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Valerian
01-06-2012, 04:25 PM
Hi everyone

I just registered after lurking a bit. Seems a friendly place. :)

I'm a amateur chef, love french and asian cuisine, good wines and having fun with friend around a well set table. So far I've used several Solingen knives, Burgvogel (not so famous brand, I guess). I like them and always kept them pretty sharp but alway knew there was a whole different world out there (east, I mean :) )

My interest in kitchen knives is renewed after buying myself a shirogami gyuto. For this purchase I studied websites and reviews for some days but I realize there's years of learning ahead.

I also got myself some sharpening stones and started sharpening today. My knife's blade is already lightly chipped, so after trying on a cheap damast knife I tried to sharpen the new gyuto. My tests have been rather satsfying so far though I'm sure it can get a lot better.

Anyway, prepare to answer some dumb questions! :lol:

Have a good day, all.

Val.

Peco
01-06-2012, 04:35 PM
Hello Switzerland ... and welcome :D

stevenStefano
01-06-2012, 04:43 PM
Welcome Valerian. Think you're the first Swiss person here

Twistington
01-06-2012, 04:48 PM
Welcome!

SpikeC
01-06-2012, 04:49 PM
Welcome to the Knut house!

Johnny.B.Good
01-06-2012, 05:01 PM
Welcome Val. I traveled through Switzerland briefly while in college. Beautiful country.


Think you're the first Swiss person here

It would be interesting to see a world map displaying the location of members as tiny colored dots...

Eamon Burke
01-06-2012, 05:07 PM
That is a great little story. Good to hear of someone who isn't afraid to take the first steps and put their good knives on a good stone.

:ntmy:

unkajonet
01-06-2012, 05:16 PM
Welcome to the forum, Val!

mr drinky
01-06-2012, 06:36 PM
Welcome. Are you from the French, German or Italian area?

k.

Valerian
01-06-2012, 06:43 PM
Thanks for the friendly welcome, guys! This is a great place, tons of knowledge. My head spins! :laugh:

I can't believe I'm the first Swiss here! Really?

K, I'm from the German speaking part of Switzerland. Up north, to be precise.

Cheers, Val.

sachem allison
01-06-2012, 07:19 PM
welcome!

Pensacola Tiger
01-06-2012, 07:25 PM
Welcome Valerian. Make yourself at home.

PierreRodrigue
01-06-2012, 07:53 PM
Welcome to the forum! Glad you found your way!

Mike Davis
01-07-2012, 11:30 AM
Welcome to the forums!

Heath Besch
01-08-2012, 06:48 PM
Welcome to heaven! What kind of stones are you using?

mr drinky
01-09-2012, 12:53 AM
K, I'm from the German speaking part of Switzerland. Up north, to be precise.

Cheers, Val.

I lived across the border in Annecy, France and my first child was born in Geneve (Chêne-Bougeries). I will always have a fondness for the Swiss.

k.

PierreRodrigue
01-09-2012, 12:59 AM
I lived in Lahr, West Germany, for 2 years, really enjoyed traveling to Switzerland, Austria, France. Fantastic food, wine, and beer!

Valerian
01-09-2012, 01:55 PM
Welcome to heaven! What kind of stones are you using?

Thanks! I'm using Naniwa stones that were sold to me by the seller I bought my knife from.


I lived across the border in Annecy, France and my first child was born in Geneve (Chêne-Bougeries). I will always have a fondness for the Swiss.

Oh, I stayed there some months ago before going to Roanne. Cosy place! :)


I lived in Lahr, West Germany, for 2 years, really enjoyed traveling to Switzerland, Austria, France. Fantastic food, wine, and beer!

I don't know Lahr. But I agree about the food and the wine. :lol:

Val.

Heath Besch
01-09-2012, 09:45 PM
[QUOTE]Thanks! I'm using Naniwa stones that were sold to me by the seller I bought my knife from.
/QUOTE]
How do you like them. I've only used one and ripped through it pretty fast. I forget what line it was from.

Valerian
01-10-2012, 02:20 AM
How do you like them. I've only used one and ripped through it pretty fast. I forget what line it was from.

I use the Naniwa Superstones. I like them fine but I can't compare them to anything as I've only just started and they're the only one I ever tried. I haven't taken the rough ones to my new knife yet, only tried them on cheaper damascus knives I have.

I'm somewhat reluctant to start on the Gyuto, afraid I'd **** it up.

Val.

apicius9
01-10-2012, 02:25 AM
Gruezi mitenand!

Stefan

Valerian
01-10-2012, 03:38 AM
Gruezi mitenand!

Stefan

Grüezi Stefan! :laugh:

banjo1071
01-10-2012, 07:52 AM
Hi Val

I live in Solothurn.. I am only a mediocre freehand sharpener, but if you need some tips, feel free to contact/visit me...I am not sure, if a can contribute to your sharpening skills, but i can try!

Greets
Benjamin

Valerian
01-11-2012, 02:41 AM
Hi Benjamin

I figured I wasn't the only Swiss based person here! :)

Thanks for the help offer, I might take it if I run into trouble!

Cheers

Val.