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Any opinions on Kamikoto knives?

Discussion in 'The Kitchen Knife' started by Captp, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. They're ridiculously expensive, way beyond my jeans, but I keep seeing some at 79% off. Almost affordable. Are they worth it at 79% off?
  2. Any link?
  3. Send me or any decent sharpener any 180mm gyuto and it will work much better. Such a nonsense.
    After all, its a piece of steel you have to put a good geometry and profile on.
  4. Finally found some reviews. Seems they are close to junk, even at the 70% off price. Won't be wasting my hard earned cash on them.
  5. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

    Georg what are you looking for knife wise?

    perhaps we can suggest a few things.
  6. Jim, I have all the knives I NEED, but, as with shaving gear, need has nothing to do with it. I currently have a mix of Chicago Cutlery and Henckels (yeah, I know, don't even mention those paltry, low class knives here) Nothing I really need, but maybe a 10" slicer and something along the lines of a chef's knife, Japanese style for both. These are something I will be looking into in the next few months, maybe as a wedding present for my Grand Niece, have to find out if she even cooks. Suggestions ate welcome.
  7. Have a basic 270 Fujiwara FKH sujihiki and adapt it to your needs - and have fun with it.
  8. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

    A chefs knife or Gyuto is a great place to start. Next we need a budget.
  9. That's the part that will make it tough, Jim. I'm looking at anywhere from $150-250 per knife. Not looking at Damascus, too pricey, and not into most of the patterns. Carbon or stainless.
    I have a lot of thinking to do on this.
  10. NO there is absolutely NO comparison between these ripoffs and other brands like Shun, Miyabi, Global, Tojiro, Yaxell, Miyabi, etc.
    If you are n advanced home cook or you are a working cook, when each of those brands are on sale, they ARE wll well worth the price.
    read the full review about this knife set:https://finalscope.com/kamikoto-kanpeki-knife-set-review-and-buying-guide/
  11. I'm not telling that the link above is necessary a spam, but it's definitely a VERY biased review. Consisting mostly of **************** rather than real facts.
  12. Spaz

    Spaz Founding Member

    More spam than not and definately a load of ****************.
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    I have the 7-inch Santoku knife as well as the Kanpeki three knife set. They were gifts from my son and I’m quite sure he did not pay the full listed prices. They are single bevel knives and that feature introduces some sharpening nuances that one needs to learn. I’m still trying to learn why I need to hone the larger bevel that is apparent on these knives. Also, if an angle of around 12 to 15 degrees is proper for a two bevel knife, would a bevel of 25 or 30 degrees be right for this model. It’s all a mystery to me. There are a few uTube videos on sharpening single bevel knives but they seem to lack explains some of these details. Yet, they seem to be good knives with good steel. They are not made in Japan.
  14. I believe I finally got a handle on sharpening my single-bevel Kamikoto knives thanks to some instructive YouTube videos on the Burrfection and Japanese Import sites. By coloring in the large bevel on the right side of the knife and pressing that portion down on the stone, it’s pretty easy to work on that portion only. When the marker is removed,
    I then can sharpen the cutting edge. The left side is then placed flat on the stone and honed.
  15. I recently came across this Kamikoto knives review and found it very informative and helpful. The detailed analysis of the knives' features and performance gave me a clear understanding of what to expect from the brand. I bought the Kamikoto 7-inch Santoku Ganjo Knife, and let's see how it will be when delivered. I found reviews.. I hope what they said is all right; anyway let's see.
  16. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

    If you read some of the above posts you would get your answer.
    In any event ...welcome to the fora.

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