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Dave Martell
06-24-2013, 08:08 PM
So I get in knives with damages all of the time and in many cases I get a note sent along explaining what happened. The explanations make me laugh sometimes and sometimes make me cringe. :D




1. Can you guess what the most common damage explanations that I hear from the home user is?

2. How about from the pro kitchen guys?





Enter an answer and your post # will be your (hopefully lucky) # in a random number generator on 6/26

If by chance someone happens to guess BOTH (that's for home user & pro) of the #1 explanations that person will automatically win, game over, and there will be no random number drawn. :wink:



Prize - Takenoko 8k (http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/Takenoko-sharpening-stone-8000x-8k-p/tak8000.htm)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/JapaneseWaterStone_zps0fab9395.jpg

Good luck folks! :spin chair:

bkultra
06-24-2013, 08:46 PM
Home user = the wife/husband used my knife

Pro = another employe used my knife

Edit: BTW I need you to take a look at one of my knives... It has not been the same since my wife used it.

NO ChoP!
06-24-2013, 08:48 PM
1) wife left it in sink
2) coworker knocked it on the floor


edit: above was entered while I was typing...pretty close guesses!

Brad Gibson
06-24-2013, 08:48 PM
Home - dropped the knife

Work - coworker was messing with it and dropped it

easy13
06-24-2013, 08:53 PM
Home - Opening a can/jar/bottle

Worker - No doubt - co-worker

stevenStefano
06-24-2013, 08:55 PM
Home: dishwasher
Work: co-worker dropped it

chefcomesback
06-24-2013, 08:56 PM
1)Cutting things on steel , granite , glass , kitchen counter etc..
2)Chipped edges

:scratchhead:

stopbarking
06-24-2013, 08:56 PM
1. Fell in sink.
2. Loaned it to chef.

I've done both. Thanks Dave!

Zwiefel
06-24-2013, 08:59 PM
Home user: mumble muble chef's choice mumble mumblePro user: mumble mumble mobile sharpener mumble mumble

skiajl6297
06-24-2013, 08:59 PM
Home - broke it putting it in the knife block.

Pro - interrupted while cutting and clipped the tip.

James
06-24-2013, 09:04 PM
Home: used it as a screw driver/lever
Pro: thrown into sink by coworker

daveb
06-24-2013, 09:07 PM
Home: It came this way. (This is the one I use the most)

Pro: The dishwasher did it

MowgFace
06-24-2013, 09:09 PM
Home - "I got it professionally sharpened."

Pro - "I got it professionally sharpened."

wellminded1
06-24-2013, 09:14 PM
home= used as a screwdriver
pro= server uses it to open something

mbertsche
06-24-2013, 09:15 PM
Home - Husband/wife did it
Pro = line cook

CanadianMan
06-24-2013, 09:23 PM
Home- Someone put it through the dishwasher

Pro- Another chef used it

Dardeau
06-24-2013, 09:26 PM
Home: drawer with other knives

Pro: coworker

Dream Burls
06-24-2013, 09:30 PM
Home: Fell on the floor.
Pro: Fell on the floor.

VanIsleSteve
06-24-2013, 09:47 PM
Home: Separating Frozen Hamburger Patties
Pro: Chipped from hitting other knives in bag

ThEoRy
06-24-2013, 09:52 PM
Wife used it and coworker used it.

foodaholic
06-24-2013, 10:38 PM
home - kids broke it
pro - coworker used it

Chuckles
06-24-2013, 10:48 PM
Home - used without cutting board
Pro - so can you explain this asymmetry thing?

mhlee
06-24-2013, 10:58 PM
Home - "I was trying to open a can of [INSERT ITEM]."

Pro - "I was cutting some frozen [INSERT ITEM]."

Von blewitt
06-24-2013, 11:05 PM
Home user, cutting frozen food

Pro, cutting chicken bones

turbochef422
06-24-2013, 11:08 PM
Tip got stuck in the cutting board
Dropped it

cclin
06-25-2013, 12:38 AM
Home-drop on the floor.
pro-coworker used it.

unkajonet
06-25-2013, 01:21 AM
Home: I don't know how it happened!
Pro: I don't know how it happened!

knyfeknerd
06-25-2013, 01:42 AM
I'm with ThEoRy on this one...
at home the wife/ MIL used it on the granite countertop and then put it in the dishwasher.
At work my co-worker/idiot took my knife and tried to pry the drain off of the floor and than put my knife in the dishwasher.
I'm voting against the "dropping it on the floor" defense, because a lot of times that's more than just a broken tip. There's not notta lotta Mr. Martell can do about a knife that's busted in half.

Dusty
06-25-2013, 02:42 AM
Home user: I didn't think an expensive knife like a shun would chip like this...

Pro user: maybe the same?

Justin0505
06-25-2013, 02:56 AM
Fun contest!

Home: Boning means ninja chopping at pork bones right?
Pro: it "got dropped / knocked" onto the floor

jaybett
06-25-2013, 03:15 AM
Home - Knife was put in dishwasher

Pro - Co-worker tried to pry open a lid.

Jay

xuz
06-25-2013, 04:49 AM
Home: Amateur sharpening
Pro : Cutting through hard stuff (bones, etc.)

scotchef38
06-25-2013, 05:23 AM
Home-opening cans or tins.
Pro -dismembering bad reviewer from trip advisor.

77kath
06-25-2013, 07:10 AM
Home. Husband opened Mexican beer
Work. Co worker dropped it

Lefty
06-25-2013, 07:50 AM
Home: trying to get the lid off the can.

Pro: I was making stock, and went through some small bones.

Ether that, or:

Home: My dog ate my knife.

Pro: I ate my knife, after shift, with some instant ramen...ok, and maybe a few Sapporos and a bag of...ahem...instant ramen.

Squilliam
06-25-2013, 08:11 AM
Home: Opening a can

Pro: One of the other staff members used it

tgraypots
06-25-2013, 08:15 AM
home-dropped it on the floor
work-dishwasher ate it

Lucretia
06-25-2013, 10:47 AM
Home: practicing knife throwing

work: knife fight

(home--dropped, work--lent it to someone)

Dave Martell
06-25-2013, 11:36 AM
I'm with ThEoRy on this one...
at home the wife/ MIL used it on the granite countertop and then put it in the dishwasher.
At work my co-worker/idiot took my knife and tried to pry the drain off of the floor and than put my knife in the dishwasher.
I'm voting against the "dropping it on the floor" defense, because a lot of times that's more than just a broken tip. There's not notta lotta Mr. Martell can do about a knife that's busted in half.


Well it looks like we have a winner here folks! :doublethumbsup:

The top explantions I get are...

Home User Answer - Mother In Law

Pro Answer - CoWorker


So Chris, shoot me your address and I'll shoot your your new stone. :)

Thanks to everyone fo playing along.

Dave

Dave Martell
06-25-2013, 11:44 AM
Here are some of the other explanations I hear often. Remember I said explanation - not the truth....LOL :D


Home User - MIL, Wife/Girlfriend, Relatives, House Guest, Kids, Garbage Disposal, Chef's Choice, Dropped, Chopping, Granite Counter Top, Knife Sharpening Service


Pro - CoWorker, Dishwasher, "Chef Borrowed My Knife", Dropped, Backsplash, Frozen Foods, Knife Sharpening Service, Can Opening, Box Opening, Knife Roll, Used a Steel, Tru-Hone

knyfeknerd
06-25-2013, 11:51 AM
Yaaayyy!
sweet, thanks Dave!
:bliss:
:dance::dance::dance::dance::dance::dance::dance:: dance::thanx::thanx::thanx::thanx::thanx:

mkriggen
06-25-2013, 02:13 PM
Home - "I got it professionally sharpened."

Pro - "I got it professionally sharpened."

:lmao:

EdipisReks
06-25-2013, 03:35 PM
Home user: spouse used it

Pro user: ungrateful customer had a thicker than expected skull.

mr drinky
06-25-2013, 03:48 PM
Man, it is always nice to come to a contest late and realize you wouldn't have won it anyhow. With that said, my mother in law is the weakest point in my household. She puts everything in the dishwasher, is drugged up on meds most of the time, and treats my kitchen like it is her own. Too much can go wrong.

Thanks for the fun contest Dave.

k.

shankster
06-25-2013, 03:48 PM
Both= dropped it and broke the tip...

oops..too late

bathonuk
06-25-2013, 05:03 PM
Home: somebody was showing his precious knife to a friend. "Look how sharp it is" and then knife landed on the floor.
Pro: lack of space/ hit the wall.

ThEoRy
06-25-2013, 05:11 PM
Word. Grats Chris!!

pumbaa
06-25-2013, 05:33 PM
home- marble/granite cutting board
pro- dropped

edit: too late damn it

jayhay
06-27-2013, 04:54 PM
Heyyy, congrats Chris!

knyfeknerd
06-29-2013, 01:07 AM
So today I was working on panda's 240 Shig Gyuto. Thinning it out and cleaning it up a little, well then the mailman delivers this excellent stone.
It put such a nice edge on this Shig, I think it could push-cut through a stack of phone books!
I also touched up a couple of Harners with it too. Very, very, very nice.
Thanks again Dave!

Dave Martell
06-29-2013, 01:12 AM
So today I was working on panda's 240 Shig Gyuto. Thinning it out and cleaning it up a little, well then the mailman delivers this excellent stone.
It put such a nice edge on this Shig, I think it could push-cut through a stack of phone books!
I also touched up a couple of Harners with it too. Very, very, very nice.
Thanks again Dave!


Awesome! I'm glad you're having fun with it Chris. :)

GConcept999
06-29-2013, 02:45 AM
Fun thread! Congrats Chris!

I cringe at a lot of things people do with their knives at work: excessive and improper use of a honing rod, using another knife or edge of counter to hone/strop, excessive force for chopping on plastic boards.

I've seen many frowning knives, and chipped tips. I, now, hide all my knives when not in use, and will only loan out a beater Dexter knife.

pkjames
06-29-2013, 09:14 AM
this is such a fun thread, lol