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Tom, isn't it fun finding your way through all of this lol. We all seem to find our own way eventually, and from what I have seen those of us who put in the time seem to be happy with the outcome more often. The last few knives pictured were all very nice ones, but like mentioned earlier I wouldn't want to scratch any of them up developing my sharpening skills. I'm sure if I was still in the trade it wouldn't be an issue but I still shake my head at some of the...
agree on both accounts. Also wonder if I would have made the same decision on this brand today being the cost is considerably higher now (over $100+ increase on the one I have does change things).
Millions I think how you describe the Shirogami is not only popular but part of why I'm intrigued but also not comfortable to suggest it as a first j knife purchase. Just too many options to chance leaving a noob with a bad taste (pun absolutely intended). Funny you thought the Konosuke was something different since that was what I first thought also and actually was reluctant at first because ultimately it was a decision based on availability and not my first choice,...
That's pretty much my point, and all will be well accepted by most buyers etc etc.I almost want to say that in a weird kind of way it's possibly better to start a bit lower on the scale since the entry level knives are very good, and then you get a second "ah ha" moment when you upgrade to one of the better ones down the road. Plus after getting some experience the little differences will really Stand out and make sense.As far as the Tojiro Shirogami goes it's on my short...
Far as a micro bevel goes for me is usually only on very thin behind the edge and asymetrical etc and it does seem to be a compromise between absolute sharpness and longevity of the edge. Personally it is a fair compromise as it does seem to extend sharpening a good amount of time (for me etc) and also seems to reduce time between touch up or steeling etc. Guess I'm going to pay closer attention in the future now as have not given this much thought in a while.
That's so true!Also I am not sure Jon may know how much his sharing info and helpful tips are sooooooo appreciated, but they certainly are.Thanks Jon
Rick sounds like a productive business trip Though I have no experience with the Goko I have to agree with your comments on white steel etc, but will add that I could make similar comments on the totally non reactive SS Fujiwara FKM gyuto I have and paid about 60% less (in the $70-80 range).Not that these appear to be comparable knives (not my intent or point etc) but that there are options when it comes to ease of sharpening and and effortless cutting.The trick for me in...
Of the ones I have used or researched well I would totally agree.
Also it may be helpful to separate sharpening a bit as adding sharpening discussion to this already detailed subject could get overwhelming real fast. Not that sharpening is all that difficult, but since your going to have to keep whatever knife you get sharp may as well not add any confusion to the knife decision. Also since there has been some talk about the semi stainless knives I will add that the Konosuke HD gyuto I have is the nicest knife I have handled on the...
Tom there's no harm in spending some time educating yourself on the various different knives, styles and benefits, and even putting a little effort into figuring out what is motivating some of the advice you may find here and around the net as this will likely Save you from having buyers remorse or worse. At this point time spent can be a good long term investment. Something I had advised previous to someone else looking to get into j knives etc was to create a short list...
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