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  1. Thread: Hiromoto stops

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    Cut a capsicum and the edge will patina...

    Cut a capsicum and the edge will patina immediately. Very cool.
    The cladding is stainless so no patina.

    It's a great choice for a beginner IME. :doublethumbsup:
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    http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/1...

    http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/17407-Japanese-knife-rack

    This is what I put together for the very same purpose. Works well as long as you are careful reaching to the left of it...
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    As many as it takes to retain your sanity :) ...

    As many as it takes to retain your sanity :)

    Men need hobbies/interests/things they collect and become expert in. This is just one of them.

    I do wonder whether, in much earlier times, men had...
  4. Makes me proud to be an Aussie :doublethumbsup: ...

    Makes me proud to be an Aussie :doublethumbsup:

    :)
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    You know what this means .........

    You know what this means .........
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    Me neither :). I have one and it's a brilliant...

    Me neither :). I have one and it's a brilliant cutter!

    And I thoroughly endorse the birthday knife purchase:doublethumbsup:

    Happy Birthday!
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    Happy Birthday! Don't forget to buy yourself a...

    Happy Birthday!

    Don't forget to buy yourself a birthday knife :D

    Cheers,

    J
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    Nice one, Heino! :thumbsup: Looks like a nice...

    Nice one, Heino! :thumbsup:

    Looks like a nice design :wink: I should warn you, though, you will need to make at least one or two more .... :)
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    Oh, I've been waiting to see this one :wink: ...

    Oh, I've been waiting to see this one :wink:

    Congrats, James :)
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    If you.can stretch the budget a little, the...

    If you.can stretch the budget a little, the Hiromoto AS 190 Santoku from JCK has everything you need. The core steel (Aogami Super) takes an excellent edge and holds it longer than most. It is...
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    You guys are killing me ... :wink:

    You guys are killing me ... :wink:
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    :jawdrop: I am so the odd Aussie out, now ......

    :jawdrop:

    I am so the odd Aussie out, now ... :O

    Nice one, Jimbob :thumbsup:
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    We are systematically cornering the market on all...

    We are systematically cornering the market on all of the coolest cleavers, and, it seems, Shigefusa kitaeji .... :cool2:

    I think maybe Schanop started it all, but now Rami is leading the pack (...
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    I'm definitely interested in the 240 Gyuto! ...

    I'm definitely interested in the 240 Gyuto!

    I'd love a plain orange G10 handle. That would be the duck's guts! :thumbsup:

    Shipping to Australia at a reasonable rate will be the clincher ...
    ...
  15. Thread: Decoy Knives?

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    Some very interesting points here ......

    Some very interesting points here ... Particularly Mr Drinky's point about Wa handles. Well made.

    I have a knife block full of Globals and Shuns, plus some Victorinox parers in a drawer. Nobody...
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    Well the Santoku is the all purpose Japanese...

    Well the Santoku is the all purpose Japanese kitchen knife :). I have one and love it.

    I say get whatever you like the idea/look of most. If it doesn't meet all your needs, you can always buy...
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    I'm sure many will chime in here, but for a...

    I'm sure many will chime in here, but for a Western handled Gyuto, it's pretty hard to go past either the Hiromoto AS 240 Gyuto (stainless clad, excellent core steel), or the Misono Swedish Steel...
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    Heino, After a Nakiri and a Santoku, what you...

    Heino,

    After a Nakiri and a Santoku, what you will need/use more than perhaps anything else is a Gyuto!

    Maybe one of Maksim's Western handled Itinomonn 240 Gyutos ...... :D

    Up to you, of...
  19. Congratulations on your first purchase of J...

    Congratulations on your first purchase of J knives. Personally, I think you will learn a lot from the different steels and sizes. I do predict the Kono becoming your favourite, after you spend some...
  20. Thread: Moving Shop

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    Best of luck for the move, Dave :thumbsup: I...

    Best of luck for the move, Dave :thumbsup:

    I hope the new digs make for lovely spa treatments :)

    Cheers

    J
  21. Thread: Hello im Heino

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    Welcome to KKF, Heino! Great choices for your...

    Welcome to KKF, Heino!

    Great choices for your first two knives - Kato and Itinomonn :doublethumbsup: you are very lucky being in the same country as one of our favourite vendors :)

    Enjoy!
    ...
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    Ato, I have both the Yusuke stainless 150...

    Ato,

    I have both the Yusuke stainless 150 petty and the Hiromoto 190 Santoku. I prefer the Hiromoto Santoku. Much more versatile than a petty, and the AS steel takes on the coolest patina going!...
  23. Wise words indeed! I would also add Shigefusa,...

    Wise words indeed!

    I would also add Shigefusa, Kato, Itinomonn, Martell, Ealy, Misono, Hiromoto, Takeda, Sakai Yusuke, and just a few more.

    Once you have acquired at least a petty and a Gyuto...
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    Yeah coffee equipment get expensive very fast. ...

    Yeah coffee equipment get expensive very fast. Having said that I've had. Rocky for over 13 years and it's still perfect.

    However, for anything short of espresso, this will be more than adequate...
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    I'm definitely in for one. Would prefer wood...

    I'm definitely in for one.

    Would prefer wood handle and nickel pins, but the profile looks so freakin hot I don't care :)

    Cheers

    J
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