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Dave Martell
07-31-2011, 12:36 AM
I always get a kick out of watching "experts" sharpen knives on YouTube and I know that there has to be some "expert" cooks on there too that's worth checking out.

Anyone have any good "expert" sharpener or cook videos to share? :D

Dave Martell
07-31-2011, 12:44 AM
I'll kick it off with my favorite wanker....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syvvxx3eGpI&feature=related

goodchef1
07-31-2011, 12:55 AM
my favorite, learned alot from this guy


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCfl4stsagE&feature=player_detailpage

mainaman
07-31-2011, 12:58 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJcY3NXLBYg

the tomato test....

Dave Martell
07-31-2011, 01:03 AM
@goodchef - That was great but tough to watch - I was cringing the whole time. :D

Dave Martell
07-31-2011, 01:04 AM
@mainaman - No way did I just see what I saw! :D

jmforge
07-31-2011, 01:11 AM
Youtube......for people who can't afford a REAL late night cable infomercial.:D

ecchef
07-31-2011, 04:05 AM
@goodchef - That was great but tough to watch - I was cringing the whole time. :D

FOOKING PROCESSING MACHINE!!!
This guy is quite possibly the biggest douch*bag in the universe.
Makes Ramsey look like a Sunday School teacher.

mainaman
07-31-2011, 08:02 AM
Knife skills


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYTpb-QXV0k

mainaman
07-31-2011, 08:07 AM
How to sharpen a knife using a honing steel


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AifLVyyrKUQ


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9-TRPZxOWI

ecchef
07-31-2011, 10:34 AM
The balisong chick gives me a chubby.

Avishar
07-31-2011, 10:51 AM
Not a kitchen knife, but close :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e77oXjFkIs

Avishar
07-31-2011, 11:00 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkPHyEOpl7I&feature=related Proper Steeling

Dave Martell
07-31-2011, 12:25 PM
Not a kitchen knife, but close :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e77oXjFkIs


CLASSIC!!!!! :D :thumbsup:

jmforge
07-31-2011, 12:51 PM
And while your opponent is doing that, you take a short step forward all D'Artagnan like and stick your rapier in their left eye socket and out the back of their skull. So much for ancient knife fighting secrets of the Orient!!!:D
Knife skills


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYTpb-QXV0k

Eamon Burke
07-31-2011, 02:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkPHyEOpl7I&feature=related Proper Steeling

This video wins the failure competition. There are no words.

jmforge
07-31-2011, 02:39 PM
Never trust anyone with a kitchen knife and "crazy eyes", that being where you can see the whites above and below the irises a la Charlie Manson or your ex-wife!!!!:D
This video wins the failure competition. There are no words.

SpikeC
07-31-2011, 02:42 PM
Butcher's knife??? Chef's steel????
Whata tool!!

mhenry
07-31-2011, 03:05 PM
The balisong chick gives me a chubby.

+1

steeley
08-01-2011, 03:38 AM
I think the word CHEF and SKILLS are highly overrated .
and then they think there so good at it they make a video.
http://youtu.be/Fad6eZTDikA

mr drinky
08-01-2011, 09:57 AM
goodchef1, words (other than the F-word) can describe that video. With that said, I was doing everything correctly I think except I wasn't pounding on my stones hard enough with my hands.

k.

mr drinky
08-01-2011, 10:15 AM
I'd love to see a video of this.

http://learnfrommyfail.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/fail-story-lfmf-knife-fail.jpg

k.

http://learnfrommyfail.failblog.org/ (http://learnfrommyfail.failblog.org/tag/knives/)

goodchef1
08-01-2011, 10:16 AM
goodchef1, words (other than the F-word) can describe that video. With that said, I was doing everything correctly I think except I wasn't pounding on my stones hard enough with my hands.

k.

when I saw that video, this guy reminded me of someone I know and I couldn't stop laughing. after showing it to everyone, they all agreed and mentioned the same guy.

not too many posts so I will add a few more. I wouldn't call these guys knuckleheads, but entertaining, and probably gets the girls.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvCS77IFyyw&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FJKTbi57aI&feature=related

Dave Martell
08-01-2011, 10:47 AM
Teppanyaki Freestyle :happy2:

Marko Tsourkan
08-01-2011, 10:53 AM
I'll kick it off with my favorite wanker....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syvvxx3eGpI&feature=related

I have to say, I turned this video off as quickly as I turned it on. I have no patience for this expert. Similar to reading Ken's posts.

M

Marko Tsourkan
08-01-2011, 10:55 AM
my favorite, learned alot from this guy


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCfl4stsagE&feature=player_detailpage

This one is not too bad, but I bet he never heard of stone flattening. It looks like there is a dip in it.

Marko Tsourkan
08-01-2011, 10:59 AM
Not a kitchen knife, but close :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e77oXjFkIs

Got to love the idiots. Make the world go around.

Marko Tsourkan
08-01-2011, 11:04 AM
So what does happen to the food while the cook is performing? Burns??

aaronsgibson
08-01-2011, 11:15 AM
I think that someone should have told him that the stone would work just a little bit better if it was SOAKED. I think one of use should get hammered and do our own video. I'm kind of surprised that Salty hasn't attempted it yet. Seeing how he already did the "paper" test we all remember.
my favorite, learned alot from this guy


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCfl4stsagE&feature=player_detailpage

ThEoRy
08-01-2011, 01:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBV2L5W7lMo
Win!

Marko Tsourkan
08-01-2011, 07:07 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBV2L5W7lMo
Win!

I was wondering where "santuku" guy was.

SpikeC
08-01-2011, 07:27 PM
How do you know when you knife not sharp? When you can't cut sumpin wid it!

Dave Martell
08-01-2011, 07:54 PM
Oh yeah I forgot about this guy...too funny! :D

Eamon Burke
08-01-2011, 09:17 PM
My dad has that exact same Sabatier knife. Sharpens up like a dream. I took it from never-sharpened-in-25-years to fresh face shaver in about 15 minutes a few months back, and it's still that way(my dad doesn't cook a lot).

I really wonder why these cooks live their whole lives, well into their 40s, and NEVER question why the stupid rod rubbing nonsense isn't working--why the tomato is smashing and why onions make you cry till you can't see, and why herbs go black in 20 minutes. That is what led me to the forums, the nagging insistence that somewhere, someone had to have figured it out, because scraping a $20 knife on a $5 rod just wasn't making a bit of difference. Gordon Ramsay is a brilliant marketer, and has a great sense of insight into how a restaurant is run and staffed--but he knows, as he would say, f***-all about knives.

HOW DO THEY STAY KNUCKLEHEADS THEIR ENTIRE LIVES?!?!?!

Dave Martell
08-02-2011, 07:15 PM
I'm nominating this guy for being a clueless knucklehead who's clearly nothing more than one of those teenage instant internet expert/product tester/reviewers (aka - product shill) with nothing to do on summer school break but to make YouTube videos. Bought first knife a month ago, made video, made another video, made more videos, then retailer sends him knives to evaluate, now more videos, then sharpening equipment is sent for evaluation, more-more more videos and even a t-shirt makes an appearance. One moth later - instant expert is made. Enjoy the commercials.....

************** aka Soulfly711 (http://www.youtube.com/user/**************)

Salty dog
08-02-2011, 07:20 PM
Low blow. Some things shouldn't be talked about.

I can't tell you how many members videos I've bitten my tongue on.

Dave Martell
08-02-2011, 07:28 PM
Yeah you're right but while I'm at it here's another low blow, I nominate Mark's Sharpening for Noobies series as knucklehead worthy too but this really shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who's seen these videos. :slaphead:

Salty dog
08-02-2011, 07:34 PM
I'd agree those are open to criticism.

jm2hill
08-02-2011, 07:37 PM
This thread makes me as happy as the ugly knife thread.

Eamon Burke
08-03-2011, 12:27 AM
I'm nominating this guy for being a clueless knucklehead who's clearly nothing more than one of those teenage instant internet expert/product tester/reviewers (aka - product shill) with nothing to do on summer school break but to make YouTube videos. Bought first knife a month ago, made video, made another video, made more videos, then retailer sends him knives to evaluate, now more videos, then sharpening equipment is sent for evaluation, more-more more videos and even a t-shirt makes an appearance. One moth later - instant expert is made. Enjoy the commercials.....

************** aka Soulfly711 (http://www.youtube.com/user/**************)

He does seem a quick study, I must say. I didn't know my a$$ from a hole in the ground a month after getting a good knife. The constant Nike-style "this product is the ULTIMATE" mentality drives me nuts though. I spent 3 months at work and home sharpening my knives exclusively on nail buffers from a beauty supply shop earlier this year just to learn from it. People have been cooking since prehistory, and detergent based CBN paste on a magnetic horse leather strop has been around less than a decade. Good? Perhaps. Worthy of filming on Youtube? Probably not.

mainaman
08-03-2011, 12:52 AM
He does seem a quick study, I must say. I didn't know my a$$ from a hole in the ground a month after getting a good knife. The constant Nike-style "this product is the ULTIMATE" mentality drives me nuts though. I spent 3 months at work and home sharpening my knives exclusively on nail buffers from a beauty supply shop earlier this year just to learn from it. People have been cooking since prehistory, and detergent based CBN paste on a magnetic horse leather strop has been around less than a decade. Good? Perhaps. Worthy of filming on Youtube? Probably not.
I do not even get the point of that video, to me the knife does not look that sharp after all the posing for the camera. I have always wondered what exactly is the use of super fine compounds other than make super sharp edges for showing off, compounds like that are no good for functional cutting edge IMHO.

SpikeC
08-03-2011, 01:56 PM
My how edgy!

stevenStefano
08-03-2011, 02:04 PM
When people post videos of them cutting things just after sharpening a knife it is kinda useful because it makes you realise how far you can go. However, in many of the videos people post, the actual products they cut would be totally unusable if you wanted to cook with them. I'd rather see someone post a video of them cutting an onion slowly and superfine and actually seeing how fine the dice is, than someone going crazy and hacking it to death. Just a little something I had to get off my chest. Not that my knife skills are perfect, but sometimes these videos could be a little more functional. In many of them people try to be flashy and go fast and I can barely watch they are so close to cutting themselves

Marko Tsourkan
08-03-2011, 05:17 PM
When people post videos of them cutting things just after sharpening a knife it is kinda useful because it makes you realise how far you can go. However, in many of the videos people post, the actual products they cut would be totally unusable if you wanted to cook with them. I'd rather see someone post a video of them cutting an onion slowly and superfine and actually seeing how fine the dice is, than someone going crazy and hacking it to death. Just a little something I had to get off my chest. Not that my knife skills are perfect, but sometimes these videos could be a little more functional. In many of them people try to be flashy and go fast and I can barely watch they are so close to cutting themselves

you need to watch them without sound in slow motion. :)

maxim
08-03-2011, 07:37 PM
Ok i just have to post this one here :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH6c4GnR9pc&feature=player_embedded#at=33

If he finish all his knifes like that then he have a problem :rofl2:

maxim
08-03-2011, 08:03 PM
Ok one more from same guy


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5APdXK9-0V4&feature=related

ecchef
08-03-2011, 08:14 PM
Ok i just have to post this one here :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH6c4GnR9pc&feature=player_embedded#at=33

If he finish all his knifes like that then he have a problem :rofl2:

Hmmmmm....a "Giotto" design, eh? Now that explains the crappy geometry. It was created by an Italian Renaissance artist who's been dead for 674 years!

Looks like just the tool for preparing yakisoba 'phone book style' though.

ecchef
08-03-2011, 08:25 PM
I'm nominating this guy for being a clueless knucklehead who's clearly nothing more than one of those teenage instant internet expert/product tester/reviewers (aka - product shill) with nothing to do on summer school break but to make YouTube videos. Bought first knife a month ago, made video, made another video, made more videos, then retailer sends him knives to evaluate, now more videos, then sharpening equipment is sent for evaluation, more-more more videos and even a t-shirt makes an appearance. One moth later - instant expert is made. Enjoy the commercials.....

************** aka Soulfly711 (http://www.youtube.com/user/**************)

I was checkin' out his g'friend's butt during the mushroom cutting bit. Not Bad!!! :wink:

Marko Tsourkan
08-03-2011, 08:27 PM
Ok one more from same guy


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5APdXK9-0V4&feature=related

This thing reminds me of Nordic Track workout machine. Can this type of "sharpening" be considered exercise? It's certainly not sharpening :)

Dave Martell
08-03-2011, 09:05 PM
I was checkin' out his g'friend's butt during the mushroom cutting bit. Not Bad!!! :wink:


I never saw the mushroom butt bit - damn it - no way I'm sitting through them again though....not even for a nice butt shot.

Dave Martell
08-03-2011, 09:07 PM
Ok one more from same guy




Where's the one that he made with the sushi master? Maybe he deleted it, too bad if so, what a great laugh. :D

SpikeC
08-03-2011, 09:09 PM
Hurumph. Where is your dedication?

SpikeC
08-03-2011, 10:00 PM
Isn't it interesting how complex idiot proofing can make a simple process?

Eamon Burke
08-03-2011, 11:23 PM
Isn't it interesting how complex idiot proofing can make a simple process?

Yes. This concept permeates my life like flies in a food truck.

Mattias504
08-04-2011, 03:07 PM
That guy definitely said JEEOTOE.

I don't know what the stupid machine contraption is that he used to sharpen that knife but it scares me. It looks way more confusing and time consuming than just sharpening freehand. What is wrong with people? Develop a skill!!! Don't be scared of learning how to do something yourself!!!

WillC
08-04-2011, 03:53 PM
Ok one more from same guy


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5APdXK9-0V4&feature=related

Insane, that really set my teeth on edge watching him wave those things around near that tiny flexy little edge. I bet you could see the whole edge distort moving things sideways across it. And that is easier than honing it flat on a stone how?

SpikeC
08-04-2011, 04:35 PM
"Stropping takes a lot of skill". hoo boy. That would be a major pain in the B with that gizmo.

WillC
08-04-2011, 06:35 PM
This Fine young man has worked out how to blunt 2 things at once. Skills.:D
http://youtu.be/n1yXhnBg_NU

SpikeC
08-04-2011, 06:49 PM
How come you didn't leave a comment for Mr. Mumbles, like he asked?

WillC
08-04-2011, 06:53 PM
I've forgotten my password, annoying because I have a forging channel. And there's me calling him a knuckle head:laugh:
Go on... you burst his bubble. With some blunt scissors.

SpikeC
08-04-2011, 06:54 PM
Speaking of scissors:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJG6PkgwiCA&feature=related

Justin0505
08-04-2011, 08:57 PM
This Fine young man has worked out how to blunt 2 things at once. Skills.:D
http://youtu.be/n1yXhnBg_NU

Gotta love the extreme back-lighting behind his neck / cheeks too: makes him look like an alien.... "He's traveled across space and time to destroy Earth's scissors & knives."

I kept waiting from him to slice himself and spurt green blood all over his spaceship.

Marko Tsourkan
08-04-2011, 09:00 PM
Gotta love the extreme back-lighting behind his neck / cheeks too: makes him look like an alien.... "He's traveled across space and time to destroy Earth's scissors & knives."

...

That's a good one. Looks like halo a little bit. YouTube is a such a waste for the most part.:slaphead:

Dave Martell
08-04-2011, 10:26 PM
Gotta love the extreme back-lighting behind his neck / cheeks too: makes him look like an alien.... "He's traveled across space and time to destroy Earth's scissors & knives."

I kept waiting from him to slice himself and spurt green blood all over his spaceship.

LOL :happy2::happy2::happy2:

CalleNAK
08-14-2011, 11:06 AM
He's obviously doing it for fun, but knew you guys would appreciate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFjstQ30RI8&feature=player_embedded

ecchef
08-14-2011, 01:19 PM
I almost pissed myself @ 4:08. That guy's pretty funny.

NO ChoP!
08-14-2011, 11:28 PM
Wow, dude seriously cut an unpeeled red onion with a butter knife; worst knife skills of all time!

Dave Martell
08-14-2011, 11:37 PM
He's obviously doing it for fun, but knew you guys would appreciate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFjstQ30RI8&feature=player_embedded


That's friggin hilarious! :lmao:

Iceman91
08-14-2011, 11:42 PM
That chili looks delicious

steeley
08-14-2011, 11:47 PM
And we have a winner.:pullhair:
just hope he stays on his medication.

Eamon Burke
08-25-2011, 10:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrahq7Rm1jk&feature=player_embedded#!

It's like the best you can possibly be at cutting onions with a spatula.

He actually holds the blade by the spine almost entirely, and his fingers wrap the edge sometimes. I would not let him borrow my sharps, for his sake.

CalleNAK
09-12-2011, 02:34 PM
The newest installment from Henry's Kitchen. This time he makes sushi.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S27MtkSZHdM

SpikeC
09-12-2011, 02:54 PM
That was sooo educational! I'm going to try that at home!

Mattias504
09-12-2011, 11:37 PM
that really makes me cringe

JBroida
09-12-2011, 11:50 PM
i think that was the most awkward 7 minutes i've ever experienced on youtube

Vertigo
09-13-2011, 12:41 AM
Ahaha, always get a laugh out of poor Henry. That guy refines his humor a bit, and he'll have a great show on his hands.

Delbert Ealy
09-13-2011, 12:50 AM
http://youtu.be/vl6azn-DzeE

this was on the list after watching the chili for one and I just had to click on it, ok its one of those that is so stupid its funny, but I almost shot pepsi out my nose at one point
Del

Aphex
09-13-2011, 07:19 AM
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer!

Eamon Burke
09-13-2011, 08:50 PM
I can't get enough of that guy! I quote him all day at work. That and Arrested Development.

Vertigo
09-13-2011, 09:36 PM
I can't get enough of that guy! I quote him all day at work. That and Arrested Development.

"Maybe... I'll put it in her brownie..."

El Pescador
09-13-2011, 09:38 PM
"i blued myself"

Vertigo
09-13-2011, 10:15 PM
"No no. It's pronounced "a-nal-ra-pist."

"It wasn't really the pronunciation that bothered me..."

Eamon Burke
09-13-2011, 11:43 PM
"So now you're a big fan of the Ten Commandments. Even though you forgot the most important commandment...Thou shalt protect they father, above all else, unless it beith me, thy sweet Lord."
"I don't think that one made it down the mountain, Gob."

"They aren't real cops!! Just look at how HOT they are!"

Dragonaut
09-16-2011, 05:06 PM
A real pro at work!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETbNyWhFzpg

mr drinky
09-16-2011, 09:04 PM
This Fine young man has worked out how to blunt 2 things at once. Skills.:D
http://youtu.be/n1yXhnBg_NU

Good one. I also like the blinding sun jowls radiating from his visage. Remind me when I do a video to make sure the bright sun is shining behind me.

k.

mr drinky
09-16-2011, 09:07 PM
Gotta love the extreme back-lighting behind his neck / cheeks too: makes him look like an alien.... "He's traveled across space and time to destroy Earth's scissors & knives."

I kept waiting from him to slice himself and spurt green blood all over his spaceship.

Ahh, I see Justin beat me to this observation. I didn't read far enough down thread.

k.

heirkb
09-16-2011, 10:35 PM
This Fine young man has worked out how to blunt 2 things at once. Skills.:D
http://youtu.be/n1yXhnBg_NU

This one could really use another bump. It's gold.

Citizen Snips
09-17-2011, 10:14 AM
ive seen some silly videos and posts by members here (and have 2 sharpening vids i posted myself that im not super proud of lol) but that is why people come here. i know that the knowledge base here is second to none but i feel this forum has something the others dont...class.

ive seen some of the most basic as well as some of the most off the wall high-end questions asked and answered here without any sort of judging. we all have to bite our tongue here from time to time but for me that is what makes this group special.

all that being said, the drunk guy throwing things around his kitchen like a d-bag takes the cake for silly sharpening videos.

the close second is the clown sharpening his knife with his scissors

ecchef
09-17-2011, 11:17 AM
http://youtu.be/vl6azn-DzeE

this was on the list after watching the chili for one and I just had to click on it, ok its one of those that is so stupid its funny, but I almost shot pepsi out my nose at one point
Del

This so reminds me of my old sous chef. :laughat:

I would date this girl!

Eamon Burke
09-17-2011, 11:29 AM
A real pro at work!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETbNyWhFzpg

At 1:59 he puts on a wire edge.
By 4:42 it has failed.

He's right, a pro who "knows what they're doing" probably "just isn't worth it". :slaphead:

Sad, because I was with him up to about 1:15.

Dave Martell
09-17-2011, 09:18 PM
Check out this Gizmo.... :slaphead:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9Oin-_MAB4

mr drinky
09-17-2011, 09:31 PM
Where did I see this recently? I watched the whole thing. Just remember, "Angles can be adjusted fractionally or grossly."

k.

Vertigo
09-17-2011, 09:38 PM
Hmm. Slap some sandpaper on the "undersurface of the adjustable guide bar" and you can chamfer the spines of your knives as you f*cking sharpen them.

Win.

ecchef
09-17-2011, 09:38 PM
"The old edge is obliterated" and replaced by...? Why the hell would you bother to measure the guide bar height if the stone is mounted on marshmallows? This has got to be the most poorly engineered piece of crap I've seen yet.
But, it's got a nicely engraved patent plate! :thumbsup:
Give it up, Sal. :disdain:

Vertigo
09-17-2011, 09:40 PM
if the stone is mounted on marshmallows?

:jumpy:

As soon as he started grinding metal and the stone began to, ugh... "sensually undulate," I cracked up.

Eamon Burke
09-17-2011, 09:46 PM
:rofl2:

ecchef
09-17-2011, 09:50 PM
How much you think that weighs?

Hey Sal...here's an example of "two parallel surfaces"...:doublebanghead:

Dave Martell
09-18-2011, 12:52 AM
:lol2::lol2::lol2::lol2::lol2::lol2:

mateo
09-19-2011, 01:58 AM
http://youtu.be/bvGXslu2dxE

Now I know how chocolate is made...:scared4:

sachem allison
09-19-2011, 02:11 AM
:

http://youtu.be/bvGXslu2dxE

Now I know how chocolate is made...:scared4:
whoever eats that is going to be s..tting like a goose for days.:eek2:

Justin0505
09-20-2011, 01:04 PM
Check out this Gizmo.... :slaphead:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9Oin-_MAB4

"To test it's sharpness, I'll now chop this branch from my back yard."
Forget the Carter "3 finger test", the Niloc folded paper push cut, or popping hairs as edge tests! - I say we adopt the Verzi bushwack as the new standard for kitchen knife sharpness!

Also: 5:29 - he misspells his own last name.

SpikeC
09-20-2011, 03:24 PM
I really liked the branch chop! Also how he did the fine grinding first and the coarse grinding second. 4 adjustments instead of 2 makes it more fun!
I wonder what kind of branch it was? Maybe ironwood? Or ebony?

jason
09-20-2011, 03:34 PM
Branch? Here, we call that a twig.
That system seems like it's incredibly more complicated than it should be.

Eamon Burke
09-20-2011, 04:47 PM
Also: 5:29 - he misspells his own last name.

:rofl:

ecchef
09-20-2011, 07:06 PM
Hmmm. if you replace the stone holder with a piece of channel iron you have a micarta press.

Mike
09-20-2011, 08:29 PM
Hmmm. if you replace the stone holder with a piece of channel iron you have a micarta press.

Good re-purposing... um, I mean great! I'd love one of those for my homemade micarta.

Justin0505
09-22-2011, 12:59 AM
I had to watch this a few times just to fully take in all of the carrot abuse, dish scrubbie misappropriation, weird lighter-gun and cross-fade transitions, amazing sound track, and random skull ring. The French do knuckle head or "la tête jarret" with a special kinda flair.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=DhlKgAMH4qY

-Le ***?

Eamon Burke
09-22-2011, 05:19 PM
Why is he making small, buffed carrots out of larger, less buffed carrots? Seriously, why?

mr drinky
09-22-2011, 05:29 PM
I seem to remember these tourne carrots served quite often in France -- though I doubt they take a kitchen scrub sponge to them. Outside of the cutting technique, that guy gives me the feeling that he may go postal in the kitchen at any moment. And if you eat at his restaurant don't return anything to the kitchen or he'll burn your house down.

k.

El Pescador
09-22-2011, 05:32 PM
It's so "french" I can't understand it, but I'm sure its won numerous foreign film festival awards...

WillC
09-22-2011, 05:49 PM
I'd say he likely finds the carrot more fascinating than the rose.:tongue:

ecchef
09-25-2011, 10:00 PM
Wouldn't be surprised, Brocks! And, unless I counted wrong, he only did 6 sides instead of the required 7 for true tourné.

http://matchcuts.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/french-soldiers-monty-python-380142_800_441.jpg

mateo
10-02-2011, 11:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/user/Thrillstation#p/a/u/1/nNopQVEVJgk

Knife skills aren't bad... just funny, be sure to read the text :P Also note the user name...

I'm also not sure how to embed these :(

Chef Niloc
10-16-2011, 12:50 PM
Shaving with a cleaver! This is a must see


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWd17wm7beI&feature=email&email=comment_received

Peco
10-16-2011, 01:14 PM
Shaving with a cleaver! This is a must see


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWd17wm7beI&feature=email&email=comment_received

Pretty smooth technique :D

Dave Martell
10-16-2011, 01:28 PM
Shaving with a cleaver! This is a must see


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWd17wm7beI&feature=email&email=comment_received


Ahhhhh.......that was ummmm......."special"

Dave Martell
10-16-2011, 01:33 PM
You know it was sort of cool back years ago to see a couple of the guys doing this but lately it seems very un-cool and somewhat ridiculous since just about everyone with a half sharp tool, a video camera, and a face is making these videos.

I guess what I'd like to see at this point is a good slip up and a juggler vain pissing all over the place - now that would be entertaining! :D

Chef Niloc
10-16-2011, 01:54 PM
You know it was sort of cool back years ago to see a couple of the guys doing this but lately it seems very un-cool and somewhat ridiculous since just about everyone with a half sharp tool, a video camera, and a face is making these videos.

I guess what I'd like to see at this point is a good slip up and a juggler vain pissing all over the place - now that would be entertaining! :D

They did it with axes right? I know carter did something like this.

Dave Martell
10-16-2011, 02:00 PM
They did it with axes right? I know carter did something like this.


Axes, machetes, giant Bowies, some kitchen knives, etc

Chef Niloc
10-16-2011, 02:00 PM
You know it was sort of cool back years ago to see a couple of the guys doing this but lately it seems very un-cool and somewhat ridiculous since just about everyone with a half sharp tool, a video camera, and a face is making these videos.

I guess what I'd like to see at this point is a good slip up and a juggler vain pissing all over the place - now that would be entertaining! :D


This is a old time fav
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIxVxt-oWxc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Dave Martell
10-16-2011, 02:05 PM
This is a old time fav
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIxVxt-oWxc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

That's a favorite of mine - I can't get enough of that one. :D

heirkb
10-24-2011, 09:33 PM
That's a favorite of mine - I can't get enough of that one. :D

Oooooh a piece of that tip just got me...

That video was great.

TB_London
11-03-2011, 11:50 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhkMwjsVHBM&feature=player_embedded

Dave Martell
11-03-2011, 11:59 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhkMwjsVHBM&feature=player_embedded

:scared4:

ecchef
11-03-2011, 12:08 PM
He needs a Slap Chop! Where's Vince!?!

Dragonaut
11-03-2011, 01:07 PM
He needs a Slap Chop! Where's Vince!?!

I finally see why they invented the slap chop. It's for people who has cut all their fingers off chopping onions like that.

jm2hill
11-03-2011, 02:35 PM
I'll never say this other than now: I'm glad his knife was dull.

Eamon Burke
11-03-2011, 07:30 PM
Yeah, the legal department MUST be the reason chefs on tv don't do that.

kalaeb
11-04-2011, 01:38 AM
Dang, I have been doing it wrong all this time. Might have to pull out the chain mail cut glove to try this one.

Sarge
11-05-2011, 01:42 AM
That is how they do it in a great number of areas of the world. My wife calls it the El Salvadorian onion chop

Salty dog
11-05-2011, 05:01 AM
I'd like to know how he got away with the Johnny Cash soundtrack?

ecchef
11-05-2011, 07:09 AM
Way back when I was working at RTR, the exec was showing a line cook how to core fennel like that.
He was back to work in a couple of days.

mateo
11-06-2011, 11:49 AM
Good lord... it also took him a full minute to unevenly chop a single onion -- not sure if this qualifies him for the "Worlds Greatest".

SpikeC
11-06-2011, 04:06 PM
That's what I was thinking, I can chop an onion in more uniform pieces in less time than that! Madly hacking is not always fastest!

Dragonaut
11-09-2011, 01:13 PM
It's not youtube. But it sure is a knucklehead!

http://www.funvid.hu/index.php?page=videos&section=view&vid_id=107315

CalleNAK
11-10-2011, 12:44 AM
It's not youtube. But it sure is a knucklehead!

http://www.funvid.hu/index.php?page=videos&section=view&vid_id=107315

I watched that whole thing waiting for him to badly cut himself. He's actually good at it. Weak.

maxim
11-10-2011, 10:33 AM
Ha Ha

One more
"Who needs a straight razor?"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ7zLlmnX7M&feature=related

Shepherd
11-11-2011, 04:52 PM
This thread makes puppies cry:sad0:

SeanRogerPierce
11-11-2011, 05:03 PM
Well, I wouldn't call that a beard, rather peach fuzz. For that is the top of a can more than enough. ;)

ecchef
11-14-2011, 06:38 AM
Yawn. Another putz to add to the pile.

rulesnut
11-14-2011, 06:47 AM
Yeah. Throw him on the pile with Murray Carter.

Twistington
11-14-2011, 07:13 AM
What's up with all these shaving videos? Are people supposed to be impressed? If that's the case I would like to see someone shave with a hockeystick while standing on one arm... on the back of a horse(that would impress me atleast!) :)

Dave Martell
11-14-2011, 09:58 AM
My take on it is that maybe we're supposed to be impressed that they can actually sharpen a knife good enough to shave with? :D

SpikeC
11-14-2011, 04:02 PM
Or a spoon...........

StephanFowler
11-14-2011, 09:05 PM
What's up with all these shaving videos? Are people supposed to be impressed? If that's the case I would like to see someone shave with a hockeystick while standing on one arm... on the back of a horse(that would impress me atleast!) :)

sad thing is a HUGE percentage of the population feels that shaving is the standard test of sharpness.

if it can shave then it's "sharp"

.........

Avishar
11-17-2011, 03:22 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zN6mEQ8m9A&feature=channel_video_title I still don't know whats going on here

Johnny.B.Good
01-25-2012, 05:02 PM
Saw this link on the "other" forum and thought it too good not to share here.

From one of the "experts" at "Expert Village," a video tutorial on how to use a cleaver.

Stunning.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXJRlpEfPnU

Johnny.B.Good
01-25-2012, 05:08 PM
Wow. From the same series: "How to Sharpen a Knife."

I am new to sharpening freehand, but this technique doesn't resemble what I've seen on the JKI website.

Did this woman just save me from wasting a few hundred dollars on a private lesson with Jon? ;)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1fUFbij2s0&feature=relmfu

Andrew H
01-25-2012, 05:11 PM
Wow. From the same series: "How to Sharpen a Knife."

I am new to sharpening freehand, but this technique doesn't resemble what I've seen on the JKI website.

Did this woman just save me from wasting a few hundred dollars on a private lesson with Jon? ;)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1fUFbij2s0&feature=relmfu

I was just about to post that video. "I sharpen my knives every day." At least we can all relate to that :rofl2:

Johnny.B.Good
01-25-2012, 05:12 PM
I was just about to post that video. "I sharpen my knives every day." At least we can all relate to that :rofl2:

The whole series is gold.

"Expert" village indeed.

tkern
01-25-2012, 05:13 PM
That three sided thing is in my kitchen too. Used to sharpen flat head screw drives, bench scrapers and grill spats

Johnny.B.Good
01-25-2012, 05:15 PM
The "cleaver" video is my favorite. Watching her attack those crab legs is priceless. I love the internet so much.

Justin0505
01-25-2012, 05:39 PM
Yeah, she's one of the classic, all-time great knuckle-heads.-easily makes my top 3 list. I laughed and cringe everytime I see that "cleaver"
video.... her total seriousness and slow build up makes the "impact" so much funnier.

I'd forgotten all about the sharpening video. 45deg per side huh? -I guess a 90deg primary bevel is a good idea when you use your nakiri "cleaver" to tomahawk chop crab claws and frozen turkeys. Oh if only she offered live Skype classes like Jon....

Dave Martell
01-25-2012, 06:03 PM
Precise Hammering Gizmo :D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=ZFjrW0O9C40

ecchef
01-25-2012, 06:45 PM
:urweird:

Mattias504
01-25-2012, 06:59 PM
"This is a sharpening steel. It does not sharpen your knife"

Whaaaaaaat?

Andrew H
01-25-2012, 08:33 PM
Precise Hammering Gizmo :D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=ZFjrW0O9C40

Is it just me or is that a very dangerous contraption for the man operating it...

SpikeC
01-25-2012, 08:34 PM
Precise Hammering Gizmo :D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=ZFjrW0O9C40

That would be soooo good for forging blades!!

mainaman
01-25-2012, 08:40 PM
That would be soooo good for forging blades!!
yes you work out while also at work :)

heirkb
01-26-2012, 01:41 PM
Reminds me a lot of this: http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/153051/flexi-grips

mpukas
01-27-2012, 04:57 AM
Can't believe I just watched all of this... don't even know where to begin... so tempted to watch his how use a sharpening steel vid, but I think I'd rather just pour hot lead into my left eye and get it over with. :eek2:

All I'm gonna say is "yana-GEEBA" !


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=z3cVhAFzA1U

El Pescador
01-27-2012, 01:31 PM
Ouch.

Candlejack
01-27-2012, 01:50 PM
I enjoyed the part where he said Aogami super is stainless steel.

Edit: That dude blocked me from commenting after i corrected him.

mpukas
01-27-2012, 01:59 PM
Forgive me father for I have sinned...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVJGxhW3iu4&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

I usually don't like to participate in these Hater-Aide types of threads, but this guy is too much to not pass on here. I particularly like how he "shaves" his nails... :eek2:

He may have some of the basic concepts down, but beyond that he's so far out there. It's no wonder why most American home cooks and restaurant chefs know so little about knives and sharpening when guys like this are throwing around such BS as gospel and are regarded as "experts".

Dave Martell
01-27-2012, 02:05 PM
Can't believe I just watched all of this... don't even know where to begin... so tempted to watch his how use a sharpening steel vid, but I think I'd rather just pour hot lead into my left eye and get it over with. :eek2:

All I'm gonna say is "yana-GEEBA" !


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=z3cVhAFzA1U


:whyclick:

apicius9
01-27-2012, 02:13 PM
A lot of those are really funny, but sometimes I wonder whether in reality we are the weird ones for knowing all this stuff better ;)

Stefan

Johnny.B.Good
01-27-2012, 04:01 PM
Saw this link on the "other" forum and thought it too good not to share here.

From one of the "experts" at "Expert Village," a video tutorial on how to use a cleaver.

Stunning.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXJRlpEfPnU

I'm sorry, but "Mr. EZ Cook" here is Dave Martell compared to this woman giving lessons on how to use a "cleaver."

Eamon Burke
01-28-2012, 04:18 PM
How did that EZ cook guy get so much vocabulary, lingo, terms, and diagrams, and yet none of it is correct?

It's like he thoroughly read through KKF and zKnives and watched all of Dave, Jon and Carter's videos, and got hit over the head with a rowing oar before making that video.

Dave Martell
01-28-2012, 04:29 PM
How did that EZ cook guy get so much vocabulary, lingo, terms, and diagrams, and yet none of it is correct?




LOL, I was thinking the same thing. It's like he was sooooo close to getting it right....... then just failed.

Andrew H
01-28-2012, 05:09 PM
LOL, I was thinking the same thing. It's like he was sooooo close to getting it right....... then just failed.

I love his bit about full flat grinds.

ThEoRy
01-28-2012, 10:55 PM
I'm writing him a letter on youtube informing him of his mistakes.

If anyone has seen the vids, can you help me compile them here please? There were too many for me to remember. lol Seriously, I wanna help the poor guy.

Johnny.B.Good
01-28-2012, 11:08 PM
I'm writing him a letter on youtube informing him of his mistakes.

If anyone has seen the vids, can you help me compile them here please? There were too many for me to remember. lol Seriously, I wanna help the poor guy.

It looks like he takes criticism pretty poorly, and probably deletes negative comments. Don't spend too much time trying to help as your words of wisdom may well fall on deaf ears and be erased before it can help others who stumble across this man's videos.

Maybe if you send it to him as a PM he will read it and learn something though.

ThEoRy
01-28-2012, 11:19 PM
Yeah, that's what I'm doing, writing him a pm.

Johnny.B.Good
01-28-2012, 11:26 PM
Yeah, that's what I'm doing, writing him a pm.

Hopefully you'll post it here too when you're done. ;)

ecchef
01-29-2012, 03:52 AM
Hopefully you'll post it here too when you're done. ;)

Hopefully EZ will start posting here after he's seen the light.

Wagstaff
01-29-2012, 05:38 AM
Gunter Wilhelm knives have the all-important triple tang "one on the side, on in the MIDdle, and then ONE on the right side as well!" ('because it is more balanced). And let's not forget that bamboo is absolutely the best material for a cutting board "...it's a grass!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGUdrcXiwfs&feature=related

Candlejack
01-29-2012, 06:05 AM
I'm writing him a letter on youtube informing him of his mistakes.

If anyone has seen the vids, can you help me compile them here please? There were too many for me to remember. lol Seriously, I wanna help the poor guy.

I tried doing that.. but in the comments. That resulted in a ban from his videos.

Don Nguyen
01-31-2012, 11:28 AM
That cleaver lady is going to chop her fingers off D:

Johnny.B.Good
01-31-2012, 01:32 PM
I tried doing that.. but in the comments. That resulted in a ban from his videos.

I guess you'll just have to make do with the information available to you on this forum. ;)

Candlejack
01-31-2012, 03:21 PM
I guess you'll just have to make do with the information available to you on this forum. ;)

Ah, lucky as i am. The kind sir only banned me from commenting. (which is the fun part)
So i can still suck up all the information there. So next thing i'm doing is selling all my knives and getting a set of Mac's.

Still-edo
01-31-2012, 04:20 PM
Can't believe I just watched all of this... don't even know where to begin... so tempted to watch his how use a sharpening steel vid, but I think I'd rather just pour hot lead into my left eye and get it over with. :eek2:

All I'm gonna say is "yana-GEEBA" !


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=z3cVhAFzA1U

That cutting board looks thirsty.

This thread is killing me lmao! Oh I love the clever lady. WOW! I just can't wrap my head around that. All these years she thought she knew what she was doing lmao!

TB_London
01-31-2012, 05:03 PM
aaaah self crowned experts of misinformation who refuse to listen and aren't prepared to learn, why, why WHY:spankarse:

mpukas
01-31-2012, 05:30 PM
I tried doing that.. but in the comments. That resulted in a ban from his videos.

That explains why all of the comments for his vids are so gracious.

ejd53
01-31-2012, 05:41 PM
Ok, let me get this straight. There is no primary bevel, but two secondary bevels. So, if we go by this absolutely brilliant logic, I could come in second in a race even though nobody finished ahead of me :stinker:.

SpikeC
01-31-2012, 06:18 PM
He speaks of a "primary cutting edge", which to my mind requires that there be a secondary cutting edge somewhere. Of course, if both sides of the knives are indeed parallel and not tapered, maybe the secondary cutting edge is on top of the blade?

JohnnyChance
01-31-2012, 07:06 PM
He speaks of a "primary cutting edge", which to my mind requires that there be a secondary cutting edge somewhere. Of course, if both sides of the knives are indeed parallel and not tapered, maybe the secondary cutting edge is on top of the blade?

Haha, I was wondering myself where the secondary cutting edge is.

NO ChoP!
02-03-2012, 10:01 AM
He's wearing a black chef coat; that means he's an expert. Hello?

JasonD
02-04-2012, 05:15 PM
My favorite is when he talks about "point A" and "point B" ... as he points to the same spot both times.

ejd53
02-04-2012, 11:15 PM
I took a look at his website (yes he does have one) and he describes his job: "In my daily life I work as a retail cutlery store manager (the largest cutlery store in the Western United States)". I wish he had named it so I would know what to stay clear of.

Johnny.B.Good
02-05-2012, 01:03 AM
I was at Williams-Sonoma today and overheard a saleswoman selling a man a new chef's knife. It was painful. Both sides of the conversation.

Deckhand
02-05-2012, 01:19 AM
I was at Williams-Sonoma today and overheard a saleswoman selling a man a new chef's knife. It was painful. Both sides of the conversation.
Lol I just had the same experience listening to someone at sur la table. My tastes for cooking equipment and knives have gotten more and more specific.

Eamon Burke
02-05-2012, 02:11 AM
I was at Williams-Sonoma today and overheard a saleswoman selling a man a new chef's knife. It was painful. Both sides of the conversation.

I once had some time to kill at a mall, so I went into a Bed, Bath & Beyond and stood around in the knife section until someone showed up to help. I said "If I were going to replace the old knives in my house with new ones as a gift to my wife, what would you suggest I do?" And let the guy talk from there. I didn't even have to pretend or act, I just listened and he guided me through everything from knives to blocks to cutting boards to honing rods. I learned a lot. Not about knives, but I did get quite and education on marketing, public perception, common knowledge, casual user preferences, and retailer/manufacturer mindset. I heartily recommend it...if you have the patience!

apicius9
02-05-2012, 02:38 AM
That reminds me: one of my specialty areas is motivation for health behavior change and motivational and supportive communication strategies for health professionals. The by far best example for the application of all these strategies on an expert level I found when I talked to an Indian carpet salesman in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Incredible skills, if I had had the funds, I would have invited him to give a seminar at the university.

O.k., that may not be true for any of the 'usual' knife salespeople we come across, but I just had to think about it...

Stefan

Kelson
02-05-2012, 04:13 PM
I had to watch this a few times just to fully take in all of the carrot abuse, dish scrubbie misappropriation, weird lighter-gun and cross-fade transitions, amazing sound track, and random skull ring. The French do knuckle head or "la tête jarret" with a special kinda flair.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=DhlKgAMH4qY

-Le ***?

Just wanted to point what the guy says at the end:
Don't play with the basics: never do that ;)

Great thread btw :)

Candlejack
02-07-2012, 02:34 PM
Chefgiovanni might not be a cleaver-lady type of knucklehead. But i've always found him to act like a silly kid while lacking knowledge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJS0RE8TPug&list=UURKfDmDsmmFkt4F4-uK4bmA&index=1&feature=plcp

maxim
02-07-2012, 05:09 PM
This one is just to funny from same guy


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIUXRrzbaik&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

Candlejack
02-07-2012, 05:24 PM
I just noticed that i have a tendency to be banned by knuckleheads.. but we've all seen how Giovanni takes criticism. (even when it's just on his products.)

Johnny.B.Good
02-07-2012, 10:51 PM
Chefgiovanni might not be a cleaver-lady type of knucklehead. But i've always found him to act like a silly kid while lacking knowledge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJS0RE8TPug&list=UURKfDmDsmmFkt4F4-uK4bmA&index=1&feature=plcp

This is great.

"Even in the box, perfect balance, shape, feel."

I love how he dons a chainmail glove to ensure his own safety while sawing through a tomato. What would he think if he saw Salty skin a tomato without even holding it in place?

Justin0505
02-08-2012, 12:53 AM
Oh, "The Chef" is one of my favorites. Anyone that every thought that Mark is a bit too salesmany, has never seen the best from Chef's Depot.

However, I see that The Chef, like many other dinosaurs, is still using stones. He has yet to realize the amazing sharpening (and auditory) symphony that is the Rada Sharpener:

TURN YOUR SPEAKERS UP! ERRREREERRRREEEEE!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBsRSdPFOww&feature=player_embedded
the metal shavings means it's working!

Johnny.B.Good
02-08-2012, 12:59 AM
Nice find Justin. This is a gem.

I like the question mark he inserts in the title: "How to use the Rada Quick Edge Knife Sharpener?"

Just briefly browsed their site. Stunning.

Good news. The "Rada Quick Edge Knife Sharpener" can be had for just $7.00

http://order.radakitchenstore.com/storefrontB2CWEB/itemdetail.do?action=prepare_detail&itm_id=690&itm_index=0

Avishar
02-08-2012, 02:21 AM
Oh, "The Chef" is one of my favorites. Anyone that every thought that Mark is a bit too salesmany, has never seen the best from Chef's Depot.

However, I see that The Chef, like many other dinosaurs, is still using stones. He has yet to realize the amazing sharpening (and auditory) symphony that is the Rada Sharpener:

TURN YOUR SPEAKERS UP! ERRREREERRRREEEEE!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBsRSdPFOww&feature=player_embedded
the metal shavings means it's working!

@45 seconds... "Place ABOUT three fingers" :confusedsign:

Justin0505
02-08-2012, 02:53 AM
@45 seconds... "Place ABOUT three fingers" :confusedsign:

In case you're missing parts of them because you used a serrated knife without your chainmail glove from Chef Depot.

mr drinky
02-08-2012, 07:26 AM
Yeah, that sound is pretty disturbing. It was like the knife was crying. And that is one fine piece of mirror-polished cutlery he is 'sharpening'. It is so hard to believe that anything could top that factory edge.

k.

ejd53
02-08-2012, 08:55 AM
Just loved the screech; always loved that "nails on a blackboard" sound.

bieniek
02-08-2012, 09:42 AM
This one is just to funny from same guy


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIUXRrzbaik&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

Jesus...

Yeah, the nakiri knife is really sharp, really sharp

maxim
02-08-2012, 12:20 PM
Did you noticed new sharpening technic at 4:30 :rofl2:



Jesus...

Yeah, the nakiri knife is really sharp, really sharp

bieniek
02-08-2012, 01:22 PM
Yes. From today I will do the same.

The results are extraordinary. You can see on the tomato, how super scary shapr the knife is!

:D

Dave Martell
02-08-2012, 01:55 PM
Wow you guys have sure found some winners here lately. :lol2:

Eamon Burke
02-08-2012, 02:08 PM
Seriously, this thread feels like this now:
:nutskick:

mr drinky
02-08-2012, 02:09 PM
I wipe my a$$ with more precision than that guy sharpens his nakiri.

k.

SpikeC
02-08-2012, 04:10 PM
Wow! That is one special knife, too!

Dave Martell
02-08-2012, 06:12 PM
I wipe my a$$ with more precision than that guy sharpens his nakiri.

k.


Precisely! :rofl2:

Justin0505
02-08-2012, 06:37 PM
I wipe my a$$ with more precision than that guy sharpens his nakiri.

k.

Yeah me too!

I usually start off with the tan micromesh and finish w/ royal blue. Final polish is done with charmin charged with Dupont .25 poly diamond. What progression do you use?

Or are you more of a 3M kinda guy?

Still-edo
02-08-2012, 11:03 PM
Forgive me for posting this video in a thread with "Knucklehead" in the title. But I think we share similar sense of humor and he wouldn't mind. I get a kick out of all his videos. He's funny.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4oHzFNclzQ

Johnny.B.Good
02-08-2012, 11:22 PM
I just noticed that i have a tendency to be banned by knuckleheads.. but we've all seen how Giovanni takes criticism. (even when it's just on his products.)

I couldn't resist commenting on this one. Four hours later I was banned. ;)

mr drinky
02-08-2012, 11:27 PM
Yeah me too!

I usually start off with the tan micromesh and finish w/ royal blue. Final polish is done with charmin charged with Dupont .25 poly diamond. What progression do you use?

Or are you more of a 3M kinda guy?

You have to watch out with those micro-mesh grits. They are all messed up and can lead to other problems. Charmin in a homemade "H" stand over the sink is the only way to go ;)

k.

WildBoar
02-08-2012, 11:54 PM
You do have a damascus TP holder, don't you? Didn't you get in on Randy's group buy last year?

Justin0505
02-09-2012, 03:17 AM
Found one just for Dave:

http://youtu.be/mkkHh2zW1bA
I wonder if it stir-fry is still vegan with human finger in it?

Dave Martell
02-09-2012, 10:47 AM
Good one Justin! :)

Still-edo
02-09-2012, 11:27 AM
Thought he was gonna yell at Ellen for dropping in the lime. "Ah ewe stewpid?"

Justin0505
02-15-2012, 01:30 AM
All the talk about the virtues of junk bread knives brought back some memories of late-night infomercials of "chef" (knucklehead) Tony and his "miracle blades." Anyone else remember this guy? Looks like he's got a newer version, now with "riveted handles" and even more miraculousness.
Dave will of course appreciate the guest appearance of Ramsey's boyfriend (Chef Scott)- I guess this tells us a bit about their core demographic.

http://youtu.be/T2N4U7B1Jog
If you note at 6:20 the animation clearly shows that those fancy new handles can survive a range of +2000F to -427F

Andrew H
02-15-2012, 01:37 AM
All the talk about the virtues of junk bread knives brought back some memories of late-night infomercials of "chef" (knucklehead) Tony and his "miracle blades." Anyone else remember this guy? Looks like he's got a newer version, now with "riveted handles" and even more miraculousness.
Dave will of course appreciate the guest appearance of Ramsey's boyfriend (Chef Scott)- I guess this tells us a bit about their core demographic.

http://youtu.be/T2N4U7B1Jog
If you note at 6:20 the animation clearly shows that those fancy new handles can survive a range of +2000F to -427F

"A set of knives so good they are called World Class."
What the...

ecchef
02-15-2012, 03:28 AM
"I love them so much, I can't stop eatin'!" :rofl2:

mano
02-15-2012, 10:58 AM
"This is one shawp knife. We gotta a draw fuladese tings."

mpukas
02-17-2012, 03:47 PM
uh oh...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arOHmHYhEaY&feature=g-vrec&context=G24e6ca0RVAAAAAAAABw

Crothcipt
02-17-2012, 07:45 PM
wow I was waiting for her pinkey finger to go over the tip of the blade. More board fiber anyone?

Eamon Burke
02-17-2012, 08:17 PM
uh oh...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arOHmHYhEaY&feature=g-vrec&context=G24e6ca0RVAAAAAAAABw


This is just standard kitchen store B.S. It's outdated, it's not all true, it's wrong for about 40-60% of cooks, and it's going out of style fast--I'm doing my part to speed that along.

SpikeC
02-17-2012, 09:16 PM
It's all so clear now.........
push-push-push........

mpukas
02-17-2012, 10:24 PM
This is perfect example of why new-skool german/american knife shapes suck - she has to lift the handle of the knife so high to get the tip on the board, it almost looks like she's standing on her tippy-toes!

Eamon Burke
02-17-2012, 10:55 PM
Some would argue that is because her counter is too high for her. The prep tables at my job hit me square in the jewels.

kalaeb
02-17-2012, 10:55 PM
I still have a miracle blade bread knife....great box cutter. Unforunately I tried to throw the rock and chop into a tree one too many times and the handle broke. That Chef Tony is full of crap...he said the handles were indestructable.

Johnny.B.Good
02-17-2012, 10:56 PM
Some would argue that is because her counter is too high for her. The prep tables at my job hit me square in the jewels.

What is the preferred/ideal height for a kitchen counter top?

Eamon Burke
02-17-2012, 11:03 PM
For me, 36". It's different for everyone. But the thing is, the knife that lady is using has a high, pointy tip because it is meant to be used on lower counters so that you don't have to raise your shoulder while you work. Kinda stupid, because yeah, you avoid that muscle strain, and trade it in for working in a hunch 10 hours a day.

mpukas
02-18-2012, 01:42 PM
What is the preferred/ideal height for a kitchen counter top?

Counter height in a residential kithcen is 36" +/- 1/2" or so. It's a standard height nation wide, and appliances and cabinets are made to that standard. Occasionally, a custom client may request a different height counter for a specific task such as a kitchen desk, work table, etc., but that is not common.

Counter height in a commercial kitchen is also about 36", but there we may be talking about stainless steel "tables", and those "standards" vary a bit more.

The cute lady that's the subject of our abuse is in a residential kitchen probably with normal 36" high counters; she seems a bit short, so she has to lift her arm higher in proportion to her body to get the tip of that aweful knife of the board.

mpukas
02-18-2012, 01:55 PM
...the knife that lady is using has a high, pointy tip because it is meant to be used on lower counters so that you don't have to raise your shoulder while you work...

Gotta disagree w/ you on your wording here, Eamon. That new skool knife design w/ the high tip is designed to be easier for people to rock-chop with. It's really got nothing to do with counter height, since (in general most) residential counters are the same height.

Home cooks have no knife skills - that we can all agree on - and they get their "information" from mediocre outlets like mega-box kitchen store sales people, TV food “experts” which pander to the lowest common denominator, and YouTube idiots who want to be food stars on TV. All of these outlets teach the same dumb rock-chop as a basic knife skill, and it looks cool to a home cook who doesn't know any better.

Knife shapes changed from the versatile Sab profile when it was common for people to cook to the limited-use high-tip curved profile commonly found now in a society where cooking skills are becoming increasing rare (in spite of the success of food being in the media).

:razz:

EdipisReks
02-18-2012, 02:41 PM
Home cooks have no knife skills - that we can all agree on - and they get their "information" from mediocre outlets like mega-box kitchen store sales people, TV food “experts” which pander to the lowest common denominator, and YouTube idiots who want to be food stars on TV. All of these outlets teach the same dumb rock-chop as a basic knife skill, and it looks cool to a home cook who doesn't know any better.

as a home cook, i would have to disagree with you there.

mpukas
02-18-2012, 02:56 PM
as a home cook, i would have to disagree with you there.

I stand corrected - poor choice of words on my part. By "home cooks" I meant poeple that are not food professioanls AND haven't taken the initiative to learn on their own from places like this. There are home cooks that are better than some restaurant cooks - just because you work in a professional environment doesn't mean you're any good.

The only thing that separates me from a home cook to a "professional" is that I've been doing private cooking work for the past few years on the side, and I earn a living doing it. I'm good with food, and I love cooking. I still do not consider myself a chef, as to me chef indicates someone who not only knows how to cook, but also knows how to run a professional kitchen and restaurant. There's no degree or diploma awarded to one to be called a chef - it's a title that has to be earned.

I've gone way off track here... :O

Justin0505
03-14-2012, 03:44 AM
This one is truly masterful. So many amazing pearls of hippie knife wisdom rolled into one video: the forearm measurement standard that you should get a good, quality, really sharp knife "like literally for 2dollars50 at the dollar store", the best device for ultimate sharpness, and a tomato test that would put Salty to shame....t's really one of the best I've seen in a long time....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRniP-HGdxI
If your brain starts to liquefy and run out of your ears, you can skip to ~5:30 to get schooled on proper "chopping" technique that she learned while "working at a Chinese restaurant"

ecchef
03-14-2012, 03:53 AM
This idiot made me evacuate my bowels suddenly & violently. I wonder if her parents had any kids that lived?

Crothcipt
03-14-2012, 04:00 AM
I hope she was drunk. She needs to go back to the $ store for a sharp knife. Damit why did I watch the whole thing? (spoiler alert she doesn't cut her self so skip to 5:30):knifed:

l r harner
03-14-2012, 07:54 AM
man do i have a lot to unlearn then relearn from her

Chifunda
03-14-2012, 08:37 AM
Further evidence that natural selection is no longer a factor in human populations. No way this chick would have survived.

knyfeknerd
03-14-2012, 08:41 AM
aaaaahahhhaahhahahahaha aahahhahhhahahhh. I just peeed myself. Like wow. like, like, uh like . I feel I am so much dumber now for having watched all of that. How does she have any fingers at all ? How many people has she stabbed? How many times has she stabbed herself?
I'm going to post a WTB for the 2dollars 50 at the dollar store knife.
I'm going to be laughing all day long just thinking about this vid.

NO ChoP!
03-14-2012, 09:08 AM
She wants me....

Taz575
03-14-2012, 09:14 AM
"You want it to be looong"

If it was $2.50 at a DOLLAR store, then she got ripped off :)

"You stick it in there and then pull it out and it sharpens it." Geez, and I have all of these stones when I just need one of those doo hickeys!

Notice how the pieces don't move/seperate when she "chops"??

sudsy9977
03-14-2012, 09:30 AM
How to buy grass fed beef and why menstrual cups arevawesome.....i definitely gotta watch all her videos.....im really looking forward tO the everything i wanted to know about dreadlocks video!.....Ryan

Chifunda
03-14-2012, 09:42 AM
I think I remember her from the '60's. No, wait...that would have been her grandmother. :joec::sad0:

stereo.pete
03-14-2012, 11:03 AM
Wow... :dazed:

Johnny.B.Good
03-14-2012, 12:08 PM
It's really one of the best I've seen in a long time....

This is a gem.

Thanks for posting it.

Justin0505
03-14-2012, 12:09 PM
Notice how the pieces don't move/seperate when she "chops"??

That's because the knife isn't cutting through the tomato skin. -she needs to do more "stick it in pull it out "with the sharpener.