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Quick Look Round 9 Knife Videos

Mon May 05, 2014 1:48 am

Here are links to the latest videos. More to come Monday evening:

Moritaka AS Gyuto 210mm Quick Look
http://youtu.be/MB6g6TD17qQ

Moritaka AS Gyuto 240mm Quick Look
http://youtu.be/KErHiwI7RcE

Moritaka AS Kiritsuke/Gyuto 210mm Quick Look
http://youtu.be/ZmchaNBBoM4

Moritaka AS Knife Roundup #1 Quick Look
http://youtu.be/yrzhJeA64tI

Moritaka AS KS Gyuto 250mm Quick Look
http://youtu.be/L73Xi-3e-WA

Moritaka AS Nakiri 165mm Quick Look
http://youtu.be/2W9n-eyqQkg

Moritaka AS Petty 150mm Quick Look
http://youtu.be/iA3HxlXwjlw

Minamoto Hamon 19C27 Santoku 180mm Quick Look
http://youtu.be/9LdLS3whcu8

Kohetsu SLD Nakiri 165mm Quick Look
http://youtu.be/LKVWzPtp-hQ

Kohetsu SLD Santoku 170mm Quick Look
http://youtu.be/iNIL_tQtw2o

Kohetsu AS Wa Petty 120mm Quick Look
http://youtu.be/9HBI5U9LFJA

Kohetsu HAP40 Petty 120mm Quick Look
http://youtu.be/zSpzcd6uKMQ

Kohetsu HAP40 Gyuto 240mm Quick Look
http://youtu.be/d9tnxHcCaqc

Re: Quick Look Round 9 Knife Videos

Tue May 06, 2014 3:28 am

Rest of Round 9 - Lefty single bevel knives:

Kitaoka Lefty Blue #2 Yanagiba 300mm Quick Look
http://youtu.be/eD-doniXqh0

Kitaoka Lefty Blue #2 Yanagiba 270mm Quick Look
http://youtu.be/vXkyUEefbeU

Kitaoka Lefty Blue #2 Yanagiba 240mm Quick Look
http://youtu.be/7nEu4ckmAJA

Kitaoka Lefty Blue #2 Usaba 180mm Quick Look
http://youtu.be/yu_Ug2MhHBE

Kitaoka Lefty Blue #2 Funayuki 180mm Quick Look
http://youtu.be/m2wSLqkNKHs

Kitaoka Lefty Blue #2 Deba 180mm Quick Look
http://youtu.be/1fUKQY0Z6Ps

Kitaoka Lefty Blue #2 Deba 165mm Quick Look
http://youtu.be/mKedVWbVFmE

Kitaoka Lefty Blue #2 Single Bevel Knife Roundup Quick Look
http://youtu.be/L833TXxZGFI

Re: Quick Look Round 9 Knife Videos

Tue May 06, 2014 3:31 am

I haven't gotten through all the new ones yet. But great work as always Steve!

Re: Quick Look Round 9 Knife Videos

Tue May 06, 2014 3:07 pm

Thanks Pete!

Let me know if you folks like the cutting board/profile demo I started including w/most of the knives in this round. If you find it helpful, I'll keep doing it.

Re: Quick Look Round 9 Knife Videos

Tue May 06, 2014 10:45 pm

SteveG wrote:Thanks Pete!

Let me know if you folks like the cutting board/profile demo I started including w/most of the knives in this round. If you find it helpful, I'll keep doing it.


I like it!

Re: Quick Look Round 9 Knife Videos

Wed May 07, 2014 5:33 am

SteveG wrote:Thanks Pete!

Let me know if you folks like the cutting board/profile demo I started including w/most of the knives in this round. If you find it helpful, I'll keep doing it.



I like it Steve, I think it's a nice addition.

Re: Quick Look Round 9 Knife Videos

Wed May 07, 2014 12:29 pm

I only saw one video with the profile addition so far. THANK YOU!! This is PRECISELY what I thought had been missing in previous videos of all types, and it gives much better sense of the profile than merely rocking the knife on a board from above or showing the edge. Great addition!!

Re: Quick Look Round 9 Knife Videos

Wed May 07, 2014 12:40 pm

Steve: I watched another video and in confirmed an idea/suggestion: if you have a board that you dedicate to these videos, at least for the couple of hours you devote to filming, I would recommend the following: If you tape some stiff/folded paper or a piece of white plastic on the board itself, to serve as a backdrop on the board rather depending on the paper description, you'll get a much more consistent and clear portrayal of the actual edge of the knife—this is particularly true when not rocking the blade. As you probably noticed, since you're holding the angle of the board by hand, we (the viewer) go in and out of seeing the board as the backdrop (not helpful) and the paper as the backdrop (helpful, because then we see the space between the wood and the knife as cream/white). Having a backdrop on the board immediately behind the knife would eliminate this problem, as the viewing angle would no longer determine whether we saw the board or the paper behind the knife edge in the trailing horizon!

I'm so excited about this new feature—I hope my suggestion might make your job a little easier by requiring you to balance one less thing while rocking a sharp blade, holding a heavy board on edge, talking, and taping at the same time. (Just don't chew any gum, right?) Ha!

I also wanted to add that I loved the "round up"—addressed lots of good issues about general fit and finish and grind from knife to knife that is often missing from the website regarding such makers...and is often a source of anxiety when you see only one review or video of one knife from a line that has some er...unique...qualities. This is particularly true here, where I was thinking the edge and style of the KS was probably identical to other knives, when it is clearly not. Nicely done, and nice addition for this line in particular!

Re: Quick Look Round 9 Knife Videos

Thu May 08, 2014 2:42 am

Thanks guys for the feedback.

Joe, I've actually thought about doing that very thing you suggested. I could see the high contrast back drop wasn't consistent with the board moving around. It's a board I'll dedicate to this, and it's fairly light. Great suggestion! Look for this on the next round.

Re: Quick Look Round 9 Knife Videos

Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:45 pm

SteveG wrote:Thanks Pete!

Let me know if you folks like the cutting board/profile demo I started including w/most of the knives in this round. If you find it helpful, I'll keep doing it.


Steve,

i really like the cutting board shot to show the rocking cuts. very helpful.

pat
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