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My kitchen knives...

Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:29 am

Some time ago I promised to post a picture of my kitchen knives. Here it is.

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From left to right.

  • Tojiro ITK 270 mm bread knife. This must be one of the best bread knives around. It may sound odd, but it produces hardly any bread crumbs.
  • Takeda 270 mm yanagiba. (This is what it is called, it is more like a sujihiki.) Made of aogami super steel, with a beautiful kurouchi and and sharp... The kasumi is the result of sharpening by Ken Schwartz.
  • Fujiware 240 mm chef knife. Also made of carbon steel. I put on the patina myself and that really helps against rusting.
  • Artifex 210 mm chef knife. Convexed and with a new handle by Tim Johnson. Made of my favourite stainless steel, 13C26 (a.k.a. AEB-L). After convexing it cuts almost like the Suisin.
  • Suisin Inox Honyaki. Made of 19C27. This steel has a slightly better edge retention than 13C26. My favourite chef knife.
  • Konosuke 150 mm petty knife. Made of HH steel (which is rumoured to be 13C26 of 19C27; it definitely behaves like it).
  • Konosuke 120 mm petty knife. Made of proprietary HD steel. This steel is "semi-stainless". I haven't been able to get rust spots on this knife; it only develops a little patina. Behaves much like HH steel, except that the feel when sharpening it is much nicer than when sharpening stainless steel.

Re: My kitchen knives...

Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:27 pm

MARK <> AWESOME battery! That is one well chosen functional mess of steel. And we share our favorite knife, as well, I still have yet to find any knife I prefer overall over the Suisin IH... damn perfection! :P

Re: My kitchen knives...

Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:45 pm

You're good to go with that packet!

:)

Re: My kitchen knives...

Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:52 pm

Very nice...

Re: My kitchen knives...

Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:31 pm

Awesome patina on the Fujiwara! How'd you get that look?

Re: My kitchen knives...

Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:10 pm

CEDAR <> http://www.chefknivestogoforum.com/patina-pictures-t1910.html

Re: My kitchen knives...

Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:18 pm

Thanks Mel.

Re: My kitchen knives...

Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:13 pm

CEDAR <> Yessur. :P

Re: My kitchen knives...

Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:23 pm

Cedar, Melampus is right. I forced a patina using bubble wrap foil with a mustard/vinegar dressing. There is also a vid on Youtube where Mark demonstrates how to do this.

Re: My kitchen knives...

Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:11 am

"I forced a patina using bubble wrap foil with a mustard/vinegar dressing."

Thanks.

Yours came out better than mine :?

Guess I was wondering if I missed something obvious.
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