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Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:52 pm
Hiromoto AS is a very nice knife.
A gyuto is more versatile than a nakiri. However, like Taz said, you can do a lot with a nakiri and it's one of my favorite shapes for my home cooking.
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:21 pm
Now I have a bunch of knives to choose from.
I'm standing on the precipice, ready to jump, however, I would love a recommendation on a stone set.
I wanted to get the Shapton 6 pc Starter set, buts its out of stock... Recommendations?
I was going to go with Shapton because I've read about the brand all over, no other loyalty.
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:45 pm
Shapton is kind of the gold standard. If you want them, get the 2 piece set:http://www.chefknivestogo.com/sh2pcstset.html
The flattening plate and the stone holder combo:http://www.chefknivestogo.com/xxcdiplandun.html
and the loupe:http://www.chefknivestogo.com/20xloupe.html
Looks like the deburring block is out of stock right now and the reason why the 6 piece set isn't available.
Get the deburring block at a later date maybe.
Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:15 pm
Alright... After all this, the Dojo is out of stock. Help....
Mark, how often do you receive new shipments?
Also, Adam, your work is outstanding. I'm making the Dojo my learning/ project knife and in a bit I'd love to send it your way to have a handle fashioned in the same style as the TKC Gyuto with the hidden tang and mosaic pin.... Beautiful!
Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:16 pm
Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:14 pm
>> Hey Mark,
>> I've been on the forum for a week or so now and gotten a lot of good information, however, I haven't reached a solution because the Dojo is sold out. Any other recommendations for carbon core, stainless clad knife under $120? That, or when you expect to receive more of the Doko Nakiri in stock.
Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:15 pm
On Jan 16, 2013, at 10:53 AM, Mark Richmond <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Try this one: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/gona16.html
> Kind Regards,
> Mark Richmond
Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:15 pm
That looks great! The last question I have is about the difference between the Goko and the Tanaka Damascus, with a Blue Paper Steel Core. Supposedly, it's also a great quality carbon core clad in stainless? Sorry for the incessant questions. I'm a researcher, so I need as much information as possible before jumping in.
Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:23 pm
The Goko is hand made, hand hammered hand heat treated in a small blacksmith shop.
The Tojiro Damascus blades are also hand made and then sent over to their handle department for the handle work. It's a much heavier knife than the Goko which is very light. Aogami is a little harder, keeps it's edge a little longer and is a little more difficult to sharpen.
Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:25 pm
Yeah, the Goko's are very nice for the money. Definitely worth a look.
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