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by Jeff B
Sat May 19, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would the Artifex 2 be a good home knife?
Replies: 21
Views: 411

Re: Would the Artifex 2 be a good home knife?

Chefspence wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 8:45 am
Cutuu wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 12:51 am
Chefspence wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 8:56 pm


You’re a pairing knife.
Are you drinking again ;)
I was. Cheers!
Are you drinking now, that's what is important... 8-)
by Jeff B
Sat May 19, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Takamura Chromax 210mm Gyuto?
Replies: 106
Views: 3763

Re: Takamura Chromax 210mm Gyuto?

THIS is a good knife! Typical Takamura fit & finsh, well balanced, good grind, laser performance and gets stoopid sharp. I already like it as much if not more than the Migaki. It’s a winner. Maybe on the page I should put “Gladius Seal of Approval” ;) You might be surprised by the weight that would...
by Jeff B
Sat May 19, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chicago Knife Show
Replies: 33
Views: 478

Re: Chicago Knife Show

There in a heartbeat!
by Jeff B
Sat May 19, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Mr Imanishi’s basement stone
Replies: 44
Views: 643

Re: Mr Imanishi’s basement stone

I want one, I've got some pretty dull lawn mower blades!
by Jeff B
Sat May 19, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: What grit to start with
Replies: 27
Views: 400

Re: What grit to start with

Agree with Ken.
by Jeff B
Sat May 19, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young Samurai
Replies: 31
Views: 675

Re: Young Samurai

ChefKnivesToGo wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 11:03 pm
Damn Mark, what are you ...about 6'6"... :P
by Jeff B
Sat May 19, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke Updates
Replies: 627
Views: 61681

Re: Konosuke Updates

ChefKnivesToGo wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 11:31 pm
Fujiyama blacksmith and sharpener party tonight.

I’m going to be on full flattering mode. :)
This isn't the night where you wear your tie on your forehead and dirty dance is it... :?
by Jeff B
Fri May 18, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Ever wish you could buy old naturals?
Replies: 16
Views: 258

Re: Ever wish you could buy old naturals?

I'm very interested.
by Jeff B
Fri May 18, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Suggestions for next stone
Replies: 14
Views: 222

Re: Suggestions for next stone

Understood, each of ours was just a suggestion. Not a bad thing at all. The Imanishi stones have the closest feel to naturals of the synthetics I've tried and my point is that those he has are quite capable and would combine well with JNats. There is no real need to replace with similar grit stones...
by Jeff B
Fri May 18, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Suggestions for next stone
Replies: 14
Views: 222

Re: Suggestions for next stone

It's was just a suggestion, doesn't mean he needs to or has to. Most of us have tried and own multiple bands of overlapping stones, he may very well enjoy doing the same thing. Why is that a bad thing? Do you only have one set of stones? I, like many, HATED the feel of the Best 500 and Bester 1200 c...
by Jeff B
Fri May 18, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking for a carbon steel gyuto
Replies: 15
Views: 282

Re: Looking for a carbon steel gyuto

Pandanucca wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 12:59 pm
...Should I also order the recommended saya for it as well?
It's a good thing to have if the knife is going to be traveling though not an absolute necessity, but at the very least get an edge guard.
by Jeff B
Fri May 18, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chefknivestogo Customer Comments
Replies: 186
Views: 14574

Re: Chefknivestogo Customer Comments

Mark runs off to Japan and the store keeps hoppin', I guess we know who's really in charge! ;)
by Jeff B
Fri May 18, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Need some help from the pros...
Replies: 15
Views: 279

Re: Need some help from the pros...

Long and flexible, that says a lot to me. I've had some of the same trouble your describing when it comes to long and flexible. For me it I found it came down to pressure control and pressure points. As been mentioned several times you need to keep the pressure point away from the edge of the stone ...
by Jeff B
Fri May 18, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Suggestions for next stone
Replies: 14
Views: 222

Re: Suggestions for next stone

To be honest, if it were me and your sharpening skills have gotten pretty good I start looking to replace the stones you have. The 500 and 1200 you have are basically starter stones. Much better and better feeling stones out there that you might enjoy much more if you tried a few. I'd start with som...
by Jeff B
Fri May 18, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Shibata R240 vs Masakage Gyuto 240 ???
Replies: 26
Views: 540

Re: Shibata R240 vs Masakage Gyuto 240 ???

I haven't any trouble sharpening R2 and takes a very wicked edge, much better than I was expecting when I first bought it. My favorite PM at this point. It's just a very good combination of ease of sharpening, edge taking and retention.
by Jeff B
Fri May 18, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Upgrade to new blade, gyuto
Replies: 17
Views: 291

Re: Upgrade to new blade, gyuto

Passarounds helped me immensely when it came to choosing knives. There were times I had a desire for a particular knife and then got to try it and really didn't like it. Tried other knives I didn't think I'd like but loved them. Just holding a knife has helped me make up my mind.
by Jeff B
Fri May 18, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Upgrade to new blade, gyuto
Replies: 17
Views: 291

Re: Upgrade to new blade, gyuto

Well if your not to far from Beverly Hills, Japanese Knife Imports and Jon Broida is on Wilshire Blvd. If he can't fix you up no one can.
by Jeff B
Fri May 18, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking for a carbon steel gyuto
Replies: 15
Views: 282

Re: Looking for a carbon steel gyuto

The Harukaze is a very good knife if you don't mind going the PM steel route. It is definitely a proven knife in the pro kitchen. Another option would be the Kohetsu AS Western Gyuto 240mm https://www.chefknivestogo.com/kowegy24.html This knife is popular with many pro cooks but be aware that the st...
by Jeff B
Fri May 18, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Need some help from the pros...
Replies: 15
Views: 279

Re: Need some help from the pros...

Looks like your not keeping the pressure over the stone. Applying too much pressure using the handle or letting your hand that you have on the blade move off the edge of the stone causing the knife to tip to the edge of the stone. The hand on the blade should stay over the stone.
by Jeff B
Thu May 17, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking for a carbon steel gyuto
Replies: 15
Views: 282

Re: Looking for a carbon steel gyuto

No need to oil the blade, AS is one of the lesser reactive carbons, it should patina nicely without much risk of rust. Just wipe the blade with a damp cloth after completing a task then wash and dry thoroughly when you are through with it. You don't have to oil the handle, but if you prefer to you c...