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fart simpson
Jul 2, 2005



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Ranter posted:

youtube has ads?

This.

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fart simpson
Jul 2, 2005



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Nostalgia4Ass posted:

Is this a good deal? I am sure these cut the exact same as the less expensive models but I don't mind paying a little more for rosewood handles if it means the knives feel higher quality when you hold them.

https://www.amazon.com/Victorinox-S...victorinox&th=1

Right now the only knives we have are Cutco ones from the demo set I used when I sold them for a couple of months 18 years ago. The others are cheap garbage we picked up at the store over the years. I am looking to get a few decent knives because I am tired of it being so hard to cut vegetables with the ones we have. I don't even really need all those knives or anything. My wife is vegetarian, we live in Japan (where beef is really expensive), and I mostly eat fish and chicken. I want versatile knives and something to put them in since I don't have a place to hang a thing with magnets. Budget is ~250 usd or under.

(Also I have a US mailing address and can shop on Amazon or whatever other site people buy knives from.)

Just buy knives in Japan unless you really don't like Japanese knives. I have friends there and they've told me prices on CTKG are significantly higher than buying the same knives actually in Japan.

fart simpson
Jul 2, 2005



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I just got a gyuto from the Masamoto Tsukiji store on my trip to Tokyo. It's very nice.

fart simpson
Jul 2, 2005



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All of my stainless steel knives are magnetic.

fart simpson
Jul 2, 2005



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mindphlux posted:

what do you mean by "cramped"?

there's just not much I ever have to do that requires that large a blade. I'm much more nimble boning chickens with a santoku, most of the veg/herbs I chop isn't such huge quantities that a shorter blade slows me down, the santoku is thinner and sharper so I can get more precise dices...

I'll use a cleaver or chef's knife if I'm like, cutting a big ol acorn squash, slicing a whole leg of lamb or a turkey or something, or dicing 10lbs of carrots - but for like one bunch of cilantro or chiffonading mint or mincing garlic or segmenting fruit or something, lightweight nimble and fast push-cutting just feels right to me.

I primarily use my 8 inch gyuto, op

fart simpson
Jul 2, 2005



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Speaking of, back in April I got an 8" carbon steel Masamoto from the Tsukiji shop in Tokyo and I just took it to the stone for the first time for sharpening on my own. It's crazy how easy it is to put a good edge on this thing, but my only other references are a Victorinox Fibrox or some cheap crap knives

fart simpson
Jul 2, 2005



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mindphlux posted:

so, I posted a thread a while back about doing ceramics

I've sort of been running out of ideas on what to do next in my ceramics studio. I work almost exclusively with porcelain, and I make an inordinate amount of bowls and teacups and vases and boring poo poo. looking for some inspiration, and I remembered ceramic blades were a thing.

does anyone know much about how porcelain blades are made? if I hand-cast a sorta flat, knife shaped thing and put it through a kiln and ground it down and poo poo, would I basically be making a ceramic blade ala the commercial process?

I don't think I'd ever pay money for a ceramic blade, but the novelty of making one myself...

I don't know, op.

fart simpson
Jul 2, 2005



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Jose posted:

taking your shoes off at the door is normal

This as heck

fart simpson
Jul 2, 2005



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lol I was just sharpening my knives while watching TV and totally sliced up my finger

fart simpson
Jul 2, 2005



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They're pretty sharp now though

fart simpson
Jul 2, 2005



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Ranter posted:

I share a house with asians and have a nice setup for everones shoes and slippers near the door. The floors do stay remarkably cleaner than what I remember growing up in a shoes-on household. Not USA.

Literally same except asians is singular instead of plural.

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fart simpson
Jul 2, 2005



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Liquid Communism posted:

How about y'all go make a shoes in the house thread over in GBS instead of debating it in the kitchen knives thread?

There isn't a real debate anyway. Taking off your shoes is incredibly obvious.

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