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  1. RockyBasel

    Show your newest knife buy

    Is it a “fine finish”? Did they mend the stone wheel that broke in their workshop a while back?
  2. RockyBasel

    Heiji direct

    What!!!! How did you get him to do a 58 mm heel height? I have never gotten beyond 52-54 with them. Share the secret😂😂 Which one is this, full carbon or SKD? I love my SemiStainless - it seems to keep its edge longer than anything else in my stable. Just keeps on going
  3. RockyBasel

    what are you drinking tonight?

    Had this pink champagne in NYC - really good on a warm NYc day - luckily no smoke outside from canada
  4. RockyBasel

    What wine are you collecting?

    A “more affordable” hermitage that I have tried and like is Laurent Tardieu. Far more affordable than JLC of JMS, it packs some really delicious flavors
  5. RockyBasel

    What wine are you collecting?

    Great collection - outstanding wines, but agree, JM Stephan has gone crazy. People are nuts about go on, just tried one and it was terrific. I bought JLC hermitage a few years ago - still expensive, but not crazy like today. That wine is divine
  6. RockyBasel

    Possibly end of an era..... Kiyoshi Kato Retired

    I know currently US and German makers charging $3K for a knife. Kato is a steel at 2,400 I got mine at 1,300 or so - so happy. But should have bought when they were going for $500 Not that I can afford a $2,400 knife - I can’t, but supply/demand and comparables tell you the story
  7. RockyBasel

    Show your newest knife buy

    Spot on - I have not used the honyaki, but this one, I decided have to - I mean it is made for cutting
  8. RockyBasel

    Show your newest knife buy

    Toyama Bloomery steel Achim Wirtz 500 year old french anchor bloomery iron cladding with (130WCrV5) steel core similar to blue 1, water quenched Both Achim Wirtz steels 271mm x 58mm 272 gm
  9. RockyBasel

    Show your newest knife buy

    We should be releasing a couple more - and hope to receive more after that. They sound amazing
  10. RockyBasel

    Show your newest knife buy

    We are hoping to get more in! Myojin swamped, but @nakiriknaifuwaifu and I we are working on it What was it like? Say more😂😂 enquiring minds want to know
  11. RockyBasel

    Show your newest knife buy

    Spot on - as you point out, it’s not only the maker but steel and model. I would say the rarest of rare and unicorns are: Kato Damascus Kato kikuriyu It will be a journey for you to find either of the above. It might take over a year of searching and talking to people before you find one I...
  12. RockyBasel

    Show your newest knife buy

    Great feeling once you get the first one of the rareties
  13. RockyBasel

    Show your newest knife buy

    Did I miss the post about the Toyama 240 mm bloomery steel gyuto? Someone bought it - I wonder if from KKF Off topic, I know😂😂
  14. RockyBasel

    Show your newest knife buy

    My thoughts exactly😂😂
  15. RockyBasel

    Show your newest knife buy

    Yannick is on the best out there!
  16. RockyBasel

    Quality Olive Oil?

    I really liked it - it was like a wine bottle in that it had a cork - all 3 bottles I ordered are finished. Very satisfied! Did the car ever arrive?
  17. RockyBasel

    What do you have on your wrist?

    Love the fact you wear and it shows it’s history of being worn! Keep it - it’s a keeper for sure. And a gorgeous watch
  18. RockyBasel

    TF or Toyama: The Review

    It’s great to see this thread alive again - I mean who can tire of Denka vs Toyama - I just got a 210 mm dammy Toyama nakiri - thanks to partner in crime @nakiriknaifuwaifu, straight from Japan and about 30% cheaper Love using that knife! Denka does feel different though, unique feel when you...
  19. RockyBasel

    Heiji direct

    I have not, but they tend to give you what they want to give you. Customization is at a minimum . At least it used to be when I bought 3 years ago But some of their knives are definitely thinner than others - they can come that way But I would definitely ask - their knives are amazing for the...
  20. RockyBasel

    What do you have on your wrist?

    Such a clean look - 👍
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