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Lefty
02-22-2013, 12:13 PM
This morning, I was making a quick breakfast and I was standing by the toaster, waiting for my bagel to pop. I grabbed the butter took some onto my Harner petty knife and started to butter my bagel, which was just cut with the same knife. At this point I realized this surely isn't normal, or even close to normal, is it? Then I thought back on my past few days, while at home, and distinctly remembered doing the following things:

Opened up a box with a handmade knife by Mike Davis.

Measured the size of a cake we were ordering with a 210 Misono gyuto as a reference.

Cut gauze with 3 different pocket knives, a 150 Marr petty, and something that resembles two knives with funny handles, hinged in the centre with a single rivet.

During a casual conversation with my wife, I caught myself leaning on the counter, checking out the grinds on various knives. And she didn't even think anything of it!

Squeezed in two sharpening sessions with only one good hand.

Caught myself thinking, "it's a good thing my SAK work knife was in my bunker pants pocket at the fire, because if I had it clipped to my coat, the scales would have melted and I bet the temper would be all screwed up".

Decided I definitely need a Spyderco Tasman so I have two knives on me at work.

And I'm sure the list goes on and on, but my hand is tired from entering this post on my phone, with only one hand.

Patatas Bravas
02-22-2013, 12:27 PM
It's a knife obsession, man

orange
02-22-2013, 12:30 PM
LOL!! enjoyed reading your post.

Benuser
02-22-2013, 12:35 PM
Sounds perfectly normal ... to me.

GlassEye
02-22-2013, 12:56 PM
Sounds perfectly normal ... to me.

Just a normal knife life.

Pensacola Tiger
02-22-2013, 01:22 PM
Do you find yourself looking at a coffee table and wondering what a handle made from that wood would look like?

Miles
02-22-2013, 01:25 PM
Seems completely normal to me...

GlassEye
02-22-2013, 01:26 PM
Do you find yourself looking at a coffee table and wondering what a handle made from that wood would look like?

No, I am considering whether I really need the table or not, because I could get a bunch of handle wood from it.

Burl Source
02-22-2013, 01:27 PM
Do you find yourself looking at a coffee table and wondering what a handle made from that wood would look like?
Whenever I see a yard sale or second hand store I look for old burl coffee tables.
I have ended up cutting quite a few.

BTW: we don't use the "N" word around here.

HHH Knives
02-22-2013, 01:34 PM
Sounds about "Normal" to me!

Lefty
02-22-2013, 01:40 PM
Four more popped into my head. I remember once writing a post that was similar, but more about how I was coming across as a crazy person, because of this, and I did have one of those moments this week. Plus...

I told my wife I was going to sharpen the rug because of how much our dog had shed in a day(vacuum is what I meant to say).

While talking to my mom on the phone, she asked how Butch was doing.

I caught my wife telling her best friend about her custom Rodrigue parer that was almost done.

Best of all...

My wife told me to get off my phone and tell Pierre that I'm already married, so he'd finally realize we were never going to end up with eachother. Haha

chinacats
02-22-2013, 01:42 PM
Whenever I see a yard sale or second hand store I look for old burl coffee tables.
I have ended up cutting quite a few.

BTW: we don't use the "N" word around here.

Just for clarification do you mean *ormal or *eed? Both seem kind of out of place to me.

El Pescador
02-22-2013, 01:48 PM
AM I the only one who keeps an "Emergency Knife Kit" in my car for when I cook at people's houses who don't have good knives?

Lefty
02-22-2013, 01:48 PM
Short answer: no.

:D

ThEoRy
02-22-2013, 03:39 PM
One of the definitions of the word normal states: "of, relating to, or characterized by average intelligence"

Yeah, you can count me out on that one... Thank God I'm not one of those "normies". That's what I call them, "normies"...

K-Fed
02-22-2013, 04:42 PM
Eh, normal is overrated. I justified a recent purchase of a big clunky Viking cutlery chefs knife because I realized I gave away all of my old Germans and didn't have a knife to punch holes in cans with. Definately not normal.

vicv
02-22-2013, 05:37 PM
I've used the word sharpen instead of the proper word on any number of occasions. We aren't normal :)

mr drinky
02-22-2013, 05:57 PM
In economics they draw the distinction between normal goods and inferior goods, so think about it that way. Is what you are doing 'inferior'? Of course not, so by elimination it must be normal.

k.

knyfeknerd
02-22-2013, 07:31 PM
Lefty, you need to do a passaround with some of those pain meds they've got you on!
You are not "normal", but it's got nothing to do with nyves, I mean kniffs, I mean knivez.
If any of us were sane, we wouldn't be KKF members.

Lefty
02-22-2013, 10:33 PM
Hahaha. The funny thing is, I haven't taken a single one! They prescribed me some, but my body is a temple, man! Haha

K-Fed, I have a 10" Viking Chef from years back that actually is a pretty great knife. I might bust it out soon.

One more thing. My autocorrect on my phone has funy, gyuto, pettysuki, yanagi-ba, Tanaka and sujihiki to name a few. Anyone else?

franzb69
02-22-2013, 11:07 PM
normal is overrated.

what is normal anyway?

conformity. blah.

=D

sachem allison
02-23-2013, 12:26 AM
Whenever I see a yard sale or second hand store I look for old burl coffee tables.
I have ended up cutting quite a few.

BTW: we don't use the "N" word around here.
coming from Coos Bay ,My parents house is full of Myrtlewood or old growth redwood burlwood tables and clocks and all I want to do is cut them up. He has a coffee table 24" x 48" x 2" made of a single piece of old flame maple that would make a badass cutting board.

sachem allison
02-23-2013, 12:28 AM
AM I the only one who keeps an "Emergency Knife Kit" in my car for when I cook at people's houses who don't have good knives?

I used to when I had a truck, now I have 4 or 5 strategically placed full knife kits all over the country. lol

sachem allison
02-23-2013, 12:30 AM
In economics they draw the distinction between normal goods and inferior goods, so think about it that way. Is what you are doing 'inferior'? Of course not, so by elimination it must be normal.

k.

or luxury goods

PierreRodrigue
02-23-2013, 10:03 AM
Four more popped into my head. I remember once writing a post that was similar, but more about how I was coming across as a crazy person, because of this, and I did have one of those moments this week. Plus...

I told my wife I was going to sharpen the rug because of how much our dog had shed in a day(vacuum is what I meant to say).

While talking to my mom on the phone, she asked how Butch was doing.

I caught my wife telling her best friend about her custom Rodrigue parer that was almost done.

Best of all...

My wife told me to get off my phone and tell Pierre that I'm already married, so he'd finally realize we were never going to end up with eachother. Haha

ROTFLMAO!! To early to be reading that! Caught me totally off guard! Coffee EVERYWHERE!!! lol!

Chuckles
03-06-2013, 01:58 AM
So my sous chef and I both pulled new pencils out of a box to do inventory. When I saw the difference in sharpening I couldn't let it go. Gave him crap all day. I have a problem. Five hours later starting talking about how since I gave my pencil a more refined edge it would be more prone to micro chipping and reduced edge retention. Both were new pencils with the same cheapo pencil sharpener. It's all about attention to detail. I think that is the point I was going for. Or I am nuts and kind of a dick.

Von blewitt
03-06-2013, 05:38 AM
Makes sense to me, the pencil on the left needs to be thinned behind the point ! What grit eraser are you using? And I might be being finicky but you should ditch the yellow wood for some burl :)

apicius9
03-06-2013, 05:55 AM
coming from Coos Bay ,My parents house is full of Myrtlewood or old growth redwood burlwood tables and clocks and all I want to do is cut them up. He has a coffee table 24" x 48" x 2" made of a single piece of old flame maple that would make a badass cutting board.

... Or about 270 wa handles - that's how I look at wood pieces. :)

Stefan

jimbob
03-06-2013, 07:23 AM
Friggin lol. My wife finds it rather uneasy sitting watching a movie late at night with me holding a 270 suji beside her.

Burl Source
03-06-2013, 05:28 PM
Just for clarification do you mean *ormal or *eed? Both seem kind of out of place to me.

If I only cut wood that we have here I would never run out of wood in this lifetime.
But......
I need to buy wood. Lots of really expensive stuff.
and.....before that arrives, I need to buy more and more.
Then you guys come along and tell me about other woods that you/I need.

Does that make me needy? maybe, but normal.....I don't think so.