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    Eventually, Ill have a whole set of knives :D For...

    Eventually, Ill have a whole set of knives :D For now, a petty and gyoto will be my bread and butter.

    Tosho was out, gotta wait till end of june arffff SO LONG.

    Thanks again all. Thanks Jon, I...
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    Thanks everyone! Very helpful! Will post pictures...

    Thanks everyone! Very helpful! Will post pictures soon!
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    I wasn't aware of that! Thanks for the reminder....

    I wasn't aware of that! Thanks for the reminder. I am new to japanese knives still...

    This stuff is addicting. I could not even wait till late june...
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    I mis-read! You convinced me. Jon from Tosho said...

    I mis-read! You convinced me. Jon from Tosho said there is really not that much difference between the two knives (GS would be thinner behind the edge and HD2 slightly better edge retention).

    I...
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    http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/1...

    http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/17711-New-GS-line-of-knives-from-Konosuke-Sakai

    Apparently a swedish stainless clad!
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    I need your honest opinion

    I decided to change route. I wanted a overall petty for chicken and to learn my girlfriend to nice knives. Turns out she is scared and want cheap colored knives.

    Which leaves me to up my budget...
  7. Upped my budget: hesitating between powdered...

    Upped my budget:

    hesitating between
    powdered steel r-2 (never heard of that steel or maker
    http://japanesechefsknife.com/FurinkazanR2Series.html#FuRinKaZanR2

    ginga white #2 120 or 150mm...
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    Need your advice/opinion on my sharpening

    Hi!

    I hope Jon won't cringe too much. I attempted to sharpen my Gesshin Uraku SS. This is what it looks like!

    Here is some pictures:
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    This is not a knife problem, this is a wife...

    This is not a knife problem, this is a wife problem! Good luck with that! :lol2:
  10. Any thoughts about these?! They look awesome,...

    Any thoughts about these?!

    They look awesome, AS steel, just wonder how thin they are?

    http://japanesechefsknife.com/KAGAYAKIAogamiSuperSeries1.html#KagayakiAogamiSuper
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    I am sooooooo jealous!

    I am sooooooo jealous!
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    Haha! Sorry about that, I was filming with my...

    Haha! Sorry about that, I was filming with my cellphone in my hand! Thanks for watching :P
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    First time sharpener!

    Hi!

    I didn't have a sharpie so I went in and sharpened an old ****** stainless Faberware chef knife. I bought a combo stone of 1000/6000 so it took me forever to chase burrs.

    Here what I did: ...
  14. Hahaha! True, only thing slowing me right now is...

    Hahaha! True, only thing slowing me right now is the shipping cost (whish is 50-60% of the actual knife price tag.... :P)
  15. JCK offers pretty much only western handles in my...

    JCK offers pretty much only western handles in my budget (sub 100) unfortunately. I wanted to order from them :(

    I'll drop by L'Émouleur this weekend.

    And in all honesty, I'd order again from...
  16. I live in Montreal actually... didn

    I live in Montreal actually... didn<t know Paul was in Montreal! haha

    I only knew about l'Émouleur but by what I saw, only seems to sell big expensive knives with crazy custom handles :D

    I'll...
  17. I have found some nice petty, I wasn

    I have found some nice petty, I wasn<t aware of this website.

    http://www.paulsfinest.com/Moritaka-Deluxe-Petty-Utility-Knife-150mm-5.9-Aogami-Blue-2-Carbon-Steel.html
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  18. What makes a knife better at breaking down...

    What makes a knife better at breaking down chickens? Thickness, sharpness, ??

    Thanks will look for these choices!
  19. Forgot to mention I really love the wa handle! ...

    Forgot to mention I really love the wa handle!

    Love at first sight! Don't really want to go back!

    Also I am a lefty and my girfriend a righty!
  20. looking for a smaller (or not)second knife! (carbon this time)

    Hello!

    I bought a Gesshin Uraku gyoto 240mm SS that I love to death! Everyone thinks I paid 300+ dollar as it cuts like a dream and obliterates any global, miyabi people have in their kitchen!
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    I will check for prices here and when it gets...

    I will check for prices here and when it gets dull and I need something else I might go that route. Because as you stated, 2x shipping isn't cheap! Thanks so much Jon. Again, my bad!
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    Thanks, it is really my bad. :/ I should never...

    Thanks, it is really my bad. :/ I should never assume things.

    Still hyped but a little sad. If I do get it sharpen here, what would be an ok price to pay for it to be transform into a 50/50 or...
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    In all honesty, Jon gave me the best info,...

    In all honesty, Jon gave me the best info, answered to ALL my questions and gave me customer service to die for. I didn't force the lefty thing because I was sure(for an unknown reason) it came...
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    Pulled the trigger - Gesshin Uraku 240mm SS

    With your recommendations and talking with Jon I finally pulled the trigger on a knife! It is unfortunately in the mail and the waiting is hell! :D
    I got a King combo whetstone with it, too!
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    After some questions and arrangements, decided to...

    After some questions and arrangements, decided to pull the trigger on a 240 Gesshin Uraku in Stainless Steel! Thanks for all of your input, just waiting for Jon's crazy schedule to calm down a little...
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