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#1 grantmichaels

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 10:18 PM

Long article that I just marked to read later (I'm working), that I think a number of folks around here might enjoy more than I ...

 

http://craftsmanship...sthash.LHF69bVQ

 


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Posted 08 February 2015 - 11:35 PM

Great article. I really got seriously into good cutlery about 2 years ago and have several Japanese knives and a few German ones as well. I learned how to sharpen on wet stones and also have a few leather strops for finishing work/polishing.


I realized the importance of a good knife when I started fishing and filleting the fish in the 70's and thats when I also bought my 2 woks and cleavers. So I have atleast a dozen fillet knives from 8-12 inches and a couple of nice cleavers dating back to the 70's. One is stainless and the other carbon steel. I will post some pics of my knife collection on my day off this week. I'm one of those obsessive compulsive personality types. I have over 40 fishing rods and reels too. Its a real sickness. My wife always wonders what my next obsession will be lol.



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Posted 08 February 2015 - 11:40 PM

Great article. I really got seriously into good cutlery about 2 years ago and have several Japanese knives and a few German ones as well. I learned how to sharpen on wet stones and also have a few leather strops for finishing work/polishing.


I realized the importance of a good knife when I started fishing and filleting the fish in the 70's and thats when I also bought my 2 woks and cleavers. So I have atleast a dozen fillet knives from 8-12 inches and a couple of nice cleavers dating back to the 70's. One is stainless and the other carbon steel. I will post some pics of my knife collection on my day off this week. I'm one of those obsessive compulsive personality types. I have over 40 fishing rods and reels too. Its a real sickness. My wife always wonders what my next obsession will be lol.

 

I'd like to see, certainly!

 

Danielle's got some of those personality features, so I'm pretty familiar with it, now. Do share, though, that would be a fun post.


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Posted 08 February 2015 - 11:54 PM

Thanks for the link - great article.  Well worth the read.

 

I have a friend who is a blacksmith and did a project for me last spring.  I earned a few blisters as his striker.  He has an interest in making some Damascus blades.  I'll be getting a call to strike for him and I can't wait.


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Posted 09 February 2015 - 03:16 AM

Sounds cool. I just actually got to read it properly, and I thought it was pretty good too ...

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 02:23 PM

Thanks for the link - great article.  Well worth the read.

 

I have a friend who is a blacksmith and did a project for me last spring.  I earned a few blisters as his striker.  He has an interest in making some Damascus blades.  I'll be getting a call to strike for him and I can't wait.

I have 2 japanese knives that are damascus :)


This is one of my knives

 

http://www.cutleryan...CFYOSfgod364AwQ

 

and one of my paring knives

 

http://www.cutleryan...g-knife-p116634


Also here is my favorite chefs knife and you cannot beat it for the value. It comes highly recommended from the knife experts who recommended it to me on a forum

 

http://www.cutleryan...s-knife-p113709


And for those looking for a really good 8 inch Chefs knife at a bargain price and recommended #1 best buy from America's Test Kitchen this is a great knife. I have one of these as well and one of there smaller 5 inch mini chefs knives.

 

http://www.consumers...nch-chefs-knife


Edited by SavinaRed, 09 February 2015 - 01:28 PM.


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Posted 09 February 2015 - 04:07 PM

Awesome read Grant


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Posted 09 February 2015 - 05:29 PM

I have a set of Wusthof classic knives in the kitchen that will never see the inside of a dishwasher.  I sharpen on a DMT aligner about once a year to hair jump off your arm sharp about once a year.  I have other thicker edge survival knives such as Scrapyard which is SR101 jack hammer steel Rockwell harden to 58-60 that can cut a car in half.  Being a knife collector that is one of the best reads on the different steels and hardening methods to make the perfect knife which will cut through a bolt and then slice paper.  Bravo.


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Posted 09 February 2015 - 08:27 PM

Good read for sure! Good find Grant!

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 09:17 PM

I have 2 japanese knives that are damascus :)


This is one of my knives

 

http://www.cutleryan...CFYOSfgod364AwQ

 

and one of my paring knives

 

http://www.cutleryan...g-knife-p116634


Also here is my favorite chefs knife and you cannot beat it for the value. It comes highly recommended from the knife experts who recommended it to me on a forum

 

http://www.cutleryan...s-knife-p113709


And for those looking for a really good 8 inch Chefs knife at a bargain price and recommended #1 best buy from America's Test Kitchen this is a great knife. I have one of these as well and one of there smaller 5 inch mini chefs knives.

 

http://www.consumers...nch-chefs-knife

 

The one was $57.48 w/ Prime, so of course you know what happened ...

http://amzn.com/B000UAPQGS


Edited by grantmichaels, 09 February 2015 - 09:17 PM.

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 01:06 PM

 

The one was $57.48 w/ Prime, so of course you know what happened ...

http://amzn.com/B000UAPQGS

Great knife you will LOVE it for sure.



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Posted 10 February 2015 - 01:19 PM

Great knife you will LOVE it for sure.

 

Mind describing the basics of maintenance? ...

 

Probably time to step up from:

http://amzn.com/B00004VWKQ


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Posted 10 February 2015 - 01:28 PM

 

Mind describing the basics of maintenance? ...

 

Probably time to step up from:

http://amzn.com/B00004VWKQ

do not use that on your knife it will ruin it. You need to learn how to use the wet stones. a 1000 and 4000 or 6000 grit. Its all about the angle and a smooth technique. I watched allot of youtube videos to learn. I also made my own leather strop for polishing and finishing. 


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Posted 10 February 2015 - 01:30 PM

Cool. My understanding is good German-style knives are generally made of softer metal (less carbon?). They don't hold an edge as long, require frequent honing but are much easier to hone and sharpen. Conversely, Japanese-style knives are harder, stay sharper much longer, but tend to be brittle. I've known several cooks who steer clear of the Shun-style because they chip too easily. But these are people who use their knives way more than the average person.

 

A local knife sharpener highly recommended Dexter-Russell knives for the price. They're supposed to be high quality but nothing fancy.


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Posted 10 February 2015 - 01:50 PM

Cool. My understanding is good German-style knives are generally made of softer metal (less carbon?). They don't hold an edge as long, require frequent honing but are much easier to hone and sharpen. Conversely, Japanese-style knives are harder, stay sharper much longer, but tend to be brittle. I've known several cooks who steer clear of the Shun-style because they chip too easily. But these are people who use their knives way more than the average person.

 

A local knife sharpener highly recommended Dexter-Russell knives for the price. They're supposed to be high quality but nothing fancy.

I have some dexter russel filet and boning knives and I like them. For the same price range you can get a better knife which is the Victorinox. 



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Posted 10 February 2015 - 02:06 PM

yeah, I suspected as much ... I'll watch some late-night youtube as per the usual, but thought you might have a rec on the actual physical items you've come to prefer (for it) ...


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Posted 10 February 2015 - 02:12 PM

yeah, I suspected as much ... I'll watch some late-night youtube as per the usual, but thought you might have a rec on the actual physical items you've come to prefer (for it) ...

I will let you know. I will take a look. I'm off tomorrow and will take a look and the ones I picked up. I forgot off the top of my head lol.



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Posted 10 February 2015 - 02:26 PM

I will let you know. I will take a look. I'm off tomorrow and will take a look and the ones I picked up. I forgot off the top of my head lol.

 

there's no hurry at all ...

 

i had been doing some window-shopping at korin ( http://korin.com/Knives) recently, but decided to hold off until i was able to do some more research ...

 

they have quite a range, for instance ... on the more expensive end:

http://korin.com/Nen...category=280104

 

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 02:49 PM

wow you have to be a millionaire to afford those. 



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Posted 11 February 2015 - 09:18 AM

Jeez cmon guise.

 

Its a wHetstone.

 

"Though it is sometimes mistaken as a reference to the water often used to lubricate such stones, the word "whetstone" is a compound word formed with the word "whet", which means to sharpen a blade, not the word "wet"."

 

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