Saying hi from Gothenburg, Sweden

Discussion in 'New Member Check-In' started by Kristoffer Tyvik, Jul 12, 2019.

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  1. Jul 12, 2019 #1

    Kristoffer Tyvik

    Kristoffer Tyvik

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    Hi everybody,

    Kristoffer here, joining from the Swedish west coast.

    Recently took the plunge and got my first Japanese knife, a Mutsumi Hinoura AS Nakiri, which I absolutely love. Will be looking to add a Gyuto and a Petty some time in the future.

    Looking forward to learning from all the knowledge people that have made this forum their home.
     
  2. Jul 12, 2019 #2
    Hello Kristoffer, welcome to the forums. Glad to see another nakiri lover on board :)
     
  3. Jul 12, 2019 #3

    Kristoffer Tyvik

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    Thank you!

    I’m a simple home cook only. The nakiri makes a lot of sense for me, since probably 80% of what I cut is preparing vegetables; cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers etc. I especially like the rounded tip on the Hinoura. It really helps make the knife easy to handle. No digging into the board there.
     
  4. Jul 12, 2019 #4

    Gjackson98

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    Welcome Kristoffer!
     
  5. Jul 12, 2019 #5

    Carl Kotte

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    Hej och välkommen!
     
  6. Jul 12, 2019 #6

    Benuser

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    Welcome aboard, Kristoffer!
     
  7. Jul 12, 2019 #7

    Qapla'

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    Welcome.

    What characterizes Swedish knives? Among Japanese vendors there's a thing for "Swedish Steel", usually AEB-L or 19C27, as a major choice among knives they make. I'm guessing Swedes refer to "Swedish steel" as just "steel"?
     
  8. Jul 12, 2019 #8

    Kristoffer Tyvik

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    I couldn’t really say anything about the alloys, but I would say that “Swedish steel” would be something said with a bit of national pride. Probably more based on gun making rather than knife making historically but still.
     

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