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    I talked to a much vilified custom maker at Blade...

    I talked to a much vilified custom maker at Blade about his line of equally vilified knives that L&G was going to make for a third party on contract. He said their quality control was a total...
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    I like the Santoku for general purpose use but...

    I like the Santoku for general purpose use but feel the nakiri is the better pure vegetable blade. The one point I would add is go for a 180 nakiri rather than the more common 165's.
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    Mine came 2 days ago.

    Mine came 2 days ago.
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    Sorry, but that .45 is actually in the preferred...

    Sorry, but that .45 is actually in the preferred carry position of "cocked and locked." Read any of Col. Cooper's works or attend Gunsite academy. They will make a believer of out of you in the...
  5. Thanks

    Thanks
  6. So this looks to be an English translation of a...

    So this looks to be an English translation of a German book he published in 2011. Can anyone (that can read German) comment on that one?
  7. Sorry, missed the comma on the Amazon credit. :)

    Sorry, missed the comma on the Amazon credit. :)
  8. Japanese Knife Sharpening With Traditional Waterstones

    Amazon told me they have a new book coming out in March 2015 called "Japanese Knife Sharpening with Traditional Waterstones" by Dick Rufolf. Should I know the author ?
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    Why are so many other countries so negative about...

    Why are so many other countries so negative about English versions of their knife reference books? I've ran into the same thing with Spanish, French, Norwegian and Finnish references. I know it...
  10. Same here with Chefsmall. Didn't feel right but...

    Same here with Chefsmall. Didn't feel right but other than some pretty steep shipping fees, the transaction went OK.
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    I have been involved with the custom knife...

    I have been involved with the custom knife industry for over 35 years. The one thing I have learned is that many, maybe most, just disappear over night when you are not looking. It is very hard to...
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    In most locations it is against the law to carry...

    In most locations it is against the law to carry any knife, including kitchen cutlery, with "the intend to go armed." What and when you can carry a knife varies greatly between areas but where I...
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    Isn't that about $2100 over priced?

    Isn't that about $2100 over priced?
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    Watching the butchers in Hanoi will make a...

    Watching the butchers in Hanoi will make a believer out of you on this knife pattern. Deep body for cutting up large chunks of meat, long curved edge for slicing, and a very fine point for boning....
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    A few thousand guys armed with a knife have been...

    A few thousand guys armed with a knife have been shot dead by the cops using the Tueller Drill as a defense for sure.
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    "IF" it is a clear day, a trip to the top of the...

    "IF" it is a clear day, a trip to the top of the Space Needle is worth doing too.
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    Pike Place for sight seeing. Ivars or Elliot Bay...

    Pike Place for sight seeing. Ivars or Elliot Bay for halibut. Etta's for crab cakes. :)
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    The best thing about fighters for a custom maker...

    The best thing about fighters for a custom maker is that they will probably never be used for much. No one will ever get around to complaining about actual performance in the field and the fact they...
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    Just received a Cold Steel 1917 style cutlass...

    Just received a Cold Steel 1917 style cutlass machete today. Other than the blade pattern, no where near historically accurate to any thing but I think it is the best cheap "sword" you are going to...
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    My guess is Murray will try to sell him on taking...

    My guess is Murray will try to sell him on taking his own class in Oregon. :)
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    My hotel in Chengdu had "double boiled yak...

    My hotel in Chengdu had "double boiled yak pizzle" in English on their menu. :) Didn't try it though. A friend commented he was sure it was much better than single boiled.
  22. I've used the standard line but never the pro...

    I've used the standard line but never the pro versions. In general, the standards always seemed pretty basic for the price but I have no real complaints about performance.
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    The Cold Steel "sword style" machetes are really...

    The Cold Steel "sword style" machetes are really good for the money but they are light years from traditional.
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    Not sure if Ken had a table or booth. Rain Knives...

    Not sure if Ken had a table or booth. Rain Knives did. Ken is a friend of mine and we had an interesting conversation about his part in the history of Shun knives and why they came to be. Some people...
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    I also noticed that the new Ken Onion line has...

    I also noticed that the new Ken Onion line has been contracted out to a different maker. Went from Lamson to a company connected with Fox of Italy. They said they are being made in the U.S. so that...
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