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Master Sushi Chef Nozomu Abe Reveals His 5 Prized Kitchen Tools

Welcome to “Kitchen Essentials,” a new series from Chowhound where chefs and bartenders from around the country invite viewers into their kitchens and bars, unveiling the five tools that are simply...

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Seki Magoroku Nakiri

by drrayeye 4 months ago

Over 20 years ago, I was given a Kai Seki Magoroku Nakiri in Japan, before there was a Shun. The profile has been used with many metals and different designs on Shun Nakiris, but I think this Wata...

Knife Sharpening With a Strop

by obillo 5 months ago

Years ago I tried a hack: sharpen a razor by stroking in backwards on a piece of cloth. It worked. Last year I saw one of those Hollywood Gunga Din movies of the 1930s; in it, there's a shaving sce...

Made in China Kitchen Knives: getting objective product information

by drrayeye 1 year ago

Time was we went to look at kitchen knives up close and personal--got to hold them or even cut up a few carrots with one. It still happens sometimes with a limited range of knives--especially at S...

New cutting gadget

by diegomed14 6 months ago

Hello everyone, I am new here, but I was searching for a good home-cooking discussion page and found this one. I wanted to know what are some of your thoughts on this cool new hand-held gadget that...

Upgrading home cookware

by Eelgem85 5 months ago

Hi Everyone! My husband and I recently closed on our first home. We are looking to invest in some high quality knives, pans & bakeware. Up until now I have either had hand me downs, or less exp...

Pro knife sharpeners in Santa Monica?

by Blade 18 years ago

Hello The edge on my Wustoff chef knife is Kaput. I read your Message Board Rules and thought this query fit in with restaurant chat. Anybody have a favorite knife sharpening shop that doesn't g...

Need help identifying my japanese knife

by kono 6 months ago

I had gotten this knife from my grandmother before she died, and I know she brought it back from Japan before I was born, so it's very dear to me, and I would appreciate any help that I can get, th...

Japanese knives near Boston?

by samfried 8 months ago

I'm looking for a store near Boston (very willing to drive a few hours away) where I can talk to someone knowledgeable about Japanese chef's knives and buy one. I don't want to go to a big commerci...

Atlas Peppermill Parts needed!

by babeboomer 7 months ago

Yes you cannot get anywhere with emails or phone calls to Peppermill Imports because they do not respond. I will probably just have a piece welded on the grinder bottom where it is chipped off for ...

MTC Sale on Knives

by dcrb 7 months ago

MTC Kitchen is having a sale on knife rolls and knives.

Carbon steel knife "too sharp"?

by Skip2 8 months ago

I've been watching too many of those Facebook ads where the guy is slicing through a tomato with absolutely no effort! I have a very nice carbon. steel santoku and know how to sharpen -- water ston...

Paring Knife Recommendations

by loves2cook82 7 months ago

My mom mentioned to me the other day that she would like a new paring knife, so I thought I would buy her a nice one for Christmas. Any recs? I don't really use one myself, so I don't have much exp...

Any Cleaver Fan's - Whaddya Say

by mobiledynamics 2 years ago

I've got a couple of cleavers in the stash . Nothing special.... I've got a friend who's going to HK. The last time I was there, I would say $ for CCK was about 50% less than what I would pay st...

Old Foster Bros. Cleaver question

by Bondsteel 7 months ago

I have a Foster Bros cleaver #1138 that i have a question about. I've read the historic posts on dating them and because of family provenance, I'm sure my cleaver is from the 1870-1890 era. My cl...

Henckels Classic super cheap

by FalkCulinairUSA 8 months ago

I was in my local Macy's this evening this evening and stopped in the kitchen wares department. Most of the stuff was picked over and the price tags were gone. I looked up one of the items on my ...

Here's Your Chance... Anthony Bourdain's Meteorite Kramer

by kaleokahu 10 months ago

So, how high will it go? Considering people have paid >$10k for a Kramer simply not to have to wait in line for theirs to be made, I think the pre-auction estimate of $4-6k is a little low. Haw...

Three dollar knives?!?

by travelerjjm 1 year ago

Brandless.com has a Santoku and a Nakiri for $3 each. At that price, is it likely they can even hold an edge? Have any of you tried any of the knives from them?

Older Cleavers - Anyone Know Anything About These?

by Mothership 7 years ago

I recently bought these two cleavers at an antique/flea market. I don't have any knowledge of cutting tools or cleavers and was hoping someone here might know something about these. I couldn't fin...