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    6. Turn over the blade.



    7. Draw the blade down the full length of the whetstone.



    8. When the blade reaches the end of the stone, the tip of the blade should touch the stone.



    9. Turn over the blade and repeat steps 3 to 8 a few times until you feel the burr. Keep in mind that it is essential to maintain a consistent angle, stroke after stroke, between the blade and the stone. Sprinkle water on the stone frequently to moisten.



    10. Test if the knife is sharp on a piece of 70-gram A4 paper: the blade should slide easily and smoothly through the sheet without resistance.

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    11. After several strokes on the whetstone, stain will appear. To remove, rub the stone against a profiling stone (I use a grit #300 stone purchased from Daiso) under running water until disappear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum View Post
    I didn't realize my hands look like pig trotters.
    It's not that bad! Just curious about how you manage to snap the photos when both hands are on the knife. Appreciate the amount of effort you put into educating us on kitchen knives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lennyl View Post
    It's not that bad! Just curious about how you manage to snap the photos when both hands are on the knife. Appreciate the amount of effort you put into educating us on kitchen knives.
    Thanks! I am trying my best to make the explanations as clear and concise as possible.

    I use a Manfrotto 20" flexible arm mounted on a lightstand. The camera used is a Ricoh GR Digital.
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    For the budget conscious kitchen samurai, Razorsharp has recently brought in a Calphalon traditional 200mm (8") chef knife for S$49.


    [photo: amazon.com]

    This high quality knife is manufactured in China using steel blanks from Solingen, Germany. It has a riveted handle, and a forged and tempered full tang blade. The knife feels balanced in my hand. The finishing is also very good. It is ideal for daily use, or as a gift.

    You can read many of its positive customer reviews from Amazon.com here.

    Here is an excerpt from Amazon.com:

    " Surprising Value
    by I. King "Renie" (Las Vegas, NV)

    When my estranged husband got custody of the Wusthof, I knew I had to find something to replace it. My budget dictated something less expensive than the typical eighty or so dollars I'd spend for one of the German knives I preferred. I bought this Calphalon. I decided to try it because of the known quality of the Calphalon cookware.

    Wow... The price/value is incredible. It was more solid and heavier than I expected with good heft and surprising balance. It doesn't "rock" as well as the Wusthof, but for the price, it's something I can live with! I prefer the "classic" look and was not disappointed in the quality of the handle.

    I'm pretty sure that eventually, I will get an entire set of Wusthof or Henckels (sp?), as they are superior. In the meantime (like in months and months) I will continue to use the Calphalon(s)- yes, I will be buying more - because of the value and great quality for the price."
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    I must revive my kitchen samurai thread, but am too busy to keep up.

    Hopefully, more kitchen samurai can participate and contribute.
    Last edited by photobum; 22nd November 2008 at 08:53 AM.

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    the step by step sharpening tips is great. when the knives I sharpened cut through the paper like "tofu", feels solid....thx photobum.
    how about a series in cutting fish?
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireHouse View Post
    how about a series in cutting fish?
    Ahem.... That, I am no master yet. Still learning how to fillet a fish and cut paper-thin slices without the fish meat falling apart.

    A sushi master takes years to hone their knife skills. I am no sushi master, so you can imagine how I fare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireHouse View Post
    the step by step sharpening tips is great. when the knives I sharpened cut through the paper like "tofu", feels solid....thx photobum.
    how about a series in cutting fish?
    Cheers
    Fishes would require a different knive. Filleting knives are a different set of tools altogether...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Fishes would require a different knive. Filleting knives are a different set of tools altogether...
    I have a set of sashimi knives which I rarely use.

    These days, supermarkets do all the filleting for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum View Post
    I have a set of sashimi knives which I rarely use.

    These days, supermarkets do all the filleting for us.
    true... and I've not been keeping my catches these days...

    Do more of Catch and release anyway...
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    there is a promotion at OG till end nov i think for JA henckels knives...check their website. But not sure where it is made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaped View Post
    there is a promotion at OG till end nov i think for JA henckels knives...check their website. But not sure where it is made.
    JA Henckels products are always on promotion during the GSS (Great Singapore Sale) and near Christmas.

    Consumers' information:

    OG does not stock their complete range of products. The best place in Singapore to buy Henckel knives is Takashimaya and Tangs Orchard. The promotional offer is, however, limited only to selected range of knives.

    To differentiate the country of manfacture on Henckels products, just take note of the trademark logo (please read post #19 on this thread), and it should say "ZWILLING J.A. HENCKELS SOLINGEN GERMANY" on a German-made blade.
    Last edited by photobum; 1st December 2008 at 08:22 AM.

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    thank you for the info! will head down to those places to check out the knives..thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaped View Post
    thank you for the info! will head down to those places to check out the knives..thanks
    If you are planning to invest in a good German knife, I strongly suggest Wusthof knives. Their built quality and edge retention are much better than Henckels'.

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    Christmas is just around the corner.

    Anyone is planning of buying kitchen knife as a gift?

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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum View Post
    Anyone is planning of buying kitchen knife as a gift?
    Not me. A kitchen knife is a very personal thing - think it is best the recipient choose their own.

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    Agreed...

    plus some ppl are "pantang", aka supersitious about such gifts... sharp objects are a no-no....
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    anyone know where to get Kyocera knife cheap bor?

    love the color but exp sia....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlkk76 View Post
    anyone know where to get Kyocera knife cheap bor?

    love the color but exp sia....
    Razorsharp at Tan Boon Liat Building is the local distributor for Kyocera kitchen products.

    PM me if you need more details.

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