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ahjushi

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Hi KFF

Have been using Victorinox knives for the past 10+ years as an avid home cook. Decided to dip my toes into higher end Japanese knives with the addition of my first carbon steel knife last week: a Masakane 150mm petty. Since using it, all my Vitorinoxes feel like cutting with hammers in comparison. So now I'm looking to replace my most-used knives with something nicer. Looking forward to learning from all the experts here!
 

ahjushi

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Welcome!
Do you sharpen your knives? That is a pretty much necessary step with good knives.

Thank you both!

I have not yet, but I'm willing to learn. Definitely looking to purchase some stones as well as I shop for knives. 99% of my cooking is done on carbon steel pans, so I'm not totally unfamiliar with the maintenance, but sharpening will be new to me!
 

mc2442

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A good starter set would be something like a shapton glass 500 grit and pro 1000 grit. Of course you probably need a sink bridge and stone holder, but sharpening is key to happiness. No matter what you spend on a knife, if you don't keep it sharp it is crap.
 

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Welcome! Cooking becomes more fun (although time consuming) when you have a full rack of j knives, or western customs, to choose from.

sharpening is key to happiness.
This man speaks the truth.
 
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