Family portrait. Thank you Takeda-san.

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Family portrait. Thank you Takeda-san.

Post by Robstreperous » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:04 am

I don't know exactly when it happened but somewhere along the way I adopted a family from Okayma, JPN. Happy I did.

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Post by timos » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:54 am

very nice, very nice :)
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Post by Bensbites » Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:32 pm

Wow. That looks like fun!

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Post by Lepus » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:14 am

That is an amazing assortment. I feel lucky owning even one.

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Post by AlanGi » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:46 am

Awesome collection, Rob. And a nice pic too. Which one's your favorite?

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Post by Robstreperous » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:41 pm

AlanGi wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:46 am
Awesome collection, Rob. And a nice pic too. Which one's your favorite?
I really enjoy them all for different reasons. They're different knives you know? Like asking which do you like better your hammer or your saw?

That said, I personally feel his bunkas don't get enough press for how good they are. Absolutely fantastic vegetable processors -- with tips unlike a nakiri -- and stellar food release. Can't beat 'em.

I understand there's a hurdle to get over finally saying "yeah. I think I want to use a bunka instead of my trusty gyuto ." But for me at least these are totally worth it. I used to hate recipes that required a lot of diced or minced shallot. That 170 has totally changed the equation for me.

Lots and lots of vegetable only? I hardly ever use my nakiri anymore. Straight to the Takeda 210.

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Post by easilver » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:10 pm

Your blade roads are wider than mine. Did you flatten the bevel on these? Do they have secondary bevels?

That Sujihiki is gorgeous.
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Post by MisoSatisfried » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:46 pm

easilver wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:10 pm
Your blade roads are wider than mine. Did you flatten the bevel on these? Do they have secondary bevels?
I was thinking the same Ed.
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Post by Robstreperous » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:48 pm

MisoSatisfried wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:46 pm
easilver wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:10 pm
Your blade roads are wider than mine. Did you flatten the bevel on these? Do they have secondary bevels?
I was thinking the same Ed.
I haven't modified these knives at all. The suji, 210 bunka and ko bocho are direct from Mark over the last 24 months or so. I picked up the gyuto from Chef Phil who'd owned it for a while. The 170 bunka was a flip last month from ChefJeff who tried it but wanted a rounder profile. As far as I know the 170 bunka is a pretty new blade.

The bladeroad on the gyuto was sharpened by Shosui himself about 15 months ago at a show in NJ. He showed me how to lay the knife very flat on the stone and sharpen that way with no seconsdary bevel at all. I'd gone a bit convex trying to sharpen it the only way I knew at that time. I've sharpened the sujihiki and 210 that way since but the ko bocho hasn't needed much more than basic strops and touchups so far.

Even with all of the knives Takeda-san must have sharpened in his life he still uses the sharpie trick. To be entirely honest, if he handn't shown me that technique in person I probably would have been scared to try it. Now, especially after reviewing his sharpening video a few times and having done it -- yes I pull out the sharpie -- it's not quite so intimidating.

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Post by keithmarder » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:32 pm

Robstreperous wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:41 pm
AlanGi wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:46 am
Awesome collection, Rob. And a nice pic too. Which one's your favorite?
I really enjoy them all for different reasons. They're different knives you know? Like asking which do you like better your hammer or your saw?

That said, I personally feel his bunkas don't get enough press for how good they are. Absolutely fantastic vegetable processors -- with tips unlike a nakiri -- and stellar food release. Can't beat 'em.

I understand there's a hurdle to get over finally saying "yeah. I think I want to use a bunka instead of my trusty gyuto ." But for me at least these are totally worth it. I used to hate recipes that required a lot of diced or minced shallot. That 170 has totally changed the equation for me.

Lots and lots of vegetable only? I hardly ever use my nakiri anymore. Straight to the Takeda 210.
I have been looking on the forum for this exact answer. Thanks so much

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Post by slobound » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:07 pm

Wow! I love this.
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Post by Jeff B » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:55 pm

Rob just showing off!
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Post by Spipet » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:35 am

I love that tiny little saya!

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