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    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.

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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.
    More grinding time = higher cost?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WildBoar View Post
    More grinding time = higher cost?
    well sure, but adding $10 onto a budget knife for better performance seems worthwhile to me.

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    You know Mark had to start somewhere. How many people have ever made a high performing knife on their first try..... nobody. I just glad Dave has got the skills to pickup where someone else left off to turn the Addict into a good knife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99Limited View Post
    You know Mark had to start somewhere. How many people have ever DESIGNED a high performing knife on their first try..... nobody. I just glad Dave has got the skills to pickup where someone else left off to turn the Addict into a good knife.
    Designed, definitely not made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99Limited View Post
    You know Mark had to start somewhere. How many people have ever made a high performing knife on their first try..... nobody. I just glad Dave has got the skills to pickup where someone else left off to turn the Addict into a good knife.
    And now Mark has the exact measurements to send to Lamson to improve it also It still won't have Dave's edge though, but his Addict logo might be intact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99Limited View Post
    You know Mark had to start somewhere. How many people have ever made a high performing knife on their first try..... nobody. I just glad Dave has got the skills to pickup where someone else left off to turn the Addict into a good knife.
    it's not like Mark invented the first kitchen knife from scratch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdipisReks View Post
    it's not like Mark invented the first kitchen knife from scratch.
    Yeah, but look at how many custom knife makers try their hand at making a chef or gyuto and don't get it right, and they're expert craftsmen.

    I don't know why he even bothered commissioning the Addict or the Remedy. Maybe it's was just "Why not?", but at least he's trying.

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    if anybody has enough kitchen knives to look at for ideas, it's Mark. i like Mark, i've bought lots of things from Mark, and i'm sure i'll buy more from him in the future, but i don't get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pensacola Tiger View Post
    The knife was returned after Dave’s gentle ministrations, and the difference is night and day. It performs less like my Wusthof santoku and more like my Harner nakiri (don't worry Butch, it's nowhere near the same), and is a pleasure to use. Now, if Dave would have just fixed the profile...

    Bottom line is that if you buy a Richmond Addict, send it to Dave if you want it to perform.

    Rick

    Weight: 188g (6g less)
    Length of edge: 239.5mm (no change)
    Height of blade at heel: 55.2mm (no change)

    Blade thickness:
    Spine at heel: 2.65mm (0.10 less)
    Midpoint at heel: 1.60mm (0.05 less)
    Edge at heel (right above bevel): 0.40mm (0.40 less)

    Spine at midblade: 2.50mm (0.05 less)
    Midpoint at midblade: 1.50mm (0.05 less)
    Edge at midblade (right above bevel): 0.35 (0.30 less)

    Spine at 1cm from tip: 0.80mm (0.25 less)
    Edge at 1cm from tip (right above bevel): 0.35 (0.25 less)

    Wow, I hadn't realized that it was that much removed, but like I said I never measured it......not bad. Sorry about the profile though Rick, I didn't mess with it because I wasn't sure what to do with it.

    Now......the question will be how it holds up being this thin.

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