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by salemj
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Echizen Knives: Blue and White Steels - Takefu Steel or Hitachi?
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: Echizen Knives: Blue and White Steels - Takefu Steel or Hitachi?

Thanks Jeff and salemj for confirming my suspicions. I was almost certain that these posts were spreading misinformation, and now I'm sure. One of the people who has claimed this repeatedly over on KKF recently clarified his meaning by saying that Echizen smiths will often use Takefu Steel's V-Toku...
by salemj
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Konosuke YS/YS-M or HD2 or ?
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: Konosuke YS/YS-M or HD2 or ?

Based on what you say, I’d definitely opt for the YS.
by salemj
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Echizen Knives: Blue and White Steels - Takefu Steel or Hitachi?
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: Echizen Knives: Blue and White Steels - Takefu Steel or Hitachi?

A couple things to add/clarify what Jeff said to make it clear that the people you are reading may not be false so much as they are being misinterpreted or confusing particulars: 1) Most of the makers at the village use a lot of R2 steel. I would assume people on Reddit (or your interpretations of t...
by salemj
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Konosuke YS/YS-M or HD2 or ?
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: Konosuke YS/YS-M or HD2 or ?

Well, this is a tough one. What kind of edge do you prefer (when you sharpen your own knives)? And are you sensitive to height at the heel?
by salemj
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many knives fit on a 16" Wooden Magnetic Strip?
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: How many knives fit on a 16" Wooden Magnetic Strip?

Why not measure the height of your knives and there's your answer. It's like asking how many things can I fit in a bag lol. I think the point is that it doesn't quite work that way. I have a ~16" strip and I usually have 6-7 knives on it, but they are all pairing or petty knives. Because of the pla...
by salemj
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3281
Views: 383276

Re: Show us your new knife!

Airik wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:29 am
Handle and Saya made from skateboards 🛹 🤘
Super Cool!
by salemj
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD - Rare Konosuke 165mm Nakiri Wide Bevel Ginsan
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: WTS - Rare Konosuke 165mm Nakiri Wide Bevel Ginsan

Any chance you're in Canada?
by salemj
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Bread knife
Replies: 11
Views: 331

Re: Bread knife

I own the more expensive Tojiro and like it fine. But I have to say I've given two people the $20 version and they love it. I haven't actually compared the two side by side, but given the prices, you might as well by both. Haha.
by salemj
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking for recomendation
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Looking for recomendation

A popular recommendation in this category is the Takamura Chromax: https://www.chefknivestogo.com/tachgy21.html It does have some availability outside of the US under different names, I believe. Harukaze is liked around here for high performance under 200. They have two stainless offerings. The firs...
by salemj
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: question for you pro sharpeners re German steels
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: question for you pro sharpeners re German steels

Interesting article on this topic if you haven't seen it. https://knifesteelnerds.com/2018/06/18/maximizing-edge-retention/ Yes. But it would be very bad science to extract from this article that hardness doesn't make a big difference when the margins are big (such as between 56-7 HRC and 62 HRC). ...
by salemj
Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3281
Views: 383276

Re: Show us your new knife!

Excited to get to know my newest addition: Sukenari ZDP Hairline 240. Although a touch heavier than I was expecting (191 grams), with slightly less distal taper near the tip, this is otherwise right in the ballpark of what I thought it would be upon arrival. It will be a while before I can say much ...
by salemj
Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3281
Views: 383276

Re: Show us your new knife!

JoseMartinLopez wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:36 pm

Trick or treat! 225mm, 240mm and 250mm Robin Dalman / Björn Birgersson warikomi collab gyutos, with Swedish candy used as packing material.
Wowza! So many treats! No tricks there, it seems.
by salemj
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How have your knife preferences changed?
Replies: 19
Views: 662

Re: How have your knife preferences changed?

T-F managed to compete with his Konos by having a "magnificent edge" while not being "insanely thin" is really intriguing to me. True of other good middleweight knives, too. Which ones? I'm curious. This has nothing to do with knife weight, btw. It is strictly about the edge. I can't say I've exper...
by salemj
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Western petty
Replies: 17
Views: 597

Re: Western petty

Given your description, you might look at something like this: https://www.chefknivestogo.com/dofo52mich13.html I would buy this knife myself except I often prefer my petty knives to be stainless. I find some of these American custom knives to offer better profiles than many Japanese options if you ...
by salemj
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How have your knife preferences changed?
Replies: 19
Views: 662

Re: How have your knife preferences changed?

1. Did you start out preferring one profile / grind, and then change? Or did you stick to what you generally liked from the start? I started with research on popular Western style Japanese knives. At the time, there was overwhelming preference in the marketplace for just a few blades (things like t...
by salemj
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Knives-n'-Cabbages
Replies: 130
Views: 38000

Re: Knives-n'-Cabbages

OOH, Sukenari vs Kono cabbage cutting showdown by Joe? Cant wait for this one! Haha. Thanks. I have very, very high expectations for the sukenari and debated buying one for many years. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this is a semi-secret gem of a knife. I'm not sure it will win out on cabbage,...
by salemj
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Knives-n'-Cabbages
Replies: 130
Views: 38000

Re: Knives-n'-Cabbages

Jeff B wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:43 pm
DEFINITELY a Fuji over a Sukenari zdp. ;)
Hahaha. I just bought a Sukenari zdp, Jeff...:). I'll have to let you know what I think once it arrives.
by salemj
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3281
Views: 383276

Re: Show us your new knife!

Standard procedure is still that you give the name of what you are posting! Some of us prefer to view things on this site than constantly being pushed to personal instagram pages to find out what we're viewing.
by salemj
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: @LaVieestBelle - My Knife Budget
Replies: 29
Views: 768

Re: @LaVieestBelle - My Knife Budget

Thanks everybody. The ride I traded in I'd been driving for 16 years, it's time had come. The funny part, the catalytic converter on my old truck went out on the way to the dealership to pick up the new truck and they lowered the trade in price $1k from the original agreement. :evil: Congrats on th...
by salemj
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting A commercial kitchen
Replies: 19
Views: 432

Re: Starting A commercial kitchen

So we are looking at starting with a warming kitchen for other caterers to come in but want to be able to start doing our own catering after a little while once we get the venue stabilized. We will be hosting weddings from 5 up to 250. We will have 2 different options. Either the barn or the tea ro...