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post #451 of 554
yeah i have some lower grit EP stones.
post #452 of 554
Making monkfish stew with a little help from my Aritsugu:
post #453 of 554
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also, thinking about ordering this:

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/koaosupe15.html
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did it. awesome knife for just over $100.


finally gave this knife a good work, and out of the box this knife is superb. made easy work of a tough project (a week old wilty tomato that I cut up to add to some guac). would buy from the same brand again.

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nice. what would you say about a chosera 3k and 5k, on top of the edge pro 1k i already have. does that make any sense?

this is a Q for Manton.
post #454 of 554
A basic principle of sharpening is to keep jumps at or under 3x, meaning that a 1k, 3k,10k works well. This is what I have in the kitchen and the limiting factor is my technique, not the stones.

Others advocate smaller steps but I just see inefficiency. At the same point a King 1k/6k stone works but I like the intermediate 3K or so step.

I just upgraded stones for the shop and added a 5K into the mix. I havn't used the stone yet but it looks like it has more feedback than the chosera 10K which is an amazing piece of blue-white chalk.

DDM
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made easy work of a tough project (a week old wilty tomato that I cut up to add to some guac).

SF is just the greatest.
post #456 of 554
For those who uses 5-6k stones, how often do you cook and how often do you sharpen?

I am currently sticking with an 1k edge and it lasts me for months.
post #457 of 554
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For those who uses 5-6k stones, how often do you cook and how often do you sharpen?

I am currently sticking with an 1k edge and it lasts me for months.

 

I take most of my knives to between 6k-8k.  There's a noticeable decline in the edge polish after about 15-20 uses, depending on the steel.  In a lot of cases, though, the edge just becomes more toothy (similar to a 1k edge) and doesn't feel much less sharp, just different.  I usually touch up my go-to knives on a finishing stone every couple of weeks and then go back down to 1k about every 2-3 months. 500 grit doesn't get used until the edge feels pretty dull.  

post #458 of 554
I am the camp cook so use knives daily. In reality, I sharpen four, maybe five times a year. Better steels last longer and I,ve really found a polished edge to last longer than a toothy edge. The 5-10k is prob. overkill but so what.

Before the good Japanese knives, I was a Sabatier 62 man and could maintain the soft, elastic carbon steel on a broad French steel I bought at dehillerin in Paris an age ago. Now a mizuno Honyaki gyoto has pride of place for its edge. I still pull out the 62 when I want to knock the tips of chicken legs or wings to "airline" a chicken breast. The mizuno is not a fragile laser, it's a solid piece of steel but the reality seems to be that the edges of Japanese knives are thinner.
post #459 of 554
disregard my last post, i'm a moron, i don't actually have an EP 1k. gonna kop dat chosera 1,3 and maybe 10k.
post #460 of 554
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did it. awesome knife for just over $100.
 

Interesting color on that handle

post #461 of 554
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Originally Posted by tropics View Post

disregard my last post, i'm a moron, i don't actually have an EP 1k. gonna kop dat chosera 1,3 and maybe 10k.

Just remember that these stones are graded on different scales.

EP 1k is actually quite a bit finer than a Chosera 1k (which is closer to the EP 600).

Chosera 3k is closer to the EP 1k. If you already have something like a 600 EP stone, then you can skip to the 3k chosera (unless you just want a full chosera set).
post #462 of 554
yeah i do have the 600, i think that's where i got confused. chosera 1k unkopped.
post #463 of 554
How do people store knives? In a drawer with a guard or in a knife block? Or some other way?
post #464 of 554

In a knife block with custom slots for bigger blades:

 

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How do people store knives? In a drawer with a guard or in a knife block? Or some other way?

magnetic strip on wall.
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