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    Thanks for the information. I can't watch enough...

    Thanks for the information. I can't watch enough of these videos of people forging blades.

    Cheers,

    Jack
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    Video: Who is this Bladesmith?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySp_g-MyrUQ

    I saw this great video. It's all in Japanese, so I cannot understand who the bladesmith is, or what his brand is.

    Does anyone know who he is, and...
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    Thanks, WildBoar. I read those posts and found...

    Thanks, WildBoar. I read those posts and found some quality information.

    Ok, so, tonight, I spatchcocked a chicken. I'm very impressed with the temperature stability of this grill. I can't...
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    New Grill: Komado Joe

    I got a line on a brand new Komado Joe as part of an open-box sale. Basically, I got a red Komado Joe classic (18") grill, for just under half-price. I have not used it yet. My grill guru has been...
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    Jazzfest 2014, first weekend. Friday: Chris...

    Jazzfest 2014, first weekend.

    Friday: Chris Thomas King, Santana
    Sunday: North Mississippi Allstars, Bombino, Tab Benoit, Eric Clapton

    All were pretty strong performances. But, Bombino ripped...
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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...
  9. 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
  10. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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
  17. 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
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  23. 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
  24. 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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