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  1. Their mark up is indeed incredible - for example...

    Their mark up is indeed incredible - for example a Misono Molybdenum they sell on their web shop for £240 (380-400$), at JCK it's $134, that's quite a margin that no amount of taxes and customs can...
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    Just from the price this would seem like some...

    Just from the price this would seem like some Chinese cr..p bearing the name Sabatier. The better respected Sabatier, if this is what you want, are K Sabatier and Elephant 4 stars, both available to...
  3. apologies for the hijack, I just didn't think it...

    apologies for the hijack, I just didn't think it would merit a thread of its own.
    Back to Herder, looking at the photo of the 1922 series chef it looks like a Sabatier, doesn't it ? Only Sabatiers...
  4. At the risk of hijacking the thread, while...

    At the risk of hijacking the thread, while looking at a German site (thank you Google Translate) I found a knife called Fissler Bionic. The knife's description makes the analogy to the ever sharp...
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    I was mentioned earlier that some knives can be...

    I was mentioned earlier that some knives can be switched from right to left at the edge only.
    I would assume that this is only possible for knives that are symmetrically ground, and only the edge...
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    I share the original poster's affliction with way...

    I share the original poster's affliction with way too many knives for a home cook, and much too much money spent, past and future.
    BUT, I will never ever get into razors, this is one thing that just...
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    CCK KF 2208 butcher knife 33-34 cm long. I don't...

    CCK KF 2208 butcher knife 33-34 cm long. I don't even know why I got it, never used it. On occasion I'll take it out from the box, wave it around pretending I'm slaying a dragon and saving a damsel...
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    I was told this by another user, completely non...

    I was told this by another user, completely non related to the guys selling the stuff, maybe he's fallen into this trap and has dragged me with him :)
    For several reasons, for now, I'm using Edge...
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    Well - I got the Shapton Glass, which I...

    Well - I got the Shapton Glass, which I understand are the best for EP
    Blazen - not going to replace that...

    Could be Edge Pro specific problem, I do manage to get a reasonably good edge, it's...
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    Good question, I'm not sure what I want.. ...

    Good question, I'm not sure what I want..
    invisible edge - ah, they've got paste.
    Having read this long and interesting thread I understood that the best for kitchen knives is PDP suspension or...
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    Well, I couldn't find anything in the invisible...

    Well, I couldn't find anything in the invisible edge, and the strop shop has monocrystalline diamond from 1 micron and down, couldn't see any PDP, or anything above 1 micron. I'll give them a call....
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    Reviving this thread... Anyone know of a good...

    Reviving this thread... Anyone know of a good place to buy these PDP/MDP sprays/suspensions/slurry in the UK, or Europe ? Somewhere where I won't need to buy it by the litres..
    Thanks
  13. Thread: Which knife x 2

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    Yes, I found that out this afternoon, and I got...

    Yes, I found that out this afternoon, and I got me one today, they had one gyuto left, so I had to take it. I'm sending it to someone in the US who will come over here in 3 months time and attempt to...
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    I see more options are openeing up (Asai),...

    I see more options are openeing up (Asai), however as a European ordering from JCK is much more economical than from the US. He's got Itou knives, I just can't get myself to buy an Abalone handle,...
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    Which handle have you got ? The 240 is exactly...

    Which handle have you got ? The 240 is exactly the length I'm considering, but koki has it in Corian or Abalone - which looks somewhat over the top. I'm not inclined to spend big bucks on a handle....
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    Maybe because it's for my father and not for some...

    Maybe because it's for my father and not for some 5th cousin that I've never seen and to whose wedding I'm forced to go ? But of course, generally you are right, that's why I'm trying to strike the...
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    Yeah, dishwasher is bad, I can probably talk them...

    Yeah, dishwasher is bad, I can probably talk them out of it... I probably forgot to mention, since it's for my dad's birthday I will probably want to give them/him a Japanese knife, I think actually...
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    Now Globals, why didn't I think of that. I've got...

    Now Globals, why didn't I think of that. I've got a k sabatier carbon slicer, really nice, I will look also at the stainless steel chef knife.
    I don't recall seeing MAC or Sakai Takayuki grand chef...
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    Which knife x 2

    YAWG (yet another which gyuto) question.
    Second day on the forum and here I go, a bit more in free form because it's a more specific question.

    I want to get a new knife for my parents,...
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    Thank you all again ! Yes I know that - I've...

    Thank you all again !
    Yes I know that - I've been reading this forum for a while now, I have tried once to use stones actually - not on my own stones, at someone else's house - the results were not...
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    Thank you all, it's good to be here.

    Thank you all, it's good to be here.
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    finally testing the water

    Hi All
    Finally after reading this forum (hmm, and others..) decided to join in this one. Since I can certainly be considered a newbie it will probably be more for asking questions rather then...
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