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by Kalaeb
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New bread knife
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: New bread knife

I purchased one just because of that image. I think Maui deserves some sales incentives.
by Kalaeb
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3363
Views: 418974

Re: Show us your new knife!

@Chappychap, the knife is actually made from Tamahagne nails from a 1300 year old temple.

Not sure it's a daily driver type of knife...
by Kalaeb
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Darto no.27 Sauté Pan - Brand New
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Darto no.27 Sauté Pan - Brand New

I believe it is a steel pan. Pretty cool company out of Buenos Aires: https://www.dartointernational.com/
by Kalaeb
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Itsuo Doi Blue #2 240 Gyuto - SOLD!
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: WTS Itsuo Doi Blue #2 240 Gyuto

I love this knife.
by Kalaeb
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your knife collection.
Replies: 525
Views: 109133

Re: Show us your knife collection.

Went through this thread again because it is drool worthy.

@chefknivestogo, still not seeing what is in your block. Out of all the stunning knives that pass through your hands, what is still in your collection?
by Kalaeb
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wok suggestions?
Replies: 118
Views: 2043

Re: Wok suggestions?

People usually say Wok Shop. But which wok is the question.
by Kalaeb
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Sharpening COVID haircut scissors... where to start?
Replies: 15
Views: 335

Re: Sharpening COVID haircut scissors... where to start?

What is a COVID haircut? Like a haircut for a covid patient? Why not just wait until they are cleared. (Guess the flowbie is off the table)
by Kalaeb
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Calling on Blue Skillet, Blanc Creative SB Forged owner.
Replies: 22
Views: 1003

Re: Calling on Blue Skillet, Blanc Creative SB Forged owner.

I don't know about the lottery deal. When this happens it generally means the demand has far out paced my purchasing power. Beautiful cookware. But, lots of local makers doing iron pans without.
by Kalaeb
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wok suggestions?
Replies: 118
Views: 2043

Re: Wok suggestions?

I'd love some recommendations, too. I own four woks and there are significant attributes of each that I really dislike. I've gotten to the point where my favorite of the four is the one with a nonstick coating! :o By non stick coating I assume you mean you just seasoned one really well :). A teflon...
by Kalaeb
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Talk me into a Mert Tansu
Replies: 15
Views: 286

Re: Talk me into a Mert Tansu

I bought my first about 6 months ago and it is consistently in my rotation. With smaller makers it is hard to state how they will all perform as each is different. In general it seems his knives are workhorse at the top (meaning thicker spine) to a very thin edge. He adds a good distal taper from th...
by Kalaeb
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Baking Much?
Replies: 455
Views: 56639

Re: Baking Much?

That's it. I quit my day job and have decided to pursue baking...need to stop visiting this thread, you guys are killing it.
by Kalaeb
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's stop privileging spine thickness at the heel
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: Let's stop privileging spine thickness at the heel

For me, spine thickness has nothing to do with performance and more to do with comfort. I prefer a thicker spine at the heel to be on the chunkier side because it is more comfortable for me to hold and use.
by Kalaeb
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3363
Views: 418974

Re: Show us your new knife!

That is nice. I think 3.7 is the sweet spot.
by Kalaeb
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Pumpkin killer wanted
Replies: 21
Views: 438

Re: Pumpkin killer wanted

I have always used the trusted victorinox for pumpkins and squash. For sweet potato and cabbage I go laser.
by Kalaeb
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tragedy hits Kurosaki Raijin!
Replies: 29
Views: 980

Re: Tragedy hits Kurosaki Raijin!

Brutal. I hear you. I am starting 2021 in a similar fashion. Took the blue tape off my Hiromoto after working on the handle only to find 10mm of the edge gone. IMO, that tip needs a bit of profile rework as opposed to just sanding down from the spine a bit. While it is certainly doable, I would send...
by Kalaeb
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3363
Views: 418974

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:
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by Kalaeb
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Carbon Skillets
Replies: 709
Views: 86003

Re: Carbon Skillets

The same can be said for pretty anything. Do these perform 4 times better than a Debuyer... probably not. In addition to their cost being higher, you are buying an emotional response and supporting small craftsman.
by Kalaeb
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some guidance on handles needed...
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Some guidance on handles needed...

Agree with Jeff, the handle maker should be able to get the balance point pretty close to where you want it in the dimensions you like. There may have to be some give and take with wood choice and maybe length of handle... alternatively, you may even be able to modify the existing handle to somethin...
by Kalaeb
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Searching for Sukenari AS Damascus
Replies: 20
Views: 2099

Re: Searching for Sukenari AS Damascus

Not Damascus, but imo this one looks better and would be killer with a patina or etch: https://www.chefknivestogo.com/suaosugy24cu.html
by Kalaeb
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new handle
Replies: 368
Views: 94923

Re: Show us your new handle

First handle of '21 for me, Hiromoto AS 24cm gyuto with unknown wood, copper pins, and red spacers:
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