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  1. yes, they are very reasonably priced, and 150mm...

    yes, they are very reasonably priced, and 150mm gyutos are not very common at these price ranges.
    i will try to gather more info on the Sabatier....
  2. hi icanhaschzbrgr (hope i spelled that right :)),...

    hi icanhaschzbrgr (hope i spelled that right :)), according to the specs provided on Japanese chef knives, what you have here is a 150mm petty, according to the what is listed there, the 150mm gyuto...
  3. anyone heard of\encountered Ellys lion sabatier?

    i am eye balling this one .. (the 15cm chefs).

    from what i could find its 12c27 steel, and weighs about 145 grams...

    would like to hear if anyone as ever used or owned one like it, and their...
  4. you didn't mention your budget. can't help you...

    you didn't mention your budget.

    can't help you with the wa-gyuto, but i do own a 210 masamoto-vg gyuto, and they do have a 180mm version as well.
    i am not that experienced with other brands, but...
  5. how do you test sharpness? when you try to cut...

    how do you test sharpness?
    when you try to cut the shallot , do you use slicing motion?
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    i still use the 2 cheap stainless steel knives i...

    i still use the 2 cheap stainless steel knives i have , mostly for boning chickens and opening watermelons, on the rare occasions i do sharpen them i don't even bother with the stones/papers.

    i...
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    this is of course very individual, but i doubt...

    this is of course very individual, but i doubt you will find a santuko to be a good all-rounder knife for your kitchen.
    i personally own one and don't even know were it is these days (nothing...
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    i have recently started to use "peek metal...

    i have recently started to use "peek metal polish", it is roughly 20% of ~2 micron alumina, and the first thing i found out about stropping, is that it is very easy to over do it.

    this stuff...
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    moving from your current knife (probably a German...

    moving from your current knife (probably a German profile) to a gyuto profile will take some getting used too...

    If you know someone in your area who owns a Japanese knife (shun's don't count), it...
  10. why would the origin of the knife carry more...

    why would the origin of the knife carry more weight than all of the other (more practical) variables?

    like who is the maker (experience), what steel, profile,
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    i got a piece of red compound from a local...

    i got a piece of red compound from a local jeweler, apparently the red compound is in most cases iron oxide (a.k.a rust), and is to soft for hard stainless steel.

    when it comes to jewelers...
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    oh, and as to the arm hair, i guess have been...

    oh, and as to the arm hair, i guess have been "blessed" with plenty of "monkey genes", it grows faster than i can shave it :biggrin:
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    haven't tried stropping yet, last visit to the...

    haven't tried stropping yet, last visit to the supermarket i looked at the metal polishing compounds, but it was all for silver\gold, to soft...
    might pop to one of the local hardware shops this...
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    yes, i too own an ambiguous brand of 6K honing...

    yes, i too own an ambiguous brand of 6K honing stone, just getting some slurry on that is quite a bit of work, and then it still takes ages to get some noticeable result.

    the hair shaving test is...
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    yes, i have been looking into those a while ago,...

    yes, i have been looking into those a while ago, and they really seem great.
    but since i cant help being very "budget oriented" (in everything, not just knives), i just cant seem to justify spending...
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    that could be a practical solution, just don't...

    that could be a practical solution, just don't try to use them dry, don't know why they call them "wet or dry" they are useless when dry....
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    well i haven't experimented to much on the low...

    well i haven't experimented to much on the low grits, the one i got (the low grit 360), was from a different (made in china) manufacturer and felt and looked much cheaper that the higher (euro and US...
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    that's what i thought initially, and just got 1...

    that's what i thought initially, and just got 1 sheet of 2K wet/dry to play with. it really surprised me how long this sheet lasts....
    i use it for honing (glued to a flat piece of Formica on...
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    the fine grit paper (P2000) actually does create...

    the fine grit paper (P2000) actually does create a nice slurry when used, but if the slurry is only to help give more cutting effect, than i find it is not that important, can't explain it, but paper...
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    yes, but how does he flatten the concrete block...

    yes, but how does he flatten the concrete block afterwards...?
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    its a brand called klingspor, made in the US...

    its a brand called klingspor, made in the US apparently.
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    OK so this guy took it to whole new...

    OK

    so this guy took it to whole new level....:)

    i am not even trying any edge leading passes like he does, only edge tailing, so no risk in cutting through the paper.

    and i just glue the...
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    hi LKH9. the silicone carbide wet/dry, comes...

    hi LKH9.

    the silicone carbide wet/dry, comes in grits as low as 120 from what i could find.

    i never really brought any of my knives to the point of "really dull", i am currently only using the...
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    true, the stones were cheap, 25$ for the low grit...

    true, the stones were cheap, 25$ for the low grit 250# if i recall, but, if you compare surface area, 25$ will get 25 sheets of paper, each one with 5 times the surface area, which is a LOT for home...
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    stones, why bother?

    since i have started to sharpen by hand, i got a set of 3 stones (low, medium and high), and worked on those...

    until recently i discovered whet/dry paper, i am wondering if there is any real...
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