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    Thanks for all the responses. I shall lap and...

    Thanks for all the responses. I shall lap and chamfer.

    Cheers,

    Jack
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    jackslimpson is in Houston. Cheers, Jack

    jackslimpson is in Houston.

    Cheers,

    Jack
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    New Stones: King 1000 and 6000

    I just bought two new synthetic stones: a King 1000 and a King 6000. (I got these for a good price during Korin's accessory sale recently).

    Question: do I have to lap these right out of the...
  4. It was Canton Seafood, in that strip center at...

    It was Canton Seafood, in that strip center at Kirby and Richmond. It was where Kata Robata is now. The real consolation is that Kata Robata is a great sushi place.

    Cheers,

    Jack
  5. Beautiful stuff. How do you come up with the...

    Beautiful stuff. How do you come up with the patterns? Do you practice with colored clay?

    Cheers,

    Jack
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    Just tell people it's a Kamagata Nakiri, which is...

    Just tell people it's a Kamagata Nakiri, which is better than their Santoku.

    The first J-knife I bought, I think, was a Tojiro Shirogami Santoku. I still love the thing. It takes a great edge....
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    I got this one a few years back. It's great, but...

    I got this one a few years back. It's great, but I wish it were bigger. That's what I learned, you can make a little in a large mortar, but you can't make a lot in a small mortar. Go big.
    ...
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    Can't help myself ... enjoy. ...

    Can't help myself ... enjoy.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x837aO1IRvI
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    I recently started carrying a Benchmade...

    I recently started carrying a Benchmade Griptilian 550. I can't say enough about how nice it is. It's light for how tough it is, and very practical. It's stainless, simple, and precise. I got it...
  10. I just received a 240mm Kato Dragon today, the...

    I just received a 240mm Kato Dragon today, the fruit of a recent sale. I can't see any blemishes yet because I'm so excited to have the thing. It's a beast. I can't wait to use it. It feels...
  11. I'm going to guess Masamoto. I can provide no...

    I'm going to guess Masamoto. I can provide no furthe detail, but I'm sure the forum will provide.

    Cheers,

    Jack
  12. To the OP's point: I ordered a whole steamed fish...

    To the OP's point: I ordered a whole steamed fish (cod) I think at a Canton Seafood place here in Houston (unfortunately, the restaurant is now closed). It was an eccentric little place, but the...
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    JNS Sale Yesterday ... What did you get?

    I don't know how many might have been aware of the sale at JNS yesterday, but it was a doozy. Every hour the discount increased incrementally for the selected products. I got a Kiyoshi Kato Dragon...
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    Fishcraft

    Fishcraft
  15. I've enjoyed this thread, also. I'm a home cook....

    I've enjoyed this thread, also. I'm a home cook. I mostly cook for 2, or enough to feed one or two people for a week. The most people I've cooked for at once was 28. The knives I use the most...
  16. I'm enjoying this topic, as well. My...

    I'm enjoying this topic, as well.

    My question is: how does one identify the exceptionally good craftsman by the steel? Do you know when you are sharpening for the first time? Are there tests...
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    http://japanesechefsknife.com/Sh-12.jpg I've...

    http://japanesechefsknife.com/Sh-12.jpg

    I've got this santoku on the way. I wanted a stainless knife I could keep at work that wasn't mass produced, and wasn't scary looking. This seemed to fit...
  18. I ordered this 150mm petty for a friend. It's a...

    I ordered this 150mm petty for a friend. It's a real beauty.

    http://japanesechefsknife.com/Sh-11.jpg

    Cheers,

    Jack
  19. Another Houston check-in. Cheers, Jack

    Another Houston check-in.

    Cheers,

    Jack
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    Move over, Laura ...

    http://www.slate.com/articles/life/food/2013/08/how_to_chop_tomatoes_video_coring_and_slicing_without_cutting_yourself.html

    Cheers,

    Jack
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    Knives in Austin, Texas?

    Does anyone have any intel on any cool knife vendors or custom makers in Austin, TX? I'm going to spend about 3 days there.

    Cheers,

    Jack
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    When I read this, I heard it in Jack Webb's...

    When I read this, I heard it in Jack Webb's voice.

    Cheers,

    Jack
  23. I've been straight shaving for a while now. My...

    I've been straight shaving for a while now. My favorite razor is my Gens # 14 Razor. I'm having trouble posting pictures, but I think you could see it by googl image search for "gens 14 razor": it...
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    Oh, and if you are so inclined, get a shave and a...

    Oh, and if you are so inclined, get a shave and a haircut from Aiden Gill, on Magazine street.

    Cheers,

    Jack
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    Nasr -- great list. I would add only Dante's...

    Nasr -- great list. I would add only Dante's Kitchen.

    Cheers,

    Jack
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