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 Post subject: Learning to use a Yanagiba
PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:39 pm 

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Looks easy.

Isn't.


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 Post subject: Re: Learning to use a Yanagiba
PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:04 am 

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Yup.


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 Post subject: Re: Learning to use a Yanagiba
PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:08 am 

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Which reminds me,i had some kingfish and chutoro tuna last night. I was a little giddy after man ng the first cut because I had never felt my knife glide so easy before-i wasn't used to such a level of ease I felt like I reached inner peace in or something.

Its just not a knife for rapid cutting jobs thats for sure.still takes me about 3 times as long to dice an onion compared to any other knife I have


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 Post subject: Re: Learning to use a Yanagiba
PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:20 am 
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SHERSKI <> The way this reads - it's as if you are explaining you dice onions with a Yanagi. :shock:

That would take three times as long as the knife is designed to slice... not chop. It's design's efficiency rather promotes rapid cutting in appropriate applications.



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 Post subject: Re: Learning to use a Yanagiba
PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:01 am 

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i love using my yanagi on a side of swordfish, or ahi tuna loin


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 Post subject: Re: Learning to use a Yanagiba
PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:28 pm 

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Melampus, don't get me wrong but what I was trying to achieve was to find out the ways that are not necessarily optimal for using the Yanagiba. And for learning which cuts are appropriate for a tool such as this knife. I guess what I'm trying to say is, I want to reverse engineer the way I learn things so I know what not to do first within reasonable boundaries as opposed to just being told that so-and-so-blade is supposed to cut such-and-such only.

I don't believe the Yanagi is a fish/protein only knife and whether or not you agree with me, I believe that there is a degree to which this knife can be used in other applications that extend into the realm of veg prep, though perhaps not in a setting as rapid or as rigorous as a French styled kitchen as opposed to a more serene Japanese omakase or kaiseki style kitchen setting; and that only comes from figuring out how your knife should behave, as opposed to how people tell you your knife should behave.


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 Post subject: Re: Learning to use a Yanagiba
PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:46 pm 

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SherskiAUS wrote:Melampus, don't get me wrong but what I was trying to achieve was to find out the ways that are not necessarily optimal for using the Yanagiba. And for learning which cuts are appropriate for a tool such as this knife. I guess what I'm trying to say is, I want to reverse engineer the way I learn things so I know what not to do first within reasonable boundaries as opposed to just being told that so-and-so-blade is supposed to cut such-and-such only.

I don't believe the Yanagi is a fish/protein only knife and whether or not you agree with me, I believe that there is a degree to which this knife can be used in other applications that extend into the realm of veg prep, though perhaps not in a setting as rapid or as rigorous as a French styled kitchen as opposed to a more serene Japanese omakase or kaiseki style kitchen setting; and that only comes from figuring out how your knife should behave, as opposed to how people tell you your knife should behave.


So, have you tried driving nails with a pipe wrench yet?

After all, you have to learn "which actions are appropriate for a tool such as a pipe wrench."


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 Post subject: Re: Learning to use a Yanagiba
PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:25 pm 

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"So, have you tried driving nails with a pipe wrench yet?"

:lol:

Nail ain't gonna drive itself!


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 Post subject: Re: Learning to use a Yanagiba
PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:56 pm 
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I drive nails with my old Nokia phone!


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 Post subject: Re: Learning to use a Yanagiba
PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:52 pm 

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Nmiller21k wrote:I drive nails with my old Nokia phone!


No way, thought I was the only one who did that.


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