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    Hopefully unlikely to use it on a plane. I often...

    Hopefully unlikely to use it on a plane. I often don't check luggage when I fly, but I hate being knifeless while on travel. To TSA this looks like any other credit card now bring made of stainless...
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    23895 Fits snug in my wallet and invisible to...

    23895
    Fits snug in my wallet and invisible to the TSA. Stainless clad Hitatchi White #1.
  3. Horse's mouth: Naniwa's international sales...

    Horse's mouth: Naniwa's international sales manager informed me
  4. Yes, same with the Super stones. However they...

    Yes, same with the Super stones. However they seem confident the new stones replacing them will be better (ie increased powder content and more wear-resistant)
  5. Chosera stones are being discontinued so if you...

    Chosera stones are being discontinued so if you love them better stock up!
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    The stamp reads Rue St. Honore, which is the...

    The stamp reads Rue St. Honore, which is the street the knife maker lived/worked on Thiers.
    I recall from research about a year ago Those are the most valuable Sabatier knives there are (not sure...
  7. Out of respect for forum rules I won't offer you...

    Out of respect for forum rules I won't offer you public feedback on the this thread, but I am former Navy too and respect the ambition so
    PM me if you want my thoughts on your knife.
  8. Offer to sharpen your parents' and/or your...

    Offer to sharpen your parents' and/or your neighbors' knives, then go to town on them. If you do a good job they will owe you a favor. If you do a lousy job, they will never ask you to sharpen...
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    I went on Murray Carter's tour in October last...

    I went on Murray Carter's tour in October last year. Many of the knife makers we met were very friendly and showed us tremendous hospitality, but I am sure it was only because we were with Murray. ...
  10. Dave the info you provided about Takeda's knives...

    Dave the info you provided about Takeda's knives was very helpful to me. I was planning on ordering from him but now I will wait a bit and do some more research.
    Thanks,
    Derek
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    Determine the position most comfortable for you,...

    Determine the position most comfortable for you, then commit to it. Balance is one of the most important senses used while sharpening, and it will improve by developing muscle memory. Everyone's body...
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    Funny because it's true :)

    Funny because it's true :)
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    I have been mostly impressed with the QPR of...

    I have been mostly impressed with the QPR of Richmond knives. Those I've handled have nice balance and taper, are low maintenance and comfortable. The combination of efficient American...
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    Guess I have come to the right place, because I...

    Guess I have come to the right place, because I am missing a lot of money these days.
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    Greetings All

    I am honored to join this community. Thank you for existing.
    Best,
    Derek Swanson
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