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gyutoguy
07-07-2013, 02:04 AM
Salutations,

Live in BC, love food, love knives, love to cook. A natural fit is nice kitchen knives! I got into J-knives by accident. I was gifted a santoku cutco knife as a wedding present. I thought it was the best thing since sliced bread. I started reading about cutco's, and quickly realized that they are over prices, sub-par POS's. I tried a shun gyuto at a friends house, and was instantly hooked. Shun, a vast step up from Cutco, (but still over-priced) got me interested in gyutos. After much lurking on websites such as this, I decided to purchase a couple of Fujiwaras in 2011. I haven't looked back since :)

Next couple of knives i'd like to try out are a honesuki, and a Richmond Artifex Gyuto in M390.

ecchef
07-07-2013, 02:49 AM
Welcome!

Lucretia
07-07-2013, 02:53 AM
Welcome!

mc2442
07-07-2013, 03:13 AM
welcome aboard!

Dave Martell
07-07-2013, 02:37 PM
Shun - the gateway drug. :D

Welcome to KKF

bikehunter
07-07-2013, 02:57 PM
Welcome!

echerub
07-08-2013, 02:44 PM
Welcome!

And unless you have tremendous self-restraint, enjoy the knife ride and ignore the sounds of discomfort your wallet will make :D

VanIsleSteve
07-08-2013, 04:12 PM
Welcome fellow British Columbian! Always excellent to see a fellow canuck on the forum.

VanIsleSteve
07-08-2013, 04:13 PM
Where in BC are you located?

HHH Knives
07-08-2013, 08:35 PM
Welcome to KKF!

Its a KNIFE life!!
Randy

gyutoguy
07-08-2013, 09:29 PM
Where in BC are you located?

Surrey. You up towards Uclulet?

GConcept999
07-08-2013, 11:21 PM
Welcome to KFF!

Have you thought of carbon?

Make sure to get a good sharpening set!

gyutoguy
07-08-2013, 11:41 PM
Welcome to KFF!

Have you thought of carbon?

Make sure to get a good sharpening set!

I have a Tojiro Nakiri in White #2 that I like, and a decent set of whet stones I got from my dad. 800, 1000, 4000, 8000 grit. all of them are 3" by 8"

Also have an 8000 grit ceramic plate, a super fine ceramic rod, a DMT Extra Coarse/Coarse diamond plate (I think they are 200 and 400 grit) (~2 by 6"), a DMT 800/1200 Diamond Plate (~3 x 6") , some home brew bench strops (full grain leather, 4" wide, 12" long mounted on 3/4" MDF) and a couple of sharpening kits I never use.

I generally only ever use the 1k,4k, 8k whetstones, and the ceramic rod. I acquired all the other stuff through good deals, garage sales and derp moments.

VanIsleSteve
07-09-2013, 01:26 AM
Surrey. You up towards Uclulet?

No, live in Squamish now

gyutoguy
07-09-2013, 03:00 PM
No, live in Squamish now

Wow you're lucky :) I love Squamish. I just did the chief last weekend. Some decent diving out that way as well, a couple of nice wrecks.

CB1968
07-10-2013, 05:58 PM
Welcome to the forum

Pensacola Tiger
07-10-2013, 06:01 PM
Welcome!

OnTheRoad
07-12-2013, 03:00 AM
Welcome. Its good to some other Van area folks on here.

SyndicateNova
08-09-2013, 05:14 PM
Welcome aboard!

sachem allison
08-09-2013, 08:49 PM
welcome!

bahamaroot
08-10-2013, 01:16 AM
Welcome!