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by jacko9
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I need vodka advice.
Replies: 35
Views: 706

Re: I need vodka advice.

Remember that the OP was looking for some alcohol to make limoncello, lime cello, etc and the taste of the original product will be long gone after it soaks up the oils from the fruit. In that vain I look for the most pure alcohol I can find and according to some studies (there are a lot of governme...
by jacko9
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Squash: The not so silent killer of knives
Replies: 81
Views: 10550

Re: Squash: The not so silent killer of knives

I mean use the right tool for the job! You wouldn't use a Kmart knife for cutting sushi so why would you use a Japanese high hardness knife for a hatchet job? Perhaps you would, oh well it's only my opinion!
by jacko9
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Squash: The not so silent killer of knives
Replies: 81
Views: 10550

Re: Squash: The not so silent killer of knives

I kept my German Clever and German Santokus both are really heavy and ready for any abusive treatment. My Konosuke Fujiyama B#2 FT will never see any hard product.
by jacko9
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Squash: The not so silent killer of knives
Replies: 81
Views: 10550

Re: Squash: The not so silent killer of knives

There is a reason I kept my German Clever.
by jacko9
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: First Japanese Kitchen Knife
Replies: 14
Views: 249

Re: First Japanese Kitchen Knife

My first Japanese knife was a Konosuke HD2 Gyuto and that knife let me explore more great knives. Curious and may be useful to OP - once you'd tried a laser with the HD2 did you stick with them, or did you shift away? I kept my HD2 for years until I replaced it with a 240mm Konosuke Fujiyama B#2 FT...
by jacko9
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: First Japanese Kitchen Knife
Replies: 14
Views: 249

Re: First Japanese Kitchen Knife

My first Japanese knife was a Konosuke HD2 Gyuto and that knife let me explore more great knives.
by jacko9
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Nubatama Platinum 1K update
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Nubatama Platinum 1K update

ken123 wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:41 pm
branwell wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:58 pm
jacko9 wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:18 pm
I need to try it soon but just for some light touch up on a few knives. I'll let you know when I get to it.
OMG. How could you have a new stone just sitting there unused. :)
He is a man of great restraint :)

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Ken
No I'm just an old guy with too much on my plate ;-)
by jacko9
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New use for a cleaver
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: New use for a cleaver

Thats a new one on me - nice clean cuts.
by jacko9
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Nubatama Platinum 1K update
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Nubatama Platinum 1K update

Thanks for the update I'm like you with a lot of 1K ish stones. I bought the 6K Platinum recently but haven't had a sharpening session yet. I asked my son to bring over the HD2 Gytuo I gave him to let me tough it up some. I need to try it soon but just for some light touch up on a few knives. I'll l...
by jacko9
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Atoma 140 & reprofiling
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Atoma 140 & reprofiling

I have a dmt extra fine diamond plate that over time seems to have lost its cutting ability. I think it because the diamonds have pulled out of the matrix and I'm almost down to the aluminum backing. I have limited my Atoma to only flattening stones and use a Nubatama 180 Black for heavy metal remov...
by jacko9
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you outgrow your "basic" knives after you purchase higher end knives?
Replies: 22
Views: 775

Re: Do you outgrow your "basic" knives after you purchase higher end knives?

I keep a few of my German knives for situations like when their is a pit in fruit or a chance I might hit a bone. Two daily knives for me are my T-F 150mm Nashiji Petty and my Konosuke Fujiyama B#2 210 Gyuto. With those two and my bread knife I can do most 80% of my cutting in my home kitchen.
by jacko9
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: @LaVieestBelle - My Knife Budget
Replies: 22
Views: 338

Re: @LaVieestBelle - My Knife Budget

I was going to stop buying knife and buy a new vehicle but, I decided to wait for the self driving ones where I can just put in my destination and sit back and relax ;-)
by jacko9
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: @LaVieestBelle - My Knife Budget
Replies: 22
Views: 338

Re: @LaVieestBelle - My Knife Budget

Great looking ride Jeff
by jacko9
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Value of the Shapton Glass system
Replies: 23
Views: 540

Re: Value of the Shapton Glass system

I use the Shapton Stone holder and appreciate the weight and sturdy construction as well as the height. I also use both Shapton Glass and Shapton Pro stones but I think the glass stones are better at cutting (I'm a amateur sharpener). I did buy an adjustable stone holder for my Nubatama stones that ...
by jacko9
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke Updates
Replies: 1700
Views: 303530

Re: Konosuke Updates

ChefKnivesToGo wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:06 pm
They're estimating 3-4 per month to us which might be optimistic. At least that was what I asked for. Ivan will get more efficient as he does more and more of them but they're never going to have large supply.
Thanks Mark.
by jacko9
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke Updates
Replies: 1700
Views: 303530

Re: Konosuke Updates

Kosuke posted on Instagram that batch two of the Kaiju Fujiyama would be released in early November, do you know if there will be more than two knives this time?
by jacko9
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: The metaphorical fork in the road: Freehand vs Guided System Sharpening
Replies: 41
Views: 8565

Re: The metaphorical fork in the road: Freehand vs Guided System Sharpening

In all of this great discussion I haven't seen mention starting on stones with a angle guide (Training wheels). It won't help you near the tip and you need to be careful to use blue tape on the knife to avoid scratching the side of the blade but, it can give you a start along with control of pressur...
by jacko9
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I need vodka advice.
Replies: 35
Views: 706

Re: I need vodka advice.

Try a vegetable peeler if you have one. I think they work great for this application. Easy to avoid the pith and large enough pieces that they're not burdensome to remove. Brilliant! Why the heck didn’t I think of that? Ronnie is just full of it, I mean has great ideas. And no booze sales at Costco...
by jacko9
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I need vodka advice.
Replies: 35
Views: 706

Re: I need vodka advice.

My vote is for the microplane. I'll trade the filteirng challenge it presents for avoiding the more bitter oils from the pith I tend to get - no matter how careful I am - from the paring knife route. Try a vegetable peeler if you have one. I think they work great for this application. Easy to avoid...
by jacko9
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Extra-fine-grit stones.
Replies: 14
Views: 403

Re: Extra-fine-grit stones.

In the 8k ish range I usually prefer the Naniwa 8k snow white - even over the Nubatama 8k. Not a big fan of the Kitayama 8k but some like it. For finer stones I like the 10k Nubatama and 15k Nubatamas (hard and soft formulations) a lot. I also like the 10k (soft stone) and 12k superstones. Also of ...