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    Thank you very much guys. Much appreciated. ...

    Thank you very much guys. Much appreciated.

    Bef, does the shipping from e-wok still take quite a while to arrive? The reason I ask is because the woks from both companies look very similar but...
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    Where to find a Chan Chi Kee Wok?

    Does anyone know where I may be able to find a website that sells Chan Chi Kee woks and which ships to the UK? I have seen these woks mentioned in quite a few articles and they are meant to be quite...
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    Well, I caved in to temptation and ordered the...

    Well, I caved in to temptation and ordered the Hattori cleaver. Chose cocobolo wood for the handle since I quite like the colour and patterns on the wood. I have used the knife quite a few times now...
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    Oh yes, and my cooking includes a lot of acidic...

    Oh yes, and my cooking includes a lot of acidic stuff such as tomatoes etc and I dont always have the time to clean the knife straight after finishing with it, hence why I think that a carbon knife...
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    Hi Mike. Thank you very much for the detailed...

    Hi Mike. Thank you very much for the detailed reply. That is very helpful indeed.

    Maybe it is worth for me to provide some more information regarding my preferences, etc. I bought the chef's knife...
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    Should I get a Chinese Cleaver?

    For a while I have been entertaining the idea of buying a Chinese cleaver. At home I prefer to use my santoku and sometimes I feel that a bigger blade would be more useful when cutting. Is a CC...
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    Looks play an important role for me (especially...

    Looks play an important role for me (especially the handle and inscriptions on the blade), however the performance does take priority. Then again in my eyes all the Japanese knives I have seen so far...
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    By the way what's wrong with knives with dimples?

    By the way what's wrong with knives with dimples?
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    I am split between the Gyuto knives from the...

    I am split between the Gyuto knives from the following brands: JCK Inazuma 240mm, The JCK Gekko 240mm, Fujiwara HKS 240mm or Kanetsugu Pro J 230mm. I like the damascus finish.

    I have also heard...
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    received the knife today and I was very...

    received the knife today and I was very disappointed when I noticed that the blade was arched quite a bit. No wonder it was half price. Suffice to say it is going straight back tomorrow.
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    Is acacia a good wood for boards? It is described...

    Is acacia a good wood for boards? It is described as a hard wood but not sure if it is too hard for knives or not?
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    Aphex thank you for the advice. Was having a look...

    Aphex thank you for the advice. Was having a look at the website and the HKV series Yanagiba is a thing of beauty. It's shape is my favourite one (although I do realize that I won't be needing to buy...
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    Thank you very much for the fast replies...

    Thank you very much for the fast replies everyone. i will certainly buy the book to read and I have tried to fill the questionnaire to the best of my abilities. :)

    What do you think you want to...
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    Any advice for a newbie?

    I have only just started my interest in kitchen knives so my knowledge is quite poor. Was wondering if you have any advice on what brand and type of knives should I start with?

    I have noticed that...
  15. Thread: Hi from the UK.

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    Hi from the UK.

    Hi everyone. My name is ilir and I'm from UK.

    I am new to the world of high quality knives and "stumbled" upon it through research whilst upgrading my cookware to cast iron (Staub, LeCreuset).
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