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by bruin
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: What's your choice of "The most pleasurable stone" to use?
Replies: 23
Views: 712

Re: What's your choice of "The most pleasurable stone" to use?

I don’t have experience with a ton of different stones, but I’ll second Cigarguy on the Rika. Really nice, smooth feeling
by bruin
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Addict Lives
Replies: 38
Views: 914

Re: The Addict Lives

VERY enticing, look forward to hearing more
by bruin
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Should i get the Kato SG2 240 Gyuto?
Replies: 28
Views: 794

Re: Should i get the Kato SG2 240 Gyuto?

If you can afford it and you want it, I sincerely doubt you’ll regret buying that knife. You don’t have anything as thin in your current line up and I’m sure 99% of the people here have at least two 240 gyutos haha
by bruin
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3259
Views: 357651

Re: Show us your new knife!

Man... I’ve wanted a Tank for a while now. Post a choil shot if you can!
by bruin
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Fixing a tip
Replies: 12
Views: 344

Re: Fixing a tip

I would make the edge and the spine meet by both lowering the spine and thinning/sharpening from the edge. Doing as much of the work as possible from the spine will help maintain the original profile of the knife. What stones do you have? Something low grit really helps with this kind of thing. This...
by bruin
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Steve's 69th Batch of Quick Review Videos
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Re: Steve's 69th Batch of Quick Review Videos

Look forward to digging into this! Thanks, guys
by bruin
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Kono & Takeda Nakiri
Replies: 11
Views: 831

Re: WTS Kono & Takeda Nakiri

I’m interested but waiting for those better pics you mentioned... got a choil shot? Thanks
by bruin
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Starting a whetstone collection
Replies: 22
Views: 598

Re: Starting a whetstone collection

Take it from the king of making bad choices when it came to starting my water stone collection. Buy a coarse stone, 400, 500 or 600. That’s where to start, 1,000, 2,000 or 3,000 can be where you finish. It’s now you finish the sharpening process it’s how you start it. I sharpen every day and every ...
by bruin
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Learning to push cut: Nikiri or Bunka?
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Learning to push cut: Nikiri or Bunka?

Bunkas may be a bit more versatile, but if you already have gyutos and such for other cutting techniques I say go with a nakiri. Feels like a bit more of a pure push cut machine to me.

Are there any specific knives you’re looking at?
by bruin
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kitchen masks???
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Kitchen masks???

Yeah, if you are serious about this do some reading into how well different masks work. Wearing anything less effective than a KN95 I think is useless. I’m sure you could find a way to rig one around a bandana... try Googling it - I’ve seen a lot of healthcare workers posting their “hacks” for comfo...
by bruin
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kitchen masks???
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Kitchen masks???

We wear KN95s at my job and discreetly remove them to taste and smell. They’re definitely was breathable than normal surgical masks, but that’s because they’re actually working better. 40-50 hours per week in them and they don’t really bother my ears, but some of my coworkers have sown buttons onto ...
by bruin
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: What is the best line of knives from CKTG's that you can put in the dishwasher and not worry about it getting damaged?
Replies: 47
Views: 1488

Re: What is the best line of knives from CKTG's that you can put in the dishwasher and not worry about it getting damage

Not having time to wipe down a knife is just a hard thing to understand..it's just part of prep. No one is too busy to not have a minute or two to clean up after using things if they are prepared. I would like to echo this for the OP. I have gone home and cooked dinner after very long shifts many t...
by bruin
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Millennial wedding gift
Replies: 18
Views: 471

Re: Millennial wedding gift

I don’t really understand this thread... millennials are everyone ages 24-39. How could we possibly pick a gift that would work for anyone in a 16 year age bracket with no other information? Avocado toast?! Fair enough. I am just a simple burger flipper and it made sense in my mind, but it works di...
by bruin
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Millennial wedding gift
Replies: 18
Views: 471

Re: Millennial wedding gift

I don’t really understand this thread... millennials are everyone ages 24-39. How could we possibly pick a gift that would work for anyone in a 16 year age bracket with no other information? Avocado toast?!
by bruin
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Regular honing for AS steel (HRC 63)?
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Regular honing for AS steel (HRC 63)?

Definitely do not use a normal honing rod. Ceramic ones are good substitutes if you’re knife is seeing heavy use, but I prefer just using strops and higher grit stones on because I find them easier to maintain a consistent angle on. I’d wager your AS will stay sharp long enough that you won’t need t...
by bruin
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: What is the best line of knives from CKTG's that you can put in the dishwasher and not worry about it getting damaged?
Replies: 47
Views: 1488

Re: What is the best line of knives from CKTG's that you can put in the dishwasher and not worry about it getting damage

I wouldn’t recommend anything on CKTG if your wife won’t change her cleaning habits. Your best bet is getting her something cheap you don’t mind replacing every so often. Victorinox are good cheap beaters (but even that I would feel bad treating this way). You may have already tried this, but I woul...
by bruin
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me find the best knives
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Help me find the best knives

Hello, New to the forum and still working my way around. Please excuse me if this question has a previous topic. Looking for recommendations on flagship knifes. More specifically really good heat treatments for their particular steel. Also could be an all around great knife for its class. Looking f...
by bruin
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are the negatives of getting a maker's stainless version?
Replies: 9
Views: 342

Re: What are the negatives of getting a maker's stainless version?

As you suspect, you’re going to find variance from maker to maker and steel to steel for every question you have. If you can point us to specific smiths and knives we can give you a better idea of the differences. While a lot of users here do prefer carbon, if you’re worried about the upkeep of a ca...