View Full Version : A little love from a visiting chef

01-31-2013, 04:10 PM

We had a class with Chef Hiroko Shimbo last weekend. She appreciated the array of Japanese knives I was using and struck up a conversation about sharpening. Following class I showed her my honing kit and how I use it to maintain the edges on my blades. She liked it so much that she wrote a blog post about it. (Yes, that is a Mizuno I'm stropping.)

Dave Martell
01-31-2013, 04:24 PM
Your MDF finally gets some deserved recognition - I love it! :D

That's great Mike

01-31-2013, 06:08 PM

01-31-2013, 07:12 PM
Nice nod from her.

Question about your stropping setup - MDF, huh? Hadn't considered that before. Do you do anything to the surface of it before adding the paste?

01-31-2013, 07:58 PM
Cool! She's like the Marha Stewart of Japan.

01-31-2013, 09:37 PM
Nice one ! Very cool.

01-31-2013, 10:44 PM
Way to go Miles .

The hekler
02-01-2013, 12:44 AM
Cool! She's like the Marha Stewart of Japan.

Don't insult the poor woman!

02-01-2013, 02:54 AM
Thanks guys. She was very fun to work with. Definitely picked up a couple techniques from her which I'll incorporate into my cooking. It was nice to have a visiting chef take enough of an interest to want to check out my setup. When I suggested that she try her knife she really became a believer.
As for using MDF, the only thing I do is knock off the edges like you would normally do on a stone. Otherwise, I just apply the paste, let it dry for a minute or so and have at it.