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by delmar
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SUKENARI WHITE1 210 HONYAKI GYUTO - SOLD!
Replies: 14
Views: 539

Re: SUKENARI WHITE1 210 HONYAKI GYUTO - SOLD!

Hey yg - happy for you, sad for me. Wish I could have pulled the trigger sooner. Smokin' good deal.
by delmar
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Steels you've used?
Replies: 76
Views: 1867

Re: Best Steels you've used?

PappaG wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:50 am
I really enjoy w#2. What knife would you recommend as the best, or at least very very good for W#2?
There are plenty. Great reviews of Makoto out there - the grinds in particular are impressive. Mazaki is another to look at.
by delmar
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Steels you've used?
Replies: 76
Views: 1867

Re: Best Steels you've used?

And if you feel an absolute need to crush garlic with a laser, use the butt of the handle. ;) Half way through this thread, and this was my thought to a T. Simple, effective and reduced risk of mishap. And if you happen to break a handle (very unlikely smashing garlic), a heck of a lot cheaper to r...
by delmar
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 1481
Views: 54581

Re: Show us your new knife!

Jeff, that kanji is sooooo well done.
by delmar
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SUKENARI WHITE1 210 HONYAKI GYUTO - SOLD!
Replies: 14
Views: 539

Re: WTS SUKENARI WHITE1 210 HONYAKI GYUTO

Bump.

That is a smoking deal on a highly functional piece of art.
by delmar
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: SHIBATA KOTETSU: Battleship 195 vs Gyuto 210/240 - R2 vs AS
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: SHIBATA KOTETSU: Battleship 195 vs Gyuto 210/240 - R2 vs AS

True, true. Just never found the divide very significant. HAP40? Oh yeah.
by delmar
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: SHIBATA KOTETSU: Battleship 195 vs Gyuto 210/240 - R2 vs AS
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: SHIBATA KOTETSU: Battleship 195 vs Gyuto 210/240 - R2 vs AS

Gyuto has a more versatile profile and is longer.
by delmar
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: What Gyuto to get
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: What Gyuto to get

Well HSU, you've got 3 quality suggestions, albeit blind ones without input. Chime in about budget, edge profile, cutting style, etc., and we can help narrow things down.
by delmar
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: What Gyuto to get
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: What Gyuto to get

https://www.chefknivestogo.com/tanakagyuto1.html

Some folks don't care for the handle, but a blade with some serious chops (pun intended).
by delmar
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: SHIBATA KOTETSU: Battleship 195 vs Gyuto 210/240 - R2 vs AS
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: SHIBATA KOTETSU: Battleship 195 vs Gyuto 210/240 - R2 vs AS

R2 will beat out AS on edge retention. If you are a home cook, you might not ever care though.

My answer about sharpness might deviate from some...its all about the sharpener to me. Both will get uber sharp. White gets the sharpest.
by delmar
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 1481
Views: 54581

Re: Show us your new knife!

My most recent pick up, sort of a cross between a Gyuto and a Chinese Clever, I believe it is a Tadafune. It's about 230mm on the length and 65mm+ on the height (still need to measure to get a more accurate number here). This guy has been a ton of fun to use this last weekend, makes me want to try ...
by delmar
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: What Gyuto to get
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: What Gyuto to get

Generally, that means you'll be looking for a carbon blade, either mono steel or cladding that isn't stainless. There are lots of options and it would be helpful if did answer the questions someone mentioned. That would allow folks to have more focused recommendations. For instance - budget? Cutting...
by delmar
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Watanabe Knives
Replies: 41
Views: 1794

Re: Watanabe Knives

I've got a gyuto from Shinichi-san with Carter getting a handle. I'll snap some photos and post when I get it.
by delmar
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harukaze AS Nakiri
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: Harukaze AS Nakiri

Well, both nicely ground. Makoto is about 15% heavier, so I am guessing it is a bit thicker at the spine. The harukaze is laser thin.

What are you more drawn to aesthetically?
by delmar
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feedback on Knife Profile
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Feedback on Knife Profile

Reminds me of a tall suji or petty, akin to a lot of the line knives I see out of custom US shops. The profile is really interesting. ..seems like you fit a good bit of belly into a somewhat shorter knife.

Could also be an optical illusion, but the spine / handle line looks funky to me.
by delmar
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blade Steel
Replies: 20
Views: 442

Re: Blade Steel

There are a couple renditions of VG10 that I've been happy with - hattori comes to mind. Probably more than a few that I'd also like that I haven't had the chance to try. I also find it very curious that some very well known smiths still use it in some lines that are not cheap. From what I have glea...
by delmar
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harukaze AS Nakiri
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: Harukaze AS Nakiri

Whoa. I just saw that on new arrivals. The price point on new arrivals for AS nakiri is pretty insane. 2mm at the spine with that grind...
by delmar
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else see that neat Lil paring knife?
Replies: 20
Views: 571

Re: Anyone else see that neat Lil paring knife?

What is V1... or what does it compare with steel-wise? V1 or VG-1 slots in between VG-10 and 440 in terms of grain structure and edge holding characteristics. VG1 has less molybdenum and is absent vanadium, manganese, and cobalt. It does contain nickel which VG-10 does not. Over all the steel prope...
by delmar
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: M. Brock 180mm TALL - CLOSED!
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: M. Brock 180mm TALL

nakneker wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:14 pm
mauichef wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:42 pm
Damn!
Hawaii and 52100 just don’t mix do they Ray.

Unfortunately they don't. But it's a small price to pay ;)
When I head over, only stainless and blue edges in the roll for me.
by delmar
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Knife for 11YO daughter
Replies: 20
Views: 673

Re: Knife for 11YO daughter

I got my 14 year old daughter a dojo 180mm gyuto (really a santoku) 3 years ago for xmas and put a new handle on it. Her twin sister and mom grab the same knife despite some seriously good j knives sitting right next to it. For the price, good choice.