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by delmar
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB lefty yanagiba 300
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: WTB lefty yanagiba 300

You can commission directly from makers in Japan. Its typically a 50% bump from standard for the lefty grind. I think Korin is the same.

I'm assuming you really do want a yanagiba and not a suji.....
by delmar
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dinner Saturday Sept 15 Roka Akor
Replies: 105
Views: 3273

Re: Dinner Saturday Sept 15 Roka Akor

So....how was it. As my kids would say - I'm jelly.
by delmar
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Food processors
Replies: 34
Views: 2021

Re: Food processors

My wife researches and buys high quality stuff. Sometimes it is on the frugal end, other times not. Two items stick out - an Excaliber dehydrator and Breville food processor. I got :shock: eyes at the price of both. But then I used them and have absolutely no qualms. The motor on the breville wont q...
by delmar
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: First Japanese knives.
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: First Japanese knives.

I'd probably lean to the makoto first - more functional and useable. The santoku has a wide range of applicability, but nothing beats a gyuto.
by delmar
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Takeda magic
Replies: 46
Views: 6215

Re: Takeda magic

Release on both is pretty darn good. There has been a push towards stainless, but I prefer the old school version
by delmar
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 1716
Views: 70050

Re: Show us your new knife!

p.p.s
Is there any way to know whether mine is yellow steel or blue?
Would be white, not yellow. You'll be happier that way. ;)
by delmar
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 1716
Views: 70050

Re: Show us your new knife!

Well, its been a slow number of months with no knife deliveries. By some stroke of karma, kismet or just pure coicidence, I had these three delivered to me in the last 24 hours. 1. Masamoto KS new, off classifieds, amboyna burl,musk ox spacer, brass accents (handle by nicestslice) 2. Ikeda 250 KS re...
by delmar
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young Samurai
Replies: 121
Views: 5210

Re: Young Samurai

ChefKnivesToGo wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:16 am
OK, they’re in the air. http://www.dhl.co.jp/en/express/trackin ... &brand=DHL
Um, you might not want to give the tracking out...folks will be trolling you until you put them up for sale!
by delmar
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Masamoto 390MM Prime HC Sujihiki
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: WTS Masamoto 390MM Prime HC Sujihiki

Whoa. Beast mode!
by delmar
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB Masamoto ks 240
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: WTB Masamoto ks 240

Yep
by delmar
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Masamoto KS 240mm Custom
Replies: 12
Views: 782

Re: WTS Masamoto KS 240mm Custom

Pp sent
by delmar
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB Masamoto ks 240
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: WTB Masamoto ks 240

I got the standard ks 240 monosteel white.
by delmar
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB Masamoto ks 240
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: WTB Masamoto ks 240

Are these in rare supply again. I was thinking they were going to keep producing these. Limited release. Gone quick. There is a retailer out there who had them in stock....for $1800. I'm sure if I kept up on it, I might find it somewhere for the $340-360. But I'd rather see if I can catch one from ...
by delmar
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB Masamoto ks 240
Replies: 7
Views: 329

WTB Masamoto ks 240

Looking for KS 240, preferably stock or no handle. PM with whatever you have and terms.

Thanks!
by delmar
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Honyaki?
Replies: 27
Views: 803

Re: What is Honyaki?

Hamon on differentially hardened steels can be very subtle and hard to see, especially with different finishes. Hamon in blue 2 non-mirror, is very subtle, as an example. I'd be careful using readily visible hamon as necessarily indicative of honyaki blade. Another nod to previous posters who have q...
by delmar
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barefoot Improvements
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Re: Barefoot Improvements

Barefoot contessa got nothing on him
by delmar
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Amboyna, Gidgee and more
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: New Amboyna, Gidgee and more

Ben. Please stop. You are killing my Visa.
by delmar
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seal a Choil Gap: What do I need?
Replies: 10
Views: 304

Re: Seal a Choil Gap: What do I need?

Bees wax in a pinch. Epoxy better (and more permanent) fix. Just make sure you tape up the metal tang with blue painter's tape before you epoxy
by delmar
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Customer needs some pins for a western handle
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Customer needs some pins for a western handle

K and g usually has them as well.

Carter is right - proper drill bit is essential
by delmar
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HAP40 Yanagi?
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: HAP40 Yanagi?

There are also ginsan yanagibas out there. Sakai. Susan. Saji.