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by aporigine
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shibata (West Japan Tools) carbon pan/ skillet
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Shibata (West Japan Tools) carbon pan/ skillet

This is the item for newcomers https://www.chefknivestogo.com/shibataskillet.html We use ours all the time. It heats up quickly. Nice non stick once you get it seasoned. I don’t love the handle since the heat transfers and it’s not that comfortable but otherwise I like it a lot. I use it a fair amo...
by aporigine
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shibata (West Japan Tools) carbon pan/ skillet
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Shibata (West Japan Tools) carbon pan/ skillet

I searched the site (using internal search as well as Google) and haven’t found discussion of this item. I bought one in November ‘20 and, for almost all tasks, I simply love it! The one thing it won’t do is easily flip a fried egg. I suspect the sharp transition between the flat bottom and the cons...
by aporigine
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I need vodka advice.
Replies: 45
Views: 3280

Re: I need vodka advice.

My choice: Popov. I can find a grip for $10 if I’m lucky, and its flavor is truly neutral to my palate. I was a pro lab chemist, and distillation is one of my superpowers. I learned how to use that tasty specialist Pyrex to cook up a truly clean ethanol, and Popov has that same flavor. Bang/buck unm...
by aporigine
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's your favorite cow?
Replies: 40
Views: 8510

Re: What's your favorite cow?

He is the most menacing looking, wonder how it taste? https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/b2/8b/44/b28b444b7fe69a5a05ef4ccdc1af4680.jpg I looked it up and, too lean. Never get USDA Prime from one such. Now me, +1 for wagyu. A ribeye that looks like a snowstorm is on this white rabbit’s b...
by aporigine
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas presents:what do you want from Santa this year?
Replies: 48
Views: 2911

Re: Christmas presents:what do you want from Santa this year?

I’m on a phone; that could be it

~edit~ found it; they hid it on the phone version, thanks!
by aporigine
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do folks do with their collections?
Replies: 18
Views: 870

Re: What do folks do with their collections?

I made a pair of fitted blocks out of MDF and hardboard spacers. The slot at the end is for the Shibata I’ve got coming.

Photo uploader no joy
by aporigine
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turkey?
Replies: 15
Views: 724

Re: Turkey?

ChefKnivesToGo wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:39 pm This would be a good plot for a mystery novel. “The Case of the Missing Turkey”
Stroking his beard, the detective intoned: “I suspect fowl play.”
giggling, ducking
by aporigine
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas presents:what do you want from Santa this year?
Replies: 48
Views: 2911

Re: Christmas presents:what do you want from Santa this year?

Who retails their line? I cannot find a USA merchant, with prices. I'm told that this was ordered directly from them via their website: https://www.soy.com.tr/ Fwiw, the saucepan performs very well but lacks just a bit on the ergonomic side. It's fairly heavy, so I wish the handle weren't so thin a...
by aporigine
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas presents:what do you want from Santa this year?
Replies: 48
Views: 2911

Re: Christmas presents:what do you want from Santa this year?

Received a couple of really nice gifts from my wife and son, both semi-surprises . . . https://www.ronniesuburban.com/photos/food/xmasgifts2020/gihei.blue2gyuto.2.210mm.jpg Gihei Blue #2 Gyuto 210mm Of course, this one is from CKTG. I gave my wife a short list of knives I wanted and this is the one...
by aporigine
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Japanese sickles
Replies: 78
Views: 4480

Re: Japanese sickles

Take them off. Great, thank you! I got a chance to use it cleaning the garden up this weekend. It comes plenty sharp for cutting weeds. Probably not the most practical tool for small scale work, but fun to use! How sharp is it out of the box? I'm guessing it is a single bevel. I bought one >20 year...
by aporigine
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Forum Issues
Topic: Can't post pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 1532

Re: Can't post pictures

I have the same issue. Limit 4MB, my 3.6 MB kept giving me yellow triangle.
by aporigine
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Another person leaving Wusthoff
Replies: 22
Views: 1422

Re: Another person leaving Wusthoff

Mark’s suggestion of the Tojiro 3pc set is good start, but I’d still get a sujihiki for slicing fish/sushi. I’d only use an end grain cutting board or one of those hasegawa soft rubber boards. Nothing else. I have a board for protein and a board fruit/vegetables. A strop will not sharpen your knife...
by aporigine
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Been a while, want a new knife
Replies: 13
Views: 1161

Re: Been a while, want a new knife

It might a bit high for your preferred price, but this knife seems to fit your criteria https://www.chefknivestogo.com/kazdgy24.html Jay I have a ZDP-189 petty (Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan, same as Sukenari) that is a cadmium-plated (bad word) to sharpen. Holds an edge like nothing else though when I’m done. My ...
by aporigine
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Lightweight hunting knife?
Replies: 7
Views: 1708

Re: Lightweight hunting knife?

I own a Benchmade Hidden Canyon. Very short but super handy blade, and it should have that “forgot I’m carrying it” lightness. The S35V steel is a cadmium-plated (puppymother) to sharpen, but it takes and holds an excellent edge. It is shipped astoundingly sharp. You should be able to get by with li...
by aporigine
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Petty knives for steak knives?
Replies: 42
Views: 10333

Re: Petty knives for steak knives?

I like steak. And I hate dragging an edge across Corelle.

Awesome life hack: put a Chinet thick disposable plate on the hard plate. My knives have it easier since I’ve done this.
by aporigine
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Sancho! My armor! (quest for a knife that’ll cleanly cut boiled eggs)
Replies: 21
Views: 6353

Re: Sancho! My armor! (quest for a knife that’ll cleanly cut boiled eggs)

I’ve never used it for hard-boiled eggs, but I wonder if a Takeda would work for this as well as it does on cheese and butter. I cut a lot of butter for work at times. I usually just default to my beater santoku. One night I was trying to figure out which of my knives would work best and was surpri...
by aporigine
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking for first real hand made Japanese knife
Replies: 15
Views: 2349

Re: Looking for first real hand made Japanese knife

Well... we shall see :P Think I said that once 40 or 50 some knives ago.... I meant it too! Awww man I used to groove on wine. I still have a few ‘89 and ‘90 Hermitage bottles. Now I’ve been bitten by the J-knife bug. I imagine we could have some fun comparing notes on 2dimensions. I already have m...
by aporigine
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Need recommendation for 210mm gyuto upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 1708

Re: Need recommendation for 210mm gyuto upgrade

I have a Kohetsu 210 gyuto with Hap40 hagane. I am very pleased with it. Food release was not the best, so I ground away the fairly rough finish on the soft stainless jigane and brought the knife to a 2000-grit near mirror finish. I’m not sure food release is better now, but the improved finish has ...
by aporigine
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Sushi/Nigiri Knife for beginner
Replies: 8
Views: 2651

Re: Sushi/Nigiri Knife for beginner

I concur with the above. I bought a yanagi and then a takobiki to satisfy a very similar impulse. But by then I had a set of waterstones. What worked for me was to buy one of those dirt-cheap mono-stainless Yanagiba from eBay. I practiced with it on the stones til I had a nice even blade road. Only ...