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    Thanks for the welcome back, and I'm glad you're...

    Thanks for the welcome back, and I'm glad you're up to your usual personal attacks. Given that you don't know my circumstances (or anything about me or what's happened in my life over the last three...
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    I bought the knife in question, if you're curious...

    I bought the knife in question, if you're curious about what you missed out on :D
    The blade did need a slight polish on the spine, but this was a steal and I don't need "community support" from a...
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    I'm full of sit.

    I'm full of sit.
  4. "Lighter than air" + "no pressure or force...

    "Lighter than air" + "no pressure or force required" to cut, huh? Dang!
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    I have the Konosuke Fujiyama Honesuki in...

    I have the Konosuke Fujiyama Honesuki in Shirogami #2. I haven't measured it, but it seems to have a -slight- curve. Works beautifully!
    http://i.imgur.com/N96IwlH.jpg
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    Locally made (Oregon) extra dry saké. Perfect for...

    Locally made (Oregon) extra dry saké. Perfect for spring!
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    Frater_Decus in Portland, OR checking in. Also, I...

    Frater_Decus in Portland, OR checking in. Also, I am back from the dead!
  8. Thread: Advice

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    http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/5...

    http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/5656-Asymmetry-%E2%80%93-The-REAL-DEAL
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    Jon from JKI made a post about that awhile back,...

    Jon from JKI made a post about that awhile back, I'll see if I can drag it up.
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    Edit: Looks like it was Dave:
    "100/0 (single bevel) – yanagiba, usuba, etc

    90/10 (double bevel) – honesuki,...
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    Sage advice! I'd also add "there is no such thing...

    Sage advice! I'd also add "there is no such thing as a 50/50 bevel on a Japanese knife."
  11. As previously noted, I have the Murata -- It is...

    As previously noted, I have the Murata --
    It is fully hand-hammered so there are actually pronounced hammer indentations in the kuro uchi finish, so that's a plus if you find those things appealing...
  12. Was that thing rehandled? I went through the...

    Was that thing rehandled? I went through the entire Kikuichi product line and was unable to find a handle match, or any mention of a "DP GOLD" model. Maybe it's a prototype?
  13. That's a Kikuichi.

    That's a Kikuichi.
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    Choppin' though bones, near as I can tell! Here's...

    Choppin' though bones, near as I can tell! Here's the description from KF of that image:
    "The knife at the top is something I am going to call a bone hatchet from here on out. It has a 300mm blade...
  15. Check out the Takeo Murata 210mm Kuro Uchi...

    Check out the Takeo Murata 210mm Kuro Uchi wa-gyuto on EE:
    http://www.epicureanedge.com/pics/91731_1_n.jpg
    http://www.epicureanedge.com/shopexd.asp?id=91731
    I use mine every day, and it's a champ!
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    That's what SHE said! :rofl2: But seriously,...

    That's what SHE said! :rofl2:

    But seriously, those are awesome beater knives. Cheap, too!
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    Real ladies use CCK knives!...

    Real ladies use CCK knives!
    http://www.knifeforums.com/uploads/1265341617-CCKgroup.JPG
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    Pharmakon @ Beacon Sound, Portland, OR, June 22,...

    Pharmakon @ Beacon Sound, Portland, OR, June 22, 2013 -- but she is relatively unknown.
    Swans @ Hawthorne Theater, Portland, OR September 8th, 2012
  19. I used my Takeo Murata 210mm kuro uchi wa-gyuto...

    I used my Takeo Murata 210mm kuro uchi wa-gyuto as a slicer, parallel as well - worked beautifully!
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    You should be able to get those scratches out...

    You should be able to get those scratches out with a finishing stone or a sandpaper progression.
  21. I'd contact Carter. He is known for fixing any...

    I'd contact Carter. He is known for fixing any issues, for free or cheap. I'm also curious to see what Salty would have to say about this, after watching his youtube videos about "The Grind."
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    Awesome, I'll be giving that a shot on my Grand...

    Awesome, I'll be giving that a shot on my Grand Chef Wa. The satin finish that came on the blade is really easily scuffed, so I've been looking for a way to give it a uniform finish again. I...
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    What grit of sandpaper would you recommend for...

    What grit of sandpaper would you recommend for this purpose? Any particular technique?
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    I started out (after my initial beginnings with a...

    I started out (after my initial beginnings with a meager Norton combination oilstone) with a King 1000 and a Naniwa 5000 Superstone. I now primarily use the Japanese Natural Stones synthetic 1000,...
  25. Thanks for the write-up!

    Thanks for the write-up!
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