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    Sweet pistol. I've always wanted a 1911, I never...

    Sweet pistol. I've always wanted a 1911, I never seen to get around to it though.
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    +1, the Meji is still a little taller than I...

    +1, the Meji is still a little taller than I would like, but it is surprisingly comfortable. The western handles don't work for me at all.

    I also don't like the brass, but, you can specify...
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    I have a Tojiro DP 210mm purchased in 2006. Its...

    I have a Tojiro DP 210mm purchased in 2006. Its scales are fitted much better than the honesuki I bought earlier this year.

    The geometry is so different between the two, I can't really compare...
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    I'm in

    I'm in
  5. You are asking for preference between carbon,...

    You are asking for preference between carbon, stainless, wa/yo handle, and gyuto/suji in the same post. Are you just wanting to try another knife or is this for a specific task?
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    Those are the KD line. They have been back...

    Those are the KD line. They have been back ordered for years.
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    The guy on ebay says his knife is 298 grams. ...

    The guy on ebay says his knife is 298 grams. That is much heavier than my Meji style in 52100 (236 grams). Are his damascus knives usually that heavy or is it the western handle that makes the...
  8. Thread: Crazy sharp

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    That is the principle of the three finger test. ...

    That is the principle of the three finger test. If you are comfortable sliding your fingers along the edge, your knife has failed the test.
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    How do you like that Bark River carving knife?

    How do you like that Bark River carving knife?
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    The uninsured are the only people that pay the...

    The uninsured are the only people that pay the billed amount. It is the basis for calculating the discount for insurance providers. Each Insurer negotiates the discount for its network which is why...
  11. Thread: RBB Gyuto

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    Haha, first thing I noticed was the KD. I wish I...

    Haha, first thing I noticed was the KD. I wish I had bought one when I had the chance.
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    Insurance companies want to maximize profits, so...

    Insurance companies want to maximize profits, so it isn't the number of policies, it is the aggregate risk. A small pool is risky, one person gets a catastrophic illness and it kills the profit. ...
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    Has anyone gotten on the list recently? In the...

    Has anyone gotten on the list recently? In the old days, you were quoted a price for a specific knife and given an approximate delivery date, like 3 years. He was still delivering knives under the...
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    I need to call them. I have two, one of the old...

    I need to call them. I have two, one of the old style and the newer version. When I got the new one, I did some measurements to compare results. The older one was off by almost 4 degrees. I'v tried...
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    I haven't seen many people "flipping" their...

    I haven't seen many people "flipping" their Kramers. Their were a handful last year, but he's been making 200 per year for a decade. I think if you saw 10 a month showing up on eBay, the premium...
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    +1 Ryusen is the OEM for these knives. Koki used...

    +1 Ryusen is the OEM for these knives. Koki used to offer the substitution when Hattori was out of stock. I have compared Ryusen and Hattori side by side, and the only apparent difference is the...
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    In Kramer's case, he claims his 52100 knives get...

    In Kramer's case, he claims his 52100 knives get sharper and perform better than his damascus. So, I suppose it depends on your priorities.
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    I guess I'm on Kramer's lottery list, I still get...

    I guess I'm on Kramer's lottery list, I still get the newsletter. It took almost four years for my number to come up the first time when he was only fulfilling orders sequentially.

    Oivind, you...
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    Call it Rorschach, what you see in the pattern...

    Call it Rorschach, what you see in the pattern tells something about you...

    I see totem poles
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    That would be awesome but it would only work well...

    That would be awesome but it would only work well if people had the same color card. Even easier, you can put a 15% grey card in the shot and people can calibrate to that. Most people aren't aware...
  21. I believe Vollrath carbon steel pans are welded,...

    I believe Vollrath carbon steel pans are welded, not riveted. I have never found one to see it in person. it seems like they are almost always sold through restaurant supply stores but the ones in...
  22. Also, where are you buying flaxseed oil?

    Also, where are you buying flaxseed oil?
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    Next start playing with custom white balance...

    Next start playing with custom white balance settings to dial in your color accuracy.
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    Old Hickory knives (Ontario Knife Company) are...

    Old Hickory knives (Ontario Knife Company) are cheap and easy to sharpen as long as you stick to the carbon steel line. There are some available through Amazon.
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    #5 looks like a big santoku, I don't like the tip.

    #5 looks like a big santoku, I don't like the tip.
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