Hi from Switzerland
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.
Hello Switzerland ... and welcome :D
Welcome Valerian. Think you're the first Swiss person here
Welcome to the Knut house!
Welcome Val. I traveled through Switzerland briefly while in college. Beautiful country.
It would be interesting to see a world map displaying the location of members as tiny colored dots...
Originally Posted by stevenStefano
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.
Welcome to the forum, Val!
Welcome. Are you from the French, German or Italian area?
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.