I have a Hiromoto Tenmi Jyuraku Aogami Super Series 210mm Gyuto AS Carbon steel in great shape, I have used it for 6 months and the patena is really starting to look great. I love the knife it's...
I'll say a Fujiwara FKM 180-240mm and a good set of stones to start with, Naniwa P 400 or beston 500, Bester 1200, and a King 4000
a good strop
Happy Birthday Randy!
I just took delivery of a 240 Gyuto, 120 Petty, small Deba, 165 Nakiri and a small Yanagiba. The set is all kurouchi with beautifully polished edges
So I guess the best way is to answer my question first hand. I will have the knife next week and review it here...
Ian, I just want to say how great it's been to have you here at KKF. I really enjoy seeing all of your new work, one of these days I'll get one for myself.