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by lsboogy
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: New red brick needed
Replies: 19
Views: 2034

Re: New red brick needed

I did some poking around - they have some masahiro 1K and King 1K (gave my kings to a friend who likes the - I never got used to them) but I have not found a kikuichi 1K. I'm probably going to get a red brick - I always like the red mud
by lsboogy
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: New red brick needed
Replies: 19
Views: 2034

Re: New red brick needed

My old one is in three pieces now - thank the cats. I think it was a big Kikuichi stone from the late 80's. It was my first Japanese stone (Arkasas black, grey, and clear were my oil stones growing up). Thing had been a great stone for many years and the bricks look much like the old kikuichi. Just ...
by lsboogy
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: New red brick needed
Replies: 19
Views: 2034

New red brick needed

After many years of great service, my red brick bit it a few minutes ago. Cats thought they needed to run across the counters for some reason and I had it near the edge and ..... my bad. Anyway, I see mark no longer has any of the giant red bricks (my old one was 8"x4") but I would like to...
by lsboogy
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Help Andre choose his first Japanese gyuto.
Replies: 8
Views: 1597

Re: Help Andre choose his first Japanese gyuto.

I would suggest a White #2 knife as well. Easy to sharpen with great feedback on stones. Stainless and semi stainless knives don't have the same feedback
by lsboogy
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Looking for a new gyuto.
Replies: 8
Views: 1113

Re: Looking for a new gyuto.

I'm waiting for the Kurosaki lasers to come back into stock. That's the knife that turned me on to this site - used to be a Richmond. One of my chef buddies still uses them for his workhorse knives - I love my kohetsu knives, but I'll get a Richmond laser when they come back. I'm guessing that you w...
by lsboogy
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: 210 gyuto under 300$
Replies: 12
Views: 1640

Re: 210 gyuto under 300$

Look at the Kohetsu AS and HAP40 stuff too. I have a few of them and they are my most used knives at the moment. They take great edges and hold them, grinds are decent, and the profile might work for you - I'm a push cutter/rocker who grew up and still loves the Sabs (real KS profile - masamoto's ar...
by lsboogy
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How to get my Kohetsu sharp
Replies: 12
Views: 1842

Re: How to get my Kohetsu sharp

Before I had a flattening stone I would just soak a stone for a long time and flatten them on my front steps - learned the trick in Japan 30 years ago
by lsboogy
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Spring Cleaning Sale Part 2
Replies: 29
Views: 4120

Re: Spring Cleaning Sale Part 2

Send it to Chris before I get it. I'm looking to get some knives that cut like a beast.
by lsboogy
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Spring Cleaning Sale Part 2
Replies: 29
Views: 4120

Re: Spring Cleaning Sale Part 2

Send it to Chris. I'll pay you however you want. I'm trying to get a relasionship with a grinder. Chris has a rep here - send to him and send me the bill - I'm learning - want a nakiri that does not move an onion. He is aware of what I want - kikuichi warokami performance is the standard. Let him do...
by lsboogy
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Spring Cleaning Sale Part 2
Replies: 29
Views: 4120

Re: Spring Cleaning Sale Part 2

I relatively new to this stuff - just a home cook collecting knives with some given to me in Japan (including a 700mm tuna blade). I guess that you chefs are well above me in skill sets, but I try. I'd take the nakiri (own several already) if you will ship it to Chris for his take on things. I'll hi...
by lsboogy
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fakers on Facebook
Replies: 10
Views: 1430

Re: Fakers on Facebook

That's the u tube one
by lsboogy
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fakers on Facebook
Replies: 10
Views: 1430

Re: Fakers on Facebook

I reported it to FB you can still see their videos if you look for "cooking Mastery" on FB - many of the shots are from the CKTG website. Recognized the cutting board and the knife in "their" video has a wa handle - the knife they are selling looks like a miyabi or Kasumi clone
by lsboogy
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Pass Arounds
Topic: need testers/feedback
Replies: 47
Views: 20897

Re: need testers/feedback

If you are interested in trying out a good heat treat joint (carbon monoxide atmosphere with great oven control along with quench in oil or water at differing temps) pm me. I used to do a lot of heat treat on hysteresis rings for gyro spin motors (mostly military stuff) and the guys I worked with ba...
by lsboogy
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fakers on Facebook
Replies: 10
Views: 1430

Fakers on Facebook

- I ran across this on Facebook

https://www.dealiciously.com/products/ikasu-knife

Their video shows some knives i recognize them and the original is here. Sent Mark a note about them - false advertising

https://youtu.be/Kry8tD-bz7I
by lsboogy
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Is there a perfect petty?
Replies: 28
Views: 3480

Re: Is there a perfect petty?

I would send you towards a honesuki if you are using it for trimming pork loins - never had a better knife for cleaning up proteins
by lsboogy
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How to get my Kohetsu sharp
Replies: 12
Views: 1842

Re: How to get my Kohetsu sharp

I would find a carbon steel (white #2 or 52100 stuff) to learn to sharpen with. HAP40 is hard steel with little feedback on most stones. It takes a long time to sharpen, but it will provide an edge that does everything for a long time - I love my kohetsu HAP40 knives for everyday home use
by lsboogy
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: My first Honyaki
Replies: 72
Views: 8791

Re: My first Honyaki

If your budget is 2K, you might want to contact some custom blade smiths. I'm already into the Kramer pipeline - we discuss a knife I will not get for some time on a weekly basis (I'm going to be in for nearly $3100 at the end already) - it will be a knife I use for special occasions. I've specified...
by lsboogy
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Edge longevity coarse fine and very fine finishing
Replies: 10
Views: 1396

Re: Edge longevity coarse fine and very fine finishing

I'm still of the opinion that the better the edge the longer it lasts. Did lunch for 16 at work today (we have a bunch of nerds who I feed every other week - did lamb chops,asparagus and garlic bread on the grill today) and just used my little 210 for everything. It has not been sharpened for more t...
by lsboogy
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: KS clones
Replies: 29
Views: 4023

Re: KS clones

Sounds like what I still use once in a while and what I learned on 45 years ago. Best profile ever on a knife (rocking and push cutting dream) - I wonder why we talk about "KS clones" they are a Sab copy, but even my KS knives miss it a little.
by lsboogy
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: How to get my Kohetsu sharp
Replies: 12
Views: 1842

Re: How to get my Kohetsu sharp

They take longer because they are harder steel. I spend 10 minutes or so on each stone with my HAP40 knives, and they don't kneed anything but a strop for a long time. My old Sabatiers only need a minute or two on ach stone, but they get sharpened often in comparison to how much I use them. Had to g...