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Old 01-31-2012, 05:22 PM   #1
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A whole new knife 'set'!

I've been relatively dormant on here over the past few years as I got busy with opening my law practice and trying to keep up with life. I'm still cooking, still love cooking, and am even taking classes now!

Given that I maintained my love for cooking, I've decided to update my knife selection and went with the following:

Hattori HD-08 240mm gyuto for my main


Kagayaki VG-10 KV-2 150mm petty for my main secondary knife (I've always enjoyed using a 6" utility knife for smaller jobs...just a preference)


Tojiro DP Damascus 165mm santoku for my wife (another thing that's changed since I was frequenting these parts...same girl...just the title's changed)



Hattori FH-13C 270mm sujihiki for all of my slicing needs (this one's on it's way and I can't wait....I love cutting up a good roast!)


I've also gathered a few other tidbits to help including a 10" Forschner Fibrox bread knife, some Forschner parers, some Chosera whetstones for sharpening, and a Saber Knives knife bag to carry stuff in when I'm going to class, etc.

All in all, I'm pretty happy! Lots of good chopping, slicing, and dicing in my future!

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Old 01-31-2012, 05:36 PM   #2
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Glad to hear you settled on some quality knives.
Looks like a honesuki might be in your future.
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:48 PM   #3
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Oh my!!! Those are pretty!!

I think I need to order myself a new one now. Congrats on everything & welcome back.
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:18 AM   #4
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Good stuff! Bet you're anxious to use them!
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:25 PM   #5
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Thanks guys!

Rob, I read a lot of your posts as I was deciding - very helpful - thanks for always being around to give your advice to those in need!
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:15 AM   #6
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Hey, I do love to prattle on about knives!
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:05 PM   #7
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Haha, I have no doubt! It's all very addictive...which is probably why I just ordered a Moritaka #2 270mm gyuto to...round out the set? what the hell am I doing??? Ah well, more knives = more fun! I just wanted one carbon...and it looked REALLY cool.
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That is some beautiful steel, congrats! I am sure they will serve you well for decades, and decades!
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:12 AM   #9
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Haha, I have no doubt! It's all very addictive...which is probably why I just ordered a Moritaka #2 270mm gyuto to...round out the set? what the hell am I doing??? Ah well, more knives = more fun! I just wanted one carbon...and it looked REALLY cool.
Sweet! I have that same Moritaka in Super Aogami- I think you'll love it. You won't believe the edge it will take.
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:35 PM   #10
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Thatnks Tatt! I'm hoping this set will last me...well...forever. I don't see why not. Unless we start slicing with lasers...

And yeah, Rob, I've heard great things about the edges that they'll take. I thought long and hard about the differences between the AS and the #2 and took the retailer's recommendation on the #2 (maybe he just wanted to get rid of one of them because they don't sell as much..?) but he said he preferred it because it was more "carbon", a bit softer, and easier to sharpen and still held the edge really well.

In any event, I'm really looking forward to that one...that one, though, I might have to hide from the wife...she was pretty understanding about the first 8 that I bought but then, adding two more (the FH and the Mori)...haha...that's a bit much.
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