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    Looks *really* nice! :)

    Looks *really* nice! :)
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    Welcome welcome, John!

    Welcome welcome, John!
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    Welcome aboard, Larry! Try handling some...

    Welcome aboard, Larry!

    Try handling some knives at the places mentioned. You will find there really is quite a difference in feel, and you'll start to get a sense for what fits you best.

    And, I...
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    I'm pretty sure the one vendor mentioned a few...

    I'm pretty sure the one vendor mentioned a few posts up hasn't stolen anything or any ideas. I've seen and handled the Katos there and they are noticeably different from the workhorse line. They are...
  5. Thread: Moving Shop

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    Alright! Glad to hear you've got new digs!

    Alright! Glad to hear you've got new digs!
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    If you need to carry the stone around, yeah the...

    If you need to carry the stone around, yeah the bases are a pain in the butt. But if you don't need to haul the stones around, those bases can give you more usable life out of your stone.
  7. If you're just taking meat off the bone a Zakuri...

    If you're just taking meat off the bone a Zakuri sabaki or a deliberately-stout Takeda 150 petty (which ends up being something similar to the sabaki) is really nice to use.

    If you're going to go...
  8. Thread: Canada Day!

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    Woowoo! :) Saw a spectacular 20-minute...

    Woowoo! :)

    Saw a spectacular 20-minute fireworks show yesterday evening - "Canada Day Eve" fireworks, I suppose - and it's gonna be Ribfest and a 30-minute fireworks show in store for today!
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    I'm closing this thread now because nothing...

    I'm closing this thread now because nothing productive or useful is going to come from it.
  10. You can definitely maintain the curve on a knife...

    You can definitely maintain the curve on a knife with method 1. You are moving the knife so that when you sharpen each section in order to accommodate the curvature. You can also "slide in" (or going...
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    Very nice!

    Very nice!
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    Very snazzy! :)

    Very snazzy! :)
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    I agree that it sounds like you're rounding the...

    I agree that it sounds like you're rounding the edge and undoing a lot of your hard work. You can try running the edge through cork or a block of hard felt, or by stropping on hard felt, leather, or...
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    Definitely not acceptable.

    Definitely not acceptable.
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    The King 800 works great for the cosmetic kasumi...

    The King 800 works great for the cosmetic kasumi finish - and it's a pretty economical stone to pick up, too. Just make sure you don't hit the actual edge on this stone :)

    In terms of maintaining...
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    Gary, the Beston 500, Bester 1k, Rika 5k are...

    Gary, the Beston 500, Bester 1k, Rika 5k are great stones for all-round use. The Bester 1k & Rika 5k in particular are "soft", smooth stones with good feel. You are going to be fine with wide-bevel...
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    The OP may be thinking of chopping up a salmon...

    The OP may be thinking of chopping up a salmon into salmon steaks. I see that all the time at the asian supermarkets. So yeah, that means chopping through the spine. You'll want something like the...
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    Welcome aboard!

    Welcome aboard!
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    Welcome, Mitchell!

    Welcome, Mitchell!
  20. Depending on what you're eating, the pointy tips...

    Depending on what you're eating, the pointy tips of Japanese chopsticks can certainly be nicer.

    I think the Chinese ones don't point for one simple reason: with Chinese food you can lift up the...
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    Oh man, I would like to be there in person. I'm...

    Oh man, I would like to be there in person. I'm just a little too far away to drop in though :)
  22. I use my hands for shells off shrimps/prawns :) ...

    I use my hands for shells off shrimps/prawns :)

    I used to find it tiring... somewhere around the web of my hand... to use chopsticks. I don't feel it anymore, and haven't for quite some time. I...
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    Yanagiba are fantastic to use - glad you're happy...

    Yanagiba are fantastic to use - glad you're happy with your new knife! :)
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    Hmm. A little bit of curvature there. It's not...

    Hmm. A little bit of curvature there. It's not major, but also certainly less than ideal. I don't have enough experience myself with Yoshihiro to know if this is simply par for the course for this...
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    Oh, but durian is a different beast altogether -...

    Oh, but durian is a different beast altogether - not everyone eats it to begin with :)

    I just spoke with an old friend earlier today who came back (briefly) from abroad. I asked him about eating...
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