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by Radar53
Thu May 13, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: 240 wa gyuto recos please
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: 240 wa gyuto recos please

The Shiro Kamo has been reviewed here <viewtopic.php?f=13&p=123317#p123317>
by Radar53
Wed May 12, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Gyuto Knife Recommendation
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: Gyuto Knife Recommendation

I have the Shiro Kamo knife & it's a stunning knife visually and mine was very sharp OOTB. Given that your's comes sharp to start with, I think that the ideal stone to keep it that way is this; Cerax Combo 1K/3K ~ https://www.chefknivestogo.com/ceraxcombo1k3k.html This is a well regarded stone &...
by Radar53
Sat May 08, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to care for carbon steel knives?
Replies: 15
Views: 432

Re: How to care for carbon steel knives?

In terms of drying my carbon blades, the last medium I use is a micro-cloth to get rid of the last vestiges of moisture. So I'll use a dry tea towel, sometimes a paper towel and finally the micro-cloth.
by Radar53
Sat May 08, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sticking your nose where it doesn't belong :)
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Sticking your nose where it doesn't belong :)

Maybe if the vehicle in question hasn't been used for a while, some small critter thinks it may have found a new home and that's what she's checking out??????
by Radar53
Wed May 05, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Know any one handed prep techniques? All help appreciated.
Replies: 18
Views: 290

Re: Know any one handed prep techniques? All help appreciated.

Wow Rob, really sorry to hear about your arm, I hope the "manly thing" was worth it. Will think on about the prep side of things, but sharpening may not be totally out of the picture. I'm picking that most of your knives will already be in great shape, so here's a thought. If you could &qu...
by Radar53
Wed May 05, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Gyuto recommendation for a friend
Replies: 21
Views: 396

Re: Gyuto recommendation for a friend

I've got a Kohetsu Hap40, Grant, that I've found relatively easy to sharpen. Was expecting some difficulty, but really none at all. Can't say whether that is true of other makers' Hap40s, of course. The Kohetsus are a very nice line of knives, from pettys to gyutos. Hi Jeffry, I probably didn't fra...
by Radar53
Wed May 05, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Strop kit vs finer grit stone?
Replies: 25
Views: 471

Re: Strop kit vs finer grit stone?

Damn! Unfortunately that sounds like it's right in my lane & Christmas is coming!!
by Radar53
Wed May 05, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Factory Edge Micro-chipping
Replies: 13
Views: 418

Re: Factory Edge Micro-chipping

[...] They say when you get in the rhc clouds at 63-65 you run this risk of chipping but these days alot more blacksmiths are doing it so I think they've found a way to get around it. Knives cut better and longer with an acute bevel geometry (even with a dull (ish) edge). For knives that I receive ...
by Radar53
Wed May 05, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Factory Edge Micro-chipping
Replies: 13
Views: 418

Re: Factory Edge Micro-chipping

Just as an update. Having got down to good steel, I then went through a full progression SG1k, Sg2k, Nub BAMBOO 5K, SG8K, Nub Bamboo 10k and yep it's proper sharp now with really nice bevels.
by Radar53
Wed May 05, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Factory Edge Micro-chipping
Replies: 13
Views: 418

Re: Factory Edge Micro-chipping

I really enjoyed the cup this year and boy can you NZers sail (it helps to have a rocket ship for a boat) Can't wait for the next one where there should be more competitors. Hope the defenders decide to keep it in Auckland. Sorry for the tangent. My apologies jknife as I somehow missed this earlier...
by Radar53
Tue May 04, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Strop kit vs finer grit stone?
Replies: 25
Views: 471

Re: Strop kit vs finer grit stone?

If I were you, I'd get a carbon gyuto and see how well the the SG kit does...you may be amazed! If you want more polish I'd recommend a natural stone: a https://tinyurl.com/yf5tkt28,Belgian Blue Whetstone << . They polish well and are affordable, easy to use and last a lifetime. If you want even mo...
by Radar53
Tue May 04, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Gyuto recommendation for a friend
Replies: 21
Views: 396

Re: Gyuto recommendation for a friend

Great! Thank you so much for your help with Gyuto. I have finally a short-list for my friend and he can chose now which gyuto to order : Kurosaki Senko SG2 Gyuto 240mm Kohetsu HAP40 Gyuto 240mm Makoto AS Ryusei Gyuto 240mm I would very much appreciate your recommendation thanks, Alex All great kniv...
by Radar53
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jones Walnut knife block
Replies: 40
Views: 1062

Re: Jones Walnut knife block

The middle slot looks somewhat wider than the others ~ maybe for a cleaver???
by Radar53
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jones Walnut knife block
Replies: 40
Views: 1062

Re: Jones Walnut knife block

This would be one of the nicer & more practical renditions of a knife block that I've seen. I even have the under-cabinet room for one, but I like Rob's idea of lying it down as well. Shame I'm in the antipodes though!
by Radar53
Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Controlled Angle Sharpeners
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Controlled Angle Sharpeners

I can only talk about the EdgePro in this regard, which does have some in-built factors that can cause something of a change in angle. Generally for a well looked after EP these changes are pretty small, certainly less than "3 or 4 dps". The Madrookie Mod Rods address most of those. Also f...
by Radar53
Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Love the Konosuke HD2, looking for something similar.
Replies: 26
Views: 899

Re: Love the Konosuke HD2, looking for something similar.

Hi there Abe. Two or three knives I have that come to mind which "feel" like my Kono Swedish Stainless (very similar to the HD2 by all accounts). Disclaimer in that I'm just a home cook and my knife skills are shall we say "adequate". Kikuichi Swedish Warikomi Damascus Gyuto 210m...
by Radar53
Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Shiro Kamo R2 210
Replies: 7
Views: 5900

Re: Shiro Kamo R2 210

Thanks Jeff. For now, I'm very happy to leave things be and see how it ages. If the etching becomes uneven over time due to wear patterns, I will see what remedy might work in terms of getting back to a nice Damascus finish that would be longer lasting. Apart from PCB's 50 odd years ago I have no ex...
by Radar53
Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Shiro Kamo R2 210
Replies: 7
Views: 5900

Re: Shiro Kamo R2 210

Thanks Rob. I find that I can feel the extra texture on the blade directly, when it's dry. It does feel smoother when wet. But where I notice it most is in the cut. I'll be interested in what you find. Anyway, as I say I'm not dicing 20+ kgs of anything in one sitting, so no drama for me. Keep safe
by Radar53
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Customer Product Reviews
Topic: Shiro Kamo R2 210
Replies: 7
Views: 5900

Re: Shiro Kamo R2 210

This is my first knife review, so please gentle with me. I’ve just got one of these in the last few days, so figured I’d add my initial thoughts. This is a very dramatic looking Damascus knife and having a bit of a soft spot for Damascus, I guess I was drawn to this and it's good rep. The knife arri...
by Radar53
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: House warming gift
Replies: 19
Views: 498

Re: House warming gift

One of the top bang for the buck knives on the site made from probably the toughest of stainless steels on the market. Outstanding performance with above average edge holding, just hard to go wrong or do better for the money. A better knife than others costing two to three times it's cost. https://...