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    Shun Knives just don't take a great edge...they...

    Shun Knives just don't take a great edge...they can get sharp but only so sharp.
  2. Slander? Dave Martell has insulted the Moritaka...

    Slander? Dave Martell has insulted the Moritaka brand as being poorly ground and having holes in blades...Is asking for verifiable proof so much to ask?

    Why should Dave Martell be given a free...
  3. So basically he didn't want to waste his time on...

    So basically he didn't want to waste his time on thinning because it would take to long for him to justify the labor and make a profit. Ken obviously didn't mind doing it and the customer is happy. ...
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    Trimming the filet on valentines day...ouch, not...

    Trimming the filet on valentines day...ouch, not one cut but two cuts...moral of the story...relax take a deep breath, don't hurry because there is an incentive to get other things done...do it right...
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    How is a 1k finish a lazy way of doing things?...

    How is a 1k finish a lazy way of doing things? Not all knives need a fancy polish and finish. Most of the cheaper kitchen knives handle better with less refined edges. Lot's of knives have great...
  6. Accidents happen with knives, they are meant to...

    Accidents happen with knives, they are meant to be used. Personally I still would like to see some evidence that Moritaka has terrible holes and grinds. The lack of supporting evidence just doesn't...
  7. Thread: OMG disgusted!

    by Umberto
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    Yes it happened on a saturday.The gastropub is a...

    Yes it happened on a saturday.The gastropub is a work in progress. I'm going to try to sweeten the chef up by sharpening his knives...If they are halfway decent I'll scrape some mud off the aoto. For...
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    Think I got a sharpening gig :)

    Either I'll get paid a few bucks a knife or get beer in trade :)

    I asked the chef if he needed some knives sharpened. His first question was "how do you sharpen." I said "well I take em to a...
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    I think the op needs to know that it simply...

    I think the op needs to know that it simply doesn't pay to skimp on the essentials...100$ for the knife, 50$ for the stones be it combo or single. Its just a better value in the long run. Maybe...
  10. To Marks defense he did try to make it right and...

    To Marks defense he did try to make it right and also tried to prevent a forum ban however the 7 other inmates at the asylum decided to give me the boot. Personally I think product shilling ought to...
  11. Looks good. The grind looks pretty. It looks like...

    Looks good. The grind looks pretty. It looks like the edge has enough bevel and not so steep as to start chipping out. Sometimes taking edges to razor thin is not the best. It looks like the bevels...
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    You really only need one good 8 or 10 inch chefs...

    You really only need one good 8 or 10 inch chefs knife. Save up a few more bucks and get something a little better. It's better to wait a little longer and have something substantially better than...
  13. I was offered a refund however, I wanted to try...

    I was offered a refund however, I wanted to try the white steel again one more day and had an accident at work. The blade chipped and had to be repaired, so I kept it simply because it wouldn't be...
  14. Masakage Shimo Demo Knife, I purchased, flaws exposed...

    I bought this knife with the impression that I was getting a basically flawless knife that was lightly used in a demonstration video. It was advertised on the site as a demo knife. However when I got...
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    Dave Martell lies about Moritaka

    Not one iota of proof...Overgrinds? Where? No pics, no proof...Clients believe what you tell them and you make them unhappy...does that make you happy Dave?

    First he says he won't sharpen them,...
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    I don't think many here want to admit a...

    I don't think many here want to admit a mainstream manufacture can make a knife that easily cuts as good as the bling handle makers, and quasi blacksmiths who utlilize stock removal and pre-bought...
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    The Atoma 140 doesn't dish, it dishes out...

    The Atoma 140 doesn't dish, it dishes out everything you throw at it :)
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    Some old geezer wasn't satisfied with his...

    Some old geezer wasn't satisfied with his minestrone soup...said it was too chunky, we pureed it for him and he was happy as a clam.
  19. Thread: New Patio

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    Great...but where is the beer taps?

    Great...but where is the beer taps?
  20. Tanaka VG10 from Metal Master would be...

    Tanaka VG10 from Metal Master would be good...probably the sharpest stainless blade you will ever get, the handle is not so great, but the blade is superb.
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    Are you going to sharpen them?

    Are you going to sharpen them?
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    LOL They call it the Onion knife because it's so...

    LOL They call it the Onion knife because it's so dull the onions always make you cry. I wish Takeda would come to California.
  23. Thread: Pan set

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    Costco made some cookware a few years back that...

    Costco made some cookware a few years back that was made in Italy...It had copper rings bonded to them...the rivets handles etc...very much All Clad quality at a fraction of the price. If you can...
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    Now teach us how to use it :) Preferable on some...

    Now teach us how to use it :) Preferable on some fish we can afford...
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    Lodge Cast Iron Pizza pan...works very good.

    Lodge Cast Iron Pizza pan...works very good.
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