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by Nochop!
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your knife collection.
Replies: 525
Views: 108231

Re: Show us your knife collection.

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Here's some slicers and pettys.
Working on gyutos and oddballs soon.

Yosh skd
Masakage Yuki
Okada w#2
Tanaka b#2
Zakuri aogami

Tanaka r2
Mazaki ku
Vintage Mac
Makoto w#2
Wakui w#2
Kyocera micro-serrated
by Nochop!
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: The workhorse no one told me about: Sukenari ZDP
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: The workhorse no one told me about: Sukenari ZDP

I own 2 Sukenari. An AS hairline, and an SG2 dammy. I agree wholeheartedly with your experience. I will say my 270 AS is a totally different knife with a light thinning session. I have yet to thin the SG2 as the dammy will prove to be more of a chore to refinish.
by Nochop!
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Talk me into a Mert Tansu
Replies: 15
Views: 244

Re: Talk me into a Mert Tansu

I had a couple HV knives in the shop recently. They felt substantial, but the tip and the edge were very, very thin. Like Kalaeb stated, the grind was flawless. The only thing that could have been improved upon was the hand finish, but I bet with a Tansu branded knife, that's flawless, too. He seems...
by Nochop!
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3354
Views: 416017

Re: Show us your new knife!

I made a resolution back in 2020 not to buy any more knives and failed....and I already failed this year as well.... Tanaka line knife in B2 with stainless cladding...otherwise called a 210 suji (only 40mm tall). Even with the short height a spectacular grind: https://i.imgur.com/mBAsvPP.jpg I have...
by Nochop!
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yanagiba w/stainless cladded?
Replies: 9
Views: 227

Re: Yanagiba w/stainless cladded?

It sounds like a neat idea on paper. I bet laying the clad blade road of a stainless clad knife down on the stones isn't nearly as pleasurable of an experience as iron, though. I would guess its very gummy and drags; clogging up your stone quickly.
by Nochop!
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Petty knife
Replies: 9
Views: 552

Re: Petty knife

You can find 150mm TF nashiji pretty readily. Not much more than a hundo, too. That's what I'd scoop up.
by Nochop!
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Indentation on knife blade
Replies: 18
Views: 646

Re: Indentation on knife blade

Really imperfections are to be expected, but at the edge it's a no-go. And trying to thin that particular knife and refinish to factory form would be a huge chore; and may not have solved it.

Sorry for the huge let down and inconvenience. I think it's rare with the brand, though.
by Nochop!
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Indentation on knife blade
Replies: 18
Views: 646

Re: Indentation on knife blade

Absolute return.
by Nochop!
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3354
Views: 416017

Re: Show us your new knife!

IMG_20201216_104352_383.jpg Yoshimitsu Fugen Tall Nakiri Been meaning to try one of these out. Doesn't disappoint. Really does feel like an oversized nakiri as apposed to an undersized cleaver. The grind is really special. Reminiscent of a well done Takeda. Thin, thin behind the edge, with some sho...
by Nochop!
Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New choil on the Kohetsu HAP40
Replies: 24
Views: 896

Re: New choil on the Kohetsu HAP40

It's a bit more round than TF, and extends up into the machi area. But I dig it.

I feel like this made it more fragile, though.
by Nochop!
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3354
Views: 416017

Re: Show us your new knife!

Hopefully they restock that bread knife. Looks like it would compliment the Tojiro ITK quite well.
by Nochop!
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mcusta Zanmai: Beyond w/ the Twisted Handle...
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Mcusta Zanmai: Beyond w/ the Twisted Handle...

My E.C. has a few Zanmai. Very similar to Miyabi. Decent off the shelf style knives. His have quince handles, I believe. Attractive.
by Nochop!
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Any point in 12k?
Replies: 56
Views: 1977

Re: Any point in 12k?

I had a 16k that was fun to play with, but the edge was completely impractical to maintain as a kitchen tool. A few see through slices of tomato, sure...dice up an onion, and then try the same tomato slices. I stop at 3k for most gyutos. 2k for roast meat slicer, 5k for sashimi slicer. My 8k SG has ...
by Nochop!
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your knife collection.
Replies: 525
Views: 108231

Re: Show us your knife collection.

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Some gyutos out for a quick touch up at the job.
by Nochop!
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fun to watch cooking shows you can actually learn from
Replies: 42
Views: 1136

Re: Fun to watch cooking shows you can actually learn from

When I was young (a long time ago), "Great Chefs" was my bible. It would follow a single chef each episode, taking the viewers A-Z on their signature dish within their commercial kitchen. I was enamored with the series. It is why I am a chef today. I looked for the series and could only fi...
by Nochop!
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Photos
Topic: Knives at work
Replies: 123
Views: 46386

Re: Knives at work

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Gyuto sharpening day on the expo station.
by Nochop!
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How to remove scratches from a new Makoto Kurosaki
Replies: 17
Views: 673

Re: How to remove scratches from a new Makoto Kurosaki

You'll have to recreate an entirely new scratch pattern. I would start around 220 grit. Progress to 320, 400, 600, 800 or so. Having access to belt grinders, I would finish with either cork or a fine scotch bright. It's impossible to create that hazy blasted matte finish. Some would use finger stone...
by Nochop!
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Tanaka Ginsan Versus Kanehiro Ginsan Gyuto
Replies: 13
Views: 788

Re: Tanaka Ginsan Versus Kanehiro Ginsan Gyuto

I would say I would put your first choice of Kanehiro (and Tanaka as well) over either Harukaze or Kohetsu, though. Both compare favorably for entry level knives, but the Kanehiro favors well vs. any price point. It's really that good.
by Nochop!
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Tanaka Ginsan Versus Kanehiro Ginsan Gyuto
Replies: 13
Views: 788

Re: Tanaka Ginsan Versus Kanehiro Ginsan Gyuto

I bought a 210 SLD bunka for a coworker and really liked it. It's a bit thick at the spine coming out of the handle, but has a thin tip and decently thin edge. Fit and finish of the SLD is nicer than the nashiji blue steel. The cross pattern is striking and the polish is near mirror. Pretty neat kni...
by Nochop!
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Tanaka Ginsan Versus Kanehiro Ginsan Gyuto
Replies: 13
Views: 788

Re: Tanaka Ginsan Versus Kanehiro Ginsan Gyuto

For price point the Harukaze is a nice knife. Not much taper, a bit much on the belly and a few mm to short on the height for me to fall in love with it, but you get nice steels, handles, really nice bevels, and decent f&f, for sure.