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 Post subject: Hiromoto Arrived
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:26 pm 

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Received my Gyuto today. Unpacked and just admired it. Very nice. Feels good in my hand.
Kind of hesitant to put it to use.
Should I force a patina or just let it happen naturally?
Will try to figure out how to post photo's.



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 Post subject: Re: Hiromoto Arrived
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:43 pm 

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Let it happen naturally. Just wipe it dry after use and don't let it hang around in acids for too long. In the unlikely case that you find it too reactive, then I'd etch or force a patina.


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 Post subject: Re: Hiromoto Arrived
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I would just let it patina naturally. It's stainless clad, the only carbon exposed is at the edge.



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 Post subject: Re: Hiromoto Arrived
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+1. It won't take long with normal use.



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 Post subject: Re: Hiromoto Arrived
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:54 pm 

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Thanks. I'll let the patina form naturally.
BTW, it's really sharp OTB so I probably will not have to sharpen in the near future. Will give me time to practice on the other less expensive knives.



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 Post subject: Re: Hiromoto Arrived
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:03 pm 

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Just sliced and diced an onion. Here's what the edge now looks like. It's going to look sweet.
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 Post subject: Re: Hiromoto Arrived
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:04 pm 

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I thought the Victorinox chef's knife I have was sharp. It doesn't stand up to the Hiromoto. This knife is really sharp OTB. Impressed so far. I really wasn't expecting this knife to slice through an onion as easily as it did.



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 Post subject: Re: Hiromoto Arrived
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:25 pm 

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Sweet. Great you snapped one up before the line disappears.

You may also want to try an acid-etch. The results make things a little more dramatic.

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 Post subject: Re: Hiromoto Arrived
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:51 pm 

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No need for that. The clad part will turn black into a few days, and etching will attack the edge -- unnecessarily. Normally you would religiously wipe off the carbon part after every task. Well, I suggest you to just clean the very edge, by cutting very slightly into a cork. Only before putting it away, you will rinse it with a lot of hot water, clean it normally with soap, rinse it again and have it to dry. Very hard not to get a dark patina.


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 Post subject: Re: Hiromoto Arrived
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:01 pm 

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Find a receipt with garlic, Granny Smiths, Roquefort, hot pastrami, and you will be fine about the patina. No need for lemons, mustard or vinegar.


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