta R2 western 210 on the way. Been wanting an ironwood western and finall...
by gladius
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Tonight's Beer
Replies: 69
Views: 3147

Re: Tonight's Beer

ashy2classy wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:09 am
gladius wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:10 am
Cutuu wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:24 pm
Whats the knive next to Betty?
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Masakage Zero AS by Saji - wow!
OT: would love to see a review of it, gladius. Checked them out with the sale this month but decided I'd rather put that money towards some U.S. makers I'm waiting to try.

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Didn’t you end up getting the Saji?
by gladius
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Knife Knowledge, Skills, Technique and Care
Topic: 11 tips to be a better cook (if it fits)
Replies: 26
Views: 2636

Re: 11 tips to be a better cook (if it fits)

keithmarder wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:46 pm
That's some expensive oil
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It is, I am sure it is good but there are top quality oils available for a more reasonable price.

https://shop.bestoliveoils.com
by gladius
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Which of these 4 should I buy?
Replies: 24
Views: 1309

Re: Which of these 4 should I buy?

Do I understand correctly that Teruyasu Fujiwara and Masakage Zero knives have something like a sabre grind? ---- Yes, this is common for many of the Japanese knives. The grind starts about 2/3 to 3/4 down the blade from the spine. I would not say either the Zero or TF is a low grind as it starts ~...
by gladius
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: That gold thing on Moritaka knives
Replies: 39
Views: 983

Re: That gold thing on Moritaka knives

J david wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:05 pm
Unfortunately, this is the case. Am i the only one that wishes these didn't have a stainless tang welded on?

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It is a feature, don't like it?