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by gladius
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Japanese sickles
Replies: 27
Views: 499

Re: Japanese sickles

I just watched the video and couldn’t stop thinking about a sharp edge ground into the dirt. It hurt, even knowing that’s what these tools are made for. --- <Cringe> While they are plunging sickles in the ground, they are not really designed for that. There are some Japanese weeder & hoes that ...
by gladius
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Knives that do and don’t need finish sharpening
Replies: 20
Views: 381

Re: Knives that do and don’t need finish sharpening

Have you considered adding a note to the description on the knifes webpage?
** no factory edge, recommend sharpening service
by gladius
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Swtiching from a Wusthof
Replies: 19
Views: 441

Re: Swtiching from a Wusthof

Hi Michael,

Welcome to the forum.

Suggest:

Japanese handle:
Gihei Blue #2 Gyuto 240mm << or

Western handle:
Harukaze AS Western Gyuto 240mm <<
by gladius
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: 1K Stone Recommendation
Replies: 24
Views: 560

Re: 1K Stone Recommendation

The https://tinyurl.com/y7t954dh,Shapton Pro 1000x<< is as good a cutter as it gets. This is the attribute to look for to shape the bevel fast! It is also splash-and-go so no soaking required. Another advantage is it wears slowly , so will last very long with minimal dishing. It includes a case whic...
by gladius
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: 8K Stone Investment
Replies: 18
Views: 661

Re: 8K Stone Investment

Kmeyers wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:53 pm Thanks for all your help everyone! Ended up going with a Kitayama 8k to try on my Moritaka knives. So far it’s been great!
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Good choice - especially good on Moritaka. One has to adjust cutting technique due to blade sticking in board, it gets uber sharp!
by gladius
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: First Carbon Knife Contender - Kohetsu Blue #2
Replies: 12
Views: 493

Re: First Carbon Knife Contender - Kohetsu Blue #2

Yeah, I like the Sanjo << too. I have six of his knives (if the same smith who I think it is) all fantastic performers.
by gladius
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Baking Much?
Replies: 503
Views: 61572

Re: Baking Much?

mauichef wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:53 pm Sunday Bake......A new recipe from Jim Challenger of Challenger Breadware.

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Is that the KIS recipe? If not, got a link?
by gladius
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum special
Replies: 86
Views: 2886

Re: Forum special

ChefKnivesToGo wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:11 am I'm going to be sharpening most of them for free so I'll give them a rating of a 1. :)
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They will get what they pay for. :)
by gladius
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Baking Much?
Replies: 503
Views: 61572

Re: Baking Much?

Thanks for the explanation. Your bread looks so delicious! If my kids would eat that style of bread I would jump on the bandwagon and pick up some gear. We have one really good bakery in town that makes great homemade bread, but I bought a loaf once and my kids hated it. Maybe when they get older t...
by gladius
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wok suggestions?
Replies: 179
Views: 4842

Re: Wok suggestions?

You might like this...

Today's The Special Sauce Podcast features: Cookbook Author Grace Young on Saving Chinatown & Wok Therapy <<
by gladius
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cooking to fend off winter.
Replies: 22
Views: 574

Re: Cooking to fend off winter.

Like a good woman, keeps on giving and giving.

Last nights dinner: the albondigas left overs became tortilla soup. Cameo appearance by Makoto Nakiri <<

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by gladius
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum special
Replies: 86
Views: 2886

Re: Forum special

Mr. Kuwabara mentioned something I didn't know. Most of his grinding work is by hand with wet stones, and he uses an Amakusa stone for the final edge sharpening. Only one process which is for shaping is done with a machine. I'll still happy to sharpen them if you want me to, but I thought I would p...
by gladius
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Knife Knowledge, Skills, Technique and Care
Topic: Edge deformation/ roll-over on Ginsan/ Silver No.3
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: Edge deformation/ roll-over on Ginsan/ Silver No.3

I've seen it happen. There are knives whose edge is too fine and acute to cut dense bread. Use a bread knife. :)
by gladius
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Baking Much?
Replies: 503
Views: 61572

Re: Baking Much?

It does looks nice. I've always favored slightly wetter dough, makes for more steam.
by gladius
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS kono fuji ktip gyuto
Replies: 19
Views: 527

Re: WTS kono fuji ktip gyuto

Just add attachment to the post and place inline.

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by gladius
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3384
Views: 445176

Re: Show us your new knife!

Airik wrote: Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:09 pm Finally got one! Sugimoto No.6
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One of the best!
by gladius
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 120 vs 75 for Pairing Petty
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: 120 vs 75 for Pairing Petty

Control is key. Factor in the handle too for in-hand feel.

I like my 80mm Carter for in-hand paring; the ironwood handle feels perfect.

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by gladius
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Comparison between sharpeners
Replies: 25
Views: 830

Re: Comparison between sharpeners

Personally I favor a https://tinyurl.com/y4gjau8t,10x loupe w/wider FOV and quality glass << over magnification though I rarely use one now. I chase the apex flipping often and prefer https://youtu.be/2k1o70tMHYM,the three finger sharpness test << for " the most accurate feedback "
by gladius
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: looking for a santoku or nakiri
Replies: 15
Views: 429

Re: looking for a santoku or nakiri

Greetings and welcome to the forum. I too would suggest a nakiri and of those in stock that would fit your criteria, I'd recommend the https://tinyurl.com/y2h7xfrx,Kanehide PS60 Nakiri << . Our number 1 pick for a good quality western handled nakiri! The Kanehide PS60 Nakiri 185mm is a lotta knife f...