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  1. Congarranza

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    DIY knife roll. Made of a thick canvas for easy washing. At its prime, it held 210mm santoku, Chefs, 10"honing rod, 2x 4" pairings, and that sharpening stone from a hardware store. It cuts fast! Only good on German steel.

    That Dexter edge guard seems to be the only one I have left. These are awesome. They have a fuzzy lining on the inside and the plastic is heavy duty. I've tried some other ones, but was not a fan.
     
    May 26, 2017
  2. goenKendama

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    I don't know that I've ever seen a Santoku that long. Most are in the 170-180mm range and I had a few custom 140mm made for me and some friends. I'll keep an eye out for that since I'm kind of partial to that style of blade. I've never heard of the Dexters either so that'll be on my investigation list when I get back to the US. I picked up some Forschner Edge-mag, Messermeister Edge-Guard, and LamsonSharp KnifeSafes to try out. The KnifeSafes are my favorite for my Japanese knives and bigger blades. The others I'm still trying out. The scissors I just made a cover out of PVC pipe I heated and shaped and so far it works well.

    Mostly the bag is in a state of flux. Since I'm not a pro it's seldom used and it's currently filled with spare knives that I don't worry about A) losing or B) lending. It has a bunch of freebie Anolon knives that came with their own blade covers that work reasonably well. Back when I was getting some of the Anolon cookware it seemed they were always bundling knives and cutting boards with everything. I'll probably switch most of those over to Forschner or Henckels food service blades (like the yellow one in the KnifeSafe) when I get around to it. Also in the knickknack area I have a 4 color pen, write in the raid notebook, business cards, flashlight, box cutter, Lansky medium/fine diamond paddle, etc. I still need a decent steel and will probably end up with one of the Forshcners.

     
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  3. Congarranza

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    Flashlight!!!


    @goenKendama please tell me you have drilled a base cup and inserted an LED for when the zombies attack!

    My santoku I bought at a Target on clearance for $8USD. Oneida makes them. It's a super soft metal, I can't seem to find a nice angle that the metal want to sit still in. After taking it to the stone, I'll have to hit it with the steel within a couple of days. After about 2 weeks of everyday use and honing it regularly, it's useless. It's semi-retired. I'll play around with it soon and try to get a wider angle and maybe put some microbevel into it.

    Love the tiger print!
     
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  4. goenKendama

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    @Congarranza Flashlight? Why of course. You've never dropped anything that rolled under a ref or had a light go out in an oven (non-commercial) or just wanted to see what's going in better? Never had a tripped breaker or power outage? Seriously a flashlight (make that several) is EDC gear must if there ever was one. A high CRI LED flashlight helps with grilling too since you want to see the real color of the meat (omnivore here remember ;) ) To steal an old saw "If there's a 50% chance of rain you carry an umbrella right? Well there's a 100% chance of 'dark' every day."

    I picked up a Santoku-from-hell under the name Tramontana when someone pinched one of our Victorinox ones at the shop for another project. It's a miserable excuse for a knife. I told them to keep it as a backup to their backup since it's at least NSF. The Itoh-san knives I posted about above are R2 powder steel cored laminated with 2x 16 layer high nickel Damascus exterior plates. It loves a 25-30 degree total edge grind and if you can swing a convex edge watch out it practically cuts by itself.

    Yeah, the tiger print, year of the tiger what can I say. Besides the camo one was sold out.
     
    May 28, 2017
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  5. goenKendama

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    Went back through some old photos to find some better shots of Itoh-sans blades. A couple are "desk knives" rather than for cooking but they use the same steel.






     
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  6. goenKendama

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