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Jovidah

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Most common Robert Herder... but that's because I have a bunch of the cheap (but awesome) paring knives that pads the total count.
After that... Carbonext. Originally got them as my 'learning' knives. To get better at sharpening, learn thinning and all that jazz on a knife that doesn't break the bank and where I'm not worried about ruining a fancy looking finish... and also to figure out what my preferences in blade size are.
Truth be told I could probably do with just those for the rest of my life and not really need another knife; they serve me well.
 

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4 Masamoto KS
3 Mazaki
Solos of the rest of japanese knives, without Shun's and Victorinox
 

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3 Victorinox. Yay, that was worth typing. Annoyingly, I now realise I'm going to have to get at least four knives from one maker just to address that statistic. Great news considering I want to try as many makers as possible.
 

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Stumbled on this thread, so...
Tanaka is my jam.

7 S.Tanaka

240 nashiji B2 gyuto
240 nashiji ginsan gyuto
240 migaki B2 gyuto
240 migaki ginsan gyuto
190 dammy vg10 gyuto
150 dammy vg10 petty
165 dammy B2 nakiri

2 Shiro Kamo

240 Suisin Suminigashi R2
240 migaki B2
 

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Stumbled on this thread, so...
Tanaka is my jam.

7 S.Tanaka

240 nashiji B2 gyuto
240 nashiji ginsan gyuto
240 migaki B2 gyuto
240 migaki ginsan gyuto
190 dammy vg10 gyuto
150 dammy vg10 petty
165 dammy B2 nakiri

2 Shiro Kamo

240 Suisin Suminigashi R2
240 migaki B2
Nice, how do you decide between the 4x 240s?
 

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Nice, how do you decide between the 4x 240s?
Easy. I work in pro kitchen and they are part of my rotation.
The Nashijis are heavier and thicker at around 200g.
The migakis are thin lasers at around 160g.
I have always 5 knives in my bag and of those there is always 1 Tanaka nashiji and 1 Tanaka Migaki. The other two wait ready and sharpened for when it's time to sharpen the ones that been working.

That way I have always B2 and ginsan and a thin laser and a robust middle weight Tanaka at hand, sharp and ready to go.
The other three slots in the bag vary with different knives from other makers.

What can I say. I really enjoy his superb grinds and heat treatments.
 
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At work Henckels (or "Zwilling" as my daily cutter's a Miyabi). By a mile.
At home it's one of everything (with Mac the most often used.)
In the drawer it's Henckels again with Victorinox close behind.
All in all it's mostly Western steels with a few Japanese blades.
 
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