Recommend me yanagiba
Less than $300 all in.
Gonna be my first j-knife (or any knife >$10).
I want it hand forged, single beveled. Going to use to slice sashimi only, until I can get a good deba. Im going to have it professionally sharpened by a local Japanese knife shop.
Performance is the main thing I'm after.
Oh must have the j-style handles too, no preference on blade appearance.
And prefer to shop locally (Toronto) or Canadian online retailers, paulsfinest/knifewear/slice and sear, etc.
knife will only be used occasionally for home/rec, once a week.
Im Not a chef or nothing, but it's my second best hobby!
How about Tokojou from aoki hamono via paulsfinest? knifewear does not seem to stock suisin single bevel shironiko line, which would have been a good (or better) choice.
Since your name is "poutine_boy," I'm assuming you're from Canada and you may not know that the term "***" has very racist connotations among Japanese and Japanese-Americans like myself. Out of respect to members who are Japanese or Japanese, I would ask that you or anyone else not use that term.
I'm a weebo and I am also offended by this term... :biggrin:
Jk I'm not a weebo but it does rub me the wrong way. Though I have friends who don't realize it is a racial slur as they thought they were merely abbreviating. I'll explain it to them and get, "Oh ****, yeah I didn't mean it like that."
No harm no foul.
Back ot now please :D
Hopefully no harm was meant. Probably just a accident with no harm intended. As it is you planned the west coast gathering date over the orange county Obon festival. Luckily the festival is two days. So I can go to Obon festival Saturday and west coast gathering Sunday. I think there is a great appreciation for Japanese and Japanese culture here. Thank you for hosting our get together.
Originally Posted by mhlee
I used to play basketball on certain evenings at OCBC. I also used to be a board member of Nisei Week in LA.
Originally Posted by Deckhand
I completely forgot that this day may conflict with Obon festivals. Luckily, the date does not conflict with Nisei Week.
I never heard of it as a racial slur. Never meant it like that.
Originally Posted by ThEoRy
but back to OT
Tokojou from aoki ham &
anything else I should consider?
Is something like this, Moritaka Yanagiba, not any good?
will be home use, is 240mm too short?