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by Nochop!
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Jobone Custom Handles
Topic: 2020 Gallery
Replies: 91
Views: 9172

Re: 2020 Gallery

That Kurosaki collection is awesome! Cant wait to see them all mounted up.
by Nochop!
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Convince me to NOT buy a Masamoto KS or Takeda Gyuto
Replies: 23
Views: 5707

Re: Convince me to NOT buy a Masamoto KS or Takeda Gyuto

So, by your account, the KS is out of your price range, isn't tall enough and is too long. And I can tell you, it's not much of a rocker. So skip that notion. Your choices are all over the ballpark. May I suggest checking out the Takefu camp. Anryu, Masakage, Makoto, Kurosaki, Kato, Shibata...usuall...
by Nochop!
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3217
Views: 318141

Re: Show us your new knife!

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Sakai Kikumori 240mm x 60mm nashiji b2 stainless clad gyuto.
by Nochop!
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's your current go to knife?
Replies: 77
Views: 8784

Re: What's your current go to knife?

I'm on my 3rd KS. I dont know that I would say retention is a problem. Just very average. For me though, you have to be very careful to sharpen lightly. Aggressive sharpening will lead very quickly to needing thinning, and possibly even reprofiling as the long, lean edge is easy to alter from basic ...
by Nochop!
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's your current go to knife?
Replies: 77
Views: 8784

Re: What's your current go to knife?

@thelegalrazor And it's not so much the reactivity in use; more so storage. In summer I feel I need to oil them after every use, whereas dryer climates I can get away with just keeping them dry. Nothings worse than pulling an ironclad out of its saya to find a fully orange blade. If one used the sam...
by Nochop!
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's your current go to knife?
Replies: 77
Views: 8784

Re: What's your current go to knife?

A go-to is counter to the reasoning of why I am here. I have a dozen gyutos+. Currently in the humid summer I am bypassing iron clads for stainless clad. I rotate between 240's to stretch out sharpening intervals. Currently, most heavily in the rotation: Wakui stainless clad tsuchime wh2 Kanehiro/Ka...
by Nochop!
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Recommondation on 270 mm all purposes gyuto
Replies: 8
Views: 1393

Re: Recommondation on 270 mm all purposes gyuto

I would recommend a blue#2 Tanaka. Blue#2 is pretty tough and has decent edge retention. Tanaka's HT is spot on, and not chippy at all. They come in damascus iron clad, nashiji and migaki stainless clad.

I clean fish with my Tanaka all the time; and slice scallions, lol.
by Nochop!
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Which one should I get?
Replies: 8
Views: 2974

Re: Which one should I get?

by Nochop!
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Need suggestions
Replies: 37
Views: 10649

Re: Need suggestions

I buy ferric chloride in powder form. It is cheaper than liquid and in a much smaller bottle, so shipping is also less expensive. To bring out a clad line, try doing multiple quick dunks, with a light scrub between each. I will use 0000 wool on knives that wont show scratches, 1000k or higher sandpa...
by Nochop!
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS: reduced- Doberman forge 210mm gyuto
Replies: 3
Views: 1369

Re: WTS: reduced- Doberman forge 210mm gyuto

Murray Carter lost to Mace Vitale making a sword. That is literally what Mace does and teaches others to do. He is super well known in the community.

Same if Mace lost to Murray making a gyuto.

No shame.
by Nochop!
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTT BNIB Iron-Clad Toyama 240mm Gyuto
Replies: 8
Views: 3241

Re: WTT BNIB Iron-Clad Toyama 240mm Gyuto

Bob Z wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:00 pm
You hardly hear anyone talking about a wat gyuto but hear toyama all the time.
Well, Toyama is the flavor of the day. Watanabe was popular 10 years back (and still has a semi-cult following).
Good luck with trade, btw!
by Nochop!
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTT BNIB Iron-Clad Toyama 240mm Gyuto
Replies: 8
Views: 3241

Re: WTT BNIB Iron-Clad Toyama 240mm Gyuto

Isn't there speculation that Toyama and Wat are one of the same?
by Nochop!
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Need suggestions
Replies: 37
Views: 10649

Re: Need suggestions

I'd pick up that 210 Makoto on the BST for $170. Will outperform pretty much anything mentioned. Has a nicer than usual stock octagon handle. Maple and red pakka. Can upgrade at any point if it really jives with you.
by Nochop!
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Bread Knife recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 2972

Re: Bread Knife recommendations

The ITK was purposefully designed with a scalloped edge, over a toothed edge, so one could sharpen with a ceramic rod. Good techniques listed above.

Now, the ITK works well on almost everything. Except crusty bread. That is where a toothed edge shines.
by Nochop!
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Cleaver
Replies: 10
Views: 2476

Re: Cleaver

I've bought and subsequently sold a few cleavers. The only time I ever think to use it is if I have to slice a ton of onions. Because of this, I bought a razor thin Shibazi stainless. I run for it when I need to do ~20 onions for caramelized...I can run through them like a machine. Now, with a cleav...
by Nochop!
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 210 vs 240 Gyuto
Replies: 22
Views: 5858

Re: 210 vs 240 Gyuto

210 feels like the lite version of a 240.
by Nochop!
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blue #2 vs AS
Replies: 15
Views: 4994

Re: Blue #2 vs AS

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I'm guessing this Sukenari AS at supposed ~66hrc will be much different in use to the typical blue #2 60/62hrc.

We'll see..
by Nochop!
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3217
Views: 318141

Re: Show us your new knife!

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Sukenari 270mm aogami super @66hrc stainless clad
Snakewood and horn heart-shaped handle
by Nochop!
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new handle
Replies: 321
Views: 73996

Re: Show us your new handle

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by Nochop!
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Sancho! My armor! (quest for a knife that’ll cleanly cut boiled eggs)
Replies: 21
Views: 4850

Re: Sancho! My armor! (quest for a knife that’ll cleanly cut boiled eggs)

On the rare occasion I work pantry, usually due to short staffing, I will use a Harner parer to slice eggs for salads. The Harner is thin at the edge and a wisp of a pointy tip. Works perfect.