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    +1, enjoying this one immensely.

    +1, enjoying this one immensely.
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    Just because a knife is hard to get does not mean...

    Just because a knife is hard to get does not mean it will significantly appreciate in the future. I agree with Lizzardborn, that what will be popular in 10 or 20 years is entirely unpredictable. ...
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    INFO POST Welcome new moderators.

    Welcome new moderators.
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    For rougher new pans, is there some possibility...

    For rougher new pans, is there some possibility of stripping the seasoning, sanding down the new cast iron cooking surface in pans like the Lodge to a high grit (?) and then reseasoning? They might...
  5. Classic Indian Vegetarian and Grain Cooking by...

    Classic Indian Vegetarian and Grain Cooking by Julie Sahni is a "classic" but no pictures though. It will certainly add some spice and variety to your vegetarian cooking.
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    +1 for more Lie Nielson: small block plane #102...

    +1 for more Lie Nielson: small block plane #102 or #60 1/2 with an adjustable mouth. Excellent stuff. I have to say I have not tried the small Japanese smothing planes though.
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    Don't forget to budget $50-80 for a combo stone...

    Don't forget to budget $50-80 for a combo stone (1000/6000) for sharpening. King makes a great one in several sizes for just starting out in sharpening. It or the equivalent is available at several...
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    Take a look at the Hiromoto AS at Japanese Chefs...

    Take a look at the Hiromoto AS at Japanese Chefs Knife. There are 180mm or 210mm gyutos or a 190mm santoku that would fit your criteria.

    Lots of other great vendors online that frequently get...
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    Korin is also having a 15% off sale this month. ...

    Korin is also having a 15% off sale this month. I recently got a Suisin high carbon sujihiki from them with a great edge. They can apparently set up the 70/30 edge for lefties as well, though I...
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    Progressive grits of sandpaper and buffing

    Progressive grits of sandpaper and buffing
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    Knife as a wedding gift, bad luck or not?

    What does the forum think of giving a high quality chef's knife (or set of knives) as a wedding gift? Is the old superstition of the knife symbolically cutting the friendship still in play (in both...
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    Knife recommendation for a lefty

    Looking for a gift recommendation. Relative of mine is getting married soon. The couple knows I am into Japanese knives and I would like to introduce them to the world of Japanese steel. Fiancee is...
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    Spyderco ManBug Aogami super blue.

    Spyderco ManBug Aogami super blue.
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    Size of the stone.

    Size of the stone.
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    Welcome!

    Welcome!
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    Looks delicious. Thanks for the excellent photos!

    Looks delicious. Thanks for the excellent photos!
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    How is your Japanese language ability?

    How is your Japanese language ability?
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    +1 for the fixed blade Opinels. The whole family...

    +1 for the fixed blade Opinels. The whole family enjoys the bright colored handles. They are a decent value for inexpensive stainless steel.
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    I own one. For sharpening angles it can go as...

    I own one. For sharpening angles it can go as low as you want, though as other posters mentioned if you want to go to zero (abrade the whole face of the blade) you would need to use a shim under the...
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    Welcome.

    Welcome.
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    Edge Pro is not all bad. I tried freehanding for...

    Edge Pro is not all bad. I tried freehanding for a bit (before I found this forum) and then ended up getting the Edge Pro. That satisfied my need for precise angles that I felt I wanted at the...
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    Thank you all for the professional tips. My...

    Thank you all for the professional tips. My amatuer attempts so far have a long way to go before I get to your levels, but I appreciate being able to ask an expert on the forum. I suppose just...
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    Handle makers: Oozing epoxy

    When rehandling a western knife with no bolster, what is the best way to keep epoxy from oozing out in front of the scale and necessitating filing/sanding away the excess on the surface of the blade?...
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    Congratulations! Thanks for sharing.

    Congratulations! Thanks for sharing.
  25. Thread: First J Knife

    by Castalia
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    Any permanent marker will do. A damp towel under...

    Any permanent marker will do. A damp towel under the stone will work fine while you get started in your sharpening journey.
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