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by SteveG
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jaded ingredients
Replies: 81
Views: 8479

Re: Jaded ingredients

Pumpkin Ale - EVERYBODY does one or more variations on this beer. It's seasonal overload. Most are just OK to not that good. I've tried quite a few and my hand's down favorite is Schlafly Pumpkin Ale. It's an 8% beer with some kick and lots of flavor w/o tasting like a pumpkin pie or something.
by SteveG
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: So...I want another 240 Gyuto
Replies: 55
Views: 6322

Re: So...I want another 240 Gyuto

Kit, have you thought about the Goko 210 or 240 Gyuto? Mark is sending me a 240 in the latest box which should arrive tomorrow. The 240 is pretty big, but the 210 is a bit oversized as well, which might fit your needs. I liked the Bunka enough to keep it from the last group of knives and I'm really ...
by SteveG
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Knife as a wedding present
Replies: 17
Views: 1824

Re: Knife as a wedding present

@mdl130 - that Kato Nashiji 180 Gyuto is pretty awesome and it has a lot of character. It's stunning in person with very nice handle chiseled Kanji. I would personally choose it over the Kato Suminagashi Santoku, but alas, the knife isn't for me ;-). A Wa handled knife could be a good thing in that ...
by SteveG
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Knife as a wedding present
Replies: 17
Views: 1824

Re: Knife as a wedding present

Bingo milkbaby :-)

My first thought was the Takayuki Hammered Damascus 180mm Santoku that's on the page to which you referred. I had my friend buy one a couple of years ago and it's been a great knife for him. They look great, perform very well, and the steel is good.
by SteveG
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking to replace Yaxell Super Gou SG2 Gyotu
Replies: 2
Views: 563

Re: Looking to replace Yaxell Super Gou SG2 Gyotu

I'm going to recommend either #2 or #3. Either should be a better overall performer than the Kajiwara and the Makato is an excellent value on it's own, but especially compared to the Saji Ginsan. Based on the on Makato I've seen (a high grade Santoku), they're ground extremely well and are excellent...
by SteveG
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking for boning knife
Replies: 9
Views: 949

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: 3975

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: 3975

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: 450

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: 1411

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: 1563

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: 975

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: 1411

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: 994

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: 1411

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: 1516

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: 994

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: 2588

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: 1516

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: 1516

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.