When you've bought a few new knives over the last few months and decide to rejig your knife roll.
Spent a little time checking blades, honing and making sure they're all as sharp as I can get them.
My gf reckons I'm a bit obsessive. But in fairness they're the tools of my trade, and if I take care of them, they'll do so for me. There's just something about finding knives you somehow click with. Yes, on the face of it they're just a metal object with a sharp bit, ie cutty things. However the different steels they're made of, the style of the knife itself, and of the blacksmith help them behave in different ways when you use them - totally making them individual to the tasks at hand.
To me, it's all about the feel of them. How you use them, and the way they become like an extension of yourself when you're using them. Some knives I've handled just don't feel right to me, but others swear by them. Kinda funny really, but then knives are made and/or designed by individuals, and as cooks or chefs we too are as individual as the knives we use and the food we cook.
Masakage Koishi Gyuto, “it is as sexy as Jim Morrison in leather pants.” – Knifewear. The tsuchime (hammered) and kurouchi (black) finish looks amazing, the photo doesn’t do the blacksmiths handiwork justice. The hammer marks are hand peened which makes every knife unique. It was handmade by Kato San and sharpened by Shibata San who is widely regarded as one of the best professional knife sharpeners in Japan. Made from Aogami Super (Super Blue carbon) Steel clad with Stainless Steel. The hammered finish gives the impression of river pebbles, this is where the name Koishi comes from. The story goes that if you give a knife as a gift, you sever the relationship. But since this is a gift to myself…I do not think it applies 😁. But just in case, Masakage includes a five-yen coin with every knife both as a nod to this belief, and as a traditional Japanese token of good luck. #japaneseknives#yosimikato#gyuto#dankieneil#blerrieskerp#masakage#takayukishibata#handforged#unique#itssopretty#sliceanddice#kitchensamurai_#happy
Roll out! Every set of knives deserves a house. Horace and Jasper out of Calgary make some truly gorgeous leather products, like this 7-piece knife roll ($320) with an included shoulder strap. My Kumo 270mm Gyuto ($602), Haruyuki Tantakatan Nakiri ($235) and Sugimori 150mm petty ($298) have never felt more snug! Plus, all knives are 10% of when purchasing three or more!
Carving up a big slab of meat is a bit of an event, so there’s no sense in using an UGLY CARVING KNIFE. So thank goodness that we have long, slender Sujihiki knives that are as handsome as out staff! Yoshimi Kato-san’s Koishi knives perform just as amazingly as they look. That gorgeous hammer-forged “Kuroshu” stainless steel cladding houses a core of no-nonsense Aogami Super Carbon Steel. Excellent edge retention, easy to sharpen, and oh so thin! $432 and $478 for the 270mm and 300mm respectively.