Discussion in 'The Kitchen Knife' started by Xenif, Aug 19, 2019.
I get my cheese graters at Ikea
I did not know this person so I googled and watched one of her vids.
Then I checked out her website and found this:
WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS WORLD!!?!?!?
Another one of these "If you could only have one" threads.....
Thanks. I didn't know this. Mareko seems like a cool guy. His work is in the "I will never get to try this" basket for me.
Not an easy one....
Probably Y.Tanaka or Kato.... lots of great smiths out there...
Have always been impressed by Toyama for instance and as of late I find Jiro’s work impressive as well... just loove the blade I got from him...
Sorry, cant limit myself to just one!
Ohh wait..... Genkai...., ;-)
It’s all just a variation on which is best, asked slightly differently. We all seem to try to find the ultimate knife to rule them all. At the same time most realize that such a thing doesn’t exist, and I for one am glad, what would I waste my time and money on if I found the perfect knife.....
You could always buy multiples. Seems like a popular hobby for some people.
Maybe Raquin - I’ve got a small handful of knives that are more expensive but my one instance of his work is my current best performer. But also maybe Martell - not far behind and the edge on his stainless lasts longer with just stropping than anything else I’ve got. Then maybe Watanabe - he makes so many different styles, not just petty gyuto suji bunka but the single bevels, the butchery knives, etc.
Technically the forum ran out of cool new stuff to talk about early 2018. We’ve just been regurgitating the same talking points but under new thread names since then.
If Japanese, Toyama/Watanabe
If Western, Xerxes
From the few blades I've handled (don't own any), probably Hoss.
TF or Heiji. I like the way they look, sharpen and cut.
Only one knifemaker ? for sure Chelsea Miller! No questions there.... (is there another option ? )
I would choose her! for sure ! Sorry i don `t like male`s in a 1 on 1 situation .... With one knifemaker on one island ? Yep Chelsea would be the right one .
Benjamin Kamon. No doubt. And maybe Xerxes.
I would just make the knives myself
Seriously, there are so many makers I would be more than happy with. But wouldn't i be boring to have all knives from just one maker?
Still - if forced to pick one - I would probably go with Bryan. He is a funny guy and makes pretty OK knives
Ah man forgot about Mizuno. Good choice!!!
@ashy2classy if you have an itch to scratch koki is about to drop some cool Mizs in 2-3 weeks
I hear they make some good shoes and golf clubs too...
Which Mizu would you guys recommend?
Im chasing dx non suminagashi line....wh2 honyaki for the win if your bank account allows it.
HHH....... Have you seen any of his latest work? Nuff said!
Do you know if these will be sanmai or honyaki?
This one? https://japanesechefsknife.com/prod...-wa-gyuto-with-shinogi-210mm-to-270mm-3-sizes
Also just saw that Carbon Knife Co stopped listing all the Shigehiro gyutos. Oops
I was going to give her my vote. She seems to be consistent, and you know what you get buying from her.
If I could only have one maker I would chose Michael Rader. His knives, I have three, are all incredibly well made, are a joy to use, and his attention to detail is beyaond reproach. I am particulary fond of W2 and his treatment of this steel is exquisite. Beautiful hamon, high hardness, well forged functional blades. If you are looking for a western gyuto with an integral bolster I don't think you can do much better.
OT: yep, I LOVE their irons. I've had a set of them for almost 20 years.
He’s restocking the ks profile dx San mai
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