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    Murray is apparently doing the final sharpening on these.
    "God sends meat and the devil sends cooks." - Thomas Deloney

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyChance View Post
    Murray is apparently doing the final sharpening on these.
    "Finish sharpening"......not thinning though

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    BTW, it's pretty clear to me that what I'll have to charge to do this thinning work (to make the knife perform good) is likely prohibitive to the customer to put into a knife of this price point. Adding this cost is going to bring the knife up into another bracket where I'm sure better choices exist. Still though, I'll be happy to do this should someone have one of these and want to get it to work correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdipisReks View Post
    i wonder why that decision was made, originally. putting a thinner grind, even if modestly thinner, is an easy way of getting more performance out of a knife. it's just strange to me that it was so thick, OOTB.
    going from a moderately thick edge (.012 or so) down to a fairly thin edge (.009) GREATLY increases the difficulty of finish grinding the knife.
    A decent analogy would be something like Honda cars that get souped up, yeah, you can turbo the engine up to the point where you have a fairly fast car, but to REALLY get there you need a car that was designed to be fast in the first place (Porsche, Lotus, Jaguar, Corvette, etc)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyChance View Post
    Murray is apparently doing the final sharpening on these.


    "Coming Soon. Jmbullman from the Foodie Forums is a talented knife sharpener and we're offering a low priced way to turbo charge the Addict with a custom sharpening job by James. We will be stocking several knives so if you add this item to the knife we you will get an Addict that is thinned on the lower portion of the blade and finish sharpened with no wait."



    looks like mark is just giving blades to everyone to sharpen.....looks like jmbullman, ken, and murray carter are doing finish sharpening?......seems kinda odd to me....but hey what do i know.....ryan


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    yea its not a question... thats clearly what mark has decided to do.... all of which are only doing the edge not the same complete thinning dave has demonstrated in this thread.
    either way i dont get it but id imagine you will get your choice? perhaps this is an attempt at appealing to different markets however small they might be. maybe its just too much work for one guy so you get three with different styles.

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    I've found that there are a great many knives that I've tried that don't quite perform the way I expected or hoped they would right out of the box. At the same time, I recognize I'm not the average knife user either. My expectations are very high and I don't think anything about taking a knife to the belt sander to thin and/or bring out the kind of performance that I want from a knife. It sounds like what Mark has brought to market is something which might be a great knife for most, but for most of us, a knife which requires some fine tuning to bring out what we want. If it were a bit more modestly priced, I'd be very tempted to give it a test drive. IF it provides a particularly advantageous quality, such as an unusually lengthy edge holding ability, I'd consider it to be a diamond in the rough. Since it's so new, I'll have to reserve judgement until it has more of a track record.

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    Got me another slab side in to whittle down, I hope to get to it tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyChance View Post
    Murray is apparently doing the final sharpening on these.

    I see that there's now 6 other "finish sharpening" options (from novice sharpeners) to select from besides Murray. What's up with that? Maybe Mark's testing his options to see who does the best work? LOL

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    Sounds like the perfect way to devalue your original product.
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