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Offline RAD

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Got a box today
« Reply #-1 on: November 07, 2017, 05:48:35 PM »
I received a text from SAMs club the other day and there was a deal on the below knives. Anyone have any experience with them or any suggestions on keeping them sharp? I've never really spent this much on knives before. I hope I got a good deal.

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Re: Got a box today
« on: November 08, 2017, 07:58:03 AM »
They look really good, congrats! :thumbup: :thumbup:
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2017, 08:06:29 AM »
Good lookin' knife set.
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 08:18:24 AM »
My executive chef at my part time kitchen job has those knives.  He is a graduate of CIA (Culinary Institute of America), so I'd say they are worth every penny. He loves the balance and how they feel in the hand.  I have used his and they are nice, you'll enjoy them.

A tip for you (and everyone), before and after every use, he uses a honing steel.  He said his roommate in college with cheapo knives sat in his room and honed every knife every night, and they were by far the sharpest knives he has seen except for when they were brand new.  So before and after every use he hones the blade a couple times. He uses a diamond steel for honing which also sharpens the knives slightly.

Every 6 months or so when the honing doesn't keep them as sharp as he likes he uses a 3 sides sharpening stone (coarse, medium and fine) with mineral oil just to freshen them up.
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Re: Got a box today
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2017, 05:42:43 PM »
My executive chef at my part time kitchen job has those knives.  He is a graduate of CIA (Culinary Institute of America), so I'd say they are worth every penny. He loves the balance and how they feel in the hand.  I have used his and they are nice, you'll enjoy them.

A tip for you (and everyone), before and after every use, he uses a honing steel.  He said his roommate in college with cheapo knives sat in his room and honed every knife every night, and they were by far the sharpest knives he has seen except for when they were brand new.  So before and after every use he hones the blade a couple times. He uses a diamond steel for honing which also sharpens the knives slightly.

Every 6 months or so when the honing doesn't keep them as sharp as he likes he uses a 3 sides sharpening stone (coarse, medium and fine) with mineral oil just to freshen them up.
Thanks for the advice. It also came with a diamond steel honing. Is there a special way to use the honing tool or just slowly go over the blade?  The other knives I have are SAMs specials so I don't really pay close attention on how I honed them but they always seamed sharp for inexpensive knives.
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Re: Got a box today
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2017, 06:32:06 PM »
Man that's one thing I need, a good set of knives. Maybe Santa will read this and order me some ;)
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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2017, 02:46:07 AM »


It is reverse of common convention, and does take some time and muscle memory to try and do correctly.  For years I did it with the blade leading the way until one day a trained chef stopped me and showed me they way Gordon Ramsay does it in the video.  I was told it was to protect the blade edge so you don't slip and jam and break the edge, which makes sense, but it does feel unnatural to do until you get used to it.
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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2017, 03:19:12 PM »
He makes it look so easy.
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Re: Got a box today
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2017, 03:18:55 PM »
Hmmm. I was taught in cooking school to use a steel exactly the opposite way. I'll have to give this a try and see which I like better. But I can tell you already, muscle memory is a PITA for me on stuff like this.

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Re: Got a box today
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2017, 05:04:48 PM »
Global makes some good knives!!  Not sure what you paid  but a very nice set.

Japanese knives  usually come  nice and sharp,  the  steel  is usually harder  so they hold an edge longer, but are harder to sharpen again. 

I would 2nd the  use of  using sharpening stones, check online  there are many videos on how to sharpen, and the angle etc  you want to use.
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Re: Got a box today
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2017, 06:16:45 PM »
Global makes some good knives!!  Not sure what you paid but a very nice set.

Japanese knives  usually come  nice and sharp,  the  steel  is usually harder  so they hold an edge longer, but are harder to sharpen again. 

I would 2nd the  use of  using sharpening stones, check online  there are many videos on how to sharpen, and the angle etc  you want to use.

Thanks, I've used them a couple of times and they are really nice and sharp. Under $300 with shipping.
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Re: Got a box today
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2017, 03:04:54 PM »
If you are going to sharpen your knife's for the first time then you need to know the angle before you start. Use a black marker to determine the proper angle.

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