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  1. Thread: Montreal!

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    For lunch, up to around 35USD per person; for...

    For lunch, up to around 35USD per person; for dinner, up to around 75USD per person. But in all honesty, we're more about value than absolute cost, and not necessarily needing white tablecloths,...
  2. Thread: Montreal!

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    Montreal!

    Hi! Heading on out to Montreal in mid-October for the first time. Going to be staying in Le Plateau area. While blogs and sites are fine, I'd love it if any of you out there knew of some great...
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    The seller told me it was Kukui Nut for the wood...

    The seller told me it was Kukui Nut for the wood and blonde buffalo horn for the ferrule and cap ... but I guess Stefan would know best.
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    I was in the market for my first carbon steel...

    I was in the market for my first carbon steel knife (my go-to is a 270 Stefan-rehandled Konosuke) and was crushed to find out that hiromoto is slowing down on production - as long as I've been...
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    Was there any real noticeable difference between...

    Was there any real noticeable difference between the HD and HD2? I heard they made the HD2 to be more abrasion-resistant and a little more stainless (while the orig HD could get a sharper edge and a...
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    That was the first knife at korin that I fell in...

    That was the first knife at korin that I fell in love with. But I never did get it - it was just too heavy and too expensive for what it was. VG10 blade. Wa- style handle. Sure, if you need the...
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    Hey all, it has been quite the while since I've...

    Hey all, it has been quite the while since I've been around these parts. Sorry for the absence. Over the last year or so, have there been any better knives-for-the-price than Carbonext in terms of...
  8. Thread: Bakelite

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    http://afterdinnersneeze.files.wordpress.com/2011/...

    http://afterdinnersneeze.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/dscn2191.jpg?w=700&h=525

    This one's my beauty. It's on a Konosuke HD (before there was an HD2). This knife is the reason why I haven't been...
  9. Thread: New Orleans Trip

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    New Orleans Trip

    Hi everybody! I'm heading to New Orleans in ~7 hours and will be there Thu-Fri-Sat-Sun from 9/12-9/15. While there are lots of great restaurants with great reputations, I know that I can rely on...
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    What's a "faulty" one? Also, a knife that's...

    What's a "faulty" one?

    Also, a knife that's both easier to sharpen and better edge retention? I'm just a newbie around here, but isn't that contradictory?
  11. Thread: Visiting Boston

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    I'm sold on Tico - place looks good! Thanks for...

    I'm sold on Tico - place looks good! Thanks for the suggestions guys/gals!!
  12. Thread: Visiting Boston

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    Visiting Boston

    I'm in Boston this Friday and am looking for killer food either in Back Bay or easily travelled via T. $50-60ish/head x two people. Any suggestions? No dietary restrictions, but usually head...
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    that's why i kept one side un-patina'd. i...

    that's why i kept one side un-patina'd.

    i waited about an hour with the balsamic on. i panicked briefly because when i first took off the towel, it looked like rust ... but then i realized that...
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    indeed. funny thing is that it actually turned...

    indeed. funny thing is that it actually turned out pretty cool-looking on that side (i only did one side) and we'll see what this does for stiction - it did feel rougher when i was drying it with a...
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    http://afterdinnersneeze.files.wordpress.com/2011/...

    http://afterdinnersneeze.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/photo32.jpg?w=700&h=525
    To those who say it can't be done ... here's my HD with what I like to call "punch card patina".
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    i've tried forcing raw meat patina - if it did do...

    i've tried forcing raw meat patina - if it did do anything, it wasn't noticeable. mustard's next, but for some reason we just haven't restocked mustard in our home in ages.
  17. Times were simpler back then ... if you wanted...

    Times were simpler back then ... if you wanted thin stainless, you got to choose between Suisin or IT. That was it. (I chose Suisin - didn't like the IT's muddled etching).
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    ahhh ... watanabe ... there's a name you don't...

    ahhh ... watanabe ... there's a name you don't hear about much anymore ...
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    wait - do you mean food sticking, or food...

    wait - do you mean food sticking, or food releasing. i'm a little lost.
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    regarding stiction, i thought i saw a video a...

    regarding stiction, i thought i saw a video a long time ago when kcma posted on the other forums - something to do with speed of cutting and whether or not the item sticks to your blade. as he cut...
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    i wonder how koki knows they're the same? ...

    i wonder how koki knows they're the same? because wasn't he saying a while ago that they are similar but not identical?
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    dave you're killin us here! if we're not broke,...

    dave you're killin us here! if we're not broke, you make us broke. and if we are broke, you make us regret it.
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    i am at a loss in terms of trying to figure out a...

    i am at a loss in terms of trying to figure out a way to describe how impressed i am with that damascus. you know - we shouldn't even call it "damascus" anymore because this is something else so far...
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    just to be clear, Darkhoek is allowed to post and...

    just to be clear, Darkhoek is allowed to post and read without paying, just so long as he's not self-promoting, right?
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    Sticky: i think this might be my favorite-looking...

    i think this might be my favorite-looking hiromoto ever! the cladding is beautiful, and the handle has the just-right mix of bling and subtlety. awesome.
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