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Cosimojack
01-31-2013, 09:09 PM
Hi all, great forum here.

I'm a career hobbyist of sorts.. Guitar, wine, beer, sports, working out, I have a lot of loves.

Growing up with an Italian mother, food in particular has always been a passion.

I have 3 boys under the age of 8, and split the cooking duties for my household.

I love chopping stuff and always wanted a real nice knife, just never knew how involved and wonderful the world of cutlery was... Until I saw this site...

Awesome, yet another thing for me to obsess about. :biggrin:

James
01-31-2013, 09:14 PM
Welcome to the forum! First piece of advice - hide your wallet

mc2442
01-31-2013, 09:19 PM
Welcome aboard! This place definitely becomes an addiction....just pop in to see what is new...

ThEoRy
01-31-2013, 09:19 PM
Second piece of advice - have your knives delivered to work.

Benuser
01-31-2013, 10:09 PM
Welcome!

Dave Martell
01-31-2013, 10:18 PM
Welcome & good luck with the new obsession. :D

echerub
01-31-2013, 11:07 PM
Welcome welcome!

The hekler
01-31-2013, 11:23 PM
Great to have another Italian from Jersey. Although it was my fathers mother that passed on anything close to cooking skills to me, mothers side is all German/English/Irish meaning there is no talent there. I know Theory is in central jersey as was I before I relocated to Georgia (awful, closest thing I got to pizza was Brooklyn style dominos which was awful). When getting into cutlery I stated with a 180mm shigefusa gyuto, the brand was great the size was awful I would suggest getting a 240mm or 270mm gyuto with 5 people in the household, if you give the guys here a budget and an idea of what you usually work with/expect from a knife the guys here wil give you plenty of quality knives to look at. I would also recommends Japanese Knife Imports (JKI), I've never dealt with them but I've never heard a bad word about Jon or the way he does business. From what is posted here he tries to recommend what is the best for you regardless of if he carries it.

sudsy9977
01-31-2013, 11:27 PM
we don't have enough people from nj on here!....welcome aboard....ryan

sachem allison
02-01-2013, 12:35 AM
welcome!

chinacats
02-01-2013, 12:46 AM
Greetings!

Cosimojack
02-01-2013, 11:49 AM
Great to have another Italian from Jersey. Although it was my fathers mother that passed on anything close to cooking skills to me, mothers side is all German/English/Irish meaning there is no talent there. I know Theory is in central jersey as was I before I relocated to Georgia (awful, closest thing I got to pizza was Brooklyn style dominos which was awful). When getting into cutlery I stated with a 180mm shigefusa gyuto, the brand was great the size was awful I would suggest getting a 240mm or 270mm gyuto with 5 people in the household, if you give the guys here a budget and an idea of what you usually work with/expect from a knife the guys here wil give you plenty of quality knives to look at. I would also recommends Japanese Knife Imports (JKI), I've never dealt with them but I've never heard a bad word about Jon or the way he does business. From what is posted here he tries to recommend what is the best for you regardless of if he carries it.

Hey thanks everyone! My sicilian grandmother was the pizza master... Lol... No one in my family comes close and many have tried... :laugh:

I think I'm chopper and minimalist... So with that I was thinking of going the Chinese cleaver route.

Since I don't know the first thing about sharpening was thinking of getting a CCK 1103 or 1303 so I can practice and then move up to a nicer one.

Good idea, or do I just go right for a suien or something?

Also I could use some advice on what sort of stone(s) or sharpening technique I should concentrate on?

Any help/direction is appreciated...

El Pescador
02-01-2013, 11:21 PM
Hello!

GlassEye
02-02-2013, 12:21 AM
Welcome

Drumjockey
02-02-2013, 01:28 AM
Welcome! Theory's advice is sound... especially about getting your knives delivered to work. Learned that one the hard way:)

ThEoRy
02-02-2013, 02:35 AM
Yeah, "Rick, you got another package today.....:eyebrow:" :dontknow::sh*thitsfans:

quantumcloud509
02-02-2013, 02:44 AM
Yeah, "Rick, you got another package today.....:eyebrow:" :dontknow::sh*thitsfans:

Yeah, all year long.
How can she even stand me? :)
Just wait til she finds out how much I paid for the Takeda Pocket Knife LOL :funfunfunfun::poke1::headbonk::sh*thitsfans::pira te2::angry3::sorry:

Mingooch
02-02-2013, 09:53 PM
welcome from another NJ guy on here...Italian too.

ecchef
02-02-2013, 10:18 PM
we don't have enough people from nj on here!....welcome aboard....ryan

:goodpost:

Welcome. From one NJ goombah to another!