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    300mm kanemasa e series sujihiki 300mm yoshihiro...

    300mm kanemasa e series sujihiki
    300mm yoshihiro hongasumi blue 2 yanagi
    270mm yoshihiro stainless gyuto
    240mm masamoto ks gyuto
    180mm shimatani white 2 deba
    165mm shimatani blue 2 nakiri
    150mm...
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    I have a shimatani blue 2 165mm nakiri, this...

    I have a shimatani blue 2 165mm nakiri, this sharpens pretty damn well and is a very thin blade. The handle is rosewood and the ferurle is actually another type of wood, which started splitting early...
  3. Was about to pull the trigger tonight, but alas...

    Was about to pull the trigger tonight, but alas the Gesshin 6000 is out of stock.

    Maybe I should get a 6000 Shapton glass as a work stone, then the Awasedo as a finisher I leave at home.

    Not a...
  4. No it wasn't mounted to a base, there have been a...

    No it wasn't mounted to a base, there have been a few times I've left it soaking for a day or so out of lazyness. Maybe 4-5 times max over the course of 3 yrs. Maybe that did it over time?

    I def...
  5. another stone cracked....this time arashiyama 6000

    Not sure why I'm having such bad luck w/ stones cracking...........first the synthetic aoto, now this.

    Perhaps this stone hasn't been babied as much, it gets left at work. It's stored on a half...
  6. the masamoto tsukiji sk3 carbon gyuto is cheaper...

    the masamoto tsukiji sk3 carbon gyuto is cheaper than the ks gyuto, a pretty good deal imo. The sk3 carbon sharpens quite easily. I've played around with my friend's, he picked it up from the tsukiji...
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    leather strop or 6000 grit stone. If I'm...

    leather strop or 6000 grit stone.

    If I'm juiced and there're no recourse, a mac unbreakable ceramic rod. I feel guilty busting a cowboy move like that so I rarely do it.
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    don't feel bad, the tip is where most people have...

    don't feel bad, the tip is where most people have problems when sharpening.

    Like others said, once you get it you get it. It'll be a eureka moment, just keep practicing.

    I also have a ks gyuto...
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    I got mine in the mail, Canada customs killed me,...

    I got mine in the mail, Canada customs killed me, charged me $62. Probably should've shipped it to the States to dodge that bullet.

    I got a saya to go with it, he charged ¥2730 for it (240).
    ...
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    I sold mine, used the money to buy a ks. It...

    I sold mine, used the money to buy a ks.

    It def has one of the best western handles on the market, but I didn't really like the steel much. Whether it was sharpening or edge retention. It is a...
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    I own the revised mac unbreakable. it's ok, I...

    I own the revised mac unbreakable.

    it's ok, I only got it because my chef harped on me for not having a honing rod. I much prefer using a strop or just touching up on a high grit stone. The rod is...
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    I'll vouch for Yoshihiro, not talked about much...

    I'll vouch for Yoshihiro, not talked about much with all these new lines popping up in the last few years.

    I have their blue 2 hongasumi yanagi and a 270mm stainless gyuto. The gyuto has become my...
  13. Thread: Footwear Poll

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    super birkis, ugly as sin but very slip resistant...

    super birkis, ugly as sin but very slip resistant and durable. Walk into any kitchen in Toronto and at least 30-40% of people are wearing them.

    3 yrs of usage so far, I've replaced the cork insole...
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    I have to cut these bone on shortribs at work....

    I have to cut these bone on shortribs at work. They're sous vide for 48 hrs, then finished off in the fryer. The crust really puts a hurting on my slicer. Nothing baller, it's just a Kanemasa e...
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    Success! Got one, asked for blonde ferrule. I...

    Success! Got one, asked for blonde ferrule. I also asked if he sold sayas on the side also. Let's see what the seller says.

    Been wanting to buy this knife for the longest time. I had to thin the...
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    it's less to do w/ the food and more with his...

    it's less to do w/ the food and more with his brash take on the cookbook format. He changed the game, those Marco clips on youtube from that era are pure gold.

    http://youtu.be/dUZXvbYhSJ4?t=6m57s
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    I'm always curious about tastes in cookbooks. I...

    I'm always curious about tastes in cookbooks. I think I'm in the minority when I say I rarely buy books to try to replicate recipes. I always want to read about techniques and flav combinations,...
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    soup noodles.......I must have at least one bowl...

    soup noodles.......I must have at least one bowl a week

    udon
    soba
    ramen
    wonton mein
    lai mein
    taiwanese beef noodle soup
    pho
    bun bo hue
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    French tops are great, I work with two right now....

    French tops are great, I work with two right now. The only minus is how gross I feel after a hot night's of service. Exacerbated by the salamander sitting right above two french tops. It's a...
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    chit printing sound........ why won't it just...

    chit printing sound........

    why won't it just STOP!

    had one of those nights tonight.
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    I leave my stones at home, I rarely sharpen my...

    I leave my stones at home, I rarely sharpen my own stuff at work. On the other hand, I often find myself sharpening at work, mostly showing/helping my coworkers how to do it.

    I'm a tournant now so...
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    I really only want the 240, not interested in the...

    I really only want the 240, not interested in the 270 as ks's run long already.

    For the ones who purchased, were you able to select ferule colour?
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    again I miss out on it, doh....

    again I miss out on it, doh....
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    damn, sold out already. :(

    damn, sold out already. :(
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    Buy a 210 gyuto that isn't a laser, like tojiro...

    Buy a 210 gyuto that isn't a laser, like tojiro dp or something. Sharpen it like you would any of your other knives. Trust when I say your gf will gravitate toward that. 8" gyuto is ideal for an...
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