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  1. PineWood

    First proper knife advice please

    Both lines of knives are made by Tadafusa. Probably members here will try to talk you into getting a more expensive artisan knife, but in my opinion these Tadafusas are often overlooked and perfect initiations to J-knives, thin and light. These are considered semi-factory made, reflected in the...
  2. PineWood

    Show your newest knife buy

    It's almost embarrassing to post anything less-than-collector-grade is this thread, but hell I'm still doing it. This thread belongs to everyone! Double-sided deba from Kuwahara san in Nagasaki. 138x44, weight 132 g, Shirogami #1 (the garlic is just for scale) Very rustic finish, not to say...
  3. PineWood

    J-Nat Club

    Two stones I picked up recently The top one is a full-size Takashima stone. It is soft, but not too muddy, relatively fast en still fine enough to finish. It is a useful stone and very, very enjoyable to sharpen on. The kind of stone I was hoping to find. The bottom one is obviously a shiro...
  4. PineWood

    SOLD Takeda AS Classic 240mm Medium Gyuto

    Great looking Takeda, I have this in NAS version and I love it. Many people still prefer AS, should go fast! GLWS
  5. PineWood

    Show your newest knife buy

    I'm not a collector really and I'm usually not into fancy knives but I couldn't resist this one: Hitohira Tanaka/Yohei kiritsuke gyuto 240 blue #1 damascus clad. With my limited needs as a home cook I couldn't justify the purchase of a sujihiki but this is somewhat in between a sujihiki and a...
  6. PineWood

    Maxime

    Goeidag / Bonjour Maxime, Welcome!
  7. PineWood

    4k-ish stone

    I also have SP2000 and Kitayama 8000 and I totally feel your need to have something in between. I had the Rika 5000 and it's very good. Probably not the fastest, but if you like good feedback, a softer and easy stone, you will like it. But... I sold mine because I didn't want soaking stones...
  8. PineWood

    The 'Best' Gyuto Edge Length—225mm of course!

    Unfortunately Soshui stopped taking direct orders since august… you have to go through dealers now, and they are out of stock most of the time.
  9. PineWood

    TF Wa Handle with Finger Notch

    This is how it looks on a maboroshi 180. It doesn’t hurt and I have big hands. It moves your grip forward a little.
  10. PineWood

    SOLD [EU] Big Natsuya

    Sold. Thank you buyer and KKF!
  11. PineWood

    SOLD [EU] Big Natsuya

    OK, I've got other stones coming in, so let's find a new home for this one! Price drop to €220 shipment included in EU or $270 shipment included for CONUS. For other destinations please contact me. Mind you, Hitohira is selling natsuya at over € 400 in EU see here. JNS is selling a smaller one...
  12. PineWood

    SOLD [EU] Ikarashi

    Sold. Thanks to buyer and KKF.
  13. PineWood

    SOLD [EU] Ikarashi

    I happen to have an aizu as well, and mine is harder, finer and whiter than this stone. The aizu is more a finisher, around 4000 grit, an this ikarashi is more a medium grit, 1000-2000, softer and indeed releasing more slurry. But every stone is different, I imagine in some cases there may be an...
  14. PineWood

    The Turkish Oilstone Matter

    Very interesting! May I add some experience on an older web page, by Bart Torfs, he used to be the master sharpener of Ardennes Coticule: http://www.coticule.be/the-cafeteria/message/26869.html
  15. PineWood

    SOLD [EU] Big Natsuya

    I like how this sales thread is evolving in a really informative thread about natsuya. That's why this forum is so great, thanks everyone for the input. I wish I had known that much before buying the stone. The link @refcast provided is describing natsuya as 600-800 grit and it's probably right...
  16. PineWood

    SOLD [EU] Ikarashi

    No one tempted to try a nice and easy mid-grit JNAT? Price drop: € 115 delivered to your door in EU. JNATs don't get much cheaper than that...
  17. PineWood

    SOLD [EU] Big Natsuya

    Open for international offers and price drop: € 300 / $350 Shipment to CONUS isn't that expensive and could be done for $25 extra.
  18. PineWood

    SOLD [EU] Big Natsuya

    I hope I didn't scare potential buyers by being honest. I'm sure many people here like their natsuyas and I'm sure other- probably more experienced - people will like mine too. The crack is really a minor issue really, fairly common with this type of stone, I'm just mentioning it for full...
  19. PineWood

    SOLD [EU] Big Natsuya

    Hello @Froztitanz , just to make clear I have no problems with our sale, you were open and clear to me, it was a pleasure doing business with you. I also think there is nothing wrong with the stone, it's just no to my liking. Unfortunately in this world it's very difficult to try different...
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