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by Altadan
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Stone Recommendation
Replies: 48
Views: 5394

Re: Stone Recommendation

You will need a diamond plate to keep your stones flat - the Atoma 140 is a good choice as is the CKTG 140 https://www.chefknivestogo.com/140grdistflp.html Thanks for the Jnats rec! The flattening stone is definitely on the list! up until now I've been... ahem.. flattening on the flat-cement parkin...
by Altadan
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Stone Recommendation
Replies: 48
Views: 5394

Re: Stone Recommendation

And yes, going from 800 to 2000 is significant. Very. I get my knives extremely sharp on the 800 and that leaves a toothy edge. The 2000 keeps some of the toothiness but takes the edge beyond razor sharpness. I got this idea over and again, but what I fail to understand is what is the point of goin...
by Altadan
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Stone Recommendation
Replies: 48
Views: 5394

Re: Stone Recommendation

No frills, kick ass progression that I would buy first if my home burned down: Atoma 140, Kohetsu 800, Kohetsu 2k, and then depending on my mood either a Rika 5k, Arashiyama 6k, or a Nubatama 4k (Ume, I think). I am still looking for a super coarse stone I love. I would like to try out the Nubatama...
by Altadan
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Stone Recommendation
Replies: 48
Views: 5394

Re: Stone Recommendation

nevrknow wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:13 pm
You are looking into a deep rabbit hole. And an expensive one if the bug catches. :) If it works and ain't broke don't fix it.
I know, I know, I'm a silly rabbit, too. It's just a list of what I "should" (could) look for if and when some money (or gifts) come my way :mrgreen:
by Altadan
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Stone Recommendation
Replies: 48
Views: 5394

Stone Recommendation

Hi all, So, I've finally pulled the trigger on a Tanaka B#2 Damascus, and it's taken it's place next to a Masutani VG1, and a Shun VG10. I started out with an Amazon 1k\6k combo stone, and to be honest, it works quite nicely - all my knives (including my Zwilling and no-name ones) are wonderfully sh...
by Altadan
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handle basics 101
Replies: 20
Views: 3149

Re: Handle basics 101

would I be Captain Obvious if I pointed out that most western knives are built for balance at a racket\handle grip, while many of the wa handled Japanese knives are designed "handle-lite," so as to put the balance point more forward (hence the propensity for a choke\pinch grip), which allows the kni...
by Altadan
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Konosuke hd2 vs Kohetsu HAP40
Replies: 56
Views: 9952

Re: Konosuke hd2 vs Kohetsu HAP40

Chefcallari wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:05 pm
Just wanted to say thank you to you guys for taking the time to compare and contrast both knives.
Really appreciated
+1
by Altadan
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The last of the Tetsuhiros
Replies: 8
Views: 1612

Re: The last of the Tetsuhiros

Yeah, you had mentioned these before and they sounded nice but I am interested in so damn many knives and stones that I can not get them all! One day I will have to have a big blow out sale on stones. If I do that I could probably get a dozen moderately priced honyaki. :P Has anyone ever suggested ...
by Altadan
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: 240 GYUTO HELP - SUKENARI?
Replies: 7
Views: 1500

Re: 240 GYUTO HELP - SUKENARI?

I might be corrected by the experts, but Sukenaris are hand-made - in a factory. That is to say, it's not a tiny workshop, rather, a larger facility - where they forge the knives by hand You might enjoy these peeks at Sukenari's place; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA_zXSQXeGE https://www.youtube....
by Altadan
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Shun Premier 8" Chef - SOLD!
Replies: 16
Views: 2561

Re: WTS Shun Premier 8" Chef

Bump to... why, the top of course.
by Altadan
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regional Styles: Compare & Contrast
Replies: 4
Views: 915

Re: Regional Styles: Compare & Contrast

Thanks for asking this, Tony. This very same question - and those same impressions you got - were rattling in my mind too.
by Altadan
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Shun Premier 8" Chef - SOLD!
Replies: 16
Views: 2561

Re: WTS Shun Premier 8" Chef

Bump
by Altadan
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cooking Music
Replies: 22
Views: 3260

Re: Cooking Music

You all need to check out Israeli bassist Avishai Cohen. (Thers’s a trumpeter by the same name). It’s the most serene and driving groove at the same time. Complex stuff that just propels. Ha! I really enjoyed most of his "Continuo" album, but the live performances are, well, too complex for me :) H...
by Altadan
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cooking Music
Replies: 22
Views: 3260

Re: Cooking Music

Any of you country \ BG fans know of Sam Baker?
Heard tell his story-songs a couple years ago... not cooking music in my house, but certainly good stuff if you like ballads
by Altadan
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cooking Music
Replies: 22
Views: 3260

Re: Cooking Music

Ooh! Lots of good stuff to try out (and lots of good ol' oldies, well known, worn and comfortable). Lumineers have actually been an almost daily repeat for me (there's a a great concert they give on KEXP, found on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=353lHGbvu8o&t=01s) They even mention the Felic...
by Altadan
Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cooking Music
Replies: 22
Views: 3260

Cooking Music

So, I was wondering what sorta music other folks like to listen to \ blast while they cook. I know I like music, and I know we had it on during the morning prep hours way back when... Back then, both in the restaurant and at home with the wife it was always classic rock; Dire Straits, Led Zeppelin, ...
by Altadan
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Pass Arounds
Topic: 240mm Sukenari Ginsan
Replies: 58
Views: 10083

Re: 240mm Sukenari Ginsan

Is this passaround still open for a seventh man? ^_^
by Altadan
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Gyuto upgrade
Replies: 37
Views: 6187

Re: Gyuto upgrade

Ok, It's been a while, and I think I'm sick to my soul from trying to choose between a Tanaka and a Yahiko, which is what Ive come down to. I know i cant choose wrong here, and I've come to realize I probably want both - but one of them will have to be first, and the other will have to wait for a a ...
by Altadan
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Konosuke hd2 vs Kohetsu HAP40
Replies: 56
Views: 9952

Re: Konosuke hd2 vs Kohetsu HAP40

This post is really earning its readership now... :lol:
by Altadan
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Shiro Kamo AS 160 Nakiri - SOLD!
Replies: 4
Views: 1014

Re: WTS Shiro Kamo AS 160 Nakiri

Sold - moderator, please close thread