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    Stories of Love and Despair?

    Does anyone have funny knife stories?

    - Do you love your knife like it was an old friend and give it a unique name?
    - Did you loose a kitchen knife that you loved and just lost it moments before they pulled the trigger? Maybe someone bought the knife under them? (No names please!!)
    - Was the knife broken as it was in transit?
    - Maybe you thought about it too long and when you went to buy it it was gone???
    - Did you part ways with your better half and lost your most valuable possession, your kitchen school knife?

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    I lost a heirloom hunting knife when I was a young man, at least I lost it in the woods while hunting.

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    The very first time I ever used the first decent gyuto I ever bought I dropped it. It landed tip down on the ceramic tile floor and broke the tip.

    At least I didn't spear one of the wiener dogs.

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    when i first had a new set of knifes in a nice case was right after high school that my folks gave me . many years later we closed the restaurant for x-mas
    and me and my girl were loading up presents and stuff and we went see some friends and give presents .
    were pulling things out of " the car hey babe were are my knifes "
    i put them on top OH NO .
    I was beyond freaked out i got all my friends out of the house to look and drive back nothing . even thou i can buy a new set it wasn't the point
    the damage had been done .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    I lost a heirloom hunting knife when I was a young man, at least I lost it in the woods while hunting.
    Is that a knife used for hunting Heirloom Tomatoes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steeley View Post
    when i first had a new set of knifes in a nice case was right after high school that my folks gave me . many years later we closed the restaurant for x-mas
    and me and my girl were loading up presents and stuff and we went see some friends and give presents .
    were pulling things out of " the car hey babe were are my knifes "
    i put them on top OH NO .
    I was beyond freaked out i got all my friends out of the house to look and drive back nothing . even thou i can buy a new set it wasn't the point
    the damage had been done .
    I did something very similar. I was loading up my car and before I had my knife roll I often transported knives in their boxes. It was a dark and rainy evening and I was in a hurry to leave. I had them stacked up really close to the rear door of the car. When I went through my knives later I kept thinking "I'm missing one..." but it never entirely clicked. A couple days later I drove home and found one of my knife boxes laying on the ground next to where I park my car!

    The damage to the steel was minor if non existent, but the custom handle suffered in the moist weather and was swollen. I wasn't sure it would ever be the same, but after several days it settled and aside from a couple very minor cracks it's fine. Thank goodness for stabilized woods!

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    My thought precisely! Good thing they were Stabilized.... Harrowing story on the lost case! Sometimes its more of the sentimental value than the actual cost of knives.... I feel your pain!

    I am sorry to hear about the Heirloom hunting knife! At least it was lost in battle! I once lost a folder while camping and I still beat myself over that...

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    My first knife was a 240 chef's from henckels. Mind, that was the first kinda expensive knife I bought and I kinda treasured it. At school, they decided to send all of our knives to the sharpener for us for a really low price so I went along. Knife came back 'dead'. Edge was grinded ugly as hell, soft as hell cos they used stone wheels w/o water. prolly destroyed the tempering process. And the worst thing, the guy beside me went and chopped up some chicken with it... Ended up as a 'serrated' knife with HUGE serrations.. This prolly caused my major dislike of people using my knives.

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    ooooooooyyyyyyyyy that story grinds my gears.

    Reminds me of something. I had a customer at the sushi bar that showed me his Gerber folder that his boss sharpened for him, and it looked like it was dropped edge-first on a freeway and run over by a train. I begged him to let me fix it, I hate when people have tools that aren't worth owning.

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