2020 bucket list

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  1. Jan 9, 2020 #121

    Tanalasta

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    Probably should use the knives that I have more than I do. It's hard to find time for food prep given a busy job ; university study and a baby in tow.

    Favourite is a Kipp Honyaki that is beautiful. And deserves more use. I love the knife.

    Closely followed by a Toyama gyuto. Purchased shortly before the price rises and scarcity. Nothing wrong with SS clad. The edge is still blue and great.

    And better sharpen that Shun petty my partner says is now blunt. Except the stones are on the top shelf at the back. Oh well...
     
  2. Jan 10, 2020 #122

    adrianopedro

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    First would be to use more the Knives that I own.

    Wishing list: Mazaki, Shigefusa, Konosuke, Yo Kurosaki, Anryu, add another Munetoshi KU, some local blacksmiths knives (Brazil).

    Improve my sharpening skills, try some jnats, learn to polish.
     
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  3. Jan 11, 2020 #123

    Keith Sinclair

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    Are the newer Watanabe KU stainless clad? My Wats are iron clad takes a little more care. Getting spoiled as a home cook these days with stainless clad carbon core. Seems like Japanese makers are using it more easier upkeep. All my knives at home are carbon, most stainless clad.
     
  4. Jan 11, 2020 #124

    Alder26

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    if you ever decide to sell those iron wats you let me know :)
     
  5. Jan 11, 2020 #125

    Alder26

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    2020 is all about honyaki for me. I haven't ever used one and with so many western makers producing beautiful and affordable (relatively speaking) examples it's time to try one... or 2
     
  6. Jan 14, 2020 #126

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    The year has not properly started and my bucket is already full. Since it's been raining with unicorn knives on the bst... I said this year to go the extra mile and wish for a Kato 240 Damascus. I wonder what is the chance and price of getting one. I'll just wait and see
     
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  7. Jan 14, 2020 #127

    Corradobrit1

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    You, me and every other Katophile. I'm waiting for the one thats currently sunny itself in South Africa to break cover......:LOL:
     
  8. Jan 14, 2020 #128

    danemonji

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    I might make an offer or trade someone won't refuse.

    And I wouldn't call us Katophiles :) because dropping an S to the mix or in the vicinity will make things sound... brown.
     
  9. Jan 14, 2020 #129

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    Check the dictionary. Takes more than dropping an S.....

    Reminds me of Ralfy the whisky vlogger on YT. He refuses to say peatophile for the obvious reasons
     
  10. Jan 14, 2020 #130

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    Bro it was a joke
     
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    Got it thumbs-up.png
     
  12. Jan 17, 2020 #132

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    Mainly going to be re-learning how to sharpen, learning how to flatten bevels and polish nicely.

    and of course a Takamura petty, and Pro/Uchigumo, Kip workpony and Watanabe Pro (any idea where I could get one?)
     
  13. Jan 17, 2020 #133

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    Watanabe Pro at Watanabe.
     
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  14. Jan 17, 2020 #134

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    1. use one knife per month to get to know the full in and out of it
    2. spend more time sharpening
    3. maybe get some more stones - 1k and a synth aoto
    4. get better at removing the burr on all stones
    5. work on the bevels/ thinning
    6. only buy fully reactive knives - i have too many stainless/stainless clad
    7. get 4 leather clad knife racks for storage so i can have all of my knives out.
    8. comment more here and not just watch
     
  15. Jan 17, 2020 #135

    Gjackson98

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    2020 will be the year for me to make my first kitchen knife from raw steel to finish :rolleyes:
     
  16. Jan 19, 2020 #136

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    It s time for you man
     
  17. Jan 19, 2020 #137

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    Lol in fairness I handled the 240mm from ckc and my gut feeling was “man I wish this was a 270mm”
    Your post on IG the other day just confirmed it.
     
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  18. Jan 19, 2020 #138

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    Am I the only one who doesn’t have a plan?
     
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  19. Jan 19, 2020 #139

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    I just got onto Black Lotus's waiting list. Let's hope this is the last one for this year :LOL:
     
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  20. Jan 30, 2020 #140

    Matt Zilliox

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    You guys are awesome here! haha. such enablers.

    im just hoping to acquire 5-6 key pieces, as i only have one knife i really love right now. i also need to visit the passaround, or look at used knives here.
    Need to try a real japanese gyuto.
    I have a tendency to like western styled knives aesthetically, with pretty handles. but i like the japanese steel and philosophy.
    Need to try a bunch of these makers and blade profiles, and steel types, my experience is so little!

    Makers on my list right now are Heartwood Forge, Fell, Dalman, Catcheside, NorthSouth, Raquin, Oblivion, and Black Lotus

    really love the look of san mai blades

    need a 200mm ish laser and a 230-245 gyuto at the very least.

    and of course spend a little time here ;earning about grinds and sharpening, i just joined, but theres a ton of info.
     
  21. Jan 30, 2020 #141

    MrHiggins

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    If you like pretty western handles, you may want to add Tony LaSeur to your makers list.
     
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  22. Jan 30, 2020 #142

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    Would this be considered thin behind the edge?

    Blue #1 240mm Gyuto.
     

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