- Aug 21, 2012
- Reaction score
- BROOKLYN, NY
Finally getting around to posting the main knives of my kit on KKF. My knives that tend to see the most work so far have been the Masamoto Gyuto and Sabatier Chef Knife; and the Mac Petty and Sabatier Parer. LOVE my Masahiro Sujihiki, but still getting to know it. Also very happy with the Gesshin Kagero and Masahiro Hankotsubut havent properly broken them in. I think of myself as more of a cook than knife collectorI don't have a ton of experience handling lots of knives by different makers, or made with different steels.
What I love about my knives is that they each have a unique personality of their ownlike being at a party filled with interesting people that you click with.
A problem that Ive encountered, is that I believe my wife thinks I have too many knives. Im very protective of these, they are put away after usethe other knives that my wife cooks with are often found blade up [or down] in the dish drainer.
What I have is certainly not a large, or super high-end collection by KKF standardsbut its a start, and I love them. I feel much excitement whenever I acquire a new knife for the kit! My most recent purchase was the R. Murphy Oyster knifea very special knife for the wee price of $14, perfect for little to mid-sized oysters, good feel, great blade for the task.
Three at top:
>> 7.25 inch E.D. WUSTHOF cleaver, carbongot this from my mom, no idea how old it is. Trident logo on wooden handle.
>> R. MURPHY New Haven oyster knife, stainless
>> 150mm MAC Pro Petty, stainless
Four knives below:
>> 270mm MASAHIRO Sujihiki, carbon, [LEFT-HANDED]
>> 10 inch SABATIER Thiers-Issard ****Elephant Chefs Knife, carbon
>> 240mm MASAMOTO HC Gyuto, carbon, [LEFT-HANDED]
>> 240mm GESSHIN Kagero Gyuto, powdered steel
Two knives, lower right of board:
>> 4 inch SABATIER Thiers-Issard ****Elephant Parer, carbon
>> 150mm MASAHIRO Hankotsu, carbon [LEFT-HANDED]
A maple cutting board from The Boardsmithbest cutting board Ive owned.
My next purchases will probably be:
1] Chinese vegetable cleaver
2] Bread knife
Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks for viewing what I have so far!