Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Newbie alert

  1. #1

    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    12

    Newbie alert

    Long time lurker here, will shortly be posing buying questions!

    Currently owner of I.O Shen oriental slicer, 180mm Takamura R2 Migaki and a white label Damascus finish bread knife.

    Cheers!

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    106
    Welcome, ive been looking at takamuras stuff. How do you like it?

  3. #3

    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    12
    It's incredibly thin (1.6mm) and light, balance is on the bolster. It has a slightly fragile feeling to it, which at the same time makes it feel like a formidable weapon for fine slicing and dicing. Push cut sharp from the box with ease.

    It's an excellent price, from what I can see, for a powdered edge.

    I'm not fussed by the lack of Damascus appearance as so many knives in the higher price ranges sport, it has its own beauty in the handle colour and engravings.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    12
    Can someone advise me what sub forum to post a knife buying advice question in? Along with some brain spill of things I've been thinking about regarding construction and metals in general!

  5. #5
    Senior Member larrybard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Philadelphia
    Posts
    531
    Welcome.

    The Kitchen Knife. With completed questionnaire.

  6. #6
    daveb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Just outside Tampa
    Posts
    2,461
    Welcome. And what Larry said.
    Dave
    Older and wider.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    12
    Godslayer, some pics for you I had on my phone








  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    106
    Awesome, just awesome. You can post in thé kitchen knife subforum. Theres a little outline they like you to fi out. Its pretty good and nice knife im gonna buy one as ive been looking at it for awhile.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    59
    welcome, and nice takamura

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •