Yes, it’s that time of year again. Gift-giving time. Perhaps you, dear reader, are tempted to find an interesting kitchen gadget to give as a gift to someone you know. Or perhaps someone you know may gift one to you. This can be great, and fun. But it can also be a colossal disappointment. For […]

Kitchen Knife Review: Miyabi 6000MCT “Artisan” 8-inch Gyuto

Stats: Blade: 210mm long; mirror polish, hammer finish; SG2 steel (target 63 HRC); double-bevel edge Handle: oval cocobolo pakkawood Weight: 212g Price: $125 discounted ($200 standard)

Yay, it’s another knife review! This time we’re looking at the 8” chef’s knife from Miyabi’s flashy and (relatively) new Artisan line. We’ll begin with the obvious. The […]

You Ain’t Got the Stones

I don’t expect it’s any secret that I enjoy an adult beverage or 7. And while vin rouge is my true poison, I do loves me a nice whiskey. Frequently.

This brings up two intertwined issues. One: I enjoy whiskey at an ever so slightly cool temperature, and two: I enjoy whiskey neat.

The simple […]

Kitchen Knife Review: MAC 10-inch Chef Series

Stats: Blade: 250mm long; double-bevel edge; stainless molybdenum steel Handle: western-style (no bolster); Pakka-wood Weight: 229g Price: $70 discounted ($120 standard)

Knovember continues with a look at another recent knife acquisition, a MAC gyuto. I’ve seen this knife described as “a slab of metal with two pieces of wood stuck to one end,” a description […]

Kitchen Knife Review: Miyabi 600D Fusion utility knife

Blade: approx 142mm (5.5 inches) long; “damascus” warikomi cladding CMV60 (VG-10) core (target 60 HRC); double-bevel edge Handle: western-style; micarta Weight: 77g Price: $80 discounted ($110 standard)

What month is it? Why it’s Knovember—the cuttiest, choppiest, sliciest month of the year! And unlike those other “special” months (you know, the ones like Remorseuary, Junkly, Suicitember […]

Petty Things

Cutting citrus fruit, trimming meats, mincing garlic, any of those little tasks where a slice or two will suffice and then you don’t need your knife anymore—there are those times when I don’t always feel like a chef’s knife is the best tool for the moment. These thoughts recently combined with my growing dislike for […]

Kitchen Knife Review: Miyabi 600D Fusion 8-inch Gyuto

Stats: Blade: 210mm long; 65-layer damascus, warikomi cladding; CMV60 (VG-10) core (target 60 HRC); double-bevel (60-40 ratio at a guess) edge Handle: western-style 3-rivet; micarta Weight: 202g Price: $130

This was my first venture into the realm of Japanese cutlery so I figured it made sense to start with a gyuto, the Japanese version of […]