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Vertigo
03-05-2011, 12:06 AM
Hi guys,

My CCK 1303 showed up yesterday afternoon, and having today off I decided to use it to prepare all three of my meals. Being a carbon junkie, I was a little disappointed by the lack of any visible patina at the end of the day, which got me online only to learn that it's laminated, or lacquered, to help prevent this.

My question is, if I don't have any problem caring for carbon, is it prudent to remove the lacquer rather than letting it wear off naturally? I know acetone is often recommended for this: would I apply it to the entire blade, or just the lower half beneath the kuro-uchi finish? Is the carbon laminated because it's particularly reactive and foul smelling, so maybe letting it degrade on it's own is for the best?

Any comments welcome,

-Jack

Vertigo
03-05-2011, 12:11 AM
As an aside, I love this knife. First experience with a chuka-bocho and definitely not the last.

Tonight's dinner, courtesy of the CCK, is 3-minute "Asian" salad!

http://www.souppilgrim.com/orglif/salad.jpg

UglyJoe
03-05-2011, 12:21 AM
You could remove with acetone, but be careful with the Kurouchi finish. Acetone shouldn't take it off, but scrubbing could flake it off. Most of my carbon knives I have removed the lacquer on, but for whatever reason, I didn't with the CCK. Where it has worn off the blade has taken a dead black patina though, so that's pretty cool.

I'd let it wear off naturally with this one, but that's just me...

Chef Niloc
03-05-2011, 12:30 AM
You could remove with acetone, but be careful with the Kurouchi finish. Acetone shouldn't take it off, but scrubbing could flake it off. Most of my carbon knives I have removed the lacquer on, but for whatever reason, I didn't with the CCK. Where it has worn off the blade has taken a dead black patina though, so that's pretty cool.

I'd let it wear off naturally with this one, but that's just me...

+1, I'd let it wear off. BTW nice board.

Vertigo
03-05-2011, 12:33 AM
Thanks, that's the little Boardsmith I won which, single handedly, destroyed the joy I once felt in every other board I own. ;)

Chef Niloc
03-05-2011, 01:39 AM
Here is mine in action
http://www.idealchef.com/recipe/5-spice-tuna-with-a-citrus-soy-glaze.html