Help with this mysterious knife

Discussion in 'Cooking Knife Reviews' started by EKMEK, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. rick alan

    rick alan

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    Japanese water stone sharpening is by far the better way, but those manual wheel sharpeners are decent enough, and won't do serious damage like the powered versions do if not used very carefully.

    None of us has ever used or seen reviews for the following, but I am fairly sure they are easily worth the money, and you could be the first to review one for us. You can also easily get the shop owner on the line. I've spoken with him and feel he is very legit in what he says, and you can ask him how the Fisher Bargoin Zen line compares to other knives he sells. Fisher Bargoin is a well known line in France, and uses superior stainless alloys in comparison to the crap most European companies typically use.
    http://www.thebestthings.com/knives/fischer_bargoin_zen_knives.htm

    Then there are the typical standbys like fujiwara fkm, Tojiro DP and MAC BK-80. Personally, I'd try the Zen if looking in your price range. Either that or a Masahiro basic carbon Gyuto if you didn't mind dealing with carbon.
     
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    Ooops, my last statement didn't appear, so that is why this got written:

    Apparently everyone dropped the ball here, sorry about that EKMEK. I assume you live in the States. I'll recommend the Geshin Stainless line, these are very fine entry-level Japanese knives. A little cheaper is the Tojiro DP, you'd be happier with the Geshin though. Your CC sharpener will work OK with these. Let us know how it goes.
     
  3. benuser

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    I respectfully disagree about using a CC sharpener as it will move the edge to a thicker part of the blade.
     
  4. rick alan

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    It's not the power CC he has, it's the pull through with diamond wheels. Not ideal but not the worst. The Geshin Stainless will give him some service before wanting for thinning. But yes the OP needs to understand that anything short of bench stones is a big compromise. At least should be willing to use a King 300 stone for thinning when the time comes, thinning is not a big deal to do. OP should understand that hand sharpening is not really any big deal either, and greatly enhances the the whole cutting experience.
     
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