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  1. dreamsignals

    Project knife ID and advice

    So, I finally got around to sanding and soaking the handles. I haven't yet sanded them again to get the wood flush with the metal. I guess I'm a little nervous the wood will shrink again so I'm waiting a few days to see how it behaves. Is this warranted or can I should go ahead and finish them...
  2. dreamsignals

    Project knife ID and advice

    thanks! and what grit for after i've open the pores and soaked in oil? wet-dry? and what grit sandpaper should i use for rounding out the spine, etc?
  3. dreamsignals

    Project knife ID and advice

    Got it, thanks. I'll probably get to it this weekend. I can just get the cheap pharmacy mineral oil, right? Any chance somebody knows more about the brand, maker, still active, etc?
  4. dreamsignals

    Project knife ID and advice

    and what grip sandpaper should i begin with? should i care about a progression, or just start with a finer grit?
  5. dreamsignals

    Project knife ID and advice

    Why do think that?
  6. dreamsignals

    Project knife ID and advice

    Thanks for the advice! Should I not sand only after the oil soak? What do you mean exactly? Smooth the "sharp" corners where it slopes up?
  7. dreamsignals

    Project knife ID and advice

    Hi all, A friend of mine's dad gave her a set of japanese kitchen a few years ago and told her to take care of them..to which she responded by keeping them in the a drawer and not using them at all. A couple of months ago I got her and her husband started with a 3-piece Tojiro DP set, and...
  8. dreamsignals

    Tojiro DP is not what it used to be?

    obviously you were both wrong: damascus is made from shuns
  9. dreamsignals

    Tojiro DP is not what it used to be?

    so, i took the leap and order a 3-knife tojiro set for my buddy. they just arrived. i inspected them and though the handles are not works of art, they're decently finished and definitely functional. no gaps, no rivets sticking out or anything of the sort. something i thought was...
  10. dreamsignals

    Tojiro DP is not what it used to be?

    ` do you know when your co-workers honesuki is from? i can't imagine my few-years-back 210mm handle deteriorating like that...
  11. dreamsignals

    Tojiro DP is not what it used to be?

    thanks seb. informative. now, even if Keiichi/BWJ would never knowingly ship a dub knife, or whichever retailer, the question is if the overall quality went down: if the old F&F problems with the handles have now possibly spilled over to the blade. That wouldn't necessary make the knife a...
  12. dreamsignals

    Tojiro DP is not what it used to be?

    maybe i'm missing something, but still seems like twice as much...
  13. dreamsignals

    Tojiro DP is not what it used to be?

    just today i was looking at the fujiwara, pro m and inazuma and they're just not as cheap. not that price is the only thing that matters, but i've never used any of them, so i don't know what the cost-benefit would be...
  14. dreamsignals

    Tojiro DP is not what it used to be?

    ah...i see...thanks for clearing that up. any word on the the knives themselves?
  15. dreamsignals

    Tojiro DP is not what it used to be?

    So, a while back JCK stopped carrying Tojiro DP. Not sure why, just read the fact somewhere. Anybody? Yesterday I was at Korin and they told me they also stopped carrying it, because the master felt their quality had gone down since they started mass producing and didn't feel comfortable...
  16. dreamsignals

    Hattori Forum 240mm gyuto

    i have always great things about the hattori forum. was just curious if they ever did the upgrade. what i'm most curious about those knives is the handle though
  17. dreamsignals

    Hattori Forum 240mm gyuto

    did the cowry x upgrade happen?
  18. dreamsignals

    Travel knife?

    i suppose you're asking if it's wrong for you to rub it in ;)
  19. dreamsignals

    Travel knife?

    i've now started bringing a king 1k/6k stone on plane trips, which allows me to get most abused and forgotten knives ready to work. that way i don't event have to think about checking bags, lost luggage, etc. i've been thinking that a 1k glass stone could be a better choice due to size and not...
  20. dreamsignals

    Need help conceptualizing

    i'm not a pro cook and have never interviewed for a kitchen job, but i get this feeling that if you're doing 2 dishes one could be to reproduce something from their menu? what is the common knowledge on that?
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