What type of knife(s) do you think you want?
I am looking for a working knife whit a very thin edge, so that it takes a screeming edge for push cutting, i am fairly interested in carbon knives
not really sure which type, probably a gyuto
i dont mind sharpening often with the edgepro, once i get it.
Why is it being purchased? What, if anything, are you replacing?
I currently have:
Shun kaji santoku
Shun elite slicer
*Henckles five star 3 knife set (chefs, petty, parring)
I really enjoy the shuns, and i wanted to buy the shun fuji set before looking on this forum.
What do you like and dislike about these qualities of your knives already?
Ease of Use-8
I actually really like my shuns, and i dont think they are inferior to their japanese counterparts,
but since they were so expensive, i am kind of scared to use them/sharpen them to not damage them.
What grip do you use?
Pinch, depends on the task though
What kind of cutting motion do you use?
mostly push cutting, some slicing (again depending on the task)
Where do you store them?
magnetic knife rack, and a cork drawer
Have you ever oiled a handle?
no, but no problem with it
What kind of cutting board(s) do you use?
For edge maintenance, do you use a strop, honing rod, pull through/other, or nothing?
currently- ceramic hone, 300, 1000,3000, 8000 whetstones, and a leather strop, a Chefs choice trizor XV on cheaper knifes
ordered- edgepro apex 4+ 6k polishing tapes
Have they ever been sharpened?
What is your budget?
Quite open, but must be cheaper than the shuns it will be substituting so <$200 per knife
What do you cook and how often?
Everything, for my self and my gf, almost daily
Special requests(Country of origin/type of wood/etc)?
I live in CZ, so worldwide shipping, or local pickup(myabi, kasumi, shun) is a must
This is the important part
handle- something unique, not the ussual light wood with a black plastick, or dark plastic with 3 bolts. I do like the handles on shuns, kasumis, hencles five star, or myabi series(not the western ones)
Blade- again, not just a plain blade, doesnt really matter if its hammered, damascus, ect....