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Dave Martell
09-12-2012, 02:53 PM
Hi everyone,
I want to build up my store's product reviews. I love to read reviews when I'm shopping for a new product, they help me to decide and often simply answer questions that I have. We've had the ability to allow for product reviews for awhile now however we only have a few old products left that show some old reviews and now we have many new products with no reviews and we'd like to change this.

Here's where the contest comes into play....I will give a chance to win one of my Martell knives to anyone who submits a review for a product on my store's site. Each review supplied will be submitted for an entry into the contest meaning that you can enter multiple reviews for multiple chances of winning a knife. :cool2:



Here's the rules, guidelines, & directions for entering this contest...

1. Go to JapaneseKnifeSharpeningStore.com (https://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/) and submit a product review for any product that we sell. You can select any product at all even if you didn't buy a particular product from us. :wink:

Oh and yes even my knives are available for this.

*Note - you must either sign in as a current customer or create a new account. Anonymous reviews will not be accepted.


2. The review must be honest.

No fluff jobs, no BS, no bashing, no butt kissing, no axe grinding, or no anything else that is other than your own honest words taken from your own experience(s) will be allowed. All BS reviews will be deleted thus deleting your entry into this contest.


3. Enter as many reviews as you want - each review will be another entry (or another chance) to win the knife. If you do 1 review then you'll have 1 chance to win and if you do 50 reviews then you'll have 50 chances to win, it's all up to you here. :thumbsup:


4. Now come back to this thread and drop a link to the review you wrote. This is VERY important because your post # from the show link post is the # for your entry into the contest. No show link post supplied and no entry into the contest supplied! :razz:


5. A random number generator will be used to select the winner. Only one winner be selected.


6. End date for review entries to be filed: 9/25/12


7. Drawing date: 9/26/12


8. The prize knife will be made by me especially for the winner. The choice of what knife will be (should you win) yours to make but will have to be one of my standard models (see http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/Dave-Martell-Knives-s/126.htm). No delivery date is promised nor given, this knife will be made with production concerns taking precedence yet will be made as timely as possible by fitting it into the line up when it's best possible.



I want to thank anyone who can help us here, it's very important to us to get this done. You'll be entering a contest to win a knife but to us you're doing so much more, you're helping us make our site more resourceful and valuable for our future customers and this is something that we can't thank you enough for. :doublethumbsup:

Dave

echerub
09-12-2012, 03:07 PM
First one: http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/tak8000.htm

:D

heldentenor
09-12-2012, 03:08 PM
Man, I thought I would be first! Oh well. Review of Bester 1200 grit stone: http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/Bester-1200-Sharpening-Stone-p/bstr1200.htm

heldentenor
09-12-2012, 03:10 PM
And another, this one of the Beston 500 grit: http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/bstn500.htm

heldentenor
09-12-2012, 03:11 PM
Finally (for now), I join Len in recommending the Takenoko: http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/tak8000.htm

echerub
09-12-2012, 03:11 PM
And another! http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/ato140.htm

(Yeah, I'm procrastinating right now and this seems like a "productive" way to procrastinate :) )

RobinW
09-12-2012, 03:17 PM
Shapton pro 320;
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/shap320.htm

echerub
09-12-2012, 03:17 PM
Third time's a charm: http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/bstn500.htm

RobinW
09-12-2012, 03:21 PM
Shapton pro 1k;
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/shap1000.htm

echerub
09-12-2012, 03:23 PM
Didn't show up for me when I reloaded the page, but the system says it's in: http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=KING800

RobinW
09-12-2012, 03:24 PM
Shapton 2k;
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/shap2000.htm

RobinW
09-12-2012, 03:27 PM
Shapton 5k;
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/shap5000.htm

RobinW
09-12-2012, 03:30 PM
Stone holder;
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/suesthldr.htm

RobinW
09-12-2012, 03:37 PM
Kitayama;
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/kita8000.htm

RobinW
09-12-2012, 03:42 PM
Dvd
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/dvd1.htm

echerub
09-12-2012, 03:44 PM
How could I forget about the stone holder? http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/suesthldr.htm

RobinW
09-12-2012, 03:45 PM
Camellia;
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/camoil2.htm

echerub
09-12-2012, 03:49 PM
Okay, hitting the Back button is clearly not making the site happy. However, it says my review is in and won't let me re-do it. http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=DVD1

echerub
09-12-2012, 03:53 PM
If I don't touch the Back button, everything works great :) Rika 5k - http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/suerika5k.htm

echerub
09-12-2012, 03:58 PM
One more. SS 10k - http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/nanss10000.htm

echerub
09-12-2012, 04:04 PM
Yay! Stop hitting the back button and there are no problems! Bester 1.2k - http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/Bester-1200-Sharpening-Stone-p/bstr1200.htm

Alright. Can't procrastinate any longer now :P

heirkb
09-12-2012, 08:17 PM
Dave, I left a review thinking it was for the 400 grit Atoma, but somehow it ended up on the 140 grit replacement pad. Here: http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/ato140repl.htm

Do you think you could please delete that review? Also, my bad for leaving that anonymous. I'll add it again for the 400 later.

Dave Martell
09-12-2012, 09:32 PM
Dave, I left a review thinking it was for the 400 grit Atoma, but somehow it ended up on the 140 grit replacement pad. Here: http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/ato140repl.htm

Do you think you could please delete that review? Also, my bad for leaving that anonymous. I'll add it again for the 400 later.


http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/ato400.htm

I moved it over for you so now worries. This one counts! :)

Thanks David

Dave Martell
09-12-2012, 09:34 PM
This is a great response so far, thanks to you guys who have contributed. Oh and it's looking like some pretty good odds for you three. :D

heirkb
09-12-2012, 10:57 PM
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/ato400.htm

I moved it over for you so now worries. This one counts! :)

Thanks David

Thank you! I'll post more reviews soon.

ThEoRy
09-12-2012, 11:28 PM
This is a great idea. I'm in!

Atoma 140
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/ato140.htm

ThEoRy
09-12-2012, 11:40 PM
Bester 1200
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/Bester-1200-Sharpening-Stone-p/bstr1200.htm

ThEoRy
09-13-2012, 12:33 AM
Beston 500
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/bstn500.htm

ThEoRy
09-13-2012, 03:35 AM
Core set.
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/set1dmcore.htm

ThEoRy
09-13-2012, 04:01 AM
King 1200
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=KING1200

sachem allison
09-13-2012, 04:07 AM
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/ato140.htm

sachem allison
09-13-2012, 04:09 AM
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/king1200.htm

ThEoRy
09-13-2012, 04:14 AM
Atoma 1200
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/ato1200.htm

ThEoRy
09-13-2012, 04:14 AM
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/king1200.htm

Oh its on now!!!!! :nunchucks:

For some reason, Son's review for this isn't showing up for me, neither is my review for the king 1200. Maybe it has to process or something?

DwarvenChef
09-13-2012, 04:18 AM
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/camoil1.htm

First one :) Love this stuff

DwarvenChef
09-13-2012, 04:19 AM
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/king1200.htm

Yet another for the King 1200 lol popular stone :p

ThEoRy
09-13-2012, 04:30 AM
Core set plus dvd
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/set2dmcore.htm

ThEoRy
09-13-2012, 04:43 AM
Rika 5k
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/suerika5k.htm

James
09-13-2012, 04:47 AM
Beston 500: http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/bstn500.htm

James
09-13-2012, 05:09 AM
Takenoko 8k: http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/tak8000.htm

Dave Martell
09-13-2012, 11:21 AM
Oh its on now!!!!! :nunchucks:

For some reason, Son's review for this isn't showing up for me, neither is my review for the king 1200. Maybe it has to process or something?


They're there - it's all good.


Thanks everyone! :)

ThEoRy
09-13-2012, 12:16 PM
Sharpening Class
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=CLASSADV

mhlee
09-13-2012, 02:52 PM
Atoma 140: http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/ato140.htm

Namaxy
09-13-2012, 09:19 PM
Stone holder: http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/suesthldr.htm

Namaxy
09-13-2012, 09:19 PM
Atoma: http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/ato140.htm

Namaxy
09-13-2012, 09:20 PM
Bester 1200: http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/Bester-1200-Sharpening-Stone-p/bstr1200.htm

Namaxy
09-13-2012, 09:21 PM
Naiwa 10,000: http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=NanSS10000

Namaxy
09-13-2012, 09:22 PM
Camellia oil: http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/camoil2.htm

markenki
09-13-2012, 10:54 PM
Thanks, Dave! Here's my (first) review: http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/Bester-1200-Sharpening-Stone-p/bstr1200.htm.

markenki
09-13-2012, 11:06 PM
Another: http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/suerika5k.htm

markenki
09-13-2012, 11:10 PM
One more: http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/suesthldr.htm

markenki
09-13-2012, 11:13 PM
And the last (for now): http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/synnag6l.htm

ThEoRy
09-14-2012, 02:02 AM
Kiti
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=KITA8000

ThEoRy
09-14-2012, 02:26 AM
Disks
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=DVD1

mainaman
09-14-2012, 11:01 AM
here the first one -Beston 500
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/bstn500.htm

mainaman
09-14-2012, 11:03 AM
Atoma 140
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/ato140.htm

mainaman
09-14-2012, 11:03 AM
Atoma 1200
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/ato1200.htm

mainaman
09-14-2012, 11:03 AM
Aoto XL
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/Synthetic-Aoto-p/synaoto1.htm

mainaman
09-14-2012, 11:08 AM
Red Amakusa (first review there too :P)
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/amksred.htm

mainaman
09-14-2012, 11:12 AM
White amakusa, also first
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/amkswht.htm

mainaman
09-14-2012, 11:16 AM
10k super stone
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/nanss10000.htm

mainaman
09-14-2012, 11:19 AM
1k Shapton Pro
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=SHAP1000

mainaman
09-14-2012, 11:22 AM
shapton pro 2k
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=SHAP2000

mainaman
09-14-2012, 11:25 AM
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=SHAP5000

shapton pro 5k

mainaman
09-14-2012, 11:29 AM
shapton pro 8k
http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=SHAP8000

heirkb
09-14-2012, 05:13 PM
One more from me: http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/camoil2.htm

heirkb
09-14-2012, 05:16 PM
Another one: http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/amksred.htm

heirkb
09-14-2012, 05:19 PM
And yet another: http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/ato1200.htm

heirkb
09-14-2012, 05:25 PM
Last one for me: http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/ato140.htm

By the way, Dave...when you moved my review on the Atoma 400, the name on it ended up being David from NC. Just a heads up, since that's not my name, lol

Dave Martell
09-15-2012, 12:51 AM
By the way, Dave...when you moved my review on the Atoma 400, the name on it ended up being David from NC. Just a heads up, since that's not my name, lol


Fixed and thanks for the reviews

Dave Martell
09-16-2012, 06:31 PM
Wow you guys have really come through, you've left lots of reviews, more than I had hoped for - thank you!

Dusty
09-16-2012, 09:50 PM
Another one for the rika 5k

http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/suerika5k.htm

DwarvenChef
09-17-2012, 05:54 AM
I got all my gear when you where just getting the BM together... you don't have all that gear anymore :p So I left what I could lol :p

ThEoRy
09-17-2012, 03:23 PM
I noticed a few things missing from the store that I should review.

Chromium oxide
Poly Diamond
Felt deburring block
felt pad
leather pad
Strop bench!!!!!
All you need strop kit!!!!

And don't forget sharpening service.

Cutty Sharp
09-17-2012, 04:15 PM
Hey, mine ended up being 1244 characters and there's a 1000 limit! Oh well, had to edit it down. Still, was trying for quality here.

Anyway, one up for the Atoma 400

http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=ATO400

Cutty Sharp
09-17-2012, 04:29 PM
Another for the Suehiro holder!

http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/suesthldr.htm

Dave Martell
09-17-2012, 04:35 PM
I noticed a few things missing from the store that I should review.

Chromium oxide
Poly Diamond
Felt deburring block
felt pad
leather pad
Strop bench!!!!!
All you need strop kit!!!!

And don't forget sharpening service.


I struggled with setting up a section for reviews of the sharpening service. I wish that I had done this years ago as I've lost many thousands of reviews from not having something like this in place. :(

Bummer about those other products but I can't show what we're not selling. I guess that I'll just have to run another contest when I get them back in the store. :D

Dave Martell
09-17-2012, 04:37 PM
Thanks for the reviews Dusty & Cutty

Cutty Sharp
09-17-2012, 04:39 PM
Camellia Oil

http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/camoil2.htm

Cutty Sharp
09-17-2012, 04:49 PM
Camellia Oil in spray bottle

http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/camoil1.htm

mainaman
09-17-2012, 05:22 PM
Natural Aoto
https://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=AOTOM

Cutty Sharp
09-17-2012, 05:26 PM
北山 review up too!

http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/kita8000.htm

heirkb
09-17-2012, 05:53 PM
Natural Aoto
https://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=AOTOM

I was considering whether or not to leave a review to that effect on those Aotos. I've owned one, tried a few and looked through A LOT and most seem to have issues. Mine was so weirdly soft that if you sharpened with any pressure, you'd get a stone that had regular peaks and valleys every centimeter or so stretching the entire width of the stone.

Cutty Sharp
09-17-2012, 05:58 PM
I was considering whether or not to leave a review to that effect on those Aotos. I've owned one, tried a few and looked through A LOT and most seem to have issues. Mine was so weirdly soft that if you sharpened with any pressure, you'd get a stone that had regular peaks and valleys every centimeter or so stretching the entire width of the stone.

All my reviews (for other items) were positive. If I'd had negative reviews, I would have put them up too. But I don't.

heirkb
09-17-2012, 05:59 PM
Here's the review I put up: https://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/URLrewrite.asp?404;http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com:80/product-p/aotom.htm

Dave Martell
09-17-2012, 06:23 PM
As long as the review is honest it's welcome :)

Crothcipt
09-19-2012, 02:54 AM
one for the dvd's

http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/dvd1.htm

Crothcipt
09-19-2012, 03:13 AM
one more for the Kitayama

http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=Kita8000

DeepCSweede
09-19-2012, 10:48 AM
1200 Atoma Plate

http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/ato1200.htm

DeepCSweede
09-19-2012, 10:52 AM
140 Atoma Plate

http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/ato140.htm

DeepCSweede
09-19-2012, 10:58 AM
Rika 5K

http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/suerika5k.htm

DeepCSweede
09-19-2012, 11:01 AM
Bester 1200

http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/Bester-1200-Sharpening-Stone-p/bstr1200.htm

Dave Martell
09-24-2012, 11:42 AM
2 more days left :)

dough
09-24-2012, 01:39 PM
Naniwa 10k

http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/nanss10000.htm

DeepCSweede
09-24-2012, 02:41 PM
One more

http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/suesthldr.htm

DeepCSweede
09-24-2012, 02:44 PM
Camelia oil

http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/camoil1.htm

DeepCSweede
09-24-2012, 02:48 PM
Camellia II

http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/camoil2.htm

DeepCSweede
09-24-2012, 02:49 PM
That is it for me Dave, hope you get enough.

mainaman
09-27-2012, 09:03 AM
2 more days left :)
So who is the lucky winner Dave?

Dave Martell
09-27-2012, 03:32 PM
Sorry that it took me so long to get to this guys. I meant to do this right away in the morning but I got wrapped up in some business that couldn't wait.

So here we are at the big moment. :D

I just went to Random Number Generator and let them pick a number for me and here's the results....

Post #85 takes the win - Congratulations to heirkb!! :headbang:

The winner will be contacted and have to pick out one of my knife styles to have made. :)



Thanks to each and every one of you who have participated with this contest. This means a lot to me and I'm very happy to have got your reviews for my store. Thank you all very much. :thumbsup:

Dave

sachem allison
09-27-2012, 03:41 PM
Congratulations,Heirkb! Thanks, Dave!
Damn, I never win anything, grumble, grumble, pouty face, grumble

echerub
09-27-2012, 03:44 PM
Woo woo! Congratulations! :D

mainaman
09-27-2012, 04:12 PM
congrats to the winner

RobinW
09-27-2012, 04:37 PM
Congrats Heirkb!

Thanks Dave for doing the competition

Cutty Sharp
09-27-2012, 04:45 PM
Thanks to each and every one of you who have participated with this contest. This means a lot to me and I'm very happy to have got your reviews for my store. Thank you all very much. :thumbsup: Dave

Congrats to the winner! Also, very cool idea for the contest and it was fun to write the reviews. Hope they help.

heirkb
09-27-2012, 05:40 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Funny, I actually got a PM from someone I was already in conversation with telling me I had another knife headed my way. I was like, "Wait...is he referring to the Marko practice knife I bought?"


Damn, I never win anything, grumble, grumble, pouty face, grumble

Son, I always feel the exact same way as you until now. I'll PM you whenever the knife is ready and you can borrow it if you want.

EDIT: Dave's gonna hate me for not wanting a nakiri or petty :sofa:...but what do you guys say, Gyuto or Suji? I'm not much of a 240 guy, only like to have one or two of each style (already have 3 gyutos), and don't have a suji. On the other hand, I don't slice much huge meat at home, but a suji may come in handy if I go into pro kitchens, which I'm anticipating doing soon.

DwarvenChef
09-28-2012, 03:24 AM
Grats heirkb :p

mr drinky
09-28-2012, 11:58 AM
congrats, heirkb. I missed this one completely, but then again, I would have just added to the pool of losers ;) I never win anything -- except that 20 lbs bag of potatoes at the fair when I was seven.

k.

Dave Martell
09-30-2012, 12:02 PM
Dave's gonna hate me for not wanting a nakiri or petty :sofa:...but what do you guys say, Gyuto or Suji? I'm not much of a 240 guy, only like to have one or two of each style (already have 3 gyutos), and don't have a suji. On the other hand, I don't slice much huge meat at home, but a suji may come in handy if I go into pro kitchens, which I'm anticipating doing soon.


So what's it gonna' be? You know you want the big one. :D

heirkb
09-30-2012, 05:46 PM
I wasn't bugging you since I figured you'd get in touch when you had a chance.

It's true, though. I think I'm gonna go for the suji. Sorry, Dave!

Dave Martell
09-30-2012, 08:14 PM
Hahaha - I knew you'd go for the suji! Yeah that's good though and you should get what you want. :cool2: