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oivind_dahle
02-28-2012, 06:10 PM
Anybody use them, or is it waste of money?
Impossible to sharpen?

Opinons wanted :)

Deckhand
02-28-2012, 06:13 PM
I have a tojiro senkou bird's beak. I don't regret it. Everything thing I have read seems to be if you hate someone send them one to sharpen it.

Dusty
02-28-2012, 06:15 PM
I buy the plastic handled five dollars victorinox ones, pretty much only ever use them to turn vegetables and replace instead of sharpen. But then, I don't own a ceramic rod which is the only way I'd try and sharpen one.

El Pescador
02-28-2012, 06:45 PM
I buy the plastic handled five dollars victorinox ones, pretty much only ever use them to turn vegetables and replace instead of sharpen. But then, I don't own a ceramic rod which is the only way I'd try and sharpen one.

+1 I use them to hull strawberries.

sachem allison
02-28-2012, 07:01 PM
i love mine, i use it to peel potatoes and carve wooden spoons. pain in the ass to sharpen, however someone here recommended a coffee can and some emery cloth, makes sense to me.

sachem allison
02-28-2012, 07:02 PM
i love mine, i use it to peel potatoes and carve wooden spoons. pain in the ass to sharpen, however someone here recommended a coffee can and some emery cloth, makes sense to me.
messermiester

Lefty
02-28-2012, 07:12 PM
I just use a 240 gyuto....

Candlejack
02-28-2012, 07:22 PM
Well.. i have no problems sharpening them. But then, i am a heathen who uses a sharpmaker instead of stones..

Chifunda
02-28-2012, 07:28 PM
We have a Wusthoff with a broken tip. Works really well for cutting the foil on wine bottles. No joke.

kazeryu
02-28-2012, 07:30 PM
If you don't object to a convex bevel and losing your patina, the mousepad + sandpaper trick would probably work just fine to sharpen it up.

Personally I've never been clear on what function they serve.

Candlejack
02-28-2012, 07:35 PM
If you don't object to a convex bevel and losing your patina, the mousepad + sandpaper trick would probably work just fine to sharpen it up.

Personally I've never been clear on what function they serve.

Tourneing potatoes for an example.

memorael
02-28-2012, 10:54 PM
what exactly can a knife that isn't shaped like a birds beak do that other ones cant? I used to own the shun one and pretty much thought it was useless since I could do everything with the regular parer. Maybe that box with a ball inside thing? ->

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGlRak6RbGA

Deckhand
02-28-2012, 11:12 PM
Wow that was really cool. Puts my tournes,fluting mushrooms and my mushroom radishes to shame. I will try that.

AFKitchenknivesguy
02-29-2012, 01:06 AM
I have a shun, I enjoy using it for cutting/eating fruit by hand. PIA to sharpen.

GlassEye
02-29-2012, 01:14 AM
What does one do with a ball in a box potato?

Johnny.B.Good
02-29-2012, 01:47 AM
What does one do with a ball in a box potato?

Videotape it and put it on YouTube.

Crothcipt
02-29-2012, 01:50 AM
Videotape it and put it on YouTube.

what I was thinking. you can also use it for garnish, but making 100 of these would be very time consuming.

slowtyper
02-29-2012, 02:18 AM
I like that potato ball video...never seen that guy before but he is very funny and personable. I'll check out some of his other vids now.

MadMel
02-29-2012, 04:02 AM
I use it quite often.. For turning carrots n potatoes n apples...

TB_London
03-01-2012, 05:47 PM
i have a curved dmt stone i use for touch ups on knives with recurves like birds beaks doesnt give a great edge but its serviceable