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by gladius
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Fixed stones can work pretty well. Nubatama Glass ( well sort of )
Replies: 1
Views: 29

Re: Fixed stones can work pretty well. Nubatama Glass ( well sort of )

I must have a Nubatama 5k stone with exactly the same quality issue. Mine broke almost identically but I did not drop it. Mine just cracked in half when snugging it in the stone holder. I had the same thing in mind but haven't got around to repairing it.
by gladius
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I need vodka advice.
Replies: 17
Views: 188

Re: I need vodka advice.

XexoX wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:23 pm
I hear the Costco Vodka is Grey Goose.
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Who'd a thunk it...
https://www.mashed.com/179570/the-truth ... and-vodka/

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by gladius
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Exposing the core
Replies: 11
Views: 181

Re: Exposing the core

Gladius, I've always wondered about cutting up a belt and trying that. My fear was that the low grit belts are a bit dodgy from an evenness perspective until you have run them a litte. After that I, perhaps incorrectly, assumed that the abrasive would be too dull to work well by hand. Will def give...
by gladius
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Exposing the core
Replies: 11
Views: 181

Re: Exposing the core

I forgot how to insert photos. You should see the knife I received yesterday, in ten years it’s the worst. I had to completely remove metal from the edge right up to the lamination line so there is no visible core steel visible. I find the removal of the Jigane to restore the aesthetics and also en...
by gladius
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I need vodka advice.
Replies: 17
Views: 188

Re: I need vodka advice.

A lot of folk like Smirnoff. Get a small bottle (pint) and give it a try. Mixed like you describe you might be surprised how good it tastes. Also try the list: https://www.bestproducts.com/eats/drinks/g2388/best-vodka-brands-for-every-budget/ ...And of course reference the classic https://www.nytime...
by gladius
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Kanehiro VS Makoto Sujihiki
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Kanehiro VS Makoto Sujihiki

Ok, I think I’m gonna go for it, Only 1 available now, haven’t try white 1 before, I wanna see what the ultimate sharpness feels like. BTW what’s the HRC on this knife? I don’t see it on JNS --- Good choice and at that price it is a steal! The HRC is not disclosed but the HT is very good and it fee...
by gladius
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Kanehiro VS Makoto Sujihiki
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Kanehiro VS Makoto Sujihiki

Jason183 wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:50 pm

Nice, looks like it’s back on stock now, I will consider it too.

I also found this tanaka yoshikazu sujihiki 270mm white 1 on JNS, anybody have hand on experience on this one?
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I have the 210 gyuto and it is super; especially for the price. Pick it up if still on sale.
by gladius
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Kanehiro VS Makoto Sujihiki
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Kanehiro VS Makoto Sujihiki

R2 and SG2 are basically the same; perhaps the difference is between stamped vs forged. http://zknives.com/knives/steels/steelgraph.php?nm=%20sg2%2CR2&ni=,549&hrn=1&gm=0 Consider the https://www.chefknivestogo.com/kur2su27.html,Kurosaki Shizuku R2 Sujihiki 270mm << . I have the gyuto 240mm and it is...
by gladius
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Edge Pro Advice
Topic: I have to confess
Replies: 17
Views: 211

Re: I have to confess

Even if the angle changed (more obtuse) , a proper 1k edge should easily cut tomato skin. I suspect the edge was rounded, i.e. not held at a consistent angle. Using the EdgePro system should mitigate that. Shapton Glass stones for EdgePro are a nice set. https://www.chefknivestogo.com/shglstforedp.h...
by gladius
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local California fires
Replies: 24
Views: 348

Re: Local California fires

Same here in So.Cal.

Arson and forestry mismanagement has been blamed.
by gladius
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Gizzards
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Gizzards

Does the "workhorse Chinese cleaver" not work for you?
by gladius
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Good Rocker
Replies: 16
Views: 321

Re: Good Rocker

Thank you Gladius. I think I’m ready to pull the trigger on the Yuki 210, but I’m not close to a decision for the second knife (150-165mm) - aka the garlic smasher. My wife confirms that stainless is a must for her. Pretty sure she also prefers the wa handle. Is the 6” Kramer Meiji worth the price?...
by gladius
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Good Rocker
Replies: 16
Views: 321

Re: Good Rocker

...can you tell me a little more about why you recommend that Yuki over the Kohetsu (or Gihei) HAP 210? Similar bellies on these? --- The Yuki is a very good knife with a general purpose profile that rocks well. It is high performance and easy maintenance: stainless clad and easy to keep sharp. It ...
by gladius
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Bite, abrasive types, and binders
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: Bite, abrasive types, and binders

I actually prefer that "bite" - achieved by stones that have a draw (grab, stickiness) on the steel. One I like to finish on before transitioning to JNats is the 5k Naniwa Super Stone: it leaves a very very crisp edge. Another is the Rika 5k.
by gladius
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Starting a whetstone collection
Replies: 22
Views: 394

Re: Starting a whetstone collection

Aerose91 wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:45 am
Can you strop straight from a 1k or 2k stone? I built a nice strop a while ago
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You can actually finish many knives on a medium grit (800-2000) and yes strop the 1k or 2k edge.
by gladius
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Starting a whetstone collection
Replies: 22
Views: 394

Re: Starting a whetstone collection

What about the Shapton Glass 550? I hear a lot of positive feedback about that In the same spirit, is the Ultra Sharp 300 too course? --- The 500 Glass is a good choice and no the 300 is not too low. It somewhat depends on the cutting ability of the mid-grit stones too. Some stones have very good s...
by gladius
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Millennial wedding gift
Replies: 18
Views: 366

Re: Millennial wedding gift

Artisan clay cookware like a cazuela, pot or tagine would make an excellent gift.
by gladius
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Good Rocker
Replies: 16
Views: 321

Re: Good Rocker

The Kramer Euroline might work for you, on sale (within budget) right now too...

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by gladius
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Good Rocker
Replies: 16
Views: 321

Re: Good Rocker

This Doi has the curve of the Onion but out of your price range...

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