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by lsboogy
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: 1K Stone Recommendation
Replies: 33
Views: 2525

Re: 1K Stone Recommendation

I can't let this go without recommending a Nubatama Bamboo1200 - kind of a more refined big red brick. Very fast 1200 stone, great feel, I like it much better than my other 1K stones.
by lsboogy
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Handles - $75-85
Replies: 34
Views: 2199

Re: Handles - $75-85

XexoX wrote: Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:56 pm
lsboogy wrote: Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:44 pm dude - 35 to 38 talk to me how much for the 4 of them -

PM me
Those are nice! Would make a great set. Wish I knew how to install handles, 21 - 23 call to me.
simple to install - PM me if you need
by lsboogy
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Handles - $75-85
Replies: 34
Views: 2199

Re: Handles - $75-85

dude - 35 to 38 talk to me how much for the 4 of them -

PM me
by lsboogy
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you like to customize your handle???
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: How do you like to customize your handle???

I’ve seen pictures of some of the handles you have made. They look really nice. Thank you. Most of my work is from people coming to me and telling me what they want. If they don’t know what that want, we start the conversation by them showing me links/photos of what they like. Materials, layout, si...
by lsboogy
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 120 vs 75 for Pairing Petty
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Re: 120 vs 75 for Pairing Petty

I am still using an old 2 1/2" (60mm) Sabatier nogent blade - gets very sharp and since I don't use it much, it does fine. Triangular blade with a very sharp heel - probably about 2 oz as well. I view a 150 petty as kind of a short on the board knife for trimming stuff
by lsboogy
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Comparison between sharpeners
Replies: 25
Views: 1977

Re: Comparison between sharpeners

I guess I'm getting old - a 10x loupe used to suffice for most things - now I use a 20x
by lsboogy
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: 8K Stone Investment
Replies: 24
Views: 1740

Re: 8K Stone Investment

While I respect Ken's opinion I stop after my 6K Nubatama Platinum which is a fabulous stone. I do as well for the most part, but Ken set me up with a 15K Nubatama and I used it on a single bevel knife a few weeks ago - OMG silence through newspaper. I am a solid believer in the Nubatama stones - a...
by lsboogy
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: looking for a santoku or nakiri
Replies: 15
Views: 734

Re: looking for a santoku or nakiri

you might email Mark or Susan and ask - info@chefknivestogo.com gets to them as well
by lsboogy
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: looking for a santoku or nakiri
Replies: 15
Views: 734

Re: looking for a santoku or nakiri

If you can wait a bit, I'd consider this one as well. https://www.chefknivestogo.com/tachsa17wtbo.html My brother has a gyuto from the same line (his first J knife), and I no longer bring a knife roll to his house when he does dinners. He always had very dull knives (Wusthof stuff that he had sharpe...
by lsboogy
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cooking to fend off winter.
Replies: 22
Views: 864

Re: Cooking to fend off winter.

Do you go to AZ every winter? If the business wasn't chaining us down I would totally be a snowbird and spend winters somewhere else. Here is what I made last night. Nothing like a good pot roast. https://i.imgur.com/y4XafGD.jpg just going to visit daughter and maybe some folk from another site - m...
by lsboogy
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Petty recommendations please
Replies: 12
Views: 765

Re: Petty recommendations please

I've been very happy over the years with Matsubara stuff - I was given this for my birthday and it seems to fit your wants https://www.chefknivestogo.com/mabl2natape1.html There is also a custom handled one for sale right now https://www.chefknivestogo.com/mabl2nape13.html These take very very good ...
by lsboogy
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cooking to fend off winter.
Replies: 22
Views: 864

Re: Cooking to fend off winter.

It's still a balmy 16 below here (was -18 earlier), and we are going to have a "high" of 6 below in Minneapolis, looks like a good day to make some lasagna - off to start the sauce so I can serve dinner at 7pm. Phoenix is calling - going to be there later this week.
by lsboogy
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Comparison between sharpeners
Replies: 25
Views: 1977

Re: Comparison between sharpeners

Get a good loupe and be done with it https://www.chefknivestogo.com/20xloupe.html digital cameras (especially phone based ones) have very low OTF. First is Nyquist as Ken mentions above, and second is they are done in Bayer mode (a checkerboard where all the lack squares are covered with green filte...
by lsboogy
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anryu Knives Updates
Replies: 114
Views: 8150

Re: Anryu Knives Updates

I'm again amazed at how fast these sold out - had to deal with people at work, was a half hour late in looking at email, and poof, gone
by lsboogy
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: weird symbol on a knife blade
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: weird symbol on a knife blade

Kikuichi uses a chrysanthemum, they are one of the oldest knife and sword makers in existence. The chrysanthemum is the old mark of the emperor - no other maker uses it, or has ever been allowed to use it that I know of. The blade in question is not a Kikuichi. Kikuichi means "first chrysanthem...
by lsboogy
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: How much does the steel matter
Replies: 35
Views: 1909

Re: How much does the steel matter

A white steel Tojiro Shirogami knife is probably going to be sharper and hold it's edge longer than anything most home cooks have ever used. Testify! As a lot of you know....I'm a newbs newb here. My first J-knife was purchased New Year's Day this year...a Tojiro 150mm Petty W#2. The very first tim...
by lsboogy
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Next Batch Shape of FM B#2 GT240
Replies: 29
Views: 1255

Re: Next Batch Shape of FM B#2 GT240

#2 does not have enough flat spot for me - could only do 1 onion at a time
by lsboogy
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Comparison between sharpeners
Replies: 25
Views: 1977

Re: Comparison between sharpeners

I bought a Lansky system many years ago, but went back to whetstones - my gauge was how many deer I could gut and how easy it was to do it. I could put a better edge on a Buck 119 with whetstones than a Lansky system back then. A guy I work with has an edge pro, and my pocket knife is sharper than h...
by lsboogy
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: How much does the steel matter
Replies: 35
Views: 1909

Re: How much does the steel matter

I think many of us fail to recognize the needs of a home cook versus those of us who cut up 3 boxes of onions to start the morning. My brother has one of these https://www.chefknivestogo.com/tachgy21.html Takamura Chromax knife his wife bought him for Christmas a couple years ago, and they use it ne...
by lsboogy
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new handle
Replies: 390
Views: 108475

Re: Show us your new handle

7x57mm@gmail.com wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:41 pm
Pat Y wrote: Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:47 pm Another beautiful handle by Ben from Bensbites decking out my Anryu 210.
Wowza! :o
thirdza!!!!