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  1. oh cool, i assumed the damascus series was...

    oh cool, i assumed the damascus series was stainless clad. i'd never really looked into them. also, i didnt realise it was damascus, i just thought it had a great patina lol.

    looks great.
  2. did you take the kuro-uchi finish off the...

    did you take the kuro-uchi finish off the moritaka or is that a custom jobby?
  3. Thread: First laser.

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    stuff from koki from memory takes over 1 week....

    stuff from koki from memory takes over 1 week. ive only ordered from mark once and it took about 15 days. but my yamawaku deba from 330mate took over 3 weeks because they send it on the cheap!
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    i dont think there'd be anything second rate...

    i dont think there'd be anything second rate about it, it's like factory outlet clothes shopping, normally there's nothing wrong with it, it's just 'last season' or something, and often they put a...
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    3 days is nothing, come see me when you have to...

    3 days is nothing, come see me when you have to wait a few weeks to have knives sent to australia! enjoy the knew knife :)
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    it's not a knife, it's a work of art :P

    it's not a knife, it's a work of art :P
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    dare say you'll need better pics if anyone is...

    dare say you'll need better pics if anyone is going to have any chance. the only thing i can kind of see is the top one but it just looks like '1/2'
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    even if you noticed a 'fault' would it make a...

    even if you noticed a 'fault' would it make a difference? would you fall out of love with it even though it's performed so well for you? dave mentioned issues with moritakas via an email chat when i...
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    for ~$60 delivered there's no excuse not to have...

    for ~$60 delivered there's no excuse not to have one :P

    i think he should ditch the plastic ferrule though, i'd happily pay an extra $5-$10 for something natural. even @ $70 it would still be a...
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    i bought a yamawaku 165 deba recently and am...

    i bought a yamawaku 165 deba recently and am ecstatic with it for the price. great handle, ugly plastic ferrule, but great knife. the grind on mine is much better than the picture on ebay. there's a...
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    http://zknives.com/knives/kitchen/misc/articles/kk...

    http://zknives.com/knives/kitchen/misc/articles/kkchoser/kksteelp3.shtml

    good resource here
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    eeep, guess i better get onto it before the jump....

    eeep, guess i better get onto it before the jump. that $38.45 shipping is slightly less painful with the AUD at the moment.
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    ah, thanks for pointing that out i didn't realise...

    ah, thanks for pointing that out i didn't realise they were #2 as that site is rather hard to navigate. certainly explains the large price difference! and yep, i happily paid the extra $20 for the...
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    im from australia. customs don't have a problem...

    im from australia. customs don't have a problem with kitchen knives as long as you declare them.

    restricted knives can be found here http://www.customs.gov.au/site/page4369.asp#e1066
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    wow that site is seriously cheap. typical though,...

    wow that site is seriously cheap. typical though, i bought a 240 gyuto and a 150 petty from cktg a couple of months ago which worked out about $335AU delivered. would have saved myself heaps because...
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    why remove the finish? iron (i assume takeda uses...

    why remove the finish? iron (i assume takeda uses iron jigane?) will yellow/rust pretty easily, i'd leave it alone.
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    no, it's not custom. but i'm only 26 and not made...

    no, it's not custom. but i'm only 26 and not made of money!



    good point, i've had plenty of lovely fish innards all over it. i eat kidneys too which process urine... funny the way we...
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    is there an option to buy it pre-soaked in animal...

    is there an option to buy it pre-soaked in animal urine? if so, i would be interested :happy2:
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    there's no shortage of possums, there's dozens...

    there's no shortage of possums, there's dozens that live in the trees in my backyard but they're protected because they're native. they are a pest though, they **** all over my veranda and porch and...
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    unfortunately they're protected and from memory...

    unfortunately they're protected and from memory it's up to $140,000 fine for killing one (which is about $200,000 US atm :P)

    FryBoy, that's somewhat the advice I expected, thanks for the rational...
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    Disinfecting a Wooden Board

    I accidentally left a window open last night and a charming possum (annoying native australian marsupial!) decided to empty its bladder on my chopping board. Having never had to thoroughly disinfect...
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    i bought one of these recently and am very...

    i bought one of these recently and am very pleased with it for the price.
    ...
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    i bought a moritaka 150mm petty and it's a great...

    i bought a moritaka 150mm petty and it's a great little knife. the sad part is, that i love my moritaka 240mm gyuto so much that it rarely gets used. i even installed a magnetic rack right above my...
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    of course! i accept payment in octagonal handles...

    of course! i accept payment in octagonal handles made from australian red cedar :cool:

    edit - with an angus horn ferrule of course!
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    do your windows need cleaning? i'm pretty well...

    do your windows need cleaning? i'm pretty well balanced on a ladder with a bucket and a squeegee :) maybe i could mow your lawn for a year?!
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