In a few hours (ugh) I'm heading out on a bike ride and picnic with the family. I decided to make a few dishes I have been wanting to try for about 15 years lol, just never got around to doing it
What I chose to work with was my good ol trusty Hiromoto HC 240 gyuto. I have not had this knife down for a while, not for any length of time at least. It has been some years sence I did a full meal run with it and I was amazed at how familier it felt right away. This was the first Japanese knife I recieved, it was an anonomous gift from someone (I still think it was Fish) in my early days on the other forum. I did everything to that poor knife that I read about in the forums. It went to work with me everyday for almost a year while I learned how to use a gyuto vs a western chef style. Chips, tips, warps, you name it I prpbably did it to that poor knife LOL. But with the guidence of the members there (many now here ) I was able to fix it, learning SO much along the way.
All these memories are left in the patina of this knife. I see spots from a piece of chile that didn't get wipped off properly when I went to lunch, the etching from a lime cut and not wiped before a customer distracted me. So many good times LOL. After a year I moved to the Hiromoto AS knives I had only dreamed of up to that point, and many still remember my obsession for those LOL (Ya I still love em).
Working again with the H HC 240 was a great walk down memory lane, all the things I just fell in love with about Japanese knives and the drive to learn more.... Now look at me LOL pouring my feelings out in front of you guys (and gals) about a knife May there never be a Knife-aholics anon
What knife do you remember that really just set you off (in a good way)?
What was your first?