Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:36 pm
Nmiller21k wrote:Well lets make it happen then....
What should we include in a "Newbie Guide"
Steel Types, short description, this can be broken down into sub categories... suggestions here.
Grinds, short description of what a grind is.
Bevel... very helpful
Handles, western versus non western, again sub categories.
Maybe basic knife types, gyuto versus santoku? etc..
I think those are all great ideas. As much as basic knife types can get into matters of personal preference, it is probably a good idea to point out the general characteristics of the gyuto, suji vs. yanagiba, funayuki (especially the single/double bevel issue), nakiri vs. usuba, santoku, deba vs. western deba etc.
Probably also worth a brief weight classification description. A sentence or two each on laser, workhorse, heavyweight knives should clear up some of those terms for a new person.
Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:48 pm
Looks like we're off to a very nice start on a new thread to sticky.
I like the idea of having a short description on the classes used in these forums like "Laser", "Workhorse", "Heavyweight", etc. Of course these terms are somewhat subjective but a simplistic clarification wouldn't hurt or take up much space.
All of these things (profiles/types, "weight classes", single bevel, etc.) could be handled in a definitions area without a lot of complication.
As always, if someone needs more detailed help they can always ask.
I do see this being a big help for answering the simple questions and making the decision making process that much easier though.
Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:17 pm
Lets start tackling this
If we can all maybe add something and someone else (possibly me) depending on my free time can put it all into a nice format...
Lets start with a "order" of information... say Knife types first, then steel types, then bevels / grinds?
Then at the end links to the two videos that are up and able to watch.
So a new person can go OH, Gyuto description thats WHAT I need a knife for... then the rest of the information she/he can read and break down more...
Gyuto, carbon, single bevel etc...
Thoughts, ideas input
Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:11 pm
That order sounds good to me.
Knife types (perhaps incomplete, just in alphabetical order; note whether single or double bevel and where both types are available):
Honesuki (maybe put Garasuki/Hankotsu all in this one as well, maybe split them out)
Western Deba (Yo Deba)
short, just wa vs. yo
subcategories: Stainless, Semi-stainless, Carbon
Double (50/50 vs other)
Grinds & weight classes
Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:48 pm
Also need to include user data. A knife is just a tool, describing the tool does not describe how it is used.
Water stone sharpened
Jig sharpened (EP, wicked edge, etc)
Menu: Veggies/proteins/whole primals/critters
Cleaning, storage habits, etc
....All I can think of at the moment
Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:21 pm
Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:24 pm
I'd suggest knife use tutorials, and a section for carbon steel care.
Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:28 pm
Steve...super vids on the Japanese knives. I've been poking around here forever and never came across them!
(sorry for another post...don't see how to edit previous posts
Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:58 pm
rickysa --> In User Control Panel, Board Preferences, switch my language preference from "English" to "British English" and your edit button will magically appear.
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