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    You've piqued my interest. Do you have a factual...

    You've piqued my interest. Do you have a factual basis for your guess? Or are you just talking?

    BDL
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    Don't buy anything shorter than 8" for kitchen...

    Don't buy anything shorter than 8" for kitchen knives.

    If you're serious about sharpening, the drawbacks of combination stones soon outweigh their lower price. As a generic kit recommendation: ...
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    +1. A very enthusiastic +1. Look Chris, if...

    +1. A very enthusiastic +1.

    Look Chris, if you can sharpen tools and pocket knives to the Norton 8K level, you can learn to sharpen kitchen knives with a little bit of -- not too steep --...
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    To the extent dollar value and personal...

    To the extent dollar value and personal preference differ, the knives are not -- by definition -- fungible.

    Of all the lasers I've tried I prefer the Konosuke HD for its feel on the board...
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    Forschner's lousy chef knife profile is a much...

    Forschner's lousy chef knife profile is a much bigger problem than their mediocre edge holding. Forschners are made of decent steel and, while there are some limitations in terms of their edge...
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    Going back to your old list, the AEB-L Grand...

    Going back to your old list, the AEB-L Grand Cheff is a good knife which sharpens extremely easily. The MAC Ultimate is fantastically overpriced, but the MAC Pro is another very solid, "good first...
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    It's obviously grip and user dependent; there's...

    It's obviously grip and user dependent; there's no such thing as a best handle. My aesthetic favors beautiful handles in pictures, but not in my kitchen where it prefers more severely conservative...
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    You've got the cart way before the horse. Don't...

    You've got the cart way before the horse. Don't spend a dime on new knives until you make a commitment towards learning to sharpen properly and purchasing an adequate sharpening kit, and at least...
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    The obvious "scimitar" is the Victorinox/R.H....

    The obvious "scimitar" is the Victorinox/R.H. Forschner 10" Fibrox Cimeter; it's the industry's gold standard and goes for less than $35. Great, reasonably-priced practical knife.

    I received...
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    Rein in your expectations. The stamped R. H....

    Rein in your expectations. The stamped R. H. Forschner Fibrox and Rosewood series are X50CrMoV15, the same alloy used for the forged series.

    BDL
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    It's not an efficient regimen in the sense that...

    It's not an efficient regimen in the sense that you can do as well with fewer stones while taking less metal from the knife. You can only sharpen and polish an edge so fine that more becomes...
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    It's not a sharpening issue, at all -- but does...

    It's not a sharpening issue, at all -- but does fall into the categories of love-hate and idiocy.

    Ever since I got it, my Konosuke 300mm has been my favorite go-to for general prep, but...

    I...
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    The number of competent chemists contributing to...

    The number of competent chemists contributing to this thread is overwhelming. :dazed:

    BDL
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    If the angle isn't very acute to begin with, 3*...

    If the angle isn't very acute to begin with, 3* isn't much; but if it is, 3* is a lot. So...

    Is there much difference between 21* and 18*? No. Will you feel it? Probably not.

    Is there much...
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    We haven't defined "sharpness" precisely and...

    We haven't defined "sharpness" precisely and until we do we're going to have some trouble communicating.

    Knives sharpened to more acute angles and at more asymmetric geometries tend to act...
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    I'm in. BDL

    I'm in.

    BDL
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