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  1. Feb 6, 2020 #1

    pistachio

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    Been lurking off and on for a while, figured it was time to sign up.
    My introduction to Japanese kitchen knives occurred too many years ago, via the old foodie forums. I picked up a Tojiro DP gyuto, and not too long after put the hobby on hold for some years. Over the course of a few years now I seem to have accumulated more knives than are probably strictly necessary, but still dream of "just a few" more.
     
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    G'day and welcome to the forum
     
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    Kippington

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    Welcome!
    You'll fit right in with an attitude like that. :D
     
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    Welcome aboard!
     
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    Welcome mate!!!
     
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    Always good to see the Aussie contingent growing. Welcome aboard! (And abandon all hope, ye who…)
     
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    Welcome on board mate
     
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    pistachio

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    Thanks for the warm welcome!
     
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    Ayyyyy, more Aussie
     
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    G'day and welcome to the forum.

    Just a few more knives and everything will be fine. :rolleyes:
     
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    G'day and welcome.
     
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    Luftmensch

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    Welcome!

    Which state do you represent :)?

    .... well... we're not here to put socks on caterpillars! :p Whacha got and whatcha dreaming of?
     
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    pistachio

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    As in state of Australia? The western one, which is creatively named Western Australia.
    Will have to put together a post with pictures and more notes, but currently have the following:

    240 Shigeki Tanaka gyuto, Blue 2/stainless nashiji
    210 Shigeki Tanaka gyuto, ginsan nashiji
    210 Misono gyuto, Sweedish steel (flower engraving)
    180 Hiromoto santoku, AS
    270 Yamawaku yanagiba
    180 Kamata deba, white 2
    165 Yamawaku nakiri
    150 Shigeki Tanaka petty, Blue 2/damascus
    105 ?? cheap ajikiri, carbon
    90 Tojiro paring
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    205 Stainless cleaver
    90 Victorinox paring
    150 Victorinox curved wide/stiff boning

    On the wish list:
    1. I'd like to try a nice cleaver. I had only an inexpensive cleaver and a Vic paring knife for quite a few years, so feel reasonably comfortable with a cleaver.
    2. Several gyutos (curious what the Mazaki craze is about, plus there are probably a half-dozen other gyutos that I've had an eye on for a while)
    3. A bread knife, perhaps a Mac
    4. A honesuki...seems like it'd be a bit of fun
    5. A funayuki...for some reason I am stuck with the idea of making one of these the knife I take fishing, but I also don't quite see how a carbon knife will work out well with saltwater and fish blood exposure
    6. The one that got away: a Hiromoto gyuto (had planned to get one as a second gyuto for years and years, and when I finally went to get one, it was too late :()
     
  16. Feb 10, 2020 #16

    Luftmensch

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    Solid, liquid, and gas? Plasma? Hehe... no... sorry. I didn't read your profile location - my bad.

    Youre getting quite a collection going there!

    If youve got an idea about what you want, you could fill out the questionnaire template and ask for advice in The Kitchen Knife forum :)
     

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