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by kwackster
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Forever Diamond Titanium knives
Replies: 11
Views: 3122

Re: Forever Diamond Titanium knives

Update: I asked Patrick who tested the knife in a commercial kitchen a while ago if he would ever consider buying one of these diamond titanium knives for the retail price they cost, and his answer was no. His two reasons: in hindsight he found the blade a bit too flexible for his specific uses, plu...
by kwackster
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Ebay Shun Classic 3-1/2-Inch Paring Knife
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Re: Ebay Shun Classic 3-1/2-Inch Paring Knife

Kai Shun's VG10 steel knives suffer from chippy edges noticeably more compared to the same VG10 steel as heat treated by Sakai Takayuki and Tojiro.
by kwackster
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Sabol Brothers gyuto's
Replies: 7
Views: 1105

Re: Sabol Brothers gyuto's

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by kwackster
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Sabol Brothers gyuto's
Replies: 7
Views: 1105

Re: Sabol Brothers gyuto's

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by kwackster
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Sabol Brothers gyuto's
Replies: 7
Views: 1105

Re: Sabol Brothers gyuto's

Took a quick comparison pic of the Sabol Brothers gyuto's together with 2 freshly sharpened Japanese gyuto's which are in use with 2 Dutch professional Chefs. The top knife is a Takamura 210 mm gyuto in R2/SG2 steel, and below it is a Kotetsu 210 mm Type III gyuto, also in R2/SG2 steel. https://i.po...
by kwackster
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Sabol Brothers gyuto's
Replies: 7
Views: 1105

Re: Sabol Brothers gyuto's

The knives were delivered this afternoon, and these are the first pictures. More detailed ones will follow later. The N690 kiridashi knife @ 61-62 HRC was a present because the brothers thought that after payment i had to wait a bit longer than usual for the knives to be sent, even though the reason...
by kwackster
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Margraten WWII American War Cemetery
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Margraten WWII American War Cemetery

Last week me and my wife visited the American WWII cemetery in Margraten, and although i live in the Netherlands i had never been there before. Thought i'd share some pics here i took that day. https://i.postimg.cc/CdMKJ48q/Margraten-1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Bt5nqKBg/Margraten-16.jpg https://i.pos...
by kwackster
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Sabol Brothers gyuto's
Replies: 7
Views: 1105

Re: Sabol Brothers gyuto's

While waiting for my own gyuto's i found this recently made clip from the Amy Learns To Cook channel, showing a woman's view on 3 different Sabol Brothers kitchen knives in N690 steel.

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=miUl1L5SkO4
by kwackster
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Miyabi Birchwood Dimpiles on Blade
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: Miyabi Birchwood Dimpiles on Blade

Yes, those dimples are meant to be there and should aid in food release (at least a bit)
by kwackster
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Sabol Brothers gyuto's
Replies: 7
Views: 1105

Re: Sabol Brothers gyuto's

Both blades are now ready to be fixed to the handles, have their edges sharpened, and the Elmax version will also receive it's maker mark.
Shipping from Slovakia to my address is to be expected later this week.

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by kwackster
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Wade & Butcher Boone fixed blade
Replies: 10
Views: 831

Re: Wade & Butcher Boone fixed blade

Paper ad from 1926 showing the Wade & Butcher Teddy model on top and the Pioneer, Boone, and Bowie models below: https://i.postimg.cc/fVq0rQLk/Vintage-1926-Wade-Butcher-Knives-Knife-Teddy.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/CRxq7xwW/Vintage-1926-Wade-Butcher-Knives-Knife-Teddy-57.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/6y0ZC...
by kwackster
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Sabol Brothers gyuto's
Replies: 7
Views: 1105

Sabol Brothers gyuto's

Currently waiting for 2 custom 210 mm gyuto's from the Sabol Brothers in Slovakia, below are some early pics they sent me. One will have a deep cryo Elmax blade @ +/- 62 HRC, +/- 25 degrees inclusive edge, +/- 0.2 mm behind the edge. The other will have a deep cryo K390 blade @ +/- 64 HRC, +/- 25 de...
by kwackster
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Swords & Daggers
Topic: I have a Cold Steel Smatchet but...
Replies: 8
Views: 661

Re: I have a Cold Steel Smatchet but...

What is wrong with the Cold Steel Smatchet that you already have ?
by kwackster
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Takamura R2 gyuto 210 sharpening
Replies: 7
Views: 2029

Re: Takamura R2 gyuto 210 sharpening

Update on the Takamura R2 210 Gyuto: According to the Chef this edge done on Paper Wheels lasted him 2 months in his commercial kitchen, which was just as long as the factory edge had lasted him. During that time he sometimes touched up the edge by stropping it on an MDF strop with 1.0 micron diamon...
by kwackster
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Kronenkrebs Fahrtenmesser / Scout knife
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Re: Vintage Kronenkrebs Fahrtenmesser / Scout knife

Depends on your definition of expensive, 8) If and when this knife gets put up for sale in the Netherlands my asking price will be somewhere between 275.00 and 325.00 Euro's (currently around 315 to 372 US dollars) plus shipping. But before it ever comes to that the knife will be tested by me in the...