Been sharpening my knives today and just taking care of them overall. So i though i could to a "Show n' Tell" of what i got in my knife case and so on.
First off we got the case itself which is more a huge shoulder strap bag. Which got four compartments for knives (Room for 18 knives in total) and one compartment for overall stuff like paint brushes, pallets etc, And on the front it just got small compartments for note books, pens etc.
That was an overview of the case itself lets start with the fun stuff... The knives !
First off we got my Ohishi 8cm Paring knife. Don't really use it that much so i don't have that much to say about it.
Tamahagane 16cm filét knife with flexible blade. Love this one. The only downside i can come up with is the flexible blade, love the blade when i'm working with fish but when I am trimming meat i want a stiff blade and my chefs knife is a bit to big for getting out bones and such so i am thinking about buying something more optimal and up for the work in the near future.
Ryusen Hattori Series 24cm Chefsknife. This is my beauty in the kitchen and my wing-man.
This is my knife. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
My knife is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.
My knife, without me, is useless. Without my knife, I am useless.
Those are the knifes i use the most. I got a couple of more but nothing worth mentioning.
Taking care of your knives is key to everything with out them you're useless.
One thing that is a common misunderstanding is that people think a honing steel sharpens your knife. That is completely wrong the honing steel is just there to maintain the Edge of your knife after it has been sharpened and increase the life length of it but it will still lose it edge over time and needs to be re-sharpened.
There are services where you can sent in your knives and get them re-sharpened for a price. But the down side here is they will take away alot more metal then needed.
I would strongly recommend that you purchase a wet-stone, it's alot cheaper overtime and you will increase the lifetime of your knife. It will take some time to learn the right technique for sharpening with a wet-stone but well worth the time and effort. and don't forget to use a honing steel before and after you use your knife.