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    I have just seen this video here ... ...

    I have just seen this video here ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvNs4zB6zXg#t=122

    in another thread - what on earth is that first rectangular thing you are cutting?? It looks much too...
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    If you have non-knife nuts handling your babies...

    If you have non-knife nuts handling your babies on a regular basis (shudder), I'd go for a cheap Victorinox chef's knife with softer steel that doesn't chip for the tough stuff (breaking down chicken...
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    On a side note: The "Messermeister" brand knives...

    On a side note: The "Messermeister" brand knives are actually "Burgvogel" knives, made by Karl Bahns Ltd., Solingen. They are just sold under a different name in the US.
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  4. Well, just flip the knife over and scrape stuff...

    Well, just flip the knife over and scrape stuff with the back of the blade. Takes all of a tenth of a second.
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    There is a blog from a German woman who lives in...

    There is a blog from a German woman who lives in paris with her husband and is absolutely clueless about cooking. She tries to remedy that by attending various cooking classes of which there seem to...
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    The grind on mine was not excellent.

    The grind on mine was not excellent.
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    It's difficult to explain without pics or better,...

    It's difficult to explain without pics or better, drawings...

    so, if both sides of the knife (gyuto for right handed user) are ground at the same angle, the bevel on the right side will be...
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    I noticed that too and found it odd. I watched...

    I noticed that too and found it odd. I watched the KORIN sharpening vids and I am pretty sure the master sharpener said that the right face of the gyuto, with the 60 or 70% bevel part, should have a...
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    I have those too and I would not recommend them...

    I have those too and I would not recommend them for beginners. The blades on mine were slightly but noticeably overground, with a recurve shape towards the heel and they have some kind of annoying...
  10. I simply ground off the corner of the heel,...

    I simply ground off the corner of the heel, bolster and everything, with an angle grinder. It may cost a you a few millimeters of blade length at the heel but who cares.
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    Somewhere in the dark nameless depths of the sea...

    Somewhere in the dark nameless depths of the sea Cthulhu is drawing sustenance from your blood sacrifice. He is chuckling with unholy glee.
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    o o . \ \ Hmmmm ..... It is obviously...

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    Hmmmm ..... It is obviously a Cthulhu emoticon. I wouldn't use that blade if I were you. The Elder Gods are nothing to **** around with.
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    Holy cr*p those mosaic damascus knives are sick!

    Holy cr*p those mosaic damascus knives are sick!
  14. I took a look at my Tesla Motors stock this...

    I took a look at my Tesla Motors stock this morning, looks like the shop in my town is going to sell a 7000MC today :)
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    For flattening my stones I use a super cheap...

    For flattening my stones I use a super cheap whetstone I bought at the German version of Home Depot. It is so hard that it is useless for anything else but it works suprisingly well for that purpose.
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    Sticky: It looks really stunning. In order for the...

    It looks really stunning.

    In order for the "pseudo hamon" to look that way after grinding away the cladding on a flat stoen the core must be dimpled underneath the layer I presume. I imagine it...
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    Sticky: What exactly is that "spa treatment"? I read...

    What exactly is that "spa treatment"? I read through the whole thread and couldn't find any info .... do you dip the knives into some acid bath? And how does one get that dramatic irregular line...
  18. The 7000MC line seems to have been discontinued...

    The 7000MC line seems to have been discontinued in germany at least, I can't find it anywhere in google shopping or the German amazon. My local cutlery and kitchenware store still has on on display...
  19. Why was it awful on stones? AFAIK it is made from...

    Why was it awful on stones? AFAIK it is made from the same material as dozens of other knifes, with similar hardness and similar blade profile and thickness ...?
  20. I hadn't even considered the handle material, but...

    I hadn't even considered the handle material, but actuall you are right, for just $25 more I could buy another awesome 270mm Hattori with a Micarta handle! Or the one with the white Corian handle...
  21. Masamoto VG - recommended? What's the handle like?

    I am considering buying a Masamoto VG but I am not sure how well the handle will fit me.

    I have a CarboNext 270mm gyuto and I find the handle a bit small. For comparison the handle of my Tojiro...
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    you could have avoided the hammer scratches by...

    you could have avoided the hammer scratches by putting a piece of paper on the blade, just saying ...
  23. This, this so much. I have watched a lot of knife...

    This, this so much. I have watched a lot of knife skills videos on youtube and EVERYBODY does that. I have only found one single vid where you are advised to use the back of the blade for scraping....
  24. Maybe it happened the same way another use put a...

    Maybe it happened the same way another use put a huge chip in his MAC some time ago - mincing herbs, holding the blade down with one hand while "walking" it in a circel and pumping with the other...
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    Ah yes that handle .... I have fondled them a...

    Ah yes that handle .... I have fondled them a time or two and that thing has idiotic ergonomics. The groove is far too wide for one finger and much too narrow for two. It's like it was designed by...
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