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    First game changer for me was the same as...

    First game changer for me was the same as everyone else it seems - my first japanese knife. In my case, a Blazen gyuto. then it was down the rabbit hole, and my wallet hasn't been the same since. the...
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    i dunno, i think it'd be better if the bike...

    i dunno, i think it'd be better if the bike actually moved. like this one...
    http://www.winterbicycles.com/wp-content/gallery/arrotino/028.jpg

    This was a project last year from a Eugene, OR based...
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    yeah, i'm quite curious about the thinner version...

    yeah, i'm quite curious about the thinner version as well...
  4. Actually, the value of something given is...

    Actually, the value of something given is priceless.

    I'm being a bit tongue-in-cheek. I agree with the gist of your comment, but like some of the others disagreeing with you, i've kind of come to...
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    ^^ This. I've ordered two boards from the...

    ^^ This.

    I've ordered two boards from the boardsmith. Shippping on the 2nd one, which was a 12x18, was $38 a couple years ago, just to give you a rough idea. got it sent USPS. It took its sweet...
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    to the OP, have you used a cleaver much? I only...

    to the OP, have you used a cleaver much? I only ask because when I'm using mine, like echerub, I hardly ever find myself wanting more of a point. I find the sharp corner versatile enough for me.
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    i usually tip 15-20% for restaurant meals. I've...

    i usually tip 15-20% for restaurant meals. I've heard that Canadians are poor tippers compared to americans. Judging from this thread, that might be true. If I had really bad service, I have in the...
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    I know this isn't that uncommon or stange for...

    I know this isn't that uncommon or stange for chinese restaurants, but I distinctly remember the time I had stewed/steamed duck's feet. Can't say I cared much for the texture of the gelatinous...
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    i'm still not sure what i'd actually use a tablet...

    i'm still not sure what i'd actually use a tablet for... between a smart phone, a laptop, and a PC at home, I feel like I kinda have the bases covered already... But I'm kind of a luddite that way......
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    staring into that zig zag pattern on the blade...

    staring into that zig zag pattern on the blade and the wenge - I think i'm being hypnotized into buying a new knife!
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    wow. that handle looks amazing. Very nice...

    wow. that handle looks amazing. Very nice craftsmanship.
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    You tryna be clever? :eyebrow:

    You tryna be clever? :eyebrow:
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    honesuki for portioning chicken (ie, through...

    honesuki for portioning chicken (ie, through cartilege, but between bones), or a cheap yo-deba for going through bones for me.
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    my knives start around 60/40, because that's...

    my knives start around 60/40, because that's mostly how they come to me. but then they all tend towards 90/10-99/1 because I'm just too lazy to sharpen on both sides...
  15. Nice story. Glad everyone include (shark too)...

    Nice story. Glad everyone include (shark too) came out ok.
    reminds me of this picture from National Geographic
    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/11/national_geographic_photo_cont.html#photo8
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    huh, apparently my tastes in cookbooks are far...

    huh, apparently my tastes in cookbooks are far more pedestrian than most here, ha ha.

    I still find myself going back to the Joy of Cooking for the most basic things. The other cookbook I use more...
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    the factory edge on most people's first japanese...

    the factory edge on most people's first japanese knife, though it can be improved on, is still a million times better than the edge they were used to...
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    A really crappy nella knife is basically what got...

    A really crappy nella knife is basically what got me going on the slippery slope of knife addiction... so they do have a use... The owner at Knifewear basically laughed at me (he's a buddy so it was...
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    the Inazuma seems like a great start for a...

    the Inazuma seems like a great start for a collection.

    If you ever travel to calgary, you should make a point of dropping in to knifewear and see a huge pile of stuff in person. The shop is...
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    you could also go with vci/anti-rust paper. there...

    you could also go with vci/anti-rust paper. there was a group buy on these in another era.
    http://www.uline.com/BL_5250/VCI-Anti-Rust-Paper
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    that's almost incredible. clearly A LOT of...

    that's almost incredible. clearly A LOT of experience there.

    I'd love to have more experience with whole animal butchery, but being in a family of two, but with one vegetarian and a very small...
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    good plan on finding a canadian supplier - Wish...

    good plan on finding a canadian supplier - Wish I'd been smart enough to do that, lol. I ordered 3 sanituffs from the states and got bent over by UPS for the shipping. although I do have an extra...
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    I'm pretty much a complete hack when it comes to...

    I'm pretty much a complete hack when it comes to knives and cooking. but admitting you don't know anything on an internet forum is tantamount to suicide, so I embellished a little.
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    personally, i don't really go for the weird...

    personally, i don't really go for the weird colors. I'm not a fan of most of the green dyed stabilized woods i've seen, either. that purple's a bit bright for my liking. i dunno, call me...
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    sticking less and mirror polish don't always go...

    sticking less and mirror polish don't always go hand in hand...
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