I'm going to Tokyo in a couple weeks and to take full advantage of my time there.
- Is it better to buy (read cheaper) to buy sharpening stones there vs here in the US? Where should I buy stones in Tokyo? Let me be upfront here and confess that I've yet to use stones. I got my knives about 8 months ago and they've been perfectly sharp for me thus far because we only cook about once or twice a week (with very little prep). Maybe a few tomatoes,
- I used some Bar Keeper's Friend on a Misono Sweden slicer to remove some of the tarnish and accidentally removed some of the black paint/material that's inside the Misono and dragon engraving. Is this something that can be fixed? If so, is there a place in Tokyo one would suggest I could take it to? Now if the black paint was going to come off over time anyways, ignore this request.
- I have a 240mm gyuto, the Misono Sweden slicer, a Mac Pro petty, and a Mac slicer. I don't know if there's another knife I really need at this point but I'm open to suggestions. One option was to get a 270mm Masamoto gyuto for myself and let my wife use the 240mm that we already have...(Confession - I really like buying souvenirs from my trips that I will use because I get to cheaply relive the trip whenever I use the souvenir). We plan on visiting the Tsukiji market so it should be easy to get to the Masamoto shop.
- I'm the one who posted the story about my wife "dropping" the knife and chipping the tip off the blade. I haven't taken the time to fix the tip because I've been incredibly busy and the knife is perfectly functional. Now if I can pay someone a small fee to fix the blade in Japan and sharpen it, I would be a happy camper. Does anyone have a suggestion for where I could get this done? Is there anywhere in the US I could go to have this done?