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by SteveG
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking for boning knife
Replies: 9
Views: 863

Re: Looking for boning knife

What about this Kanehide: https://www.chefknivestogo.com/kapsbunobukn.html? It's the same one Kit Craft mentioned and it's great for boning out shoulders and hindquarters once you've skinned and quartered a deer. It makes a darn good slicer too for cutting meat into chunks for grinding. I prefer a h...
by SteveG
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Gyuto upgrade
Replies: 37
Views: 3295

Re: Gyuto upgrade

I find your classification of the Gihei as a medium light weight interesting. What would be medium heavy and heavy? My Watanabe is a heavy in my mind, no questions asked but I don't remember the Gihei being much less beefy. Well, I guess in hindsight the Gihei is more in the medium, maybe even medi...
by SteveG
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Gyuto upgrade
Replies: 37
Views: 3295

Re: Gyuto upgrade

@Dan, Your Shun Premier is pretty light and nimble, so I would put all these knives we're discussing into a few groups: Really light and nimble = Ikeda AS, Shibata Kotetsu R-2 (this could fit into the category below as well because it carries a lot of blade height throughout, being a Bunka shape and...
by SteveG
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Yahiko R2 vs. more expensive Takamura?
Replies: 1
Views: 406

Re: Yahiko R2 vs. more expensive Takamura?

Craig, I found the Yahiko R-2 210mm Gyuto to be a very good performing knife, but the Takamura R-2 210 Gyuto is an even better performer and more of a full on laser. 1) The Takamura has a bit slimmer handle and it's a little lighter and more nimble than the Yahiko, but not by a bunch. 2) Fit & finis...
by SteveG
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Switching the site to https
Replies: 15
Views: 1190

Re: Switching the site to https

Yep, looks like you're golden :-).
by SteveG
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Budding knife nut
Replies: 13
Views: 1320

Re: Budding knife nut

That's awesome :-).

It's always intrigued me that 99.9% of people that cook (to whatever degree) have no idea that this experience is within the realm of possibility.
by SteveG
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Quick Look Round 46 Videos (links only)
Replies: 0
Views: 745

Quick Look Round 46 Videos (links only)

Arashiyama 1K Sharpening Stone Quick Look Product URL: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/ar1kshst.html Video URL: https://youtu.be/Gw9w9QzutU0 Fujiwara FKM-09 Gyuto 210mm Quick Look Product URL: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/fufkmgy21.html Video URL: https://youtu.be/JHF30KDvtlM Fujiwara FKM-10 Gyuto 24...
by SteveG
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Switching the site to https
Replies: 15
Views: 1190

Re: Switching the site to https

Check my voicemail Mark. I think it's a certificate URL/site name matching issue.
by SteveG
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Gyuto 210 mm - Masakage Yuki vs Kohetsu HAP40
Replies: 6
Views: 905

Re: Gyuto 210 mm - Masakage Yuki vs Kohetsu HAP40

Yes, the Yuki has a bunch of refined rustic character. Another knife to consider is the Kanehiro AS 210 Gyuto: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kawa21.html. It's a similar knife, but I think the performance is a bit better and the steel has better edge retention characteristics, although it will take a...
by SteveG
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Switching the site to https
Replies: 15
Views: 1190

Re: Switching the site to https

I've mentioned to Mark about switching the forum site to all HTTPS as well. I understand that search ranking are better for sites using https vs. http.
by SteveG
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feedback on Arashiyama 1K Stone
Replies: 13
Views: 1398

Re: Feedback on Arashiyama 1K Stone

Thanks Jason, I was hoping you'd jump in here. :-)

I'm going to re-shoot the video (just finished actually) and include your comments if that's OK.
by SteveG
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Gyuto 210 mm - Masakage Yuki vs Kohetsu HAP40
Replies: 6
Views: 905

Re: Gyuto 210 mm - Masakage Yuki vs Kohetsu HAP40

Is this for home use or pro use? The HAP40 is more of a "get it done" high performance, monster edge retention kitchen tool that is fantastic in a pro heavy prep environment. As Kit so eloquently and accurately summarized, the Yuki has much more hand crafted character and a completely different feel...
by SteveG
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking for my Nakiri (or Bunka)
Replies: 14
Views: 2233

Re: Looking for my Nakiri (or Bunka)

In any case, what DOES it take to sell a knife on the classifieds? Just a paypal account and some good photos?
Yes, PayPal is really the easiest way to conduct a classifieds transaction. Take some good photos, showing any pertinent wear & tear (or lack thereof) and you're set.
by SteveG
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feedback on Arashiyama 1K Stone
Replies: 13
Views: 1398

Re: Feedback on Arashiyama 1K Stone

Thanks Mark, will do.

Thanks Kit for the input.
by SteveG
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feedback on Arashiyama 1K Stone
Replies: 13
Views: 1398

Re: Feedback on Arashiyama 1K Stone

Nick, I'll need to measure, but it looks to be the same dimensions as the Arashiyama 6K stone.

Big brain fart as I didn't take into account the stone is new to CKTG.

Any thoughts on the 6K? I'll do my own forum searches on the 6K as well.
by SteveG
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Talk me down from the (l)edge - Masakage Koishi
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: Talk me down from the (l)edge - Masakage Koishi

@Nola, another knife to consider is the Kanehiro AS 210 Gyuto.
by SteveG
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Shibata Kashima
Replies: 88
Views: 11529

Re: Shibata Kashima

In person, the tip reminds me of a hunting knife with a false edge/swedge on top. The angled top is dead flat, but there's an optical illusion in that it looks slightly curved sometimes like some hunting knives. I think it's the belly at the tip that does this. One nice thing about the longer tip is...
by SteveG
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Shibata Kashima
Replies: 88
Views: 11529

Re: Shibata Kashima

Tried the Kotetsu R-2 Battleship 195mm on sweet potatoes yesterday and it worked great. Low wedging and no cracking when halving them and cutting into batonnets for oven roasted "fries".
by SteveG
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Talk me down from the (l)edge - Masakage Koishi
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: Talk me down from the (l)edge - Masakage Koishi

I would jump on the Koishi 210 Gyuto. That's a great price for a great knife. They do tend to be thin at the edge, but if you don't have chipping issues with your current J-knives I think you would be fine using a Koishi. Just pay extra attention to what the blade is telling you when getting to know...
by SteveG
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: What is the best Sujihiki for me?
Replies: 10
Views: 877

Re: What is the best Sujihiki for me?

As Cutuu mentioned, the difference between those two is the core steel. They have similar dimensions and performance. The price difference is likely the cost of the steel and/or cost differences when Mark placed the orders.