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RockyBasel

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This one landed last week. This knife provided a degree of soul satisfaction

It is not a kitchen beast
Nor a sublime Swede
It is Simple, old school
Joyous cutting tool
Finesse not brute power
And the steel, oh my, what flowers

It’s cheaper, and more available than Mazascus!

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Brian Weekley

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One of the nicest aspects of KKF is the friends you make along the way. A while back I commented in a post that I had been looking for a Comet to add to my collection. As Trey has taken a break from knife making I wasn’t having much luck. Along came Hassenbensober to my rescue by offering his Comet Honyaki Gyuto. It was perfect as I was looking for a daily user. 238mm blade length, 220mm edge length, 50mm high, 3.65mm thick at the heel. Probably 26C3 carbon steel with a HRC of 63-64. 180gms. Here is a few more pics.

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Adding to my luck recently was advice from marc4pt0 to pick up one of the new Anova Precision Ovens. I did and have been using it for the past month or so. I picked up a cheap top round roast on sale this week and thought it would be perfect to roast in my new oven to welcome the Comet Honyaki to the family. Here’s a couple more pics.

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Though the pics show that the roast was a bit dry it was in fact perfectly moist. I dry brined the roast for 48 hours, seared the roast in beef fat for 6 minutes, then used the Anova oven for a 22hr sous vide roast at 135F. Amazing! My new Comet made short work of the roast and was easily capable of wonderfully thin slices. Two winners courtesy of two KKF friends.
 

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One of the nicest aspects of KKF is the friends you make along the way. A while back I commented in a post that I had been looking for a Comet to add to my collection. As Trey has taken a break from knife making I wasn’t having much luck. Along came Hassenbensober to my rescue by offering his Comet Honyaki Gyuto. It was perfect as I was looking for a daily user. 238mm blade length, 220mm edge length, 50mm high, 3.65mm thick at the heel. Probably 26C3 carbon steel with a HRC of 63-64. 180gms. Here is a few more pics.

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Adding to my luck recently was advice from marc4pt0 to pick up one of the new Anova Precision Ovens. I did and have been using it for the past month or so. I picked up a cheap top round roast on sale this week and thought it would be perfect to roast in my new oven to welcome the Comet Honyaki to the family. Here’s a couple more pics.

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Though the pics show that the roast was a bit dry it was in fact perfectly moist. I dry brined the roast for 48 hours, seared the roast in beef fat for 6 minutes, then used the Anova oven for a 22hr sous vide roast at 135F. Amazing! My new Comet made short work of the roast and was easily capable of wonderfully thin slices. Two winners courtesy of two KKF friends.
As you observe, The KKF community is a great community- truly global, very helpful, and extremely knowledgeable. One of them Moved from Ireland to Switzerland and our kids go to the same school!

I have my eye on some of his 75 knives, but he is not having any of it😂😂😂
 

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hmmm. I’ve got a ZKramer and always wondered how the grind would be on an original.
There is a comparison somewhere that someone did. The summary was the knives were similar.
 

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Ironically I wouldn't know since I haven't used a ZKramer.
 

esoo

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Canada, eh?
Thanks for the link. Will have to read when I've got time.
 

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Finally my 210 denka arrived... ordered in July, shipped by sea ship on 10/1, received on 12/2 today.

It’s perfectly straight and has no visible low spot or imperfection. Looks like a very good specimen of denka. 213mm*52mm. 216 gram.

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